PONANT’s new catamaran sets sail this European summer

Spirit of Ponant
Spirit of Ponant

Spirit of Ponant will offer a unique luxury and eco-friendly catamaran experience when it sets sail from Corsica this June

Spirit of Ponant is the latest addition to PONANT’s fleet. This 24m maxi-catamaran features six staterooms offering sails with up to 12 guests and four crew including a chef, seaman and a steward. “Our guests will experience what it is really like to be a sailor, including interacting with the captain to create a voyage that meets their desires and expectations,” explained Hervé Gastinel, CEO of PONANT.

Launching in June 2024, the Lagoon Seventy 7 yacht will spend the summer in Corsica, France before heading to the Seychelles for winter 2025. The addition of Spirit of Ponant to PONANT’s fleet reflects the company’s commitment to more responsible tourism and its historical attachment to sailing.

“Embarking on the Spirit of Ponant is to have an authentic experience of sailing at sea, with extremely easy access to the sea and water sports activities,” stated Guillaume Le Brec, expert in ship routing and propulsion at PONANT and the experienced skipper in charge of this project at PONANT.

Itineraries aboard Spirit of Ponant will be developed based on the captain’s recommendation combined with guests’ experience preferences. PONANT features aboard this catamaran include the company’s gastronomy, wine cellar and signature cocktails and room service. Nautical activities range from paddle-boarding and wakeboarding to snorkelling and beyond.

This European summer, seven night cruises start in Corsica from 13 July, from Bonifacio to Bonifacio, followed by sailings in the Seychelles from Mahé to Mahé in late 2024 and in 2025. Prices start from $12,400 AUD per person. For bookings and the latest itinerary updates, see

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