Ponant acquires the cruise line Paul Gauguin

Property for the past ten years of hotel group, Pacific Beachcomber Cruises, Paul Gauguin changes hands. Ponant, a leader in luxury cruises, entered in 2015 in

Ponant acquires the cruise line Paul Gauguin

Property for the past ten years of hotel group, Pacific Beachcomber Cruises, Paul Gauguin changes hands. Ponant, a leader in luxury cruises, entered in 2015 in the lap of Artemis, the holding of family Pinault, announced on Thursday, August 8, to have entered into an agreement with a view to its redemption. Cruises Paul Gauguin offers destinations such as Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific.

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"In the framework of this acquisition, the two companies retain their own identity. The structures in place in the United States is not changed," said West in a press release. The director-general of Cruises Paul Gauguin, Diane Moore, remains in office and "will continue to fly his team to Seattle". The cruise line retains its own brand as well as his ship, the Paul Gauguin, 154 meters long and a capacity of over 300 passengers, whose home port is in Tahiti. The company works mainly with the american clientele but is also active on the markets of australia, new zealand, French, German, british and japanese.

The marseillaise company, founded in 1988 by officers of the merchant marine, is the only cruise line to fly the flag of French

The two companies have common values, especially in terms of top of the range amenities and commitment to the environment. Cruises Paul Gauguin, for example, has banned plastic straws aboard. For its part, Ponant, the world leader in cruises, polar, commissioned in 2017, the first ice-breaking exploration of hybrid electric powered liquefied natural gas, the Ponant, Icebreaker.

The marseilles company, founded in 1988 by officers of the merchant marine, is the only cruise line to beat the French flag. She is the head of a fleet of nine ships. Three new boats are in orders. The company is in full development: riding on the popularity of cruises, it has increased its business fivefold since 2014.

Updated Date: 09 August 2019, 00:00

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