The first of 4 new ships for Ponant, a French luxury cruise line, is expected to make its debut in 2018.
The newest ships will join the company’s sailing yacht Le Ponant and sister ships Le Boréal, L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial, four state-of-the-art yachts.
The new 429-foot-long ships will be equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology and Ice Class rated for polar expeditions.
In keeping with its philosophy, PONANT has again opted for small-capacity, intimate ships. The four newcomers will have:
- 92 staterooms
- a crew of 110
- easy to maneuver and able to reach sites that larger vessels cannot access
- driftwood and natural materials for the interior will reflect the sophisticated authentic adventurer
Already a leader in Five-Star Expeditions to the polar regions, the company is bringing all its expertise and know how into developing this concept that combines an exclusive blend of luxury and exceptional destinations.
They plan to create unusual itineraries that allow guests to get closer to nature, more involved in the culture and to have unique excursions with cuisine, plants and animals.
- South America
- Amazon Orinoco River
- Costa Rica
- Papau new Guinea
- Indian Ocean
Thus, PONANT intends to strengthen its position as the reference of a new style of luxury cruising under the French flag, combining exceptional itineraries and five-star facilities, unique on the market, aboard small capacity vessels.
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