French cruise line Compagnie Du Ponant has ordered a new yacht from the Italian Fincantieri shipyard.

Set to be delivered in spring 2015, the new vessel will join Le Ponant, Le Boreal, L’Austral and Le Soleal.

The new addition will sail the shores of Alaska in the summer and those of Australia and New Zeland in winter. With five decks and one sun deck the new 264-passenger vessel will have 132 staterooms and suites, 95% with balconies.

Veronique Saade, deputy executive vice president of the line, said: “Specifically tailored to what our passengers seek, these intimate ships with their innovative design allow us to explore exceptional destinations in the most extreme regions, while enjoying a level of comfort that is second-to-none: a five star expedition and tailor-made service as conceived by Compagnie Du Ponant.”