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Lounge on Ponant's Le Boreal

The only French cruise line, Ponant Cruises is an integral part of France's great shipping tradition. Established in 1988, Compagnie du Ponant is owned by the CMA CGM Group, the world's third largest container shipping group and heir to the renowned Compagnie Générale Transatlantique French Line.

Each of their five ships, L'Austral, Le Boréal, Le Diamant, Le Levant and Le Ponant have their own individual personality and each symbolizes the art of cruising "à la française" in line with Ponant Cruises' philosophy.

Here you will find an atmosphere which is distinctly Compagnie du Ponant: the feeling that you are aboard your own private yacht!

The Cabins: Hushed and Welcoming

A sheltered haven at sea, staterooms and suites are designed to fulfill your every need. All are ocean-view with private balcony, in addition some are connected which is ideal to welcome families with children.

Restaurants Faithful to the French Tradition

The haute cuisine on board, together with a list of fine wines, is worthy of the finest restaurants. You'll relish the discreet yet attentive service which is Compagnie du Ponant's hallmark.

Spa and Wellbeing for Beautiful Breaks

Fitted with the latest equipment and in partnership with Sothy's™ beauty firm, the wellbeing centre on L'Austral is the ideal place to be pampered: beauty treatments, hairdressing salon, hamman and balneotherapy await you.

EXCLUSIVE Ponant Cruise Deals

Panama Canal
7 Days
Le Boreal
Colon to Fort-de-France
Apr 12, 2017; Apr 14, 2018

North Europe
7 Days
Le Boreal
Roundtrip Longyearbyen
Jul 11, 2017

Japan & Far East
8 Days
Osaka to Maizuru
Apr 25, 2018

Ponant Cruises Highlights

Exclusive Butler Service

Reserved exclusively for Compagnie du Ponant's most discerning passengers travelling in one of the 13 Suites aboard L'Austral and Le Boréal, the exclusive butler service offers a tailor-made cruise in every sense of the word. Your Butler provides a privileged point of contact who responds to your every whim quickly and efficiently. When you arrive, he will welcome you with champagne and provide all the information required to ensure your cruise goes smoothly.

Intimate Yachts

Compagnie du Ponant's stylish staterooms and suites create an intimate environment. The imaginative décor features superior materials and soothing harmonious tones. This is a fleet where each ship has her own individual personality.

Theme Cruises

With internationally renowned artists, recognized specialists, top level sports managers, Michelin-starred chefs, or the activities arranged for your little ones, Compagnie du Ponant's themed cruiseS haVE been conceived to help you fulfill your personal expectations. Distinguished speakers and customized programs are in place for you to share the passion and talents of highly regarded professionals.


Attention to detail and refinement are at the heart of Compagnie du Ponant's philosophy which aims for an upmarket cuisine on every cruise. All their ships have two or three restaurants in elegant settings looking out to sea, where gourmet dishes and fine wines are served daily.