New themed collections for ever more inspiring voyages
True to its philosophy, PONANT has enriched its voyages offer with a programme of themed collections. Exceptional guests, intense experiences and rare emotions await those who travel with PONANT to experience those unique ‘PONANT moments’.
Four new collections
Through recent and long-term partnerships, PONANT has created a new exclusive programme around four key themes. Inspiring personalities will be sharing their experiences and knowledge, helping to create those extra special ‘PONANT moments’ during the voyage:
Awaken to the world and the challenges of protecting the oceans and poles, travelling with explorers, scientists and the internationally renowned naturalists who accompany PONANT.
Laurence de la Ferrière, the only woman to have crossed the entire Antarctic alone, will embark on Le Commandant Charcot.
Savour the thrill of discovering a work of art, experience the soul of a relic, explore major museums, or enjoy live music on board and meet the artists.
A 100% Jazz sailing, in partnership with the festival Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents, will host musicians playing live every evening at concerts and jam sessions.
Gain insight into every region visited as you discover their cultural, civilisation and geopolitical issues, enlightened by expert journalists, essay writers, diplomats, and historians, as an example.
Inaugurating the new Geopolitics collection will be Christian Makarian, former journalist of the French news magazine L’Express, and his guests including Dorothée Schmid, a French Institute of International Relations researcher.
Take care of yourself and get back to basics. 100% total disconnect experiences will be offered combining wellness, yoga, nutrition and sleep. Discovering a sense of spirituality between wisdom, self-indulgence and Epicureanism are also among the themes, and - of course - gastronomy.
On the programme is the first Yoga & Wellbeing sailing with Elodie Garamond, founder of the Tigre Yoga Club who will be running daily classes aboard and on the beach in the West Indies, and naturopath Leila Nasri.
Buoyed by the success of existing partnerships, every year PONANT schedules six musical cruises in collaboration with French broadcaster Radio Classique and Alain Duault, who arrange an outstanding repertoire of music. Cultural cruises in partnership with the Mediterranean museum of civilisations (Mucem) in Marseille and the Quai Branly Museum in Paris are also being renewed, as are the gastronomic cruises with Château Latour and Cuisine & Vins de France foodie magazine.
A loyal fan of the company, novelist and director Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, also makes a welcome return. Meanwhile, the m/s Paul Gauguin will be hosting sailor and artist Titouan Lamazou in 2022.
A Napoleon cruise will take guests to St Helena to explore iconic sites with insights from several experts. They include writer and historian Frank Ferrand, Jean Tulard of the Napoleon Institute, Thierry Lentz, Director of the Napoleon Foundation and Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, curator of French properties on St Helena. Two exclusive cruises are also programmed in partnership with the French TV show Secrets d’Histoire.
On a summer sailing in the Mediterranean when Le Bougainville hosts three dancers-in-residence, including Eugénie Drion from Opéra de Paris. Together they will be creating a new choreographic work captured on video in an original NFT (Non-Fungible Token) format.