Ponant Sisterships

Gohagan & Company is proud to provide the most deluxe, exclusively chartered ships in educational travel—the ideal way to experience the unforgettable destinations in our specially designed itineraries. Chartered cruising provides the optimum setting for affinity groups; with no offering to the general public, there is control over the entire ship. Enjoy the luxury of intimate, designated spaces for your association’s private engagements in addition to enlightening lecturers. The next exclusively chartered, Five-Star voyage awaits your choosing.

Ponant Sisterships

Small Ship, State-of-the-Art Design

Aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Boréal, L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial, distinctive French sophistication meets innovative nautical design. The efficient propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage as you travel on unique itineraries exclusively designed by Gohagan & Company.

Respect for the Environment

By design, each ship is energy efficient and environmentally protective of marine ecosystems and have earned the “Clean Ship” distinction due to its advanced eco‑friendly features and ongoing operations. Each ship has two tenders and 10 Zodiacs.

Elegantly Appointed Accommodations, 95% Including Private Balconies

These elegant, ocean-view accommodations range from 200 to 592 square feet, and most have a private balcony. Each air‑conditioned Suite and Stateroom features individual climate control, two twin beds or one queen bed (most bedding is convertible), a private bathroom with shower and luxurious hotel amenities, including satellite flat‑screen television, safe, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table, plush robes and slippers.

With Our Compliments

On board, enjoy complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available throughout the cruise and in your Suite or Stateroom minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi access (conditions permitting) and complimentary 24‑hour room service.

Chic and Casual Dining

The stylish, spacious dining room and the casual indoor‑outdoor restaurant serve international and regional cuisine in single, unassigned seatings. Daily meals include continental and buffet breakfasts, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a four‑course dinner. Wine is served at your table with lunch and dinner.

Life On Board

In keeping with the low passenger density, the public areas are expansive and inviting, and can accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy the views from the Panoramic Lounge; nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge; and lectures, cultural performances or film screenings in the state‑of‑the‑art theater. Each ship has a library, Internet suite, Sun Deck, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath‑style steam room, full range of fitness equipment and two elevators.

World-Class Service

The highly trained English‑speaking, international crew are personable and attentive, and each ship has a medical center staffed with a doctor and nurse.

Ship Specifications
  • Number of Ships in Fleet: Four
  • Officers and Crew: International (139)
  • Language: English/French
  • Suites and Staterooms: 110
  • Accommodations size: 200 to 592 square feet
  • Length: 466 feet
  • Width: 59 feet
  • Built: 2010 to 2015

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