Leisure and Public Areas

Many of Ponant's ships have many spaces designed and organized to respect each guest’s privacy. In a cozy and refined atmosphere, these living areas offer moments of relaxation, comfort and socializing.

Well-being Center
All ships (except Le Ponant) have an onboard spa. Equipped with massage rooms, a hammam, hair salon and fitness room with panoramic ocean views, this well-being center offers a large range of top-end treatments from the French beauty house SOTHYS Paris ™.

Pool & Sun Deck
The spacious, comfortable outdoor areas offer superb ocean panoramas. A heated seawater pool and solarium are located on the uppermost deck of Ponant's sister ships (Le Boréal, L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial) and on the deck 3 of our PONANT EXPLORERS. Le Ponant has a 400 m² Sun Deck.

Lounges & Bars
Different lounges enable guests to socialize and share convivial moments during their cruise. Four sister ships feature the main lounge, an ideal place to meet over a drink and watch daytime or evening events; the panoramic lounge, an intimate piano bar with a unique view of the horizon; and the outdoor bar, a relaxation area with access to the pool and solarium.

The theater is an entertainment room in which guests socialize regularly. During the day, guests can attend presentations by naturalists, lecturers, and expert guests. In the evening, the theatre hosts various shows, musical performances and film screenings.          

On board all of Ponant's ships, the shop is open during sailing. It features a selection of gifts and souvenirs: clothing, jewelry, beauty treatments, postcards, and accessories.

Leisure Areas
A choice of books and board games is available on board the fleet. The library on Deck 6 on Le Boréal, L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial is also equipped with computers with Wi-Fi. On Deck 5, you will find an image and photo corner, as well as a Kids Club offering various games and a Wii™ console. All staterooms and suites are equipped with direct access to video on demand.

A photography and videography team escort you throughout your trip. These professionals capture the most beautiful moments of your cruise, which you can share with family and friends upon your return. Meet them on DECK 5 (DECK 6 on the PONANT Explorers ships) at the photo/video area, where you can also order souvenir pictures and videos


Fluid lines, a streamlined bow: the exterior of Ponant's ships reflect the spirit of a subtle nautical theme.

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