Ponant, the French luxury small-ship cruise line, said it will offer seven- and eight-night sailings in Cuba next year.

The line will use its smallest and oldest vessel, the 64-passenger Le Ponant, for the cruises. Le Ponant, the company’s original ship, is a sail-assisted vessel. It has several cruises already scheduled in the French West Indies in late 2016.

Ponant said the cruises would be open to Americans through a “people to people” travel program onboard.

Navin Sawhney, Ponant's CEO for the Americas, said, “Ponant has been introducing Europeans to Cuba in the past and we are now delighted to offer Americans this enriching opportunity from a most comfortable setting aboard a cruise on Le Ponant.”

No dates or prices were given.

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