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The world leader of polar expeditions, PONANT was founded in 1988 by French Naval officers. As the company celebrates its 30th anniversary, it remains a reference for a new style of sophisticated cruises that offer innovative itineraries to all seven continents. PONANT invites intrepid travelers to discover the Arctic & Antarctic, the Mediterranean, Latin America, the Seychelles, Asia, Australia, and beyond on board its exceptional luxury ships. Comprising the youngest fleet in the industry are Le Ponant, a three-mast yacht with 32 cabins, and Le Boréal, L'Austral, Le Soléal & Le Lyrial, small-capacity vessels that feature five-star amenities, refined cuisine, and attentive service. In 2018-2020, six new 184-guest expedition ships will be added to this fleet. And in 2021, PONANT premiers the world’s first hybrid luxury cruise icebreaker. Discover the treasures of the land by sea on board luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate, human scale. French crew, expertise, attentive service, gastronomy: set sail in a five-star environment and enjoy a travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and sophisticated.