PONANT Places Orders for Two More Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships at VARD

Global shipbuilder VARD has announced it has secured contracts for the design and construction of two additional luxury expedition cruise ships for the French Cruise company PONANT. The order follows construction contracts signed in 2016 between the two parties calling for a series of four expedition-style cruise ships. The two new vessels will be identical to the four … [Read more...]

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...]

Icebreaking Cruise Vessel for Ponant

PONANT has developed an innovative and environmentally friendly luxury cruise vessel in close cooperation with Aker Arctic and Stirling Design International since the beginning of 2016. The Ponant Icebreaker intends to take passengers to never explored polar destinations, such as true geographic North Pole, the Weddell Sea, the Ross Sea and Peter I Island. To ensure … [Read more...]