Destinations include Alaska, the Russian Far East, Raja Ampat, West Papua, the Northwest Passage and Baja California.
Ponfoort, Ponant’s former VP Asia Pacific, and her team will also present an update on Aurora’s second purpose-built expedition ship, Sylvia Earle, named after the American marine biologist and explorer and scheduled to make her maiden voyage in November 2021. Sylvia Earle is the sister of 2019's Greg Mortimer.
The November 12 event will be the cruise industry’s first media lunch since Australia banned cruise operations in March.
Guests have received coupons to order lunch from food delivery service providers Uber Eats or Deliveroo.
They will also hear about Aurora’s updated health and safety protocol and its new deposit protection scheme.
‘I am truly humbled to have the opportunity to lead such a passionate and dynamic team who strive constantly to deliver the best product, service and experiences to our family of global expeditioners,’ Ponfoort said.
Aurora is ready
‘Despite the challenges facing the global travel and cruise industry in 2020, our many loyal and repeat guests tell us they are eager to set sail again and we are excited and ready to welcome them back on board once international borders reopen.'