Compagnie du Ponant has four ships – its flagship, the 64-passenger Le Ponant, is a three masted sailing yacht with 32 external cabins. Le Levant’s 45 outside cabins have ocean views. The 8,282-tonne expedition vessel Le Diamant features 113 air-conditioned, ocean-view cabins. Le Boréal entered service in May this year and is the biggest in the Compagnie du Ponant fleet with 132 cabins. L’Austral will launch in May 2011.


There are lounges for lectures, shows and a spa, the library and internet corner, a games area, dance floor and bar.


A full and extensive selection of meals is served daily in the main dining room. The optional dining choices vary from ship to ship, although each provides a variety of restaurants serving French cuisine, an outdoor grill and 24-hour room service.


Le Ponant: 2 restaurants, 2 lounges, books and a video shelf.

Le Levant: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, lounge, library, hairdresser, sauna, fitness room and pool.

Le Diamant: 3 restaurants, 3 lounges, 4 bars, library, sundeck with pool, hairdresser, fitness and massage room.

Le Boréal: 2 restaurants, 3 lounge bars, theatre, beauty/fitness centre, pool and digital area.


OCEAN-VIEW (LE BORÉAL)Satellite TV, Individual climate control, French bath products,Satellite telephone, Bathrobes, Desk with stationery, Minibar SUITE (LE BORÉAL)All amenities of Ocean-view staterooms, 24-hour room service, Sofa, Some suites have a private balcony OWNER’S SUITE (LE BORÉAL)All amenities of suites, Private balcony, Video on demand, Table and chairs, iPod™ players, Large bathtub


Compagnie du Ponant offers itineraries to Northern Europe and Greenland, Asia, the Iberian Peninsula, South, Central and North America, Antarctica, the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.

Established: 1988

Vessels: 4 (5 in 2011)

Star rating: N/A

Tonnage: 1,443 – 10,700

Passengers: 64 -264


Accommodation, All meals, Port taxes, Government fees, Pouring wines during meals, Evening events


Launching in May 2011 is the superb mega-yacht L’Austral. With 132 cabins, it remains faithful to Compagnie du Ponant’s philosophy – to create a unique atmosphere through a focus on a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and wellbeing.

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