PONANT sponsor new exhibition at the British Library
PONANT cruises are sponsoring a new exhibition at the British Library entitled "JAMES COOK: THE VOYAGES". James Cook ‘s ship Endeavour set sail from Plymouth 250 years ago and over the course of three voyages, Cook travelled further south than anyone else in the world, crossing the Antarctic Circle for the first time and achieving the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia.
French explorer Louis de Bougainville was a contemporary of Cook and circumnavigated the globe. Louis XVI commissioned the Comte de La Perouse to continue Cook’s work after his death, and Laperouse’s expedition (1785-1788) would sail along the unexplored coastlines Cook had never reached.
The exhibition will feature stunning artworks, original maps and handwritten journals, from iconic depictions of people and landscapes by expedition artists and local dignitaries.
Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, co-founder and CEO of PONANT says:
“We are proud and pleased to support James Cook: The Voyages exhibition at the British Library. As the world’s leader in luxury cruise expeditions for the last 30 years, this partnership is very much aligned with our own philosophy of going where others do not go, emulating the great explorers of history. We hope that visitors to the exhibition will be inspired and encouraged to travel the same waters as James Cook and discover these exceptional destinations with their own eyes.”
This comes at a time when PONANT is launching a new class of ships, The PONANT EXPLORERS. The small luxury expedition vessels are specially designed to bring passengers where others do not go. Each of them will feature the world’s first multi-sensory underwater lounge, the Blue Eye.
PONANT has just announced the order of two more ships in the EXPLORERS series bringing the number of new ships being launched between 2018 and 2020 to six. The new ships will bear the name of famous French mariners and explorers:
Guests can travel on state-of-the-art yachts with a maximum of 132 cabins and suites, where they will find a very special intimate atmosphere imbued with French flair: a blend of gastronomy, French wines, fine materials, elegant details and sleek yet welcoming design.
The exhibition is on now until August 2018, and to celebrate, PONANT have compiled a special collection of luxury expedition voyages which sail the same waters as Cook and his fellow 18th century explorers, de Bougainville and La Perouse.
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