Luxury yachting with Ponant Explorer: Le Bougainville
The Hottest Expedition Yacht You’ve Never Heard About…Until Now!
Climb aboard the Ponant’s new expedition yacht with Tzell travel agent, Stephanie Serino, as she takes us on a jaw-dropping tour of Le Bougainville, which features only 92 rooms and suites, all with a private balcony. Stephanie was able to take a personal tour on June 8, 2019, and her account of the yacht’s luxurious design and amenities will have you inspire you to book a voyage on the Mediterranean or Aegean Sea post haste.
Ponant is not well-known in the U.S. yet, but this French company has been offering classic yachting experiences and luxury expedition cruises since 1991. Exploring all seven continents, Ponant has been a leader in polar expeditions for 20 years. Le Bougainville is the third of six “Ponant Explorer” yachts representing a huge fleet expansion. Le Bougainville (and all the other “Ponant Explorer” yachts) are built for 184 guests and 110 crew members. Ponant describes the decor as ‘ethnic-chic’ which is spot on: organic shapes and natural colors create a cozy warmth, and exotic design elements evoke a spirit of adventure. I really liked it.