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Expeditions in luxury: a

Expeditions in luxury: a unique concept With PONANT, access the world's remote treasures by sea, aboard luxurious limited-capacity expedition ships. French crew, expertise, attentive service, gastronomy: the promise of rare and special moments in a luxurious environment, while visiting some of the world’s rarely visited outer reaches. Memorable travel experiences. Limited-capacity yachts, personalised service Our ships are designed to accommodate a limited number of passengers, with just 92 cabins on our new ships, Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain, 132 on Le Boréal, L’Austral and Le Soléal and 122 on Le Lyrial. This focus on a smaller number of cabins is a far cry from the current industry trend towards gigantism and guarantees an aura of exclusivity for our passengers. Because our ships are smaller, they can easily access original and less crowded ports of call. Just like on a private yacht, our crew are determined to give each passenger attentive and personalised service. And for even more comfort and peace of mind, our passengers travelling in one of the suites on deck 6 have a butler at their disposal*. The French Touch PONANT is currently the only cruise line to sail under the French flag and as such is subject to some of the world’s strictest safety standards. Our officers are French and our highly approachable crew mainly in bi-lingual. PONANT extends this French Touch to the design, decor, service and gastronomy. Our carefully selected partners represent and perpetuate the French standard of excellence. Enjoy relaxed elegance in a luxurious environment, whatever your destination. . 14 | Summer 2018/ Winter 2018-2019 Cruises

A journey to the land of flavours Whether you are having breakfast among friends with the horizon as special guest, a sun-kissed lunch on one of our exterior decks, or a delicious dinner prepared by our talented chefs in the elegant setting of our gastronomic restaurants, you will enjoy our refined and varied cuisine, served with a selection of fine wines presented by our expert sommeliers. To continue its route to excellence aboard its ships, PONANT joined forces with Ducasse Conseil, a catering centre of excellence run by Alain Ducasse Entreprise. Spa & wellbeing between sea and sky An expedition with PONANT brings no hardship. Your cruise is the ideal moment for treating yourself, and that is why PONANT has joined forces with the leading French cosmetic house, SOTHYS to offer you a series of expert, top-of-the-range treatments. The spa, the gym with large plate glass windows, the heated saltwater pool and the hair salon are an invitation to total relaxation on board. Luxury Expeditions by | 15