Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Ponant set to strengthen its MiddleEast presence with CruiseXplore partnership

PONANT and CruiseXplore have entered into a partnership, combining CruiseXplore’s Middle East cruise industry experience and seamless services with PONANT’s world class luxury voyages of exploration offering a privileged experience of sea travel.

For 35 years, PONANT guests have enjoyed awe-inspiring voyages to some of the Earth’s most fascinating places. The company’s modern fleet of luxury vessel explore all seven continents with state-of-the-art technology, in comfort and elegance. Aboard PONANT ships, the guests will enjoy fascinating cultures, new experiences, and exceptional destinations around the world.

PONANT is pioneering the industry in its shift towards more sustainable exploration., It offers more than 400 itineraries across 100 plus countries. Across all itineraries, guests will have opportunities to visit and enjoy over 120 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

PONANT’s new deployment for this winter includes an 8-day cruise aboard Le Bougainville, between prodigious metropolises, ancient merchant cities and nature shaped by the stunning desert sun. Le Bougainville will depart Doha for Muscat on the 11-day “Music of One Thousand and One Nights,” from November 28 to December 8, 2023. The eight-day “Treasures of Arabian Gulf” itineraries will depart Muscat aboard Le Bougainville on December 08 and on December 22, 2023.

The New Year cruise will departure from Doha on December 29 for cruising the Arabian Coast with Smithsonian Journeys.

Commenting on the partnership, Stephen Winter, PONANT International Sales Director said, “We are thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with CruiseXplore. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our journey to expand our presence in the Middle East. Together, we will not only enhance our sales efforts, but also raise awareness locally. With our joint expertise, we are set to embark on an exciting voyage towards a brighter future in this dynamic market.”

“We are delighted to see the pace at which the demand for luxury cruises has been growing year on year. PONANT’s combination of high sophistication, outstanding service and exceptional destinations appeal greatly to this region. The Middle Eastern guests always look for premium holiday options and PONANT serves to be the perfect fit for our guests.” said Lakshmi Durai, Chief Executive Officer of CruiseXplore. “With PONANT, our guests will get to experience the most luxurious and private yacht style cruise vacation. Its winter season in the Arabian Gulf will enhance awareness of the brand in the region.” she added.

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