Back in 1988, a maritime officer call Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, decided to create a cruise company to showcase by sea all beauties of our world. Comfort and respect of the nature at the heart of the company, PONANT was born.
Nowadays, set sail on an all-inclusive, bilingual and 5* environment. Our French Touch - in the design and decor, but also in the service and gastronomy - is a perfect combination with our highly qualitative homemade created itineraries. Authenticity and flexibility for more than 31 years, PONANT, world leader in Small Cruise Ship Voyages, will bring you all around the World.
Choosing PONANT is also choosing to travel on the youngest fleet of the industry as well as on Boutique vessels. Right from the beginning, we decided that “Small is better”. For better onboard and offshore experiences, set sail on boutique size vessels (270 passengers max.) and reach less crowded ports of call and remote locations. Travelling with us is also deciding to travel responsively. Indeed, we have been awarded the 2020 greenest fleet in the World by an independent German environmental association, NABU and we are continually starting new projects to preserve the environment as well as Human heritage.
From the ice of Antarctica to the lagoons of the Pacific, from Caribbean coves to Asian shores, PONANT has been sailing all seas of the world for more than 31 years. Our in-house experts create carefully chosen and designed itineraries for you, with every year some innovations. Have you ever though about going to The Geographic North Pole? Yes, it is possible with PONANT with our newest vessel, Le Commandant Charcot! Let yourself guided by our Experts, enjoy the PONANT comfort and come back home with memorable moments to cherish and share with your loved ones.