2018 A Special Year For Ponant

French-owned Ponant has unveiled its Summer 2018 brochure, highlighted by the addition of new routes and two important events – the 30th anniversary of the company and the arrival of the first two yachts in the series of Ponant Explorers.

In 2018, Ponant will celebrate 30 years of cruising and to mark the occasion has created two special itineraries which recall two of the most emblematic regions of the world for Ponant, the Ponant Islands and Polynesia.

2018 will also see the arrival of the two first sister-ship yachts in the Ponant Explorers series. Measuring 128 metres long and with just 92 cabins, all with a private balcony, Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain will set sail on their maiden seasons in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Highlights of the 2018 season include: 67 departures including seven tropical expeditions and nine polar expeditions; five geographical zones; 53 different itineraries; 340 different ports of call, 45 of which are new.

New itineraries include Treasures of Sicily; Icelandic Mosaic; and California, sailing from Vancouver to San Diego.

Agents can download the new brochure at