Le Dumont d'Urville

Sophisticated styling, innovative “green” technology, and welcoming, attentive service are all hallmarks of Le Dumont d'Urville, one of Ponant's new limited-capacity yachts (boasting 92 staterooms and suites) debuting for Tauck in 2019. Like her sister ships Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain, Le Dumont d'Urville is a luxe mega-yacht featuring six passenger decks, a choice of two dining venues and all-included bar and restaurant beverages throughout the day aboard ship, including house wines and spirits. Her environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside offer the perfect atmosphere for a truly unique cruising experience. Le Dumont d'Urville's facilities and observation areas make your time at sea a pleasure; they include two restaurants and several lounges with access to the open decks and evening entertainment. A state-of-the-art theatre provides an intimate space for lectures and entertainment, while a spa and fitness center provide for travel with ease. 92 staterooms (204 to 296 sq. ft.) and suites (296 to 484 sq. ft.) have sea views; most have private balconies. Decorated by French designers, staterooms offer individually controlled air conditioning and two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Amenities include video on demand, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe, hair dryer, iPod Dock and minibar.

As one of a new series of ships that remain true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville will embody the unique atmosphere that Tauck Small Ship Cruising guests have come to expect – a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.



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      Welcome Aboard

      Le Dumont d'Urville sports six passenger decks that include the elegant, panoramic main dining room serving French and international cuisine on Deck 4; the casual restaurant serving grilled specialties, salads and desserts on Deck 3; a main lounge offering a bar with evening entertainment, and a 188-seat theatre hosting informative lectures and entertainment and featuring the latest sound and lighting technology, both on Deck 3; a panoramic lounge forward on Deck 6; a spa and fitness center on the top deck (Deck 7); and multiple observation areas. Elevators serve all passenger decks. Staterooms (ranging in size from 204 to 296 sq. ft.) and suites (ranging in size from 296 to 484 sq. ft.) have ocean views; 95% have private balconies. Staterooms are decorated by French designers, offering individually controlled air conditioning, twin beds converting to a queen-size bed (or one queen-size bed), DVD / CD player, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe and minibar.

      Le Dumont d'Urville offers a refined small ship cruising experience, with a maximum capacity of just 184 passengers. Aboard Le Dumont d'Urville, the Tauck group may share the ship with non-Tauck guests. On all departures, the Tauck group will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests. Your cruise will be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions, while your time on board Le Dumont d'Urville will provide opportunities for you to interact with the ship's other non-Tauck guests.

      Ship Specifications:
      Built: 2018
      Owned & Operated by: Ponant
      Length: 430 ft. / 131 m.
      Draft: 15 ft. / 4.5 m.
      Beam: 59 ft. / 18 m.
      Tonnage: 9,900 gross tons
      Cruising Speed: 12.5 knots
      Air Conditioned: Yes
      Elevator: Yes
      Passenger Decks: 6
      Number of Cabins: 92 staterooms & suites
      Number of Guests: 184
      Crew Members: 110
      Registry: France
      Crew Nationality: French / International
      Language Spoken by Crew: French & English
      Complimentary Internet


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