Luxury cruises in Europe with Ponant Cruises


Are you among those who long to return to enjoy the pleasure of traveling but only upon conditions of total safety? Cruise companies have adopted health protocols that allow you to travel with peace of mind. In particular, the French luxury cruise company Ponant Cruises has operated even in 2020 with 60 cruises, without any problem, following all the covid safety protocols: now the protocol is even more stringent and requires all passengers and crew aged over 16 years old have been vaccinated prior to the cruise for at least 14 days. Guests and crew also have to show evidence of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of boarding the ship.

Health safety aside, the Ponant Cruise boasts a yacht-style and casual luxury ambiance, great attention to detail and service, always at a 5 stars level.

With 12 small ships (from 32 to 132 cabins) that manage to dock where large ships cannot, this company offers more particular itineraries. The imprint of French luxury can be seen in all the details: from the menus created by chef Ducasse, to the refined items made in France, both in the culinary field and in cabin products. The treatment is always all inclusive, including the popular champagne / wifi / nespresso combination.

The languages ​​spoken on board are English and French, but there are also staff of other nationalities, sometimes Italian. Each ship is equipped with different zodiac boats for shore excursions, always included in the rate, with a staff trained and expert in botany, fauna, environment and more. If, on the other hand, the excursions are made by other means, they require a supplement.

Although the guests are mainly made up of couples, families are also welcome on board. Children are accepted from 6 years of age for the most demanding cruises, classified as Expedition, and from 3 years for all the others.


Ponant Cruise reaches every corner of the world, thanks to its large fleet.

Ships with reinforced hulls allow incredible expeditions to the Poles: all cabins are external, some with balconies, spaces characterized by bright style and design, a la carte restaurant, buffet on deck, a swimming pool with grill restaurant. Each ship has 12 zodiacs for landing and visits.

Then there are ships dedicated to tropical countries routes, marked with names of explorers: all cabins are exterior with balcony, a large aft marina platform for landing / boarding with zodiac or easy kayak, 4 categories of cabins and suites from 19sqm to 45sqm, bright and ethnic décor, a gourmet restaurant with tables for up to 2 pax, lounge with observatory bar, main lounge where music and shows are also offered, reception and excursion office.

Among the recent acquisitions of Ponant, the Paul Gauguin Ship, 159 cabins, specialized in itineraries in French Polynesia, with interesting prices and itineraries to visit the less traveled islands until 10/11 days.


But let's come to this summer, various cruises are planned for the coming months in Europe, some examples:

-Corsica from Nice to Nice 8 days / 7 nights all summer

-Brittany from Saint Malò, 8 days / 7 nights between July and September

-Iceland from Rekyjavik 8 days / 7 nights between June and August

-Croatia from Venice 8 days / 7 nights between June and July with many stops along the way

-Greece from Athens 9 days / 8 nights August with stops in many small islands

There are also many other destinations and itinerary proposals.

Each itinerary is well-tailored to combine visits and relaxation, without ever giving up on casual elegance and the luxury of environments and personalized service.

Ponant Cruise considers respect for the environment and sustainable tourism central issues, for this reason it has opted for the use of marine gas and not heavy fuel, and has set up a Foundation for activities in favour of local populations and places to be preserved.

In conclusion, why not also take advantage of the interesting offers that Ponant Cruises make available? I especially recommend the "Ponant Bonus", a "book early" discount on the full price based on filling. Provides a reduction from 30% to deduct the full price, to be verified based on availability.

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