Ponant’s new luxury catamaran taking guests to breathtaking destinations in style

Ponant’s new luxury catamaran taking guests to breathtaking destinations in style
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Ponant has revealed a new 24m maxi-catamaran, The Spirit of Ponant, with six staterooms to account for 12 guests, the luxury ship will offer an unforgettable sailing experience.

    “The Spirit of Ponant is a new expression of our pioneering spirit, as the travel format is a first in the luxury cruise sector,” CEO, Ponant, Hervé Gastinel, said.

    “Our guests will experience what it is really like to be a sailor, including interacting with the captain to create a voyage that meets their desires and expectations.

    “They will benefit from hidden away anchorages in magical places, while enjoying the high-end services for which Ponant is renowned.”

    Rear cockpit. (Supplied)

    With this catamaran, Ponant is adding another string to its bow of offers in exclusive intimate settings, a bold and innovative move that confirms the company’s commitment to more responsible tourism and its historic attachment to sailing.

    Constructed in France, the Spirit of Ponant promises an immersive experience, sailing to some of the world’s most beautiful islands and will be launched in June 2024, spending the summer in Corsica, France, before heading to the Seychelles for winter 2025.

    “Embarking on the Spirit of Ponant is to have an authentic experience of sailing at sea, with extremely easy access to the sea and water sports activities,” explained Guillaume Le Brec, an expert in ship routing and propulsion and skipper in charge of this project at Ponant.

    “The concept and design of this Lagoon Seventy 7 yacht has been praised by everyone in the industry, won over by the spacious interior and exterior areas. Guests will really appreciate the high-end finishings as much as her exceptional sailing qualities.”

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