All PONANT Ships have many spaces designed to offer passengers privileged moments of relaxation and comfort.
Pool & Sun Deck
The spacious, comfortable outdoor areas of the ships offer superb ocean panoramas. A heated seawater pool and solarium are located on the uppermost desk of the ships.
The theatre is an entertainment venue where passengers gather for events and lectures. During the day, there are talks by naturalists, lecturers, experienced guides and specialists. In the evening, shows, musical performances or film screenings are held in the theatre.
On board all ships, a shop is open during sailing. It offers a selection of presents and souvenirs: clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and accessories.
Our Butler service is reserved for passengers travelling in one of the suites on Deck 6 on Le Boréal, L'Austral, Le Soléal or Le Lyrial. Throughout your five-star cruise, your Butler will look after every aspect of your well-being and be available to fulfill all your expectations.
Whether you wish to have breakfast in the privacy of your cabin, savour a snack in the middle of the day or enjoy your dinner in an intimate setting, Room Service is available for you. Have a gourmet interlude and treat yourself from a varied menu at any time of day or night *.
*Except on Le Ponant
For optimal comfort, a laundry service* is offered on each of the ships. You will find laundry pricing, bags and slips inside your cabin. During your entire cruise, your steward or stewardess will be available to take care of washing and ironing **your clothing within 48 hours.
*Dry cleaning is not available
**These are paid-for services and will be directly charged to your cabin’s account.
An essential element of French culture, gastronomy is naturally high on the agenda aboard PONANT ships. Fresh products, carefully selected ingredients, exquisite dishes: throughout your cruise, you will appreciate outstanding cuisine prepared by talented chefs sharing their passion for French culinary heritage.
Accompanied by a selection of cheeses, and fine wines presented by expert sommeliers, Le PONANT cuisine is imbued with the special French touch.
The Gastronomic Restaurant offers classic and contemporary cuisine prepared by French chefs who are committed to delivering sumptuous, memorable gourmet experiences.
The Grill Restaurant welcomes you in a more relaxed setting, serving gourmet and varied cuisine. Themed lunch and dinner buffets are organized every day, featuring the horizon as a special guest.
Lounges & Bars
Different lounges enable passengers to socialize and share convivial moments during their cruise. Discover the following on four sister ships: the main lounge, an ideal place to meet over a drink and watch daytime or evening events; the panoramic lounge, an intimate piano-bar with a unique view of the horizon; and the outdoor bar, an atmospheric spot that has access to the pool and solarium.
As your cruise provides the perfect setting for you to take care of yourself, PONANT has partnered with the famous French beauty house SOTHYS Paris™ to offer you a series of luxury treatments and create a space that is entirely devoted to your well-being.
This Centre can be found on Deck 5 of Le Boréal, L'Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial and offers the following facilities:
All ships have an onboard spa. Equipped with massage booths, hammam, a hair salon and fitness room that has panoramic ocean views, this well-being Centre offers a large range of luxury treatments in association with the French beauty house SOTHYS Paris ™.
Le Boréal and L’Austral can offer a large range of aromatherapy baths. Discover the benefits of revitalizing balneotherapy, rich in remineralizing salts and adapted to your needs (serenity, relaxation, or energy).
A real ritual of relaxation, the hammam offers all the magic of a traditional oriental treatment. Make the most of your time aboard and gently relax in warm, soothing steam.
In partnership with KERASTASE® and L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL®, our hairdressers can recommend tailor-made treatments and offer a large choice of hairdressing services.
Fitted with the latest Technogym© machines (including the Kinesis Wall©), the fitness room has huge plate-glass windows opening onto the sea, providing an inspiring setting for your exercise session.
An outdoor panoramic lounge
Make yourself comfortable in the outdoor lounge with its exceptional panorama of the horizon and recharge your batteries in peace and quiet, before or after your treatment.
The safety of passengers and crew has always been the greatest priority. On land as at sea, PONANT therefore applies strict rules that are subject to regular international inspections.
Provisions on board
Inspections and classifications