More Ponant keels laid

PONANT Cruises' newest 'explorer' ships came one step closer this week, with the formal keel laying ceremony for Le Bouganville and Le Dumont-d'Urville in Norway. The third and fourth vessels in the series are now under construction in one of the shipyards of Vard, the Norwegian offshoot of Fincantieri. The first two yachts, Le Laperouse and Le Champlain are scheduled for delivery in less than a year's time, with these latest two set to hand over in Jun 2019. Ponant's new generation of ships, sailing under the French flag, will feature 92 ...
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