Artemis Group – Francois Pinault / Pinault Family
Marseille, France (Global HQ) – Sydney, Australia (Asia Pacific HQ)
For 35 years, PONANT has led responsible tourism and exploration with its 13 French-flagged luxury expedition ships, each equipped with advanced environmental tech. Mixing French-inspired luxury, sustainability and barefoot luxury, PONANT sails globally, from the North Pole to Antarctica. Its CLEAN-SHIP certified fleet offers journeys that merge luxury and education. PONANT crafts transformative itineraries, guided by experts, creating ambassadorial travellers who understand and protect the places they visit.
Onboard, guests enjoy open bars with Champagne, gourmet dining, Ladurée macarons, and Hermes and Clarins amenities. The revolutionary Le Commandant Charcot, an eco-friendly luxury icebreaker, brings unprecedented polar exploration with its research lab, electric propulsion and distinctive excursions led by experts. From Inuit experiences in Greenland to Antarctic missions, Le Commandant Charcot sets new standards in exploration and luxury.