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Compagnie du Ponant offering advance bookings now for Summer 2015 sailings

Compagnie du Ponant offers advance bookings  for Summer 2015 sailings.

Le Soléal

Book early to save more on cruises to The Arctic, Northern Europe, Baltic, Mediterranean and Japan

For those who prefer to plan their travel in advance, cruises on Compagnie du Ponant are now available for booking more than a year out, a first for the 26-year old French-flagged luxury cruise line. Beginning April 15, 2014, guests will be able to book new itineraries for Summer 2015, which include 70 cruise programs, from April to October 2015, in the Arctic, Northern Europe and the Baltic, the Mediterranean and Japan.

Known for their destination-rich itineraries to locales only accessible to small ships, Compagnie du Ponant’s Northwest Passage sailing was just selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ninth annual “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” in the May 2014 issue.

The allure of Compagnie du Ponant is its expedition-style of cruising with moorings as close to protected sites as possible, while onboard its three 132-stateroom sister ships, Le Boreal, L’Austral and Le Soléal and 64-stateroom, three-mast sailing yacht Le Ponant, guests enjoy five-star comfort and service, traveling in the company of enthusiastic experts, historians and lecturers as their guides.


Two new destinations are on offer for the Summer 2015 season:

Alaska , which completes Compagnie du Ponant’s exciting Arctic sailings to the Russian Arctic, Spitsbergen, the Norwegian fjords, Iceland, Greenland and the Great Canadian North.

Japan , in addition to their autumn sailings, Compagnie du Ponant now offers sailings during the festive hanami, cherry blossom season.


For Summer 2015 departures, guests will enjoy a host of extra benefits and savings including:

All-inclusive fares . All meals, open bar, gratuities, port charges, taxes and fees, are included in the pricing. Select itineraries also offer air inclusive options
Ponant Bonus Fares offering the lowest prices for those who book the earliest.
Exclusive new advantages for Ponant Yacht Club members. Members enjoy free excursions, discounts on future cruises, upgrades, and a 50% discount on Wi-Fi for select levels.

About Compagnie du Ponant

Founded in 1988 by Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée and a dozen merchant navy officers Compagnie du Ponant has four intimate cruise ships, flying the French flag and embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht. Every year more than 20,000 guests sail with Compagnie du Ponant.

Able to sail in waters inaccessible to larger ships, Le Boréal, L’Austral and Le Soléal (132-staterooms and suites) and Le Ponant (32-staterooms) the four sleek Compagnie du Ponant yachts visit unique exotic ports not found on many itineraries, allowing 64 to 264 guests to discover engaging new experiences aboard and ashore during 3- to 21-night cruises that span the globe. Options abound, from five-star polar expeditions, cultural cruises and ocean voyages to music – (jazz, classical, opera and more), golf- and culinary-themed cruises. All cruises feature attentive service from a convivial crew fluent in English and French, luxuriously appointed staterooms and suites, gourmet cuisine and fine wine, and carefully curated excursions.

Compagnie du Ponant, the only French cruise line, welcomes its fifth luxury yacht

Le Lyrial in spring 2015.

Compagnie du Ponant’s North American sales office is located at 4000 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 555-S, Hollywood, FL 33021. For reservations and more information, please call: 1-305-398-9849 or toll free: 1-888-400-1082; email:, or visit the website .

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