2018 Ponant Brochure Highlights: 30th Anniversary and EXPLORERS Yachts

Ponant's Le Ponant Sails the Globe. Photo by Francois Lefebvre provided courtesy of Ponant. Editorial Use Only
Courtesy of Ponant. Photo by Francois Lefebvre

The 2018 Ponant brochure highlights two events: the 30th anniversary of the company and the arrival of the first two yachts in the new four-ship series, Ponant Explorers. 

The Ponant Explorers Series will sail two new itineraries calling in the Ponant Islands and Polynesia. Each yacht will measure 128 meters long with just 92 cabins, all with a private balcony. Le Laperouse and Le Champlain will set sail on their maiden seasons in Northern Europe and Mediterranean

New itineraries include: Treasures of Sicily, Icelandic Mosaic, and California – all of which are seven nights.The 2018 brochure also highlights a vast list of themed cruises including music-based cruises, wine and gastronomy, art and literature and golf. A collection of artists, scientists, writers and lecturers will accompany select cruises to share their experiences and give depths an inside look at their works. 

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Each of Ponant's seven luxury ships offers a well-being center, a heated saltwater pool and solarium, various lounges and bars, an entertainment venue, onboard shops and a library with WiFi equipped computers.Four ships, Le Boreal, L'Austral, Le Soleal, and Le Lyrial offer butler service for guests staying in one of the ship's suites.  

Ponant's 2018 season will also see 67 departures, including seven tropical expeditions and nine polar expeditions, five geographical zones, 53 different itinerarie,; and 340 different ports of call, 45 of which are brand new.

Ponant's fleet sails to destinations in Africa, Alaska, Antarctica, Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Northern Europe, Pacific and Oceania, Russia, the Adriatic, the Arctic and the Mediterranean. 

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