Ponant reveals 35th anniversary sales, announces new deputy CEO global business

Ponant reveals 35th anniversary sales, announces new deputy CEO global business
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    Ponant is pleased to announce a special promotion in celebration of its 35th anniversary, with 10 per cent off over 200 departures in 2023 and 2024. 

    The sale will include sailings through The Kimberley, Antarctica, Alaska, Seychelles, Japan’s old sea routes and subtropical islands, Melanesia, the European Arctic, the Mediterranean and more.

    This limited-time offer provides additional savings on new journeys in 2023 and 2024 when booked between 1st June and 5th July 2023. The promotion can be combined with Ponant’s existing offers, including the Ponant bonus (up to 30% off Ponant’s brochure fare – conditions apply.), Ponant ‘s welcome offer or Ponant Yacht Club benefits. 

    The promotion applies to over 200 luxury expedition and yacht-style cruises across all 13 of Ponant ‘s luxurious small ships, from the iconic superyacht Le Ponant, which has recently undergone refurbishment, to the world’s only luxury icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot.

    With Ponant ‘s commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences, the departures cover a wide range of breathtaking locations. Whether it’s exploring Australia’s iconic Kimberley coast, discovering the pristine Antarctic Peninsula or immersing oneself in the secret coves of the Mediterranean Sea, Ponant offers unparalleled itineraries to suit every traveller’s taste.

    For guests seeking extraordinary experiences, Ponant ‘s legendary polar itineraries provide once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Some of the most spectacular journeys include the 24-night Northwest Passage on board Le Commandant Charcot, offering a captivating voyage from Reykjavik to Nome. 

    Another exceptional option is the 16-night Polar Odyssey from South America to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, departing and returning to Ushuaia. Additionally, a 21-night expedition from New Zealand to South America on board Le Commandant Charcot allows guests to retrace the footsteps of explorers Scott and Shackleton through the remote Ross Sea.

    Left to right – Hervé Bellaïche, Belinda Hindmarsh, Hervé Gastinel. (Supplied)

    Ponant also welcomes the arrival of Belinda Hindmarsh as group deputy CEO global business.

    Hindmarsh succeeds Hervé Bellaïche, group deputy CEO sales, marketing and communications, effective as of 1st June 2023.

    Originally from New Zealand, she will head up a large team with extended responsibilities including strategy and product conception, as well as global business development, marketing and communications. 

    “It is an honour and privilege to join PONANT, market leaders in luxury expeditions and cruises across the globe with demonstrated commitment to investing in environmental and social protection,” Hindmarsh said.

    “I am delighted to join Hervé Gastinel and the incredible team at PONANT at this pivotal moment in the company’s growth trajectory and am confident the team’s relentless focus on customer experience and innovation will continue to deliver unforgettable memories for our guests alongside unprecedented business growth.”

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