The new 10,000 gross tonne ships will be named Le Lapérouse, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Kerguelen. All four names pay tribute to great French explorers.
The four ships will have an overall length of 127 metres. Their unique size will allow them to cruise to places larger ships cannot. All passenger accommodation on board the ships will offer spacious balconies, including four 42 square metre suites.
At the stern the ships will feature an infinity pool and mouldable marina, with three different uses; a sundeck whilst cruising, an immersed connector port for disembarkation or a sea level platform for water sports, such as water-skiing or kayaking.
Ponant is the only cruise line which operates flying the French flag.