[Luxus Magazine] Luxury cruises: choose the vacation of your dreams

For your next vacation, why not opt for an unforgettable experience, such as a luxury cruise? You’ll have the chance to sail the seven seas, enjoying the highest quality of service for the duration of your trip.


In a world of hyper-connection, constant notifications and conformism, luxury cruising is the ideal way to discover the world with a clear conscience, and a breath of invigorating sea air to boot. Bringing many confidential shores within your reach, with ultra-personalized service, cruising on human-sized ships is, like the train, the experience to be had this year.

A good way to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of one of history’s greatest explorers, Vasco da Gama, the first European to reach India by sea, in May 1498.


How to book a luxury cruise


Ponant, a French company founded in 1988 by Bruno Delisle, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée and Philippe Videau, offers a wide range of destinations to organize your luxury cruises, from the most classic to the most unusual. The jewel in Ponant’s crown, its eponymous three-master, is the first sailing ship to be awarded the Relais & Châteaux label, in the summer of 2023.

For travelers with an adventurous spirit, this means discovering landscapes and cultures from all over the world, including South and North America, Asia and Africa. The company offers you the unique opportunity to discover the Chilean fjords, the wild coasts of Greenland, the subtropical islands of Japan or the charm of Oriental cities.

For the more adventurous, looking for an unusual trip with their partner or family, they can opt for a polar expedition. Thanks to a ship adapted to extreme conditions and experienced personnel, they will visit cold regions such as Alaska, the Arctic or Antarctica. They’ll have the chance to admire great glaciers, penguins and polar bears for a complete change of scenery.


The latest addition to the Ponant fleet, Commandant Charcot is the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel. Powered by liquefied natural gas, it offers more responsible navigation, at the forefront of safety.


Treat yourself to a luxury cruise for an unforgettable vacation


Travel the world


With a luxury cruise, you take the time to travel and marvel at the beauties of the world, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, from the crystal-clear waters of the Seychelles to the jungles of Central America.

At sea, you can reconnect with nature and meet marine species such as whales, dolphins and penguins. You’ll also have the chance to watch marvellous sunsets.

As you approach the coast, you’ll enjoy views worthy of the most beautiful postcards. This could be a panorama of the unique architectural style of a large Middle Eastern city or the natural landscape of an unspoilt area. In extremely cold regions, you can photograph the most beautiful glaciers, such as those of Spitzbergen in Norway.


High-quality service


In common areas and staterooms, luxury cruisers offer travelers top-quality service, to the point of giving the impression of sailing on a private yacht. Every detail has been thought through to guarantee the utmost comfort. Chefs select the finest products and take your dietary preferences into account to ensure an unforgettable culinary experience. Experienced guides accompany you on unforgettable excursions to iconic sites such as Athens, Greece.

Cruisers go to great lengths to ensure your trip runs smoothly. The cruise experience includes services designed to take the hassle out of your trip, such as transfers between airport and port, and embarkation and disembarkation. Leave the stress behind and enjoy total serenity!


A wide choice of activities


Cruise ships offer a wide range of entertainment options on board, from cultural activities to sports and relaxation.

Naturally, you have access to onboard activities such as the fitness center, swimming pool, romantic spa or theater, as well as the joys of shore excursions. True moments of cultural enrichment, the excursions on offer vary considerably depending on the itinerary chosen.


Meeting new people


In addition to the traditional captain’s party, where you can get dressed up and meet the crew, a cruise is also an opportunity to meet people on board and ashore who are passionate about travel and discovery, and to experience unique moments at sea or ashore. With theme cruises, you can also share your passion for gastronomy, oenology or photography.



Featured Photo: © Mike Louagie/PONANT

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