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 30 years, PONANT has been designing exceptional cruises for its passengers in fascinating regions, some of them very remote, enabling them to meet people and cultures that are sometimes little-known.
In 2023, PONANT and the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac have joined forces for a cruise on the theme of "Caribbean beauty, Mayan treasures and jazz in New Orleans".
In 2024, PONANT and the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac will continue their partnership with an exceptional cruise from New Caledonia to Micronesia.