Ponant recently held a gala event in Hafnarfjordur in Iceland to welcome the arrival of Le Laperouse, the first vessel in its “Ponant Explorers” series.

The 92-cabin, all-suite, all-balcony ship combines “exceptional comfort, a sleek line and state-of-the-art technology” and will be followed later in the year by Le Champlain, and in 2019 by Le Bouganville and Le Dumont d’Urville.

The celebrations for Le Laperouse also saw the unveiling of the world first “Blue Eye” underwater passenger lounge, providing passengers with two large portholes to comfortably view the sub-aquatic world.

Ponant still has space available for its 2018/19 and 2019/20 Antarctic sailings, as well as limited Kimberley staterooms for 2019.

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