PONANT Plans to Acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises

  PONANT, the world leader of luxury expeditions to locations that only small ships can navigate, has announced its plan to acquire PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES, the renowned specialist in sailings to exotic ports in French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Like PONANT, PAUL GAUGUIN combines exceptional itineraries with luxury hotel services and fine cuisine to create memorable experiences at sea. Following the acquisition, the two cruise lines will keep their management, Diane Moore acting as CEO of …

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PONANT Announces Partnership with the Musée du Louvre to Launch Two New Cultural Cruises in 2020

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  July 16, 2019 – PONANT announces a new partnership with the Musée du Louvre to offer two exceptional new cruises in 2020 on the themes of discovery and transmission. Through itineraries carefully designed by PONANT and onboard programming with curators and department directors from the Louvre, guests will discover the ancient lands that have inspired the museum’s collections. The two sailings through the Adriatic and the Persian Gulf will depart in August and November 2020, respectively. …

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PONANT and INTERPOL Partner to Enhance Maritime Security

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  July 15, 2019 – INTERPOL is expanding its I-Checkit program in partnership with PONANT cruise line as part of efforts to further strengthen security for the global cruise industry. The phased roll-out of the I-Checkit passenger screening system across PONANT’s cruise operations began July 1, 2019, following the successful completion of a three-month pilot phase that concluded in March. The integration of I-Checkit into PONANT’s global passenger check-in process will enable INTERPOL to undertake the secure …

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PONANT and Relais & Châteaux Announce New Partnership to Offer Three Gastronomic Cruises in 2020

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  July 8, 2019 – PONANT, the global leader in luxury expeditions and the only French-owned cruise line, and Relais & Châteaux, a beacon of excellence in hospitality and gastronomy, have come together to create all-new culinary cruise experiences for 2020. Each hosted by a Relais & Châteaux Chef, three itineraries in Europe, Africa, and Asia are currently on sale and available to book, with more to follow in 2021. Philippe Gombert, President of Relais & Châteaux …

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Edie Rodriguez to Host PONANT Cruises America’s Brand Chairman 2020 Cruise

  May 23, 2019: PONANT, the leader in luxury expeditions and extraordinary itineraries to destinations only small ships can reach, has announced that Edie Rodriguez, Americas Brand Chairman of PONANT, will host “AN EXPLORATION IN NATURE IN COSTA RICA & THE PANAMA CANAL,” a 10-night/11-day nature experience aboard the new luxury EXPLORER ship, Le Dumont-d’Urville, scheduled for January 6 -16, 2020. The new itinerary is featured in PONANT’s Quintessential Collection, a series of themed immersion cruises designed …

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PONANT will “Celebrate American Composers with The Boston Pops” Aboard Le Champlain in October 2020

  PONANT, the leader in luxury expeditions and extraordinary itineraries to ports of call that only small ships can navigate, has announced that it will “Celebrate American Composers with the Boston Pops” aboard Le Champlain from October 19 to 27, 2020. The cruise is featured in PONANT’s Quintessential Collection of themed cruises that offer in-depth experiences exploring a range of cultural and lifestyle subjects. It is a musical marriage of Old World French elegance and New World …

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Experience the Grandeur of Northern Europe

  Cruise in comfort and luxury aboard one of PONANT’s eco-friendly, intimate ships to exceptional destinations in Northern Europe. We invite your clients to discover nature, history and culture on specially created itineraries that explore the English Channel and the Irish Sea, the world’s best museums between Belgium and Denmark, and the fairy tale cities in the Baltic Sea—highlighted with a stop in St. Petersburg that reveals the majesty of Imperial Russia.   To book a cruise …

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PONANT Announces A World Affairs Cruise in the Baltic Sea Timely Conversations and Fascinating Ports while Experiencing the New Luxury Yacht, Le Dumont d’Urville

  PONANT, the world leader in luxury expeditions and extraordinary itineraries to ports of call that only small ships can navigate, has announced a compelling World Affairs Cruise in the Baltic. Scheduled for August 5 to 13, 2020, the eight-night cruise is an offering within PONANT’s Quintessential Collection, a series of cruises that delve deeply into a subject and/or destination. The cruise, aboard the soon-to-launched luxury EXPLORER yacht, Le Dumont-d’Urville, will begin in Stockholm and end in …

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PONANT Announces “An Immersion in Japanese Culture,” an In-Depth Look at Japan’s History, Culture and Traditions in the New Quintessential Collection Series

  PONANT, the world leader in luxury expeditions and exciting itineraries to ports of call where only small ships can venture, has announced “An Immersion in Japanese Culture.” The new sailing is part of the Quintessential Collection, a series of themed cruises featuring notable onboard speakers and excursions ashore that embrace the local culture. The nine-day/eight-night cruise, scheduled for May 30 to June 7, 2020 aboard Le Soléal, departs from Osaka and ends in Maizuru with stops …

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The name of PONANT’s Icebreaker ship is revealed: Le Commandant Charcot, a tribute to a sailor known as “the gentleman of the Poles”

I love the idea of a luxury expedition cruise and Ponant offers just that. Their newest ship will be a polar exploration vessel. Here are the details: PONANT, the global leader in luxury expeditions and the only French-owned cruise line, has revealed the name of its newest polar exploration vessel: Le Commandant Charcot. The hybrid electric icebreaker, the first of its kind, has been named in honor of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot, who was known as “the gentleman …

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