PONANT is the world leader in luxury expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries sailing to all corners of the globe. When your group size exceeds that of a traditional charter yacht, PONANT’s selection of ships around the globe makes for the perfect alternative. Northrop & Johnson’s skilled team of charter brokers can easily assist with booking a private PONANT ship for corporate charters.
PONANT has been sailing the seas of the world for more than 30 years. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration and discovery as well as luxurious comfort, even in the heart of the most remote regions. Each year PONANT offers more than 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents. From Zodiac® landings in Antarctica to hikes in the Arctic; from immersion in Japanese culture and revisiting classic Europe, enjoying the natural beauty of the Seychelles, PONANT presents destinations through a new lens. Each adventure includes expert naturalists and guides to enhance the experience.
The fleet of 12 purpose-built, intimate ships are able to call at iconic, international ports as well as secret harbors accessible only to smaller-size ships.
A Commitment to Responsible Tourism
PONANT is committed to preserving and protecting oceans and marine life as well as the biodiversity encountered on land. The fleet carries the international “Clean Ship” label, which certifies minimal environmental disruption — a rare distinction among ocean vessels. PONANT also ensures a rigorous protocol is in place for any landing in a new area with an ambitious aim: to ensure there is no impact whatsoever on the ecosystem of the chosen destination, thereby preserving the fauna, flora and population.
The EXPLORER Class
From 2018 to 2020, PONANT will launch six new, ultra-modern ships with 92 all-balcony staterooms, specifically designed to create the best expedition experience. For the modern-day explorer, the Blue Eye multi-sensory, underwater lounge, located within the hull of each ship, allows guests to observe the ocean bed and native species while respecting the natural habitat. Each ship has a limited ever-wider range of destinations and features a gorgeous infinity pool and a multi-level marina platform so guests can swim and take part in other activities directly from the ship.
Into the Future
Starting in 2021, guests can follow in the footsteps of great polar explorers as LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT enters service as the first electric-hybrid, luxury polar exploration yacht of its kind, taking you even further into the heart of the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the geographic North Pole. This polar exploration vessel was designed to offer guests a relaxed, elegant atmosphere and the highest levels of comfort and service even in the most extreme temperatures.
Whether you choose culture or cuisine, exploration or antiquities, PONANT has envisioned the perfect voyage for you. For more information on corporate charters with PONANT, contact your preferred Northrop & Johnson charter broker.