Wild Earth Travel charters Ponant’s newest explorer ship, Le Bellot, for an exclusive ocean voyage from Lyttelton, Christchurch to Melbourne.
Experience the Wild Earth way to Australia and enjoy the French opulence of Le Bellot. Discover the five star luxury, comfort and service of Ponant with all-inclusive gourmet cuisine and premium drinks. There are two restaurants on board to choose from, and the opportunity to discover the multi-sensory underwater bar the Blue Eye Lounge. Whilst at sea, relax in style in the sauna, spa or pool side on a choice of alfresco decks.
Le Bellot features an innovative and environmentally-friendly design, elegant staterooms, and spacious suites with large windows and lounge areas that open onto the outside. This brand new exclusive yacht boasts just 92 staterooms and suites offering a truly unique cruising experience. As part of the Ponant Explorer fleet Le Bellot will offer an incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, in an ethnic-chic ambience with luxury service. Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
• Gourmet cuisine and premium drinks within the two restaurants
• The Blue Eye Lounge – a multi-sensory underwater bar
• Time to relax and enjoy the sauna and spa
• Various shows and presentations
• Health and wellness getaway, yoga, spa and relaxation
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship
Length: 131 metres
Passenger Capacity: 184
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship.
To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals.
In a relaxed atmosphere, an outdoor grill on Deck 3 will serve grilled meats with a variety of salads and desserts.
Le Bellot has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.
A 140 m² reception area includes:
A reception/concierge desk,
An excursions desk,
The ship’s administrative services,
The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer,
Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories,
Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.
A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides:
Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship,
Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions,
Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.
A pool deck offering:
A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system,
A pleasant solarium,
An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.
A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.
Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with:
The latest sound and lighting technology,
A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.