Ponant and Paul Gauguin Link Up in Papeete

Ponant and Paul Gauguin have celebrated their recent alliancealliance with an encounter between Le Boréal and the Paul Gauguin in Papeete.

The two ships were both together in Papeete, French Polynesia, for the first time since Ponant acquired Paul Gauguin.

The celebration of this new alliance was held on October 25 in the port of Papeete with an accent on Tahitian traditions, according to a statement.

Festive atmosphere (Morgana Monneret)

The ceremony, set to the sound of Marquesan drums took place in the presence of Etienne Goujot, member of the Ponant Board, and Richard Bailey, member of the Ponant USA Board.

The President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch, and the High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia, Dominique Sorain, also attended the celebration.

In front of an audience made up of local guests and passengers from Le Boréal and the Paul Gauguin, the two companies participated in a Tahitian blessing followed by a performance by the traditional dance troupe O Tahiti E.

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