Ponant - Le Laperouse in the Kimberley, Australia


On board Ponant’s explorer generation of ships, built specifically for exploration way off the beaten track, you will find a stylish hotel environment combined with technological innovations designed to make your adventure even more exciting.

Ponant’s super modern fleet comprises four stylish yachts carrying a maximum of 264 guests each, six 'explorer' yachts, each carrying 184 guests, and the innovative ice-breaker vessel Le Commandant Charcot, carrying up to 245 guests in extreme environments, making it the largest modern expedition fleet in the world.

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Why Ponant?

There are so many reasons to choose Ponant, not least their super modern and innovative ships, purpose-built to operate way off the beaten track. These ships are very adaptable - perfect for cold water cruising with their light-filled lounges, and also for warm weather, enjoying an indoor/outdoor style and spacious pool deck with direct access to the sea. Itineraries are so wide-ranging that there will be options to entrance even the most world-weary globetrotter.

The six Explorer ships - Le Champlain, Le Laperouse, Le Bougainville, Le Dumont d'Urville, Le Bellot and Le Jacques Cartier - are pioneering leaders in their field.

Dining inspired by Alain Ducasse, stylish accommodation all with sea view and balcony, and spacious lounges for lectures and socialising are all key to the new sister ships. All drinks are included in your cruise fare.

Even more importantly, the company is working with cutting edge technology to minimise its impact on the planet, with the implementation of best practices in recycling, reuse of solid waste and waste water, certification of the ships by the international 'Clean Ship' label, a quiet and economical electric propulsion system, MDO (Marine Diesel Oil) engines that are lighter and produce less pollution, and a sonar sandbank detection system.

On board, some amazing innovations make your experience extra special, with a three position hydraulic deck at the back of the ship, perfect for easy embarkation and disembarkation, not to mention watersports, and an extraordinary Blue Eye underwater lounge which enables you to enjoy the views not only above but also below the water.

In 2021, their latest vessel Le Commandant Charcot, the world's first hybrid-powered luxury icebreaker, joined the Ponant fleet. Operating in areas of the Arctic and Antarctica hitherto unexplored by cruise ships and kitted out with the latest in environmentally sensitive technology, this remarkable vessel is redefining polar expedition travel.


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We're proud to have been recognised as one of Ponant's top selling partners and enjoy Preferred Partner status.

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Call us on 020 7399 7630 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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