CruiseCompete Adds PONANT, World’s Leading Luxury Yacht Expeditions Cruise Line, to its Comprehensiv

DETROIT (Aug 14, 2018) – CruiseCompete, the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003, lauded by the press and consumers alike, has added PONANT, the world’s leading luxury yacht expeditions cruise line, to its numerous online cruise offerings.


Discover the treasures on land by sea, aboard luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate, human scale. French crew, onboard expertise, attentive service, gastronomy: set sail in a five-star environment and enjoy a travel experience that is both relaxed and sophisticated.


With unique itineraries that will transport you to new destinations and new experiences around the world, moor in the heart of hidden Mediterranean bays, sail between the majestic glaciers of Antarctica, explore the remote lands of Alaska, or enjoy island hopping in the Caribbean.


Ponant Destinations Include: The Adriatic, Caribbean, Africa, Northern Europe, the Arctic, North America, the Mediterranean, Latin America, Pacific & Oceania, Antarctica, Russia, and Asia.


PONANT invites you to discover—or rediscover—the world’s most fascinating destinations on board its 11 ships: 


LE PONANT: Mythical destinations and hidden ports of call only accessible to small-capacity yachts. The signature style of the 62-guest Le Ponant includes French-style cuisine in a welcoming and intimate environment, and discreet yet attentive service where no detail is overlooked.


LE BOREAL: Like her four sisterships, Le Boréal embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and well-being which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her smaller size (only 132 staterooms and suites, accommodating 264 guests) make this a rare and innovative yacht.


L’AUSTRAL: In May 2011, L’Austral joined PONANT’s fleet. This superb ship with 132 staterooms accommodating 264 guests is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.


LE LYRIAL: Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships is the embodiment of luxury and well-being. She features an elegant exterior and interior line with intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites, accommodating 244 guests).


LE SOLEAL: Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal also embodies Ponant’s signature luxury, intimacy and well-being. An elegant exterior and interior line with only 122 staterooms and suites, she accommodates 264 guests.


LE CHAMPLAIN, LE LAPEROUSE, LE BOUGAINVILLE, LE DUMONT-D’URVILLE, LE BELLOT, LE SURVILLE: Featuring innovative and environmentally friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites, accommodating 184 guests offers a truly unique cruise experience.


Experience cruising with the French touch


On PONANT cruise ships, it is only natural that a certain French “art of living” permeates life on board. With PONANT’s accessible crew, French design, refined cuisine, fine wines, and discreet service, guests enjoy a truly relaxed and elegant experience. Also, PONANT offers the option of customizing your cruise with special visits ashore.  As soon as your booking has been made, PONANT will assist you in designing the trip that best suits your personality and preferences.


Visit PONANT sailings here.


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