PONANT is a world leader in luxury cruises and the only French cruise line. The company was founded in 1988 by Jean Emmanuel Sauvée and a dozen officers from the merchant navy.
Today, PONANT is the reference in a new style of luxury cruises through a unique conception of sea travel combining exceptional destinations on small capacity ships embodying a lifestyle “à la française”.
A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY - JACQUES CHIRAC
For the past 30 years, PONANT has been designing exceptional cruises for our passengers in fascinating and sometimes remote regions, with a chance to encounter sometimes little-known populations and cultures.
In 2019, PONANT and the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac formed a partnership for an exceptional cruise focusing on the arts and civilisations of South America. A cultural cruise, "At the Heart of Oceania”, was also scheduled in 2020, as an echo to the museum's Oceania exhibition, but had to be cancelled due to the health crisis.