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Discovering Antarctica aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal

17/01/2020 by .

The white continent is the world’s last great wilderness and quite possibly the greatest travel experience possible.  Andy Mossack joined National Geographic and Ponant on an epic cruise.

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Cruising around South Africa with Ponant

With just 122 cabins and a couple of hundred passengers, this is light years away from the ever-expanding floating behemoths that graze the high seas. It’s personal, informal and distinctly French. It’s like waking up in the south of France each morning

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Cruising Andalusia & the Algarve with Fred Olsen

Fortunately, the Braemar is smaller than most, at a little over 24,000 tonnes and holds only 930 passengers. I climb on board and make my way to what will be my home for the next 13 nights. 

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PONANT to build electric hybrid icebreaker

Luxury French cruise line PONANT, which specialises in adventure and expedition cruises, has ordered another cruising first. Following on from its ground-breaking Blue Eye lounge, it has announced it is to build the first electric hybrid icebreaker propelled by Liquefied Natural Gas.

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PONANT unveils Blue Eye

Cruise line PONANT which specialises in luxury expeditions to some of the remotest places on Earth has announced a global first. Its new Explorer series of luxury cruise ships will be equipped with Blue Eye an underwater passenger lounge showing spectacular seabed and marine life views.

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Regent names Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced Seven Seas Splendor as the name of its new ship, looking to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020.

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Saga Azores and Canaries Cruise

I joined up with Saga Pearl II at Fuerteventura, a week into her 21 day Azores and Canaries in Spring cruise. A flying visit to perhaps lay a few preconceptions to rest.

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