Cruise News

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.

image
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 |

Special Offers More..

Princess Cruises offers free spending money or free flights on hundreds of voyages

Princess Cruises offers free spending money or free flights on hundreds of voyages

08 November 2018

In the run-up to Christmas, Princess Cruises is offering a choice of up to $375 per person onboard spending money… More...

Related News More headlines...

PONANT Winter 2019-2020 programme features new ships and exciting new destinations

PONANT Winter 2019-2020 programme features new ships and exciting new destinations

21 September 2018

PONANT's Winter 2019-2020 programme features 114 departures, ranging from yacht cruises to polar and tropical expeditions, including 23 brand-new itineraries. More...

Ponant names new ship Le Commandant Charcot in tribute to ‘gentleman of the poles’

Ponant names new ship Le Commandant Charcot in tribute to ‘gentleman of the poles’

07 September 2018

Ponant's ground-breaking new polar expedition vessel is to be named Le Commandant Charcot in recognition of the early 20th century… More...

Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive special offers and the latest news. Sign up...

Subscribe

Follow Seaview Cruises