Compagnie du Ponant’s – Custom Luxury Yacht No.4 !!
The small French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant has ordered another custom luxury yacht with 132 staterooms, continuing its growth with what will be its sixth ship.
The new vessel, which will cost 100 million euros (about $134 million), will resemble the line’s Le Boreal and L’Austral, launched in May 2010 and April 2011 respectively, and will also comply with voluntary environmental “clean ship” standards. It is expected to launch in June 2013.
As with the other two vessels, the new ship will be built in the Italian Fincantieri shipyard, with the interior planned by French designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.
Compagnie du Ponant has developed a global customer base for high-end, yacht-like cruises from the Baltic Sea and Antarctica. It recently has begun to market more aggressively in the USA.
The line also sails Le Ponant, 32 staterooms; Le Levant, 45 staterooms; and Le Diamant, 113 staterooms and suites.
The line says its “clean ship” designation recognizes numerous eco-friendly features, such as advanced waste water treatment, reduced fuel consumption and emissions, and underwater detection system.
(For more information, visit en.ponant.com.)