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LUXURY EXPEDITIONS 2018-2019

The Expedition team

The Expedition team Nicolas Dubreuil and Mick Fogg are internationally renowned for their precise and accurate knowledge of extreme environments. By conducting preliminary exploratory trips and preparing carefully for each itinerary, providing expert supervision, and leading discussions and informal chats with guests during a cruise, our Expedition Leaders forge ties and turn PONANT guests into true ambassadors of the shores visited. Nicolas Dubreuil Nicolas’ first expedition was from Vancouver to Anchorage at the age of 18. Since then, he has been spending more than eight months of each year near the poles, which he has travelled across by kayak, on skis, on a sleigh, on foot, and under water. From Alaska to South Georgia, via Nunavut, Spitsbergen, Siberia, Iceland, the Antarctic Peninsula and Greenland, he accompanies and guides expeditions for athletes, scientists, film crews, and the mobilityimpaired. Nicolas Dubreuil has been a PONANT expedition leader, guide and ethnologist for 12 years. Mick Fogg In 2012, Mick was appointed first Ambassador of Orangutan Foundation International as a reward for his conservation work in Indonesia. He has led over 300 expeditions through the Asia- Pacific region, sharing his passion for these territories with guests. As an award-winning wildlife photographer and adventurer, Mick Fogg has spent the past 17 years leading expeditions to some of the world’s most remote and spectacular destinations, from the Subantarctic Islands to South East Asia. 12 | Summer 2018/ Winter 2018-2019 Cruises

Raphaël Sané - Expedition Leader Passionate about nature since his early childhood, Raphaël holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Hydrobiology. He took part in his first scientific expedition in 1997 to conduct a faunistic inventory in Arctic Siberia. Aboard our ships, he works as a guide, lecturer or expedition leader in polar (Arctic, Antarctic) and tropical regions (Amazon, Orinoco). He alternates his PONANT expeditions with nature conservation and research work, book publishing, and more. Ombline Chabasseur - Assistant Expedition Leader Fascinated by the polar regions, Ombline has lived in Finland and travelled to many countries in the Arctic to discover their magnificent, varied landscapes and their cultures. For several years now, she has accompanied the PONANT cruises to the Far North in order to share her passion and her knowledge of the flora, fauna, history, customs and traditions and to teach our passengers about this fragile environment. José Sarica - Expedition Leader Driven from a very young age by his passion for marine mammals, José earned his Master’s and doctorate in Marine Biology in Quebec. Published in international scientific journals, he teaches biotechnology at a Canadian high school and is undergoing training in animal-assisted therapy. For the last six years, he has been joining PONANT cruises as a naturalist and expedition leader to share his unconditional passion for the polar and tropical regions. Cécile Manet - Assistant Expedition Leader Cécile is passionate about travel and has worked in the tourism industry for 17 years. This has given her the opportunity to live in the United States, Greece, the Maldives and Australia, as well as Norway and Finnish Lapland. Her keen interest in the polar world drove her to join PONANT in 2010 as a crew member. Since 2013, she is a naturalist specialising in the history of polar expeditions. She will share with you her passion for the two hemispheres. Liz Pope - Naturalist Lecturer Raised in the Philippines, USA and Australia, Liz caught the ‘travel bug’ at an early age. After finishing her PhD studies in biology, she worked as a guide in Eastern and Southern Africa leading overland safaris and spent time as an education guide at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Liz has worked on ships as a naturalist since 2009, which allows her to share with others her passion of the natural world. She has been thrilled to work in both poles, Alaska’s Inside Passage and Papua New Guinea. Harry Christensen - Expedition Leader Harry is a Marine Biologist by trade, with extensive experience in educating people about the biodiversity of Indo-Pacific Coral Reefs. For over 25 years he has worked within the Tourism Industry providing educational programs to visitors in Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Borneo, South Pacific, South East Asia and Kimberley regions. Harry has extensive experience in the Kimberley region, where he has worked as a guide and as an Expedition Leader for several seasons. Luxury Expeditions by | 13