PONANT Wins Top Industry Distinctions from Cruise Critic and Travel + Leisure

PONANT Wins Two prestigious awards based on stellar consumer reviews

PONANT, the leader in expedition cruising, has been named Best Small Ship Line in the South Pacific by Cruise Critic, ® the world’s premier cruise review site and largest online cruise community with more than 350,000 reviews.

Adding to the excitement, PONANT has also been recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine in its annual World’s Best Awards and is listed among the best for 2018 in two categories: Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines and Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines.

“We are honored to be so highly rated by our passengers who are the critics who count the most. These achievements underscore our commitment to providing the best service possible on ships that represent the most innovative technology with itineraries that fulfil the dreams and expectations of our passengers,” noted Navin Sawhney, Chief Executive Officer, Americas. “We are inspired by this recognition to set the bar higher and higher.”

In addition to these most recent accolades, PONANT was also named the World’s Best Small Cruise Ship as part of the 2018 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List awards.

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Cruise CompeteThe third annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards recognize the world’s most popular cruise destinations, based entirely on consumer ratings submitted to Cruise Critic. This year, for the first time, the awards also highlight the best cruise lines to visit each region. PONANT, known for its small vessels that can explore where larger ships can’t venture, has been designated Best Small Ship Line in the South Pacific.

The 2018 awards cite cruise lines that stand in 18 regions across the globe, each receiving ratings from travelers who sailed in that region over the past year and then shared their experiences on Cruise Critic.

Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor, Cruise Critic said “Our data analysis shows that destination continues to be a top consideration for holiday makers looking to cruise, regardless of whether they are new to cruise or seasoned cruise travelers. This year, we’ve also included awards for the best lines that visit these top-rated destinations, to enable holidaymakers to connect quickly to standout experiences available in the incredible places they’re looking to explore.”

For full details on this year’s winners, visit the 2018 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018

As one of North America’s most influential travel publications, Travel + Leisure commands an audience of over 26 million across its print, digital, and social media channels. The annual World’s Best Awards reveal the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by discriminatingTravel + Leisure readers.

“Travel + Leisure‘s annual World’s Best Awards take a deeper look into what travelers want today. Whether it’s an exclusive safari lodge, urban sanctuary, or family-friendly beach resort, there’s a rich variety in what’s most satisfying in travel right now,” says Travel + Leisure Editor in Chief Nathan Lump. “No matter the destination or the way you get there, today’s traveler is drawn to cultural immersion, mental and physical well-being, and a true sense of adventure.”

To see the full list of winners, visit  https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best.

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John Shallo
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John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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