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Ponant Takes Delivery of Le Jacques Cartier, Last Explorer Class Ship

Ponant has taken shipping and delivery of Le Jacques Cartier, the sixth and remaining vessel...

Ponant has taken shipping and delivery of Le Jacques Cartier, the sixth and remaining vessel in its Explorer collection of French-flagged expedition vessels. All have been shipped inside of a two-calendar year period. 

Le Jacques Cartier has ninety two rooms and suites, all with balconies or personal terraces a sleek and stylish exterior and refined, elegant—yet comfortable—interior spaces. Most notably, the ship gives “Blue Eye,” an underwater, multi-sensory lounge. Guests experience the underwater globe through two big windows resembling the eyes of a whale wanting out to the seabed. Underwater spotlights seize sights, hydrophones constructed into the keel capture natural sea sounds and the lounge’s “Human body Listening” sofas vibrate in unison with the appears.

New on Le Jacques Cartier is a concealed do the job of art by Shuck One, a properly-acknowledged French graffiti artist. During the ship’s building, the artist made an allegorical diptych (showcasing oceans and mother nature) on the raw metal of the ship. The piece was then lined up and is now readily available for viewing only through a porthole.  

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The first ship in the Explorer collection, Le Lapérouse, debuted in June 2018, adopted by Le Champlain in September 2018, Le Bougainville in April 2019, Le Dumont-d’Urville in June 2019, Le Bellot in March 2020 and, finally, this 7 days, Le Jacques Cartier.

Ponant now operates a fleet of 12 ships, sailing to places across the globe. In 2021, it will start yet another new vessel, Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury hybrid electric polar exploration vessel.

This article initially appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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