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Compagnie du Ponant

Created in 1988, Compagnie du Ponant is based in Marseilles, France, and is owned by CMA CGM, the world's third largest container shipping company. It runs a fleet of three ships, with two new ships scheduled to launch in 2010 and 2011. Most of the time, the line markets its small-ship cruises to a French and European market, but Tauck offers several charters a year aimed at North Americans. Plus, full-ship charters are also available. For more advice and information on Compagnie du Ponant read our interview with Claire Hancer

Ship Review: Le Soléal

Deborah Stone reviews Compagnie Du Ponant’s newest luxury expedition ship Expedition ships can be tough as old boots with Boy’s Own fittings and plain but wholesome food. Not Compagnie du Ponant’s expedition ships, though, and...

Compagnie du Ponant launch luxury expedition ship Le Soléal

Cruise International Contributing Editor Deborah Stone reports from the launch of Compagnie du Ponant's new sleek expedition ship Le Soléal Luxury expedition cruise line Compagnie Du Ponant launched its new ship Le Soléal this weekend with...

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Cruising with Compagnie du Ponant

Sue Bryant joins Compagnie du Ponant’s L’Austral and falls for the ship’s French charm, friendly atmosphere, and yacht-style cruising. Walter the DJ is just too cool. With his cropped hair, edgy clothing and high-tech deck,...
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Compagnie du Ponant Ship Launch 2013

Compagnie du Ponant’s new build will be identical to the twin ships Le Boréal and L’Austral; and will be the third ship the line has launched in the last three years when it set...

Compagnie du Ponant launches summer 2012 cruise brochure

Compagnie du Ponant has launched its summer 2012 cruises brochure featuring more than 80 sailings from 4 - 14 nights, between March and October next year. The 130-page brochure promotes a range of destinations and...

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