An outstanding Relais & Châteaux three-mast sailing yacht, Le Ponant offers a uniquely intimate and exclusive travel experience, combining high-end refinement and the authenticity of cruising under sail.
Bookings for Summer 2024 and Winter 2024-2025 are now open.
From the Mediterranean to Cape Verde and the Caribbean, 46 sailings have been carefully crafted to reconnect with the essentials, embrace the elements and discover iconic destinations.
“Embarking aboard Le Ponant is to enjoy a genuine sailing experience and share a sailor’s adventure,” explains her Captain Jean-David Lemaire. “The ship is at one with the elements – the sea that bears us along, the wind that propels us and the sun as our guide. Le Ponant sets a soothing rhythm, instils a spirit of adventure, and inspires travel. This ship has a soul.”
Summer 2024: The Confidential Mediterranean
Next summer, Le Ponant will be bearing a privileged few out to sea to rediscover the magic of the Cyclades and explore the Adriatic coast, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist spots, closer to nature.
With 16 sailings from Athens and Dubrovnik, guests can enjoy all the charm of niche islands, strolling through fishing villages and breathe in the intoxicating scent of fig trees as they approach the shore.
Freedom, the good life, swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking await, with evening ports of call to experience the lively ambiance of the harbours at sunset.
- Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant, Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik, 7 nights, 7 sailings, 18 August to 29 September 2024
- The Cyclades, In the Wake of LePonant Athens to Athens, 7 nights, 8 sailings, 2 June to 21 July 2024
Winter 2024-2025: To the rhythm of the Caribbean and Cape Verde
Le Ponant will begin Winter 2024-25 exploring the many facets of the Cap Verde archipelago.
From desert panoramas to lush green landscapes and white sandy beaches, the three-master will sail from island to island.
During ports of call, guests will have plenty of opportunity to appreciate the cultural diversity of this archipelago, a blend of colonial heritage, nostalgic rhythms and tropical flavours.
The Many Faces of Cap Verde Mindelo to Mindelo, 8 sailings, 8 November to 27 December 2024
From January 2025, Le Ponant will be heading for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
From Guadeloupe to the Grenadines, from the British Virgin Islands to Anguilla, 6 sailings are offered to explore some of the secret islands in the Antilles, some uninhabited.
The occasion to relax and unwind in heavenly locations, discovering treasures of unspoilt nature and being immersed in Creole culture.
- Reverie Under Sail in the Heart of the Lesser Antilles Phillipsburg to Marigot, 3 sailings, 1st February to 29 March 2025
- Gliding the Waters of the Windward Islands Pointe-à-Pitre to Pointe-à-Pitre, 3 sailings,18 January to 15 March 2025
LE PONANT: THE WORLD’S FIRST SAILING YACHT TO OBTAIN RELAIS & CHATEAUX LABEL
After four years of regular ad hoc partnerships, PONANT and Relais & Châteaux have strengthened their ties.
The three master is a full member of the Relais & Châteaux establishments.
It is the first sailing yacht in history to obtain the label and be included in its catalogue of the finest travel addresses in the world.
“Both our firms are committed to sharing expertise and promoting the inimitable French lifestyle by offering meaningful voyages. Aboard Le Ponant, the jewel in our fleet’s crown, everyone can reconnect with nature and their own inspirations and live out their desires under sail,” says Hervé Gastinel, CEO of PONANT.
With only 16 elegantly decorated staterooms and suites and a dedicated chef, the travel experience is as if you are on your own private yacht. Due to its small size the ship can offer exclusive ports of call.
Source: Lafontaine Public Relations
Images: © Ponant.2023