A Little French Flair on the High Seas 

There’s something inherently chic about the French – it’s a subtle, stylish class that appears almost effortless, but exudes sophistication. It is that quiet elegance that runs throughout the fleet of luxury yachts that comprise cruises and expeditions operator, Ponant, which is the only cruise line to bear the French flag proudly and reach a range of fascinating ports that are inaccessible to bigger ships. 

It’s newest ship, Le Lyrial, recently touched South African shores for the very first time, having left Ushuaia to brave the Antarctic and navigated the Falklands, South Georgia and other incredible destinations, before it continued along South Africa’s coastline and then on to the Seychelles.

Despite its intimate size, guests have the impression of privacy and space as the five-star ship experience is luxurious and refined, providing guests with the privileged feeling that they have just boarded their own private yacht. 

Discover destinations you would ordinarily never experience. Whether on an expedition to the Arctic, a relaxing cruise in the Caribbean or a voyage of discovery to South America, Ponant’s carefully thought out itineraries scratch under the surface of the world’s most authentic destinations. Swim in the wake of a sea turtle in the Tobago Cays, sip champagne at the foot of Mount Etna, or admire a family of whales frolicking – Ponant’s cruising destinations promise an experience as unique as that guests will enjoy onboard.

For more information on Ponant, visit Development Promotions: devprom.co.za