Ponant adding Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific to its portfolio.
Ponant Cruises has overnight announced the acquisition of Paul Gauguin Cruises, with both companies saying it will be business as usual post the closure of the deal.
Ponant confirmed the existing Paul Gauguin Cruises management would remain in place, including CEO Diane Moore as CEO.
“We are pleased to welcome Paul Gauguin Cruises to our Ponant family,” said Ponant founder and president, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvee.
“Our guests can now select from a wider range of iconic destinations and become enriched by cultural and expedition cruises of their choice that literally travel to the ends of the earth,” he said.
“The synergy between our operations makes this the perfect collaboration, while preserving the unique DNA of both brand experiences,” Sauvee added.
Paul Gauguin Cruises Chairman, Richard Bailey, said “with this strategic alliance we look forward to delivering even more unique, luxury small-ship experiences to our guests”.
More details in today’s issue of Cruise Weekly.