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Le Bellot: Ponant ship offers French stylings, charming destinations
Like the other ships in the Ponant Explorers class of expedition vessels, Le Bellot was designed to provide comfort for its passengers in chic French stylings even as it roamed to some of the globe's most remote and isolated regions.
The lithe 184-passenger ship from Marseille-based Ponant sports a refined European vibe, restrained design touches, modern technologies, smart service and open spaces, contributing to a decidedly different kind of adventure cruise experience.
Le Bellot, which debuted in March 2020, features innovative and environmentally friendly equipment, 92 roomy, classy staterooms with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside. As the first ship in a new class of ships, Le Bellot embodies a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Who will like sailing on Le Bellot
Le Bellot attracts an international crowd of well-heeled, intellectually curious travelers who prefer small-ship sailing and visits to charming, off-the-beaten-path locales and don't mind the lack of onboard activities or splashy stage shows.
Where Le Bellot sails
Le Bellot travels the globe. Its wide-ranging 7- to 15-night itineraries include charming warm weather destinations like the Seychelles, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Corsica, more traditional ports like Mykonos, Reykjavík, Cozumel and Montreal, and future stops in more remote destinations.
On Ponant voyages, French cuisine is a central part of the experience. Dining venues on board include Le Nautilus, a panoramic restaurant lounge, and the Grill Restaurant, an outdoor venue serving grilled specialities.
Activities on board
Like several other Ponant ships, Le Bellot offers a cool area of the ship called the Blue Eye Lounge where you can pretend you're Jules Vern in an underwater submersible. The observation space features curved portholes that let you see the passing sea life.
Above the waterline on deck 6, the Panoramic Lounge offers sweeping 180-degree views of the surrounding seascapes. In the ship's Main Lounge you'll find daily enrichment lectures and briefings about upcoming port visits.
When you arrive at a suitable destination, the onboard marina platform opens up to launch Zodiac boats and organized water sports activities. Le Bellot also features an elegant spa, salon and fitness center.
All 92 staterooms and suites come equipped with private balconies or terraces. Cabins include a flat-screen satellite TV, Bose Bluetooth speaker, Hermes bath products, direct line telephone, 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi.
Interested in a cruise on this ship?
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