Ponant, the luxury French line, has acquired French Polynesia and South Pacific specialist Paul Gauguin.
The two cruise lines will keep their management, with Diane Moore acting as CEO of Paul Gauguin and Navin Sawhney acting as CEO Americas of Ponant, based in New York.
“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 favorites, 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.”
Diane Moore added: “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.”