Tagged: Ponant (Compagnie du Ponant)

Ponant to Offer Cruises from France Starting in July

Le Dumont d'Urville (Courtesy Studio PONANT - Frédéric Michel)Ponant is offering cruises to the local market, sailing from French ports, starting in early July. The company is offering five different itineraries, with Le Dumont d’Urville sailing week long cruises from roundtrip Le Havre from July through September. There is scenic cruising on the Seine River along with zodiac tours in Étretat. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Le Commandant Charcot Heading to Norway

Ponant (Logo)Le Commandant Charcot, Ponant’s innovative hybrid icebreaker, is on its way to Norway for final outfitting. The 270-guest ship was met by three Boreal-class Ponant ships in the Strait of Gibraltar earlier this week for a photo opportunity. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Ponant Reveals Inaugural Antarctic Sailings for Hybrid Expedition Cruise Ship

Fincantieri's subsidiary Vard Will Build The First Arctic LNG Cruise Vessel For Ponant  (Artist impression, Stirling Design Int.)Ponant has revealed the inaugural Antarctic sailings for its first-ever hybrid electric polar vessel, “Le Commandant Charcot”. Among the highlights of the ships 2021/22 winter season will be a visit to Peter Island, one of the least visited islands in the region, as well as tethered hot air balloon rides above Antarctica. (cruisecritic.com)

Fincantieri And Ponant Sign An Moa For The Construction Of 2 New-generation Cruise Ships for Paul Gauguin Cruises

Currently PG Cruises operates the Paul GauguinFincantieri has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA), worth about 300 million euro, for the construction and design of 2 new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels for the French cruise company PONANT, a subsidiary of Artemis Group (holding company of the Pinault family). The MoA also envisages an option for one further sistership. (more…)

Ponant releases two new cruise collections

Ponant (Logo)This collection represents a wish-list of 38 tempting voyages, departing between September 2020 and April 2021, that include evocative destinations such as the Caribbean, Belize, Grenadines, Martinique and Guatemala as well as exploration in the Sea of Cortez, Chilean fjords and the Amazon River. (etbtravelnews.global)

Explore Iceland & Greenland Alongside Adventurer Alex Pancoe on a Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Expedition Cruise

Le BorealWhile curiosity about the world’s largest island has exploded in recent weeks, Greenland has been a beacon to explorers for centuries. Therefore it’s a natural fit for Abercrombie & Kent to introduce active adventures to the new Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise (Aug 13-27, 2020). (more…)

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)

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)

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. (more…)

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