Tagged: Ponant (Compagnie du Ponant)

Cruise ships in French waters agree to pollute less



The main cruise ship operators in French waters have agreed on measures to limit pollution caused by their vessels, including hooking up to the power grid instead of keeping their engines running during stopovers. The “Blue Charter” agreement signed in Marseille by Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, Royal Carribean Cruises and Ponant also pledged to use less-polluting fuel when maneuvering in harbors as well as other measures to reduce emissions. (reuters.com)

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Ponant Will Expand Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Fleet



Paul Gauguin PG CruisesLuxury small ship operator Ponant, which recently purchased Paul Gauguin Cruises, plans to expand that Tahiti/South Pacific luxury line’s fleet beyond its current single ship, the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin. Agents can expect an announcement on fleet expansion for Paul Gauguin early next year. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Ponant Purchases Paul Gauguin




Paul Gauguin PG CruisesPonant has confirmed it has reached a deal to purchase Paul Gauguin Cruises, which will continue operating under its own brand. Paul Gauguin will remain an independent company, headquartered in Washington State and under the leadership of Diane Moore, president, according to sources. Ponant, which has been on an expansion track, adds another company and cruise brand into its portfolio under the ownership of the Pinault family and Groupe Artémis. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Set Sail for the World’s Most Inspiring Continent on a Luxury Expedition Cruise to Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent




Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsA profoundly moving and otherworldly place, Antarctica is the only continent on earth dedicated to peaceful exploration and science. Abercrombie & Kent, longtime leaders in luxury expedition cruising, reveal the White Continent’s unparalleled wonders on a choice of four voyages in 2020 and 2021.

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Abercrombie & Kent Develops New Cultural Cruise Exploring the Baltic Sea




Stortorget - Old Town in Stockholm (Stefano Fermi)In response to the growing interest in immersive cultural journeys, Abercrombie & Kent is expanding its 2020 portfolio of Luxury Expedition Cruises with “Cruising the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen to St. Petersburg”, a comprehensive voyage that explores the cultures and complex relationships between Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Russia.

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Ponant Takes Delivery of Le Dumont d’Urville



Le Dumont d'Urville (Courtesy Studio PONANT - Frédéric Michel)Ponant has welcomed the ninth ship to its fleet and the fourth in its Explorer class of ships as the Le Dumont d’Urville has joined the company’s fleet. On June 14, Ponant took delivery of Le Dumont d’Urville as the ship left the port of Søvik, Norway for Bergen, ready to depart on her maiden cruise. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Explore the Remote North In-Depth and In-Style with Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Expedition Cruising




Le BorealMore than polar bears, midnight sun and Viking culture, the Arctic offers a remarkable history of exploration and survival, Inuit traditions and natural phenomena. Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Expedition Cruises highlight the region’s varied offerings, including — new for 2020— Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise and a sweeping 48-day Grand Arctic Voyage that combines all of A&K’s Arctic offerings into one epic adventure that spans five Arctic regions.

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Tauck Continues to Expand its Small Ship Cruise Portfolio with “London, Bordeaux & Iberian Charms” Itinerary




London. Piccadilly CircusTauck has announced details of a new 13-day cruise itinerary highlighting cultural destinations in the UK, France, Spain and Portugal. The company’s new “London, Bordeaux & Iberian Charms” journey will launch with three dates in September and October of 2020, as the company continues its multi-year plan to double the passenger capacity of its small ship cruising portfolio.

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Ponant’s Edie Rodriguez to Host New Nature-Themed Itinerary




Ponant's Le Lapérouse   (Photo credit Philip Plisson, Ponant)Ponant has announced that Edie Rodriguez, the line’s Americas brand chairman, will host “An Exploration in Nature” in Costa Rica & the Panama Canal, a 10-night / 11-day nature experience aboard the brand’s new ship, Le Dumont-d’Urville, from January 6 -16, 2020. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Ponant and National Geographic Expeditions announce three new 16- to 21-day cruises to Antarctica



Le Lyrial (Courtesy Philip Plisson, Ponant)With a shared common vision in premium experiences and responsible travel, PONANT and National Geographic Expeditions offer an extensive range of expedition cruises throughout the world. Their unique itineraries allow guests to experience some of the most remote places on the planet, with a focus on respecting the cultures, environment and marine life of the places visited.

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