travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Ponant Le Ponant

Le Ponant travel42 Professional Ship Review

Entering service in 1991 for the French market and U.S. charter cultural and expedition-style cruises, Le Ponant carries 56 passengers. At just 1,490 tons, the French-registered three-master (16,140 sq ft of sails) has a French and Filipino crew of 30. The small and sophisticated Le Levant is owned by CMA/CGM, an important French container ship company.

Compagnie des Isles du Ponant (now Compagnie du Ponant) was formed in 1988, and it now operates four small cruise ships and yachts, with a fi...

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