Advertisement

Ponant and Paul Gauguin Link Up in Papeete

Ponant and Paul-Gauguin - (Philip Plisson)

Ponant and Paul Gauguin have celebrated their recent alliancealliance with an encounter between Le Boréal and the Paul Gauguin in Papeete.

The two ships were both together in Papeete, French Polynesia, for the first time since Ponant acquired Paul Gauguin.

The celebration of this new alliance was held on October 25 in the port of Papeete with an accent on Tahitian traditions, according to a statement.

Festive atmosphere (Morgana Monneret)

The ceremony, set to the sound of Marquesan drums took place in the presence of Etienne Goujot, member of the Ponant Board, and Richard Bailey, member of the Ponant USA Board.

The President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch, and the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia, Dominique Sorain, also attended the celebration.

In front of an audience made up of local guests and passengers from Le Boréal and the Paul Gauguin, the two companies participated in a Tahitian blessing followed by a performance by the traditional dance troupe O Tahiti E.

Cruise Industry News Email Alerts

 

Email Newsletter

Get the latest breaking cruise news. Sign up.

Cruise Ship Orderbook

113 Ships | 237,024 Berths | $65 Billion | View

New 2020 Expedition Report

Cruise Industry News Luxury Report

Highlights:

Booming Market

200 Pages

Full Intelligence

Capacity Metrics

2020-2027

All Players

Full Coverage

Order Today

USA River Cruise Report

River Cruise Report

Highlights:

Close to Home

New Ships

New Operators

Capacity Metrics

2020-2024

Full Coverage

Order Today