Le Ponant is a sleek, three-masted sailing vessel measuring 290 feet long. Built in 1991 in France, Le Ponant 32 well-appointed cabins are positioned mid-ship and have outside views, double or twin beds, mini-bar, hi-fi system, individual air conditioning, telephone, bathrobes, and a private shower and toilet. The four-deck vessel has ample deck space and is well served by two restaurants. Breakfast and lunch are enjoyed buffet-style under a canopied deck, while dinner is taken in the attractive dining room. Other facilities include a main lounge, terrace lounge and bar, small library, and boutique.