Ponant has taken delivery of Le Dumont-d'Urville, the fourth
in a series of 184-passenger expedition ships named for French explorers.
The line has planned to take delivery of six Explorer-class ships
between June 2018 and July 2020, with Le Bellot and Le Jacques-Cartier yet to
come. Ponant is also building an ice-hardened ship for polar regions, Le
Commandant-Charcot, similarly named for an explorer.
Le Dumont is scheduled to launch on Aug. 7, 2019, with an eight-day
sailing called the "Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea."
Like other ships in the Explorer class, Le Dumont-d'Urville
features the "Blue Eye," an underwater multisensory lounge.