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PONANT unveils 11 new 2019 itineraries

PONANT, the leader in luxury expeditions and the world’s only French-owned cruise line, unveils its Summer 2019 brochure with 100 exceptional cruises featuring 11 new sailings. 2019 also marks the maiden season for Le Bougainville and Le Dumont-d’Urville, the…

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PONANT announces first underwater lounge

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…

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Well this name rolls off the tongue better…sort of

Le Ponant photo courtesy of Compagnie des Iles du Ponant French luxury yacht line Compagnie des Iles du Ponant has changed its name to Compagnie du Ponant. After twenty years the Marseilles-based line felt it needed to have an easier to remember and understand name for more global recognition. Yes, it’s shorter, but why not name it something people can really remember like Pepe le cruise? Read for more…
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Pirates seize luxury cruise ship off Somalia

Le Ponant photo courtesy of Compagnie des Iles du Ponant The French three-masted sailing ship Le Ponant was hijacked by pirates on Friday morning in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. The luxury ship was carrying 30 crew and no passengers. This is the same region where the Seabourn Spirit was attacked by rocket-propelled grenades in November 2005. Read for more details…

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