Le Jacques-Cartier is a contemporary vessel with sleek, tapered lines, boasting environmentally friendly features and state-of-the-art technology. Its tasteful décor embodies the essence of PONANT, with light tones and an open-to-the-sea design that bathes the interior in soft light and luminosity throughout the day. The ship’s ethnic chic ambience pays tribute to the destinations it visits.

Nestled below the waterline, the Blue Eye provides a one-of-a-kind experience, allowing guests to admire underwater views and listen to the sounds of the marine world while enjoying a glass together.

The common areas onboard Le Jacques Cartier

.The Blue Eye – Deck 0

  • A underwater lounge
  • Enough room for 40 passengers

The hydraulic platform – Deck 2

  • Much easier onboard access than on any other cruise ship
  • Easier disembarking and embarking by Zodiac when participating in expeditions
  • Swimming and bathing in the sea and various nautical sports, such as kayaking and paddleboarding

Reception – Deck 3

  • A 140 m² (1,500 ft²) space
  • A reception/concierge/excursions service
  • 50m² (540 ft²) shop selling a line of clothing, jewellery, beauty care products, postcards and various accessories.
  • The facilities accessible to persons with reduced mobility

The main lounge – Deck 3

  • A 200 m² (2,150 ft²) main lounge
  • Able to accommodate all our passengers at once for moments of shared conviviality, and as a venue for both daytime and evening shows and entertainment

The theatre – Deck 3

  • 188-seat capacity
  • Cutting edge audio and lighting technology
  • LED stage background wall enabling the projection of ultra-high resolution media

The pool deck – Deck 3

  • A swimming pool offering panoramic views and equipped with a counter-current system
  • A pleasant, attractive sun deck
  • An exterior bar and lounge equipped with armchairs and sofas

The panoramic lounge – Deck 6

  • Library, internet space, bar, and live entertainment on certain evenings
  • Direct access to the panoramic terrace

Wellness area – Deck 7

  • Spa in partnership with CLARINS™: massage and treatment cubicles, beauty care cubicle
  • KÉRASTASE / L’Oréal Paris hair salon
  • Free access sauna (open during the day)
  • Gym (open during the day)

The restaurants onboard Le Jacques-Cartier

An essential component of French culture, gastronomy naturally has a place of honour onboard this PONANT EXPLORER.

The Le Nautilus
gastronomic restaurant – Deck 4

A panoramic restaurant large enough to accommodate all the passengers at one sitting. Offering a different concept than on Ponant’s other ships, this space is open to the exterior and serves buffets of salads, desserts and cheeses. A table service is provided by discreet and attentive staff for hot meals

  • 260 m2 (2,800 ft²)
  • Wine cellar

Grill Restaurant
Deck 3

An exterior grill restaurant on deck 3 offering a relaxed ambience

  • Views out over the pool deck
  • Grilled meats and a variety of salads and desserts

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