Le Jacques Cartier

In keeping with the philosophy of PONANT and the PONANT EXPLORERS, Le Jacques-Cartier combines the desire for adventure with five-star travel. A modern ship with slender, tapered lines, it is environmentally friendly and equipped with innovative technology.
Tastefully decorated, Le Jacques-Cartier reflects the universe so dear to PONANT, with its light tones and open-to-the-sea design providing soft light and luminosity at every instant of the day. Its ethnic chic ambiance pays homage to the destinations we visit.

Located below the waterline, the Blue Eye, the first ever multisensorial lounge, offers a unique experience: the opportunity to enjoy undersea views and the sounds of the marine world whilst sharing a glass together.

Specifications | 430ft | Ice Class 1C| Guest Decks 5 | 184 Guests | 


The Le Nautilus

Gastronomic restaurant – Deck 4
Towards the rear of deck 4 you’ll find a panoramic restaurant large enough to accommodate all our passengers at one sitting. Offering a different concept than on our other ships, this space is open to the exterior and serves buffets of salads, desserts and cheeses. Our discreet and attentive staff provide a table service for hot meals

260 m2 (2,800 ft²)
Wine cellar

The Grill Restaurant

Deck 3
An exterior grill restaurant on deck 3 offering a relaxed ambiance and atmosphere:

Capacity: 70
Views out over the pool deck
Grilled meats and a variety of salads and desserts

Other Facilities

Spa – Wellness Area
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)

2 Lounges


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

The Blue Eye – Deck 0

A multisensorial underwater lounge
Enough room for 40 passengers

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