Ponant Ocean Cruises

Discover the world’s top destinations with PONANT ocean cruises on board its French Flagged ships.

• Le Ponant, a three-mast yacht with 32 cabins for an intimate and friendly cruising atmosphere
• Le Boréal, L’Austral and Le Soléal, three luxurious ships with 132 cabins, featuring understated and refined exterior and interior decor
• And their latest jewel, Le Lyrial, the fourth sister-ship offering 122 cabins, launched in spring 2015

With a maximum capacity of 264 passengers, Ponant small ships let you maintain your privacy and make you feel like you are on your very own private yacht—a yacht serving the iconic ports of call and secret harbors only accessible to smaller-sized ships.

Ponant Cruises Destinations

Africa, Alaska, Antarctica, Asia, Carribbean, Latin America, North America, Northern Europe, South Pacific, Russia, The Adriatic, The Mediterranean, The Arctic

Ponant Ocean Cruise Ships

l’Austral, Le Boréal, Le Lyrial, Le Ponant, Le Soleal, Le Champlain, Le Laperouse, Le Bougainville, Le Dumont D’urville

Points of Distinction

  • 5-Star Service
  •  Small ships –264 passengers
  • The French Touch
  • Butler service in all suites plus additional amenities
  • Excursions Included on select voyages
  • Complimentary 24-hr room service


  • Overall-Small Cruise Ship for Cruise Lines | Magellan Awards
  • Overall-Eco-Friendly Green Cruise Ship for Cruise Lines | Magellan Awards
  • Expeditions-Itinerary for Cruise Lines | Magellan Awards
  • Best for Luxury | Cruise Critic Editors Picks
  • National Geographic Traveler 50 Tours of a Lifetime