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The PONANT Icebreaker, the first luxury icebreaker cruise ship


The only French cruise ship operator and world leader in polar expeditions, PONANT has signed a construction contract for the world’s first luxury icebreaker cruise ship, a hybrid electric ship powered by Liquified Natural Gas.

Designed specifically to explore the extreme regions of the northern and southern hemispheres, its technology will allow it to sail in total safety and comfort through an ice floe that is more than 8 feet thick and compression ridges of more than 33 feet. Thanks to its own energy supply, it will also be able to sail Earth’s most extreme regions.

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