As it celebrates its 30th year of operation, Ponant announces the order for two additional ships in the Ponant Explorer series.  The world leader of luxury expeditions and only French cruise ship plans to have a fleet of 12 ships by 2021.

There are 460 departures planned for that year which will cover all of the world’s seas.

Two new expedition ships in the PONANT EXPLORERS series, will be named Le Bellot and Le Surville, will be delivered during the first and second quarters of 2020. Constructed by VARD, part of the Fincantieri Group, each ship will have 92 staterooms and suites, each with a balcony.

Respect for the environment is a key component with PONANT and so the vessels will comply with the international CLEANSHIP label.

All six PONANT EXPLORERS will be fitted with “Blue Eye”; a multi-sensorial underwater lounge which will allow passengers to discover and experience the underwater world via
two portholes in the shape of a cetaceous eye.

Guests will be able to look out on to the sea bed where non-intrusive underwater lighting and hydrophones integrated into the keel will transmit the natural symphony of the deep water.  Guests can also enjoy Body Listening sofas, offering a unique sensorial listening experience by corporal resonance.For more information or for booking, please visit www.ponant.com or call 0800 980 4027

For more information contact Ponant on 0800 980 4027 or visit www.ponant.com