travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Ponant Le Ponant

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Introduction and History

Entering service in 1991 for the French market and U.S. charter cultural and expedition-style cruises, Le Ponant carries 64 passengers. At just 1,490 tons, the French-registered three-master (16,140 sq ft of sails) has a French and Filipino crew of 32.

Passenger Profiles

Passengers on charters by Tauck Tours and Zegrahm Expeditions are mostly American, while trips sold through Ponant Cruises attract the French, other Europeans and American...

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OCG Class
Le Ponant
Year Built1991
Year Last Refurbished2011
Capacity64 passengers