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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia with Ponant in 2019

Le Champlain, one of Ponant four 184-berth Explorer class expedition ships  (Artist impression)A voyage to the Sub Antarctic Islands provides the perfect opportunity for bird watchers, wildlife photographers and nature lovers to observe in close-up the extraordinary density and variety of bird and marine life found on and around this scattering of remote islands lying to the south of New Zealand and Australia. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Ponant Statement Concerning News Posted At Maritimebulletin.net

“On 18 November 2017, L’Austral, a cruise ship belonging to French cruise company PONANT sailing in the Banyak archipelago in Indonesia, altered course to stop in Palau Asok. Both the Captain and the expedition leader made this choice in order to offer passengers a more interesting programme than the one initially scheduled.




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French luxury cruise ship with hundreds of tourists expelled after unauthorized call

(See statement by Ponant – November 21st, 2017) Luxury cruise ship L’AUSTRAL with hundreds of tourists on board was expelled from waters of Banyak Islands, northwest Sumatra, Indian ocean, after she was spotted by locals on Nov 16, being anchored off Asok island, and engaged in recreational activities. (maritimebulletin.net)




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Ponant releases Kimberley 2019 season featuring new ship

The Ponant Explorer new class ship  (Artist impression)With Ponant’s four sell-out 2017 season voyages successfully completed and 2018 selling strongly, Monique Ponfoort, Vice President Asia Pacific announced the 2019 Kimberley season will feature Ponant’s brand new small luxury expedition ship Le Laperouse. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Ponant Announces Two New Executive Appointments

Ponant announced two new appointments to the company’s North American sales team. Theresa Gatta has been named Vice President of Sales – North America, and Ellen Mcilvaine is the new Director of Business Development in the Pacific Northwest, according to a statement from the French brand. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Ponant Latin America and Caribbean 2018-2019 cruises

Reflecting the growth of international interest in Latin America & the Caribbean as cruise destinations, French Luxury & Expedition cruise line PONANT has released an extensive range of voyages covering the period October 2018 – April 2019. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Australia: French cruise ship to call Darwin home

Luxury French ship L’Austral will call Darwin home for the next month, and will return in July 2018. Tourism Minister Lauren Moss said it was the biggest expedition ship to ever home port in Darwin. She said about 1500 cruise ship passengers are expected to stay on the L’Austral during the 2017 home port season, along with 136 crew. (ntnews.com.au)




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Ponant releases spectacular Kimberley expedition aerial footage

Our Australian cruises: experience the Kimberley | Ponant

The first sell-out season of PONANT Kimberley expeditions has been captured with spectacular drone footage taken by acclaimed Australian photographer Nick Rains featuring Kimberley highlights from a new dimension. (etbtravelnews.global)




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Private Shore Experiences With New Abercrombie & Kent Greece Cruise

RhodesOnce limited to the Polar regions, Luxury Expedition Cruising is expanding in both interest and geography. Following the success of cruises to Japan, Abercrombie & Kent has announced its inaugural cruise through the Greek islands aboard the brand-new, exclusively-chartered luxury vessel, ‘La Laperouse.’




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Ponant Launches Expedition Brochure

Le BorealPonant has launched a new brochure that presents the company’s expedition cruise offering ranging from polar cruises to expeditions in tropical regions, according to a prepared statement. The itineraries range from the Arctic to Latina America over the course of the 2018-2019 cruise season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Ponant’s ‘Blue Eye’ Underwater Lounge to Feature Vibrating Sofas and Hydrophone Sound System on Four New Cruise Ships

Is this the most exciting new feature for a cruise ship? While other cruise lines launch onboard versions of amenities and attractions found on land, Ponant has designed a venue that heightens the experience of the ocean — an underwater lounge that allows passengers to see, hear and virtually feel the passing marine life of the deep sea. (cruisecritic.com)




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Luxury Adventure Operator Inca Announces 17-Day Antarctic Expedition For 2018 Guided By Leading Naturalist And Veteran Of 60 Trips

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland IslandsLuxury adventure operator, INCA (International Nature and Cultural Adventures), is offering a 17-day expedition called Across the Southern Ocean (January 16 to February 1, 2018) that includes 15 nights aboard the luxury polar expedition ship Le Lyrial, an exclusive program led by veteran guide Richard Polatty, a special focus on photography, and a night in Buenos Aires.




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Ponant 2018 northern summer voyages brochure

The Ponant Explorer new class ship  (Artist impression)The new April – November 2018 Ponant brochure, in addition to new routes to be discovered, highlights two important events: the 30th anniversary of the company which was founded in 1988 by Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, its current President, and the arrival of the first two yachts out of four in the series of Ponant Explorers. (expeditioncruising.com)




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Tauck Doubles Small Ship Cruising Capacity, Expands Partnership with Ponant

The Ponant Explorer new class ship  (Artist impression)Tauck will double its small ship cruising capacity over the next four years through an expansion of its relationship with luxury expedition cruise line Ponant. As part of the expansion, Tauck is also adding new itineraries to its catalog of small ship cruises, including a new Cuba itinerary. (cruisecritic.com)




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Ponant explorers to feature underwater lounge

The Ponant Explorer new class ship  (Artist impression)Construction of Le Lapérouse continues with the laying of the first block, while the first sheet of steel has been cut for Le Champlain, marking the launch of the construction of the second in the series of four Ponant Explorer ships, due to be delivered in Summer 2018 and Summer 2019. (cruisebusiness.com)




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French cruise ship involved in second investigation

A French cruise ship is being investigated for the second time in a month after reportedly striking a rock in Milford Sound. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) launched an investigation after the L’Austral ship “made contact with a submerged object” at Snares Island, near Stewart Island, last month, a spokesman said. (stuff.co.nz)




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