Ponant Kimberley Cruise 2020 - 10 night expeditions May to July

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Ponant Kimberley Cruise 2020

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PROMOTION EXTENDED! BOOK WITH CRUISE EXPRESS BY 30 NOVEMBER 2019 AND ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFERS^.

Ponant Kimberley Cruise 2020 – with waterfalls, steep gorges, vast plateaux, crystal clear waters and remote mountain ranges, the untamed lands of the Kimberley hold the promise of a quintessential Australian adventure. The vast Kimberley wilderness was formed billions of years ago and today it remains just as rugged and remote. That makes it the perfect landscape to explore from May to August 2020 on a luxurious Ponant expedition cruise along the spectacular cliff-lined coast between Broome and Darwin. In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.

You’ll also visit King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest falls in Western Australia. With immense waterfalls, abrupt gorges, savannah, calm waters and desolate mountain chains, the wild lands of The Kimberley are one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet

  • The 2020 Expedition Team will be headed by award-winning photographer and adventurer Mick Fogg, a veteran of over 125 Kimberley expeditions. He will be joined by a group of 10 experienced geologists, historians, cultural experts, marine biologists, naturalists and conservationists.

Mick Fogg:It’s like nowhere else on earth, a wild land of remote, spectacular scenery spread over vast distances, it’s the Antarctica of the tropics. The sheer size and age of the landscape is humbling and it is a privilege to experience such a pristine environment, home to the oldest continuous culture on earth, the world’s largest living reptile, the only two ‘horizontal falls’ on the planet, the world’s largest inshore reef and the largest population of migrating humpback whales on the planet. One of the world’s last great wilderness areas, and one of Australia’s greatest natural assets, it is a destination that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime”.

Onboard Le Lapérouse, a ship with just 92 cabins, you will have the privilege of exploring The Kimberley while enjoying all the traditional Ponant benefits: outstanding modern ship, a range of facilities including swimming pool, spa, choice of restaurants and open bar. Whichever expedition you choose, you will experience the exceptional levels of comfort and service that are the very hallmark of Ponant Kimberley 2020 expeditions.

Expedition inclusions

aboard Le Lapérouse

 13 NIGHT – DEPARTURES IN MAY AND AUGUST 2020

  • Complimentary return flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth in economy class^
  • Complimentary accommodation and transfers in Broome (1 night) and Darwin (2 nights)^
  • 10 night expedition from Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin
  • All onboard meals
  • All onboard beverages including mini-bar
  • Regular outings and shore expeditions via easy to access Zodiac®
  • A highly qualified expedition team of geologists, historians, cultural experts, marine biologists, naturalists and conservationists

16 NIGHT – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DEPARTURE – 26 AUGUST 2020++

  • Complimentary Economy Class flights to Broome & returning from Darwin#
  • Complimentary accommodation and transfers in Broome (2 nights) and Darwin (1 night)#
  • 13-night expedition from Broome to Darwin in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic photographer and an expert specialised in the destination onboard
  • All onboard meals
  • All onboard beverages including mini-bar
  • A highly qualified expedition team of geologists, historians, cultural experts, marine biologists, naturalists and conservationists
  • Join our highly qualified local expedition team
  • Enjoy regular Zodiac® outings & shore visits to get close to Kimberley nature
  • Discover billions of years-old landscapes and ancient rock art
  • Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet
  • Explore pristine mangrove environments
  • Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls
  • The possibility of swimming or snorkelling

Optional scenic flights on board one of Paspaley’s classic Mallards
A truly unique opportunity to view the spectacular Kimberley coastline from a Paspaley owned and operated vintage Grumman G-73AT Mallard. Once on board, the thrill of a water take-off begins your scenic flight over some of the most magnificent scenery Australia has to offer. There will be two opportunities during your Kimberley coast voyage to participate in this amazing experience – at Vansittart Bay and at Talbot Bay.

 

Complimentary excursions for 2020 Darwin to Broome itineraries only.

Taking place in Wyndham, guests may choose one of three complimentary tours:

(1) The remarkable Ord River wildlife cruise or
(2) A scenic flight over the East Kimberley including the Bungle Bungle Ranges or
(3) A day exploring El Questro station including Emma Gorge and Zebedee Springs.

Due to the length of the tours it is only possible to participate in one complimentary tour during the call at Wyndham. Availability is on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.

Staterooms & Suites


ExpeditionTwin shareSolo

Broome to Darwin
17 May 2020

from: $13,099* ppfrom: $16,899*

Broome to Darwin
5 August 2020

from: $13,099* ppfrom: $16,899*

Darwin to Broome
16 August 2020

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Broome to Darwin++
24 August 2020
National Geographic
16 nights

from: $17,990* ppfrom: $23,490*

 

ExpeditionTwin shareSolo

Broome to Darwin
18 May 2020

from: $13,199* ppON REQUEST

Broome to Darwin
6 August 2020

from: $13,199* ppfrom: $18,299*

Darwin to Broome
16 August 2020

from: $13,199* ppON REQUEST

Broome to Darwin++
24 August 2020
National Geographic
16 nights

from: $19,490* ppON REQUEST

 

Stateroom images are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities.

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Kimberley 2020 - Le Lapérouse

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Your deposit amount will vary by grade of accommodation and will be due within 72 hours of booking confirmation. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit. ^Includes return flights ex Sydney in economy class. Other departure cities available on request and may require a surcharge. Includes 1 night accommodation in Broome and 2 nights accommodation in Darwin, any deviations will incur a surcharge. #Includes return flights ex Sydney in economy class. Other departure cities available on request and may require a surcharge. Includes 2 night accommodation in Broome and 1 nights accommodation in Darwin, any deviations will incur a surcharge. Valid for new books only that are booked and deposited by 30 November 2019. IMPORTANT NOTICE, a valid passport is required for boarding. Due to government restrictions all Ponant Kimberley voyages (Broome to Darwin & Darwin to Broome) are classed as international cruises, therefore, guests will be processed through customs and immigration on embarkation. Failure to have your passport at time of boarding will mean boarding is denied

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