Are you ready to embark on a fascinating professional and personal adventure, taking on challenges and helping us to develop our fleet? Welcome aboard!
Come and find out more about the world of PONANT: the only French cruise shipowners.
> Our DNA
From the moment of its creation, PONANT made the bold decision to focus on smaller cruise ships. And in keeping with our fleet, our teams offer each employee the possibility to play their part and contribute to the company’s development. An entrepreneurial spirit is part of our DNA and has persisted thanks to the presence in our head office of one of Ponant’s co-founders, Jean Emmanuel Sauvée. A shared passion for the sea and the wish to travel helps to unite our teams, who are devoted to their jobs.
“In 1988, at the tender age of 23, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée decided to perpetuate the tradition of the French merchant navy by creating the only cruise company flying the French flag. An exciting human adventure that he brought to life with a dozen other officers from the Merchant Navy.”
> Our expertise
The only French yacht cruise company, Ponant has become a leader in a new style of luxury cruising and promotes the art of sea travel around the world. Ponant is a key player in the luxury sector and a staunch proponent of the French maritime tradition with its high quality services. The excellence, refinement and eye for detail of our employees are the keys to our success. Ponant is now continuing its development (four new ships by 2020) with a shareholder who shares this same vision for the future: Artémis, the holding of the Pinault family.
“In the last three years, we have financed and launched new ships, opened new offices in Australia and China, and taken over one of the leaders in the cultural cruise sector in the United States. Today, we are entering a new phase with a long-term shareholder who shares our vision and our ambitions for Ponant, as a company offering top-of-the range cruises worldwide. Ponant would like to continue to expand overseas as well as consolidating its positions in France, Switzerland and Belgium, and in doing so enter into a new stage in its development. We are aiming to become the world leader in luxury cruises by 2020, with a fleet of 10 ships.”
Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, Ponant CEO
> Our key figures
The current Ponant fleet consists of four yachts(Le Boréal, L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial), and one sailing ship (Le Ponant).
There are 200 Ponant employees working in our 6 offices: Marseille, Mata Utu, Sydney, Hamburg, New York and Shanghai as well as in our flagship in Paris.
800 dedicated crew work for Ponant on our 5 ships, across all the world's oceans.
In 2015, the Group had a turnover of around 145 million euros.