When it comes to dining, Ponant’s skilled chefs curate high-end menus showcasing inspired and refined cuisine from around the world. Expert sommeliers ensure a perfect pairing, selecting fine wines to complement meals designed by renowned Chef Alain Ducasse. Each ship boasts a gastronomic restaurant. The line features a grill restaurant with outdoor dining, and select itineraries. This is in partnership with Relais & Chateaux or offer Kaviari Paris caviar tastings.

Under the guidance of Ducasse Conseil, the onboard gastronomic experience is elevated to new heights. Aboard Relais & Chateaux accredited Le Ponant, passengers are treated to à la carte meals in the gastro restaurant. Additionally, this restaurant features a selection of dishes inspired by contemporary French brasseries for lunch and the grand traditions of French fine dining for dinner, complemented by a curated wine list. At Le Diamant, a panoramic restaurant on Le Ponant, diners’ savour delicate cuisine that showcases the flavours of the sea enhanced by ingredients sourced from the coastal areas visited.

On Le Commandant Charcot, the vessel’s onboard restaurant, Le Nuna, represents a groundbreaking collaboration with renowned French chef Alain Ducasse. Here, passengers indulge in breakfast, lunch, à la carte dinners, and a selection of special signature dishes, all accompanied by the impeccable service one would expect at a luxury land-based hotel.

Ensuring inclusivity, PONANT caters to diverse dietary needs with special menus available upon request, accommodating preferences such as low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more. The commitment to quality extends to the daily preparation of bread, where an onboard French baker crafts and bakes a variety of organic baguettes, sandwich breads, and special breads for buffet options during breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.