Introduction

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

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Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Luxury
  • Decks6
  • Cabins92
  • Size Boutique
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members110
  • Launch Year2018
  • CurrencyEUR
Unique Features

Clean Ships- all of the Ponant ships are certified as a “Clean Ship” by the French classification society, Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s major ship classification societies. This coveted and seldom-awarded certification recognises that the PONANT fleet—from initial design and construction to seagoing operations—has adopted the most environmentally responsible materials, equipment, and management procedures possible. 

Disabled Facilities

Our sisterships were designed to accommodate passengers with reduced mobility:

  • Three specially designed cabins (307, 407, 509)
  • Access ramps allowing easy access to the communal areas
  • Notices, signs and cabin numbers are also translated into Braille.

Note, however, that all passengers must be self-sufficient or travelling with a friend or relative who can provide any assistance necessary during the cruise.

If a person is not considered fit enough to travel safely, the company reserves the right to refuse to let them board the ship. To ensure the well-being and safety of the passenger, the Captain’s permission is required to disembark in difficult areas or to travel in a Zodiac®.

If you take specific medications, please let us know on the information sheet you fill in prior to departure, then inform our crew when boarding and ensure you have enough medication for the duration of your cruise.

There is a medical centre on each of our ships. Consultation times will be included each day in your copy of the daily programme, however the doctor is available at all times for emergencies. On excursions, you will always be accompanied by either the doctor or the nurse.

There is a fee for consultations with the doctor or nurse aboard the ship. The price is likely to vary depending on the time and place of the consultation (hospital or cabin). You must also pay for any medicines dispensed or prescribed.

Dietary Requirements

If you have specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, diabetic, low-kilojoule, gluten-free) or suffer from allergies, this must be clearly stated at the time of booking. Special menus will then be provided for you throughout your cruise. 

Age Restrictions

Children under the age of three are not allowed aboard our ships.

For children aged three to eight, permission to board the ship must be requested by writing to PONANT. If permission is granted, a liability waiver must be filled out and returned to PONANT to confirm the booking. More specifically, during all expedition cruises, including to the Arctic and Antarctic, children must be completely autonomous during Zodiac landings, and they must immediately understand and respond to instructions given by the adults in charge.

Consequently, their participation in such landings will be subject to approval from the Captain and the Expedition Leader, based on sea conditions and how difficult it is to land at each site visited. In any case, both on board and on land, children and young minors are the sole responsibility of their parent(s) or guardian(s). 

Dress Code
We advise you to wear elegant and relaxed clothes and formal attire to the Captain’s reception. 

For an expedition cruise, bring practical clothing and comfortable shoes. For cruises to the Arctic or Antarctic, you will be provided with a polar parka in your size on board.

Smoking Policy
All enclosed areas (lounge areas, dining room, cabins, reception area, etc.) are non-smoking. Please smoke only in the ship’s outdoor areas.
Deck Plans
Deck 2

  • Marina

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Deck 3

  • Pool
  • Grill
  • Main Lounge
  • Shop
  • Reception & Excursion Desk
  • Theater
  • Cabins 301 - 317

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Deck 4

  • Restaurant
  • Cabins 401 - 431

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Deck 5

  • Cabins 501 - 535

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Deck 6

  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Cabins 601 - 621

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Deck 7

  • Spa
  • Fitness
  • Salon

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Accomodation
Owner's Suite
  • 30m2 private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds 
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod(TM) players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi.
Prestige & Privilege Suites, Decks 5 & 6

  • 8m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Bathtub
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod(TM) players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet access wifi.

Prestige & Deluxe Staterooms, Decks 4, 5 & 6

  • 4m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod(TM) players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi.

Grand Deluxe Suites Decks 5 & 6

  • 30m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Bathtub
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod(TM) players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi.

Deluxe Suite, Decks 3, 5 & 6

  • 6m² private balcony
  • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
  • King-size bed or twin beds
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk with stationery
  • Ipod(TM) players
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • French bath products
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi.

Entertainment

Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Lapérouse has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.

A 140 m² reception area includes:

  • A reception/concierge desk,
  • An excursions desk,
  • The ship’s administrative services,
  • The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer,
  • Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories,
  • Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides:

  • Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship,
  • Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions,
  • Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.

A pool deck offering:

  • A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system,
  • A pleasant solarium,
  • An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.

A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.

Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with:

  • The latest sound and lighting technology,
  • A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.