Compagnie du Ponant

Ponant started out with one ship, Le Ponant, a three masted Barque built in 1991 and still operates with the company today. Eight years later in 1999, the company acquired Le Levant, a yacht, but later sold it to Paul Gauguin Cruises and started to build their own vessels in the following years. Compagnie du Ponant is considered to be the first french cruise line, and since 2019 is also the owner of Paul Gauguin Cruises.

 

On April 4 2008, Le Ponant was seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden while en route from the Seychelles to the Mediterranean. The ship carried no passengers at the time of its capture, but all 30 crewmembers were taken hostage and were released without incident on April 12. Following the release, French helicopters tracked the pirates to the village of Jariban. A sniper disabled the get-away vehicle, and the french commandos were able to capture six men. Local officials claimed that three people died in the raid, with a further eight wounded, but France denied this. Troops also recovered some of the ransom money paid by the owner of the yacht for the release of its crew.

Official website: www.en.ponant.com
Founded on: 1988

Company Category: Luxury
Conglomerate: None (privately owned)
Official Language: English
Sails to: Worldwide
Ship’s Flag: France
Average age of PAX: 50+

Offers free wifi: No
Offers single cabins: Officers only
Allows visible tattoos: No
Allows different hairstyles: No
Provides STCW on board: No
Provides Airline Tickets: Yes
Provides Hotel accommodations: Yes
Requires the Marlin’s Test? Yes, with minimum of 90%

HOW TO APPLY:

 

As most of other cruise lines, if you wish to apply for this company you can do it by applying straight to the company on their website or doing the selection process thought a recruitment agency.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

Previous cruise ship experience needed, with good recommendations. All positions require advanced to fluent english, with high standards of service and certifications.

 CURRENT FLEET:

Le Boréal

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Le Soléal

Le Lyrial

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Le Champlain

Le Bougainville

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Le Ponant

Le Commandant Charcot

COMPANY RATINGS:

Below you have access to the company ratings, according to actual and past crew members of the company on various aspects, ranging from time of permanence, desire to continue working in the company and scores for services provided. Are you working for this company or have you worked on this company before? You can fill this company survey by clicking here!

How long have you been working for this company?

First Contract 0 / 0

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2-4 Contracts 0 / 0

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4-10 Contracts 0 / 0

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Over 10 Contracts 0 / 0

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How did you got hired?

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Applied through an Agency 0 / 0

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Job Fair / Cast Audition 0 / 0

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Concessionaire (Shopping, SPA, etc) 0 / 0

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Do you see yourself doing more contracts in this company?

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Only if promoted 0 / 0

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How's the food at the Mess?

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How's the accommodations? (Your cabin)

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How are the activities for crew? (Crew Parties, Thematic Food, Shore Excursions, Discounts on board, Sportive events, etc.)

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How fast is the on board wifi?

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How often crew have the opportunity to change department? (By cross-training or internal hiring)

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Sometimes, if they deserve it. 0 / 0

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Only with mafia 0 / 0

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How often people get promoted? (Within the same department)

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Only with mafia 0 / 0

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Does the company provide all the trainings on board? (STCW, SCC, Crowd Control, PSCBR, etc.)

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Yes 0 / 0

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Does the company provide Flight tickets during the first contract?

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Not for all positions 0 / 0

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Does the company provide a Hotel prior joining a ship?

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Not for all positions 0 / 0

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Would you recommend other people to apply for this company?

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