Ultimate Luxury

Ponant Le Champlain

From the innovative underwater lounge to the first-class gastronomy, chic contemporary design and small ship vibe, Le Champlain is redefining expedition cruising, combining discovery and exploration within an ultra-luxury environment.

Ponant Le Champlain
  • Ease into expedition cruising on this small intimate ship offering a range of upscale accommodation, dining, entertainment, and exceptional service.

  • Sip a chilled glass of champagne while you spy on the marine life from the unique underwater lounge.

  • Trade up to a suite for a residential experience with butler service, priority boarding and daily snacks.

  • Launch yourself to and from the boat for kayaking, paddleboarding and guided Zodiac excursions aided by the adjustable hydraulic platform.

Alongside sister ships Le Lapérouse and Le Jacques-Cartier, Le Champlain belongs to Ponant’s Explorer Class with state-of-the-art power-saving energy systems, non-discharge wastewater treatment and PC6 ice rating. The sleek design, cutting edge safety and environmental features allow the ship to offer a range of fascinating and far-flung itineraries. Driven by Ponant’s goal to offer luxury level expedition cruising, expect superior accommodation, superb dining options, comfortable shared spaces, and an innovative Blue Sky underwater lounge.

The generously sized staterooms and suites include a seating area, private balcony, ensuite shower and separate WC. Standard amenities include Wi-Fi, climate control, on-demand video and Diptyque bathing products. Staterooms sleep up to two, while suites can accommodate up to four guests and offer additional benefits including butler service, priority boarding and daily snacks. For a private hot tub on the terrace, book the Owner’s Suite, which also includes a private concierge service for bespoke trips and excursions.

Guests can choose from fine French cuisine at Le Nautilus or head to the Grill Restaurant overlooking the pool deck for more a more relaxed dining experience. With just 184 guests and 118 crew, the service levels are exceptional. There are two lounges, the Main Lounge, and the Panoramic Lounge, for daytime relaxation and evening entertainment. The onboard theatre features state of the art audio-visual equipment and lighting, as well as an LED projection wall for ultra-high-resolution images, videos, and presentations. There is a counter-current system in the pool and a fitness studio for keeping in shape. For relaxation there is a spa, sauna, and hair salon. A feature of Le Champlain is the adjustable hydraulic platform giving easy access to a range of water activities and guided Zodiac excursions.


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