PONANT’s Orders New Icebreaking Cruise Ship That Will Get You to the North Pole

French cruise company PONANT has placed an order for the world's first icebreaking luxury cruise ship. The expedition-style cruise ship will also feature electric hybrid propulsion capable of running on clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG). Global shipbuilder VARD announced on Monday it was awarded a NOK 2.7 billion (US $323 million) contract for the design and … [Read more...]