Cruising in Style with Ponant Luxury Cruises

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Ponant has always been famous for providing one of the most luxurious cruises in the world. No matter if going on an expedition cruise or a culture and relaxation cruise, this five-star company makes sure you will be in for an unforgettable experience. One of the unique selling propositions is the French touch resonating through the main language spoken, the accessible crew, the design along the flawless cuisine and wines as well as the discreet service. One of the reasons why we would choose Ponant over all other cruise lines is the size of their luxury cruise ships. With a maximum of 264 passengers at one time, Ponant guarantees a certain level of privacy and therefore a total difference to all the mainstream cruise ships.

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With an exclusively small fleet, these ships are offered easier access to some remarkable landmarks such as Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, certain parts in Patagonia or access to national parks such as the Galapagos islands which are normally not accessible for bigger cruise ships. To be honest with you, I never took a cruise since I never found the right ship to take. Some were either too big, others small but did not have the right offers and features. When I first heard about Ponant, I was hesitating, however these second thoughts immediately vanished when I was informed about the excellent gastronomy, including sweet pastries by my famous patisserie Lenôtre along gala cocktails by Maison Veuve Clicquot and afternoon tea by Ladurée. I mean what else do you need for the perfect holiday on the sea?

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If that’s not reason enough comes the lavish guest experience with Hermes’ Le Palais des Thés toiletries along with spa products from Sothy’s and perfumes from Fragonard. Of course every guest will receive access to the renowned Butler Service on board looking after every wish and expectation. While Ponant cruises aren’t on the cheap site, it comes with an array of services such as the “all-inclusive”-plan comprising a full meal plan as well as the open bar including mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, tea, champagne and spirits not to forget the access to all common areas. On top of that cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic come with charter aircraft to facilitate the arrival and departure.

To sum it up, traveling on Ponant feels more like travelling on a private yacht rather than a usual cruise ship.