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National Geographic and PONANT announce new partnership

National Geographic and Ponant


National Geographic Expeditions and PONANT Announce £200m Cruise Partnership

  • National Geographic signs new strategic partnerships to develop its Small Ship Expedition programme in the UK
  • A new partnership with the Leader of luxury Expedition Cruising, PONANT will create over 100 new National Geographic itineraries going on sale from 31 July 2018

National Geographic, one of the world's most trusted media brands, has today announced that its travel business, National Geographic Expeditions, will be making significant expansions to its Cruise operations with PONANT, the world leader of luxury cruise expeditions.  The new partnership will offer an extensive range of Expedition Cruises throughout the world targeting customers in Australia, Asia Pacific, UK, Europe and Africa.

National Geographic Expeditions is the premium provider of travel experiences that embody the renowned National Geographic spirit of adventure, conservation and education.  Offering unique access, experiences and expertise that only National Geographic can, the company also returns a portion of all proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to support researchers and explorers who work to preserve, protect, and advance understanding of the planet and its people.

Created 30 years ago, PONANT is the world leader in luxury expedition cruising operating a state of the art fleet of 7 small ships, increasing to 12 by 2021, with the delivery of new Expedition class vessels and a luxury hybrid Icebreaker powered by LNG. PONANT's ships are all 'clean ship' certified and offer a number of leading edge technologies to protect the environment ensuring environmental regulatory compliance and anticipating new regulations (recycling, reuse practices, waste and sewage treatment on board, reduced exhaust emissions, sustainable purchasing practices, low energy bulbs for lighting,…). These green fittings enable expeditions to respect the environment and marine life.

National Geographic Expeditions will provide additional expedition resources across a number of selected voyages, while PONANT will provide global access to remote coastal areas with exceptional conditions of comfort and service to enhance the portfolio of expedition voyages available to National Geographic Expeditions. The average price will be around £8,000 per person on small and intimate luxury ships (sized from 184 to 264 passengers). There are 130 itineraries planned over the next three years. Core destinations will be the Antarctic and Arctic and will be complemented by a range of global expeditions covering all seven continents.

For all booking enquires please call us to find out more or download a copy of the new brochure.

You can find our specific cruises catalog about this partnership in our luxuryexpedition.cruises site. Feel free to ask us for more information.


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