by Lisa Grimaldi | March 17, 2010

French cruise company Compagnie du Ponant has opened a Miami office, its first in the U.S. The sales office will be helmed by Terri Haas, a former sales executive with Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Costa Cruises. The company, which is targeting U.S. meetings and incentive groups, currently has three ships and soon will take delivery of two new, 264-passenger vessels: Le Boréal, slated for a May 3 delivery, and  L'Austral, coming in May 2011.