Our good friend Mike Louagie, a maritime photographer and writer, returned last week from his cruise on the Seine and along the French coast. He was on board Ponant’s first cruise since the global pandemic sidelined ships this past March. Mike joined us after spending seven days cruising on Ponant’s Le Dumont d’Urville. We learned what it was like to cruise from Le Havre to Normandy, Brittany and the Channel Islands, back to Le Havre.
Following the presentation, 90 percent of webinar attendees said they would cruise under Ponant’s new protocols and procedures.
Before seeing this webinar, even though I have been on 19 cruises, I told myself I would not cruise where I was required to “wear a mask.” After seeing the presentation and hearing Mike’s descriptions, photos and videos, I’m back and ready to cruise again with or without masks being required. – Jeff, a subscriber of our newsletters who cruises regularly with his wife.