Category Archives: Compagnie du Ponant

PONANT Announces Order For Four New Expedition Ships

The world’s only French-flag cruise line and leader in Polar expeditions, PONANT, has signed a letter of intent for the order of four ships from VARD, the Norwegian subsidiary of the Italian FINCANTIERI group. The order is the first step … Continue reading

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World First In Navigation: Two Ponant Cruise Ships Cross Northwest Passage

A WORLD FIRST FLYING THE FRENCH FLAG Having achieved a first for France in 2013, PONANT has pulled off a world first with two of its ships crossing the passage three days apart on the historic explorers’ route via the … Continue reading

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Compagnie du Ponant has been recognized as the “Best for Luxury” by Cruise Critic Editors

Each year the US website Cruise Critic honors the World’s top cruise lines and celebrates the best of cruising with the announcement of its Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards. This year Cruise Critic Editors have selected winners in 18 categories, … Continue reading

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Compagnie du Ponant Announces New Yacht Order

Only French cruise line and Five-Star Expedition specialist, COMPAGNIE DU PONANT has commissioned another new yacht from the Italian Fincantieri shipyard. Due to launch in spring 2015, this latest vessel joins a fleet of four human-size cruise yachts all flying … Continue reading

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2012 Awards for the Compagnie du Ponant!

2012  TourMag rankings. The magazine asked travel agencies, known to be very tough judges, to grade Tour Operators. The result : the Compagnie du Ponant came out top in the “cruise operator” category ! Client satisfaction, brochures, reservation service and … Continue reading

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Compagnie du Ponant Announces All-Inclusive Pricing

Compagnie du Ponant has moved to a simpler and thoroughly transparent pricing structure that highlights all-inclusive fares. All meals, open bar, stocked mini-bars in all staterooms and suites, a welcome-aboard cocktail party, 24-hour room service, all entertainment as indicated within … Continue reading

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Compagnie du Ponant Yacht Cruises announces the name of their newest vessel

For several months now, in the Fincantieri shipyards in Ancona, the teams have been eagerly getting to work on Compagnie du Ponant Yacht Cruises’ newest vessel. The company has now announced that her name will be                                LE SOLEAL.

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Compagnie du Ponant Announces Order of a New cruise Ship

The world’s only French cruise line and “Five-star Expedition” specialist COMPAGNIE DU PONANT is to build another “latest generation” yacht (132 staterooms and suites) at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona. Sistership to LE BORÉAL and L’AUSTRAL, complying with the … Continue reading

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