Cruise Strategies Partnering With Ponant For Retail Sales & Marketing Support
Strategies Ltd. has announced their new partnership with Ponant, Cultural
Cruises & Expeditions.
offers luxury cruises and expeditions in over 80 countries, touching all 7
continents and specializes in small-ship educational travel combining specially
designed itineraries on themed voyages. Their fleet consists of purpose-built,
small luxury cruise ships the 1st of which was launched in 2010 and
the latest, Le Lyrial will launch this month.
fewer than 264 guests, Cruise Strategies says that “Ponant ships are small
enough to maintain the intimate ambiance of a private yacht, but large enough
to provide all of the services and amenities that discerning travellers have
come to expect". The size of the ships allows Ponant's guests to visit
ports and places that are not accessible to larger cruise ships. Pricing is
inclusive of all meals, open bar, gratuities, (expedition cruises include shore
excursions via Zodiacs) and port fees & taxes.
Strategies' sales and marketing team will provide support to their broad
network of retail travel agencies throughout Canada for Ponant initially in
English speaking Canada only. Services include extensive sales and product
training, support for group opportunities and group travel, webinars,
promotional opportunities, co-operative ad campaigns and cruise and client
event presentations as well as public relations and communications.
extremely pleased with our new relationship with PONANT which commenced in
early February. Their itineraries are excellent and diverse and their beautiful
small yachts are perfectly positioned and in demand for the port collector
clients of our retail partners. We have spent the last few months
determining how we can best support this renowned cruise company and will be
announcing various initiatives shortly to showcase the product and vessels to
the Canadian retail professional", said Vanessa Lee, President & CEO of
Cruise Strategies Ltd.