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                                 PONANT CRUISES CIP




Founded in April 1988, Ponant Cruises is both shipowner and travel agency.
Ranked No1 in French flag cruising, with around 10 000 passengers per year,
it owns 3 cruise ships at the present time: Le Ponant, Le Levant and Le
Diamant.

It employs 265 persons, of which 45 at the head office in Marseilles, 50 on
board "Le Levant", 35 on board "Le Ponant", and 135 on board "Le Diamant".
Crew members are mainly French. In 2007, its turnover was 35 M euros.

Subsidiary of the shipowner CMA CGM, the 3rd worldwide container carrier,
Ponant Cruises CIP stands out as a key actor on the international market of
high standing cruise, while keeping its specificity and its niche policy.

Two new cruise vessels have been ordered and will be delivered in 2010.
They will offer additional opportunities for cruising in the Mediterranean Sea
and will head for new destinations such as Asia, Polynesia, New Caledonia or
Canada.




  Position and contact:       Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée


  Email: jesauvee@ponant.com

  Website: www.ponant.com

  Phone: +33 4 88 66 65 72 – Fax : +33 4 88 66 65 44

  Address: 408 avenue du Prado – 13008 Marseille - FRANCE

				
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