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Ponant announces acquisition of Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Leading luxury expedition cruise line Ponant has acquired Paul Gauguin Cruises, which is well-known for offering specialist sailings to exotic ports in French Polynesia and the South Pacific.

Following the acquisition, the two cruise lines will keep their management, Diane Moore acting as CEO of Paul Gauguin Cruises with her team still based in Bellevue, WA and Navin Sawhney acting as CEO Americas of Ponant, based in New York.

Both cruise lines are renowned in the industry for combines exceptional itineraries with a luxury service and cuisine akin to a five-star hotel, making it the perfect partnership. 

“We are pleased to welcome Paul Gauguin Cruises to our Ponant family,” noted Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, founder and president of Ponant.

“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 from the most remote ports to more perennial favourites, on our combined fleet of small ships. We share the same core values.  The synergy between our operations makes this the perfect collaboration while preserving the unique DNA of both brand experiences.”

Commenting on the acquisition on behalf of Paul Gauguin, Diane Moore said: “As we join the Ponant family, we remain dedicated to our shared passion for authentic experiences, high quality service and sustainable practices. We are excited about introducing our guests to the wider world of Ponant and to welcoming Ponant guests on board Paul Gauguin.”

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