Le Ponant

Le Ponant, a three-masted schooner, cruises to small islands, hidden harbors and exclusive ports of call in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean with only 60 guests aboard; she is stylish, friendly and relaxed. You’ll feel as though you are cruising with family – the Captain and the crew create a comfortable environment where guests easily interact with everyone aboard. Le Ponant was specially designed for worldwide cruising to remote destinations that big ships can’t reach. Coastal navigation and “island hopping” are easily accomplished, and the image of several dramatic harbor entries will last a lifetime!



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    1. Le Ponant

      Welcome Aboard

      Given her size, shallow draft and a design that is very open to the sea (with a large sundeck, an outdoor restaurant, and easy access to the sea for swimming from her marina), Le Ponant – PONANT’s symbolic flagship – gives passengers the feeling they are aboard a private yacht. Onboard, you’ll find four decks featuring a small library with a choice of books, cozy lounge with evening piano music, small boutique, and a full-service bar. Continental breakfast is served in your stateroom or at an American-style buffet in the outdoor panoramic restaurant; lunch is also served in the outdoor restaurant, buffet style; and dinner is served nightly in the window-lined restaurant. Staterooms (approximately 130 sq. ft.) are all outside on Le Ponant and include a private bathroom with shower, mini bar, multi-channel music system, individual climate control, and a telephone with world-wide satellite access.

      Ship Specifications
      Built: 1991
      Length: 290 ft.
      Draft: 13 ft.
      Beam: 39 ft.
      Tonnage: 850 tons
      Cruising Speed: 14 knots
      Air-Conditioned: Yes
      Elevator: No
      Number of Guests: 60
      Crew Members: 30
      Registry: France
      Crew Nationality: International
      Internet: Service levels may vary


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