Le Ponant, the 3-masted sailing ship of the French expedition company Ponant Cruises, is undergoing a unique transformation to offer passengers an exclusive guest experience, the company revealed in a statement.
The 1991-built ship will be entirely refurbished with a new design by Jean-Philippe Nuel studio.
Ponant said that from June 2022, the sailship would be "offering tailor-made itineraries off the beaten track in Greece and Croatia."
"On the programme, exclusive ports of call, sublime and wild landscapes, and a series of immersive activities including glass-bottomed kayaking, snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding, cycling and hiking, all in tune with nature.”
Sales are now open for 3 new itineraries and 20 departures.
Le Ponant yacht is a 3-masted, commercially operated luxury cruise yacht, also available for private charters. Her passengers tend to be European (mostly French), though charter cruises through North American operators appeal to English-speaking crowds (the USA and Canada).
Le Ponant cruise ship offers intimate onboard spaces with a convivial atmosphere. Reflecting the vessel's luxury rates, service on board is superior and highly personalized. The yacht boasts a vast Sun Deck area from which guests can observe its 1500 m2 of sails. There is a platform above sea level for water sports.