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Exclusive French luxury cruise line bought by a sandwich chain

Excerpt from Cruise Critic

Jul 19, 2012 6:22 am

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PrĂȘt a Manger’s parent company has investments in many industries so the purchase of Compagnie du Ponant’s three-ship cruise line isn’t too far-fetched. No word on whether its all-inclusive price packages includes a sandwich-making station.

— Samantha Shankman

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French ultra-stylish luxury line Compagnie du Ponant has simultaneously been bought by a sandwich chain and gone all-inclusive.

Private equity company Bridgepoint that owns Pret a Manger, the sandwich company, has bought the line, which operates just three ships.

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