188Ship Type: Luxury Expedition ShipOperated by: Ponant
Le Jacques Cartier embodies the unique atmosphere and a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy, and comfort. Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites offers a truly unique cruising experience.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you can 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.
All staterooms feature a private balcony, individually controlled air conditioning, minibar, flat-screen satellite TV, desk with stationary, iPod players, satellite direct line telephone, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, French bath products, 24hr room service, wifi internet access.
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 Jacques Cartier has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.
The reception area includes a reception/concierge desk, an excursions desk, the ship’s administrative services, the sales office, manned by the Guest Relations Officer, the boutique which sells clothing, jewelry, beauty products, postcards and various accessories and 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 practicing various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.
The pool deck offers 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 passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organized during the day or evening.
Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with the latest sound and lighting technology, and a LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.