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Le Ponant

Experience the privilege of a relaxing cruise aboard Le Ponant, crafted to respect the tradition of famous sailing yachts. Following in the nautical tradition of three-masted sailing ship, Le Ponant will take you on a voyage of discovery. The ship capacity limited to 64 passengers provides intimacy and convivial atmosphere to the cruise. 


    • 1443

    • Tonnage
    • 32

    • Crew
    • 64

    • Pax Capacity
    • 2

    • Bars
    • France

    • Registration Country

Sailings

Ship Information


  • Tonnage: 1,443 tons
  • Length: 288.00 feet
  • Avg Speed: 14.00
  • Passenger Capacity: 64
  • Normal Crew Size: 32
  • Registration Country: France
  • Cabin Features

    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Special Requests

    • Special Dietary Meals
  • Fitness Facilities

  • Services

    • 2 Bars
    • Internet Access

Dining

Discreet yet attentive service: French Cuisine and reception in the 2 restaurants.

The Diamant Restaurant and the Panoramic Restaurant offer a high quality cuisine and can host 67 guests. Both are widely open to the sea.

Of course tribute is paid to the great French gastronomic tradition, accompanied by a selection of red, white and rose wines free of charge during meals. A fine wine list is also available to you.

At lunchtime a delicious buffet is served on the terrace, while evening menus are more elaborate in the refined paneled decor of the Karukera Restaurant where you dine at the table of your choice.

Age Restrictions

Must have one person in cabin over 18 to travel.

Tipping

Tips are usual practice on cruise ships and are left to your discretion. We suggest an amount of 10 to 12 euros per day/per passenger that will be distributed among the Crew. You will find an envelope for this purpose in your cabin at the end of the cruise. You may deposit this envelope in the receptacle provided at the Reception Desk.

Cabins

All categories on this ship contain the following:

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table, Hairdryer and Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/

Oceanview

Oceanview

Category Code(s): AD

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table, Hairdryer and Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/120 Volt Outlet
  • Wifi
Oceanview

Category Code(s): MGD

  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, or triple version
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table, Hairdryer and Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 Volt Outlet
  • Wifi

Life on Board

Dining

Diamond and Panoramic Restaurant

Diamond and Panoramic Restaurant

The Diamond Restaurant, 67 covered, located on Deck Antigua, to have lunch in the open air and offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. The Karukera Restaurant, located on the Pont Saint-Barth can accommodate 67 guests.

Lunch Buffet

Lunch Buffet

At lunch time, tasty to eat buffets face off. In the evening, the menu is more elaborate in the decor of wood paneling Karukera, where you dine at the table of their choice. A little later, in the bar, the pianist plays your favorite tunes.

Onboard Activities

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

Sail under the 400 sq meter sun bridge where you can take in the sun during your expedition.

Night Life

Emerald Lounge

Emerald Lounge

Relax in the Emerald Lounge, dive into the deep blue sea from the marina and attend activities under sail for the sunny 400sqm Sun Bridge, are some of the enchanting moments that benefit everyone aboard the Ponant.

Health and Safety Protocols

PONANT is collaborating with the IHU (Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire) Mediterranee Infection of Marseilles, one of the World's leading centers in the field of infectious diseases, as well as with the Battalion of Marine Firemen of Marseilles. PONANT is also the only expedition line to apply to Bureau Veritas Safeguard status, a label which certifies the efficacy of the health protocols. The updated guidelines developed by PONANT is based on health standards that exceed international regulations.

In addition to strict cleaning procedures advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), implementation of social distancing requirements and enhanced employee training, PONANT’s new measures include: 

Pre-Boarding

  • Prior to boarding, all guests and crew members will have to present a signed doctor’s *medical form, complete a health questionnaire and undergo a health check and screening by the ship’s medical staff.
  • All luggage will pass through a disinfecting zone by sanitizing mist or UV lamps.
  • Surgical and cloth masks, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer bottles will be provided to passengers.

On-board experience

  • 100 percent fresh air in staterooms, through non-recirculating air conditioning systems. Ventilated air will be renewed in the common areas at least five times per hour. 
  • Restaurant layouts have been redesigned and will only offer contactless a la carte dining options.
  • Public spaces, such as the fitness room and theater will be capped at 50 percent occupancy.
  • Hourly disinfecting of high-touch points, such as door handles and handrails, with EcoLab peroxide, which eliminates 100% of germs and bacteria
  • Crew members are required to wear a mask or protective visor when in contact with guests. Guests will be asked to wear a mask in hallway corridors and will be recommended in public spaces. 
  • Thanks to large investments over several years, PONANT has some of the most complete and renowned onboard medical centers in the world of cruising. Each vessel is equipped with advanced hospital equipment, including mobile laboratory terminals that enable testing on site for infectious or tropical diseases. Advanced diagnostic equipment such as ultrasound, radiology and blood biological analysis is available fleet-wide, one doctor and one nurse are present on every sailing.
  • All ships will have five vacant staterooms should guests need to isolate.  

Shore excursions

  • Zodiacs will be thoroughly disinfected after each stopover.
  • Re-boarding after shore excursions will only be permitted after temperature check and disinfection procedures (individuals and personal belongings).

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