Time running out on Compagnie du Ponant campaign

Now is the time for agents to contact clients interested in exploring many of the world’s unique sights and remote ports, while enjoying the intimacy of a private yacht with all the accompanying amenities, superior service and gourmet meals — while substantial savings are still available. Compagnie du Ponant’s Wave Season campaign, “La Grande Invitation,”ends on April 15 and offers an array of extra incentives for 2012 bookings. Guests can save up to US$3,260 on fares as well as receive a US$400 shipboard credit (both per stateroom), and complimentary “Open Beverage and Spirits”package valued at US$630. And agents booking clients are eligible to win a new iPad, as are consumers. So whether a client is looking to explore the remote shores of Antarctica, the unspoiled ports along the Dalmatian coast, the sun-swept beaches of the Caribbean or just accrue some R&R “Down Under,”there is no better time to make plans and book. Ponant has upwards of 450 cruise itineraries in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Asia and Southern India, the South Pacific, Canada, the Americas, the “Celtic Lands”and Antarctica, as well as the extreme northern hemisphere – including Spitsbergen, Greenland and the Nunavut Territory. Included in all sailings aboard Le Boreal and L’Austral are all meals, accompanied by wine, beer and soda; Captain’s welcome, cocktail parties and gala dinner; 24-hour room service; and all entertainment, events and shows as indicated within the itinerary. Port charges/taxes, gratuities, optional excursions and transfers are additional. (