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MARSEILLES — PONANT has announced that it is slashing fares and adding commissions on select Latin America itineraries in 2019 and 2020.
In addition to bonus savings of up to 30% on fares depending on the dates, clients will also enjoy a US$950 air credit ($1,900 per couple) while agents who book the itineraries will receive an additional 5% commission.
Savings apply to new bookings only and must be reserved with deposits paid by June 30, 2019.
This year, PONANT will have four ships exploring Latin American waters: Le Boreal, Le Soleal, L’Austral and the new Le Champlain. These ships will be calling at exciting ports such as Chichen Itza and the historic centre of Campech, both UNESCO World Heritage sites in Mexico.
The company also offers ‘flightseeing’ over the Blue Hole in Belize, and a visit to Cortes in Honduras that includes the Mayan site of Copan and the Omoa Fortress. During a call at Santo Tomas De Castillas in Guatemala, guests can explore Tikal, another UNESCO location and one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization.
For clients who wish to see it all, suggest the 14-day ‘Natural Wonders of Central America’ itinerary, which sails from Quetzal to Guayaquil on Le Soleal and crosses no fewer than six countries. This all-new itinerary sails from Sept. 23 to Oct. 6, 2019, with fares starting at $6,150 per person. With the promotion, clients can save up to 25% off this itinerary while agents also receive enhanced commission.
For reservations call 1-844-747-2873.