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.