PONANT, the polar expedition leader and pioneer, is expanding its unique luxury expedition cruise concept with the arrival of four new sisterships, the PONANT EXPLORERS. PONANT guests will be able to enjoy new travel experiences, such as tropical and subtropical expeditions. Offering a unique blend of discovery and exceptional comfort, even in the most remote corners of the world, is their hallmark.
Introducing Le Lapérouse, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville, and Le Dumont-d’Urville.
The four new stars of the fleet pay tribute to the great French explorers and will carry guests in the wake of these men who, long ago, set off for adventure in search of new lands. Taking inspiration from these navigators was a natural choice for PONANT, the only French cruise line to sail to little-known, remote lands that are inaccessible to larger ships. Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain will join the fleet in 2018, followed by Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville in 2019. In keeping with PONANT cruise line’s philosophy, each ship combines a limited guest capacity, sleek design, cutting-edge technology, and respect for the environment. They will enable PONANT to offer an ever-wider range of destinations.