Compagnie Du Ponant Announces New Yacht Order
Due to launch in spring 2015, Compagnie Du Ponant’s latest vessel joins a fleet of four human-size cruise yachts all flying the French flag. She will be cruising up and down the shores of Alaska in summer and those of Australia and New Zealand in winter.
Like her sisterships, Le Boréal (2010), L’Austral (2011) and Le Soléal (2013), the vessel will qualify for the ‘Cleanship’ label and embody the concept of Yacht Cruises as conceived by Compagnie Du Ponant. This embodiment consists of a carefully thought-out design, attentive service and gourmet cuisine enhanced by the comfort of state-of-the-art facilities.
This latest commission sends out a strong positive signal, further confirmation of the relevance of Compagnie Du Ponant’s investment and international development strategy, positioning the cruise line, which celebrates 25 years this year, at the exclusive end of the market. Leader in the French-speaking luxury cruise markets (France, Switzerland and Belgium) and worldwide number one of Polar cruise market in the Arctic and Antarctic, Compagnie Du Ponant carries 20,000 passengers a year, with revenue topping €85 million in 2012.