LE BOUGAINVILLE

imo 9814040

Registered Owner:  Caroline 69 Sasu- France (a Compagnie du Ponant ) - Operator: Ponant Cruises - France 

Entered service: 2019 - Gross tonnage: 9.988 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 180 - All berths: 184 - Passenger decks: 6 - Length: 131,46  m.-  Beam: 18 m. - Draught: 4,7 m. - Number of Crew : 110 - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 Wärtsilä diesel engines 8 cyl. type 8L20 of 2.000 kW each at 195 rpm. operated on marine gasoil.  Propulsion: The set-up involves two shaft lines driven by Indar electric motors, which have Rolls-Royce controllable pitch propellers with variable speed. -Service speed: 12 knots - Max. speed: 15 knots - Built: Vard Soviknes - Norway - Yard no.850 - Flag: France Wallis and Futuna- Classification: Bureau Veritas (Ice class rating of PC6 - clean ship)

Sister ships:  Le Laperouse (2018) - Le Champlain (2018) - Le Dumont d'Urville (2019) - Le Bellot (2020) - Le Surville (2020)

     Passenger space ratio all berths: 54.22
   
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 55.42
Short Description:
Le Bougainville is the third ship of the Explorer class, sets sail in the morning of 8 April and she is currently sailing to Spain to start her maiden cruise on 15 April from Malaga.She will be officially inaugurated on 4 June.
Ponant is delighted with its collaboration with Vard, the Norwegian subsidiary of the Italian shipyard, Fincantieri, both in terms of the design and construction of the new vessels as well as the respect for the deadlines of the development schedule.
Combining an intimate size with just 92 staterooms and suites, all with a balcony or private terrace, taut, sleek lines, refined design, cutting-edge technologies, respect for the environment and major innovations, Le Bougainville is truly the symbol of the new generation of ships flying the French flag.
As with all the PONANT EXPLORERS vessels, it is fitted with a world first, the “Blue Eye”. This multi-sensorial underwater salon will allow guests to discover and experience the underwater world via two portholes in the form of a cetaceous eye looking out on to the sea bed, non-intrusive underwater lighting, and hydrophones integrated into the keel retransmitting the natural symphony of the deep water, as well as Body Listening sofas, offering a unique sensorial listening experience by corporal resonance.
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 third ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bougainville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.The ship flies the French flag.

For more info please visit first two Le Laperouse and Le Champlain

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