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Le Bellot


The fifth vessel in Ponant's new line of Explorer ships, Le Bellot is a sleek and elegant vessel designed to offer a unique cruising experience.  Featuring 92 staterooms, this limited-capacity vessel offers an intimate and luxurious experience. Each elegantly designed stateroom features spacious suites, large windows and lounge areas opening to the outside decks, offering incredible views in some of the most remote and pristine locations. 

As part of the new Explorer series of vessels, Le Bellot offers an intricate focus on sustainability, with a strong desire to preserve the unique and remote environments through which she sails. The vessel has improved its wastewater management to have absolutely zero impact on the environment, while the engines have been improved to lower emissions, receiving a certified IMO Tier III certification.



Length: 131m/ 430ft

Breadth: 18m / 59ft

Draught: 4.6m / 15ft

Gross Tonnage: 9900

CRUISE SPEED: 12.5 Knots

Passengers: 180

Zodiac & RIBs: 10

Ice Class: 1C

Ship Region:Polar

Reinforced hull & stabilisers for Polar navigation.



The health and safety of our guests, employees and the communities we visit are our highest priority. We have implemented the following measures to secure the highest degree of safety on board. Our policies and procedures may be subject to change due to as we monitor the evolving scientific and medical advice.

Prior to Embarkation: Every guest will be subject to an 'Anti-Covid' access protocol. All guests will be required to fill a health questionnaire prior to departure. Temperature measurement will be conducted before boarding and all personal belongings such as luggage will undergo disenfection.

Onboard Protection: For guests wearing a mask will be required outside of staterooms, except during meals or apertifs. For the crew masks will  be mandatory at all times and when in contact with guests. There will also be automated temperature checking at each passage through strategic locations (gateways, restaurant entrances etc)

Sanitary Management of Air Circulation: All staterooms have 100% fresh air (no air recirculation). Ventilated air in common areas will be conducted at least 5 times per hour.

Social Distancing: Limited capacity will be employed in all public spaces. The shop will be limited to guests only. 8 guests maximum per zodiac.

The medical team will be composed of at least one doctor and one nurse on each cruise. These staff will keep up dot date with the latest medical and scientific advice and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 5 staterooms will be left free at all times in the event isolation is needed.


Should anyone developm Covid-19 related symptoms on baord then they will receive immediate treatment by the medical team as well as isolation in the dedicated isolation staterooms. Coordination and exchange f information will then occur with local shore-side health services and, if the case is confirmed, preparation of care and evacuation to a local facility will be undertaken. Immediate search and isolation of close contacts with diagnostic sampling will be conducted. Complete disinfection of potentially infected areas according to specific protocol will be undertaken.

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