By the end of 2021, the company will operate a 12-ship fleet. O Canada! or contact your travel advisor. 'This is an important cruise ship, delivered on time and with good quality, the result of joining the experience of Vard and the experience of Fincantieri,' added Loris Di Giorgio, head of cruise ship marketing and sales for Fincantieri. Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC. All rights reserved. They feature Blue Eye, a unique multi-sensory lounge, the only one of its kind in the world, which is located in the hull, below the waterline. Click to request a reset of your password.You will receive an email telling you how to proceed. 1 888 400 1082 Each of these new, state-of-the-art ships is a luxe mega-yacht featuring six passenger decks, a choice of two dining venues and all-included bar and restaurant beverages throughout the day aboard ship, including house wines and spirits. The most breathtaking aspect of Le Lapérouse, Sawhney added, is the Blue Eye lounge. From Le Ponant, our iconic three-masted yacht, to Le Commandant-Charcot, our first electric hybrid polar expedition vessel, our fleet are fitted with cutting-edge equipment. Select the number of people (including you) who will be on the voyage - At this stage, you don't need to say whether they're adults or children. That speaks to the good quality of the product and brings us repeat customers,' Mahar said. One of Tauck's most popular small ship cruises for more than a decade, our "Venice & the Dalmatian Coast" is a 10-day experience exploring Venice, Italy's incredible "city of canals," and Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on the Adriatic Sea, dotted with ancient forts and castles, and looking much as it did during the "Age of Sail" – including a 7-night cruise aboard Ponant's luxury yacht Le Lyrial. Dark and intimate, Blue Eye has two portholes shaped like a cetacean's eyes. Sophisticated styling, innovative “green” technology, and welcoming, attentive service are all hallmarks of Ponant's new limited-capacity Explorer Class yachts (boasting 92 staterooms and suites) – including Le Lapérouse, debuting for Tauck in 2018, and her sister ships Le Champlain and Le Dumont d'Urville, joining Tauck's fleet of handpicked small ships for the 2019 cruising season. The Yellow Roads of Europe are routes off the beaten path that bring you closer to the less-visited sights and the everyday life of the country. Related Content. Our modern fleet consists of small-sized ships designed for expedition cruises or yachting. We explore Europe's great waterways, from the Rhine and the Danube to the Rhone and the Seine, on all-inclusive, intimate riverboat journeys, with exclusive cultural experiences onshore. The top deck spa has light woods and an ocean-view sauna and treatment rooms. From the elegant simplicity of a Japanese tea room to the neon cityscapes of Tokyo; from the intricate art of a Cambodian temple; from elephant walks to frenetic street markets to the serene beauty of the Taj Mahal, we'll guide you through the exotic pageantry of Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Japan, India and Thailand, where there's never a lack of excitement for the eye, the palate, or the imagination. Le Lapérouse measures 10,000gt, with a length of 131 meters/430 feet and a beam of 18 meters/59 feet. Discover our 85+ small group journeys worldwide… Tauck Bridges guided family adventures and river cruises… special savings for solo travelers and groups… and private trips for you, your family, and friends. Only 3 itineraries can be compared at a time. Its shallow draft allows it to get in close to shallow lagoons and isolated islands, maximising stopover time. The good cooperation between Fincantieri—which built Ponant's four earlier vessels, starting with Le Boréal in 2010—and Vard facilitated the new Explorer series. A look inside Ponant's first Explorer-class ship, Le Lapérouse The breathtaking Blue Eye. The launch of a new ship, recognizance trips to new destinations… Keep up to date with PONANT’s news! Navigate the world like never before aboard our small ship cultural and expeditionary cruises – explore some of the world's most intriguing ports of call in Europe, Asia, the Arabian Sea, Antarctica, Latin America, and North America. Make sure your words are spelled correctly or use less or different words. They make up what is termed Ponant Explorer Class with enhanced ice-breaking capabilities. LE BOREAL/L’AUSTRAL/LE SOLEAL/LE LYRIAL have two restaurants, one main entertainment lounge, one combination lounge/bar, and a lovely outdoor bar with sea views. And you can visit the countries together on our comprehensive Down Under tours which include Melbourne, Uluru Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney, then a hop across the Tasman Sea to Wellington, Fjordlands, Auckland (and more). Enter your message here. From Travel + Leisure ©2020 Meredith Corporation, LLC. Each of the new 11,000 GT vessels has LOA length of 128 m (420 ft) and beam / width 18 m (59 ft). We collaborate with America’s leading storyteller, filmmaker Ken Burns, to craft Ken Burns American Journeys. They may seem remote and inhospitable to many, but the Earth’s frigid polar regions – whether above the Arctic Circle close to the North Pole, or on the ice-clad Antarctic Archipelago – possess a beauty all their own in snow-covered cliffs, massive floes of glistening ice, and calving glaciers. Its use means that you accept it. Or explore New Zealand's wonders by small ship, and fly to Australia for a walk on the wild side. Integrated digital screens project the live images captured by three underwater cameras, and hydrophones pipe in the natural symphony of the sea. Choose the type of ship you want to go to. Copyright © 2020. Stirling Design International, based in Nantes, France, is responsible for the Explorers' exterior design and naval architecture, while the interiors are by the French designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. The owner's suite is equipped with an outdoor hot tub. Created in 2018, the PONANT EXPLORERS series consists of small-sized ships, which combine respect for the environment, elegant design and cutting-edge technology. We ensure both the safety of our passengers and respect for the areas we visit through our sustainable ships designed for environmental protection. Vard is building five further ships for the Explorer series, with Le Champlain due for delivery this autumn, followed by Le Bougainville and Le Dumont d’Urville in 2019 and Le Bellot and Le Surville in 2020. Its use means that you accept it. Enjoy exclusive, personal travel experiences that help you discover the true essence of your destination, A warm welcome and intimate ambiance awaits aboard Tauck's family of small ship partners, Travel with Tauck Directors who take every moment of your vacation personally. Explore six continents on fully guided land journeys, seamlessly orchestrated with authentic experiences on and off the beaten path, exclusive access, insider perspectives, premium hotel stays, and local cuisines.