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Ponant Expedition Cruise Ship Stranded in Chile; Passengers Flown Home & Sailings Canceled



Le Soleal - Ponant CruisesLe Soleal, an expedition cruise ship operated by Ponant, has been stranded in Chile since November 14 after one of the ship’s propellers was damaged while sailing through the Kirke Passage. The incident forced the cancellation of the current sailing as well as a subsequent cruise that was scheduled to depart today from Ushuaia, Argentina. (cruisecritic.com)

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Ponant Amends Le Soleal November Sailing Schedule



Le Soleal - Ponant CruisesPonant has announced that the November 20, 2018, sailing of Le Soléal has been cancelled to assess damage and carry out any necessary repairs. “On Wednesday 14 November 2018, Le Soléal, which at the time was under the control of a Chilean pilot, onboard to comply with maritime regulations, suffered a technical incident as she was sailing through the Kirke Passage in Chile, and one of her propellers was damaged,” the company said, in a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Ponant Kimberley 2020 voyages released

Ponant's Le Lapérouse (Photo credit Philip Plisson, Ponant)The PONANT Kimberley May – August 2020 series of 10 to 13 night voyages has been released. An exceptional opportunity to explore one of the remotest regions on earth, simply stunning in size, breathtaking in colour, home to saltwater crocodiles and extraordinary in its wealth of indigenous rock art. (expeditioncruising.com)

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Ponant Icebreaker to Carry Name Le Commandant Charcot



Fincantieri's subsidiary Vard Will Build The First Arctic LNG Cruise Vessel For Ponant  (Artist impression, Stirling Design Int.)Ponant has revealed the name of its newest polar exploration vessel: Le Commandant Charcot, according to a statement. 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 of the Poles.” (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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