Cruise Lines - Compagnie du Ponant

Compagnie du Ponant

With a dozen other Officers from the French Navy, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée and Philippe Videau launched Compagnie du Ponant in 1988.

For over 20 years, the luxury yacht cruise line, Compagnie du Ponant has embodied the art of yacht cruises, combining a sophisticated “à la française” lifestyle on board with exploration and discovery.

The winning combination is to take passengers to secret ports only accessible to small capacity vessels, offer haute cuisine in an intimate environment where no attention to detail is spared, and create unforgettable memories of relaxation on board elegant yachts with character.

 Compagnie du Ponant Cruise Areas

Australia & Pacific
Northern Europe & Greenland
South America & Caribbean
North America
Indian Ocean
Mediterranean & Iberian peninsula
Red Sea & Persian Gulf

 Compagnie du Ponant Cruise Ships

32-cabin sailing yacht

45-cabin yacht

Small expedition cruise ship with 113 cabins

Yacht with 132 cabins and suites.
Recognised for her elegance, personality and innovative facilities, LE BOREAL was awarded the gold medal for Best Newcomer of the Year 2010 by the European Cruiser Association.

Due to arrive April 2011 this yacht has 132 cabins and suites

 Compagnie du Ponant and the Environment

Compagnie du Ponant is a member of the Charte Bleue d’Armateurs de France, requiring ship owners to protect marine and coastal environments. It also belongs to the IAATO (International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators) and rigorously applies the regulations and advice for preserving the environment through responsible behaviour.

Reducing its impact on the environment is a priority for Compagnie du Ponant from the thoughtfully selected itineraries, to using eco-friendly hull coatings, to respecting local people, and raising awareness among passengers and crew. It is a tradition that Le Boréal and L’Austral are taking forward as both will be eligible for the “Green Ship” label.

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