Con­struc­tion a go for Po­nant

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

STEEL has been cut for Po­nant’s third and fourth ex­pe­di­tion yachts which are due to be de­liv­ered in 2019 and are part of its four Po­nant Ex­plor­ers.

To mark the oc­ca­sion a cer­e­mony was held this month for Le Bougainville and Le Du­mont-d’Urville which will be built as 1C class ice ships.

Inside the four ships, which mea­sure 131m in length, there will be 92 guest cab­ins.

The first two ships in the Po­nant Ex­plor­ers se­ries will be op­er­a­tional in 2018.

Pic­tured is Hugues De­ca­mus, Po­nant chief en­gi­neer, new­build­ing and other VIPs at the steel cut­ting cer­e­mony.

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