The Pontant Le Laperouse cruise ship
Philip Plisson

Ponant Le Lapérouse

Cruise ship

Ponant’s new cruise ship may have Hermès bath products, a Michelin-starred chef and 24-hour butlers, but its most striking feature is below deck. A multisensory underwater lounge, dubbed the Blue Eye, features two large portholes just below the water line, allowing daylight to illuminate the marine life below, as well as hydrophones, which pipe in the natural clicks, calls and trills of the underwater world. “Body Listening” sofas vibrate discreetly in time to the underwater orchestra. —Kate Rockwood

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