Le Ponant

Why cruise on this ship?

Experience the privilege of a relaxing cruise aboard Le Ponant, crafted to respect the tradition of famous sailing yachts.

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Dining

To make your cruise even more unique, you will love the French art of living that permeates aboard the ship: discreet service and excellent cuisine naturally take pride of place.

Whether you are enjoying breakfast among friends with the horizon as special guest, a sun-kissed lunch on one of the ship's outside decks, or a delicious dinner in the elegant setting of our gastronomic restaurants with their intimate atmosphere, this cruise is an excellent opportunity to enjoy fine food throughout your time on board.

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Karukéra Restaurant

Located on the Saint-Barth Deck, the Karukéra Restaurant offers French gastronomic cuisine, accompanied by a selection of red, white and rosé wines free of charge during meals. Dine at the table of your choice in the refined panelled décor of the Karukéra Restaurant.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: International

Le Diamant Restaurant

Located on the Antigua Deck, Le Diamant Restaurant offers a delicious buffet for breakfast and lunch.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Buffet

Entertaining

Le Ponant has plenty of space including comfortable lounges. The public rooms are flexible and able to receive all the passengers at once for conferences, presentations, or work sessions. Enjoy meeting people in the Emeraude Lounge, relaxing in the Saphir Lounge, having a walk on the Sun Deck.

Emeraude Lounge

Located on the Saint-Barth Deck, the Emeraude Lounge is the main lounge onboard Le Ponant and features a piano bar.

Features

  • Lounge
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Saphir Lounge

Located on the the Saint-Berth Deck, the Saphir Lounge serves as the onboard Lecture Hall. It features computers with internet access and a TV with DVD player.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

Whether or not this is your first cruise, PONANT wishes to make your experience a magical and unforgettable one.

Carefully selected excursions are on offer in certain ports of call. Please sign in with the Shore Excursions Manager when aboard, who will describe the various ports of call early on in the cruise.

Whilst onboard, every evening a lively and varied daily program of cultural activities and games are suggested.

Health and fitness

Le Ponant does not feature any dedicated health & fitness facilities. There is however a marina from which you can take a swim into the ocean- please be aware that the water sports platform (marina) will only be open if the weather, security and local authorities permit it.

Sun Deck

The vast sun deck provides a great place from which to admire the 1500 m² of sail. There is also a platform just above sea level from which you can gaze at the marine life below or enjoy the water sports (when available). Premium Loungers and towels are provided for guests to simply relax on and take in the views.

Features

Kids and teens

Please note: Le Ponant does not feature any dedicated facilities for children.

Accommodation

Following in the nautical tradition of three-masted sailing ships, Le Ponant will take you on a voyage of discovery. Under full sail, gliding over the sea with the wind, you will fall under Le Ponant's spell.

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Antigua Deck Staterooms

Located on the Antigua Deck, these staterooms feature portholes, a king-size bed, minibar, flat screen TV and desk with stationary. The bathroom includes a shower with French bath amenities and bath robes.

Each room also benefits from individually-controlled air conditioning, a safe, dressing table with hairdryer, satellite direct line telephone and WiFi access.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Marie-Galante Deck Staterooms

Located on the Marie-Galante Deck, these staterooms feature portholes, a king-size bed or 2-3 twin beds, minibar, flat screen TV and desk with stationary. The bathroom includes a shower with French bath amenities and bath robes. Each room also benefits from individually-controlled air conditioning, a safe, dressing table with hairdryer, satellite direct line telephone and WiFi access.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Sun Deck

  • Sun Deck
  • Observatory
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Antigua Deck

  • Le Diamant Panoramic Restaurant
  • Bridge
  • Antigua Deck Staterooms
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Saint-Barth Deck

  • Marina
  • Emeraude Lounge
  • Saphir Lounge
  • Lobby
  • Karukéra Gastronomic Restaurant
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Marie-Galante Deck

  • Marie-Galante Deck Staterooms
Ship facts
Passengers
64
Crew
32
Launched
1991
Last refit
2011
Tonnage
1443t
Length
88m
Width
12
Speed
10kts
Decks
4
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR