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Le Champlain

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Le Champlain's decks

In 2018 and 2019 the Ponant fleet is expanding its unique luxury expedition cruise concept with the arrival of four new sisterships, the Ponant EXPLORERS. Guests will be able to enjoy a unique blend of discovery and exceptional comfort to some of the most remote corners of the world.

The four new Explorer vessels pay tribute to the great French explorers and will carry guests in the wake of these men who, long ago, set off for adventure in search of new lands. Le Laperouse and Le Champlain will join the fleet in 2018, followed by Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d'Urville in 2019. Each ship combines a limited guest capacity, sleek design and cutting edge technology.


Le Champlain deluxe suite

In keeping with its pioneering spirit, Ponant is launching a world-first: Le Lapérouse will be the first cruise ship on Earth to be equipped with a multi-sensory underwater space, called Blue Eye. The other three yachts of the Explorer series, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d'Urville, will be the next.

Le Champlain is a new limited capacity yacht with just 92 cabins and suites offering a unique cruising experience. All cabins and suites are tastefully decorated with a calming palette of colours and luxurious fabrics and textures.

An essential part of the French culture, gastronomy can be enjoyed through its two restaurants. On deck three you will find a relaxed restaurant seating up to 70 guests where grilled meats are served daily along with a variety of salads and deserts. Located at the back of deck four, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all passengers in a single sitting. The dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Relax with a cocktail in the sunshine from the window panes in the Main Lounge and take in the live entertainment at the state-of-the-art theatre. Unwind in the Spa, or survey the horizon from the open-air Bar and pool deck.

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Le Champlain Lounge bar


In-cabin amenities

  • Private Balcony
  • En-Suite Bathroom with Shower and WC
  • Cabin layout: king-size bed or twin beds
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Ipod(TM) players
  • Flatscreen Satellite Television
  • French bath products
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Desk with stationary
  • Video on demand
  • Bathrobes
  • 24hr room service

Onboard cabin amenities

  • A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, an excursions desk and a 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories
  • Two gastronomic restaurants
  • 200sq m main lounge which can accommodate all passengers
  • Spa and beauty area
  • Pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, a pleasant solarium, an outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas
  • State-of-the-art theatre
  • Hydraulic platform with adjustable height providing easier boarding and easier zodiac embarkation and disembarkation. Easier access to the sea for swimming and water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding

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