For over 30 years, Ponant‘s ships have been sailing all the world’s oceans and offering its guests the very best of the French way of life. An essential part of French culture, gastronomy understandably has a special place aboard the company’s ships. Meeting the very high standards of guests, Ponant cruises are an invitation to discover fragrant flavours, carefully selected ingredients and refined dishes. On board, a brigade of talented chefs, who are driven by their passion for French culinary heritage and draw inspiration from the ports of call visited, preside over a setting worthy of the greatest tables.
Ponant & Ducasse Conseil deliver gastronomic excellence
Based on its collaboration since 2016 with Ducasse Conseil, the expert catering service of Ducasse Paris, Ponant is hoisting its culinary standards even higher thanks to a catering offering that has been redesigned for the entire fleet.
Philippe Tremel, Ponant Corporate Chef, said, “It is a daily challenge to combine the requirements of onboard catering with our passion for French haute cuisine. This collaboration enables us to pursue this search for culinary excellence on board to serve our guests.”
This long-term collaboration between the two companies incorporates review, optimisation of the culinary offering and world-class training for the teams on board and is based on three principles, “Healthy. Tasty. Elegant”, for exceptional culinary experiences.
Themed gastronomic cruises for privileged culinary and oenological moments
For its most epicurean guests, Ponant proposes gastronomically themed cruises every year. With ports of call in the heart of sites with a rich cultural heritage, tastings, gala dinners with careful attention paid to the wine, these cruises promise privileged culinary and oenological moments.
These themed cruises provide an opportunity to set sail alongside illustrious guests and, in particular, Michelin-starred chefs, distinguished sommeliers or specialist journalists who share their passion for the culinary art with guests through tastings, workshops and fascinating conferences.
Exquisite destinations of Ponant’s next gastronomic cruises
Panama & Pre-Columbian Treasures Cruise – in partnership with Cuisine et Vins de France magazine
Through an exceptional itinerary, Ponant invites travellers to discover an unspoiled America where the past seems to have left a still intact, indelible mark. This gastronomic and cultural cruise aboard L’Austral will sail from the wild islands in the Gulf of Panama to the legendary land of the Incas.
Between culinary demonstrations, fine wine tastings and conferences about new gastronomic trends, everyone will be able to fall under the spell of all-new flavours. A gala dinner conceived and orchestrated by Christian Le Squer, the three-Michelin-starred chef of Four Seasons Hôtel George V in Paris, will also be one of the highlights of this cruise. Philippe Faure-Brac, winner of World’s Best Sommelier, and Sophie Menut, Editor-in-Chief of Cuisine et Vins de France magazine, will also be on board to share their passion with guests.
From Fuerte Amador to Callao
23 October – 1 November 2019 – 10 days / 9 nights
Find out more about the cruise here.
Gastronomy, Vineyards & Grands Crus, Cruise Northern Europe – in partnership with Ducasse Conseil and Château Latour
With this cruise in partnership with Ducasse Conseil and Château Latour, Ponant subtly blends gastronomy and oenology. This epicurean itinerary is punctuated with ports of call in the heart of exceptional vineyards and towns with a rich cultural heritage, along the Atlantic coast.
To enhance the experience, the famous cheesemaker Bernard Antony will also be present on board, proposing a buffet of exceptional mature cheeses. This gourmet journey will also be the occasion to chat with the famous sommelier Eric Beaumard, who will give fascinating conferences about wine throughout the cruise.
Guests will have the privilege of discovering all the know-how and excellence of two renowned chefs, currently in charge of Ducasse Paris’ restaurants, during prestigious gala dinners.
From Lisbon to Lorient
11–19 April 2020 – 9 days / 8 nights
Find out more about the cruise here.
For more information on Ponant, see en.ponant.com