Ponant Receives Enthusiastic Welcome To The Canadian Market
Vanessa Lee & Kathy
l-r: Christine James, V.com; Vanessa Lee;
Linda Khanna, V.com &
Cruise Strategies' John O'Neill; Elana Karpman & Olga Sebestova
Following the announcement of Ponant Cultural Cruises & Expeditions's partnership with Cruise Strategies, Kathy Johns, Ponant's Director of Sales for North America hosted a reception for a group of top level agent partners at Toronto's Celestin Restaurant.
Guests were already quite familiar and very enthusiastic about Ponant's luxury expedition cruises whose yachts sail to all 7 continents and welcomed the opportunity for more sales contact and training opportunities now that Cruise Strategies will be increasing the line's presence in Canada.
Next month Ponant and Cruise Strategies will host a group of agents to a luncheon and ship inspection in Vancouver when Ponant's L'Austral is in port.
“We are extremely pleased with our new relationship with Ponant and their highly regarded new enrichment program. Their itineraries are excellent and diverse and these beautiful small yachts are perfectly positioned and in demand for the port collector clients of our retail partners", said Vanessa Lee, President & CEO of Cruise Strategies Ltd. “We welcome any interest from travel retailers across the country who would like to learn more about Ponant from our sales and marketing team and we look forward to engendering further support for this exceptional cruise company".