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The outstanding Relais & Châteaux three-mast sailing yacht, Le Ponant offers a uniquely intimate and exclusive travel experience, combining high-end refinement and the authenticity of cruising under sail. Bookings for 2024 and 2025 seasons are now open. From the Mediterranean to Cape Verde and the Caribbean, 29 sailings have been carefully crafted to reconnect with the essentials, embrace the elements and discover iconic destinations.

June to September 2024: The Confidential Mediterranean

Next European summer, Le Ponant is inviting guests to rediscover the magic of the Cyclades and explore the Adriatic coast, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist spots, closer to nature. With 16 sailings from Athens and Dubrovnik, guests can enjoy all the charm of niche islands, strolling through fishing villages and breathe in the intoxicating scent of fig trees as they approach the shore. Freedom, swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking await, with evening ports of call to experience the lively ambiance of the harbours at sunset.

Croatia, Under Sail Aboard Le Ponant: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik, 7 nights, 7 sailings, 18 August to 29 September 2024.

The Cyclades, in the Wake of Le Ponant Athens to Athens, 7 nights, 8 sailings, 2 June to 21 July 2024.

November 2024 to March 2025: To the rhythm of the Caribbean and Cape Verde

Le Ponant will set sail in November 2024 for the Cape Verde exploring the many facets of the archipelago. From desert panoramas to lush green landscapes and white sandy beaches, the three-master will sail from island to island. During ports of call, guests will have plenty of opportunity to appreciate the cultural diversity of this archipelago, a blend of colonial heritage, nostalgic rhythms, and tropical flavours.

The Many Faces of Cap Verde: Mindelo to Mindelo, 8 sailings, 8 November to 27 December 2024.

From January 2025, Le Ponant will be heading for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. From Guadeloupe to the Grenadines, from the British Virgin Islands to Anguilla, 6 sailings are offered to explore some of the secret islands in the Antilles, some uninhabited. Guests are invited to relax and unwind in heavenly locations, discovering treasures of unspoilt nature and being immersed in Creole culture.

Reverie Under Sail in the Heart of the Lesser Antilles: Phillipsburg to Marigot, 3 sailings, 1st February to 29 March 2025.

Gliding the Waters of the Windward Islands: Pointe-à-Pitre to Pointe-à-Pitre, 3 sailings,18 January to 15 March 2025.

Le Ponant: The world’s first sailing yacht to obtain Relais & Châteaux Label

After four years of regular ad hoc partnerships, PONANT and Relais & Châteaux have strengthened their ties. The three master is a full member of the Relais & Châteaux establishments. It is the first sailing yacht in history to obtain the label and be included in its catalogue of the finest travel addresses in the world.

“It is with great pride and excitement that Le Ponant remains to be the first and only sailing yacht to boast the Relais & Chateaux accreditation’’ says Deb Corbett, General Manager of Sales, and Marketing Asia Pacific, “This accreditation solidifies Ponant’s ethos of exclusive luxury, and guarantees an exceptional service to be experienced by each guest welcomed aboard’’.

Both our firms are committed to sharing expertise and promoting the inimitable French lifestyle by offering meaningful voyages. Aboard Le Ponant, the jewel in our fleet’s crown, everyone can reconnect with nature and their own inspirations and live out their desires under sail,” says Hervé Gastinel, CEO of PONANT. With only 16 elegantly decorated staterooms and suites and a dedicated chef, the travel experience is as if you are on your own private yacht. Due to its small size the ship can offer exclusive ports of call.