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PONANT finally gets hands on its first explorer vessel Le Lapérouse

PONANT was today celebrating the arrival of its new vessel, Le Lapérouse, the first of six EXPLORERS-class ships.

It successfully took delivery of Le Lapérouse yesterday, and the vessel left the shipyard in Ålesund, Norway, today bound for Reykjavik in Iceland for the start of her maiden cruise on 19 June.

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Le Lapérouse begins her maiden voyage on 19 June Image courtesy of PONANT

The inauguration ceremony takes place on 10 July in Reykjavik.

“Le Lapérouse is a wonderful achievement for the company and the result of intensive teamwork with Vard and Fincantieri,” said Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, CEO of PONANT.

“From remarkable nautical performances to technical excellence and offering an extraordinary level of comfort, everything is in place for the PONANT Exploreres series to be a huge success,” .

With just 92 staterooms and suites all with a balcony or private terrace, the ship boasts an elegant design, a long sleek line, state-of-the-art technology and major innovations. Also designed to respect the environment, Le Lapérouse is the true symbol of a new generation of ships flying the French flag.

Posted on 18th June 2018 at 04:34 pm in Cruise News | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Ponant |

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