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Registered Owner:  Rhode Bail SNC - France (a Compagnie du Ponant ) - Operator: Ponant Cruises - France 

Entered service: 2019 - Gross tonnage: 9.900 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 180 - All berths: 184 - Passenger decks: 6 - Length: 131,46  m.-  Beam: 18 m. - Draught: 4,7 m. - Number of Crew : 110 - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 Wärtsilä diesel engines 8 cyl. type 8L20 of 2.000 kW each at 195 rpm. operated on marine gasoil.  Propulsion: The set-up involves two shaft lines driven by Indar electric motors, which have Rolls-Royce controllable pitch propellers with variable speed. -Service speed: 12 knots - Max. speed: 15 knots - Built: Vard Soviknes - Norway - Yard no.??? - Flag: France Wallis and Futuna- Classification: Bureau Veritas (Ice class rating of PC6 - clean ship)

Sister ships:  Le Laperouse (2018) - Le Champlain (2018) - Le Bougainville  (2019) - Le Bellot (2020) - Le Surville (2020)

     Passenger space ratio all berths: 53.80
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 55.42
Short Description:
The ship was delivered June 14 - 2019, on schedule, and left Søvik in Norway for Bergen, ready to begin its maiden cruise in early August. It closely follows Le Bougainville, handed over April 5. fourth newbuild in 12 months "Such a delivery rate is a first in the history of the French merchant navy: this is the fourth ship in the Ponant Explorers series delivered in the last 12 months,' Ponant CEO Jean Emmanuel Sauvée said. 'The substantial expansion of our fleet allows us to offer our guests an increasing number of destinations, exceptional voyages and high-quality services. Market feedback is indeed excellent with very high levels of bookings.' Ponant said it is delighted with its ongoing collaboration with Vard and the design, construction and prompt delivery of the newbuilds.
Le Dumont-d’Urville has 92 staterooms and suites, all with balconies or private terraces. Elegant interiors and sleek exterior lines, along with the underwater, multi-sensory lounge Blue Eye, distinguish the Explorers series.The ship's maiden season begins with cruises to the Baltic capitals and St. Petersburg. Sailings along the coasts of France and in the Mediterranean follow. Theme cruises will highlight fine dining, wine tasting, music and other topics. As the fourth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort. Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring  an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is onauthenticity and passion for travel.

For more info please visit first two Le Laperouse and Le Champlain  

Ponant’s LE DUMONT DURVILLE arriving in the Dutch port of Harlingen last Tuesday 27/9-2019
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