(PRESS RELEASE)_PONANT resumed cruises in the Seychelles on November 18, 2021 – becoming the first cruise company to resume operations in the region. During the 2021/22 winter season, the Seychelles archipelago will be in the spotlight with five itineraries and 19 cruises departing from November to April.
PONANT EXPLORER ship Le Bellot departed from Mahé on November 18 for an eight-night sailing with ports of call at eight emblematic islands. Le Bellot will also be joined by Le Bougainville and Le Jacques-Cartier, also part of the EXPLORER fleet. Sales for the 2022-2023 winter season are also now open, with six itineraries and 18 cruises scheduled.
“After long months of waiting, we are more than prepared to resume our operations in the Seychelles. We’ve been taking guests to discover this paradise on earth for almost 20 years. We are happy to be able to actively contribute to relaunching tourism in the Seychelles,” says Hervé Bellaïche, Chief Sales, Marketing and Communications Officer at PONANT.
Both aboard and ashore, guests’ safety is the priority for PONANT with a double protection principle implemented on all ships. This includes screening and decontamination measures when boarding, ensuring those who board do not carry the virus, followed by on-board sanitary protocols throughout the cruise. For expedition cruises, PONANT requires all passengers to present a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours prior to boarding and proof of full vaccination or natural immunity. To find out more about PONANT’s health protocol, please click here.
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