Ponant Takes Delivery Of Newest Ship

Ponant welcomes the ninth ship to its fleet and the fourth in the Ponant Explorer series: Le Dumont-d'Urville.

On June 14, Ponant took delivery of Le Dumont-d'Urville as the ship left the port of Søvik, Norway for Bergen, ready to depart on her maiden cruise.

Le Dumont-d’Urville. Photo courtesy of Ponant

With just 92 rooms and suites, Le Dumont-d'Urville joins its sister ships featuring the latest technology and innovations while respecting the environment. Le Dumont-d'Urville also features Ponant’s concept the "Blue Eye." This underwater multi-sensory lounge allows guests to discover and experience the underwater world through two giant windows resembling the eyes of a whale looking out to the seabed. Non-intrusive underwater spotlights reveal the views while hydrophones built into the keel capture the natural symphony of the sea and 'Body Listening' sofas offer sensory accompaniment by vibrating in unison with the sounds.

Le Dumont-d'Urville's maiden season will start August 7, 2019 with an eight-night sailing called the Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea. From there, the ship will continue to the French coasts and the Mediterranean with stops in Honfleur, Lisbo, and Dakar.

With the delivery of the fourth ship in the Ponant Exploreres series, Ponant continues its fleet expansion and readies itself to welcome the next ship, Le Bellot, scheduled for April 2020.

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