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Ponant unveils 14 new ‘border bubble’ voyages to New Zealand and beyond

The expedition cruise line is taking advantage of the trans-Tasman bubble, releasing a spate of new itineraries exploring the very best of Aotearoa, and then some!

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Ponant names new CEO

The luxe cruise line describes its new leader as “a true enthusiast of the sea and ships”. Travel Weekly can confirm he is not a pirate.

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Ponant appoints BDM for New South Wales and the ACT

The luxe cruise line has hired a new local BDM … as in a business development manager, not a basketball dunking master or a bad decision-maker.

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Travel industry heavyweights share their biggest challenges at special event

by David Hovenden

Four industry heavyweights (metaphorically speaking, of course) have gathered to highlight just how tough it is to be a travel professional right now.

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NZ debacle sees Ponant shift focus to Australia with eight voyages in 2021

After its ‘bubble expedition’ season in New Zealand burst at the 11th hour, the luxe cruise line has swiftly pivoted across the ditch.

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Ponant forced to cancel NZ cruise season over visa dispute

More than 650 Kiwis will be left high and dry this cruise season after Ponant was forced to cancel its ‘expedition bubbles’.

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New Zealand turns away Ponant ship ahead of planned ‘bubble expeditions’

The cruise line’s long-awaited New Zealand cruise season is facing an uncertain future after the NZ government denied visas to a majority of the ship’s crew.

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Ponant gets green light for ‘Bubble Expeditions’ in New Zealand

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more ‘bubbles’, allow us to introduce you to the latest one.

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Qatar Airways teams up with Ponant to dabble in expedition cruising

The airline’s destination management arm is offering up a pretty spiffy adventure cruise, proving it is possible to be master of the sky and the sea.

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Ponant suffers first COVID-19 outbreak on board cruise ship

by Huntley Mitchell

Ponant’s health and safety protocols have been put to the test, with the luxury cruise line suffering its first COVID-19 outbreak on board one of its vessels.

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Cruise Wrap: Aussies keen on Euro cruises, New CLIA training, Antarctica cancellations + MORE

This week’s Cruise Wrap is brought to you by three shots of espresso, half a pack to Tim Tams and plenty of cuddles with the office dog.

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Cruise Wrap: Carnival’s fleet changes, Silversea unveils art collection + MORE

Travel Weekly is tickled pink to present you with this week’s Cruise Wrap, and that’s not only because it was the last thing standing between us and lunch.

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