Last remaining staterooms on PONANT Kimberley 2019 Luxury Expeditions ·

Last remaining staterooms on PONANT Kimberley 2019 Luxury Expeditions

The Kimberley, Australia’s geological and cultural time capsule, is like nowhere else one earth.

If you have clients interested in experiencing this fascinating region in 2019 then act quickly to secure one of the final staterooms available on a PONANT Kimberley voyage, and let them enjoy an immersive expedition from onboard a modern luxury small expedition ship.

With PONANT your clients will explore one of the oldest of regions on earth, cosseted aboard one of the newest of ships, Le Lapérouse – the most environmentally sustainable vessel in the Kimberley.

A limited number of staterooms remain available across a range of 10 night voyages between May and August 2019. Download the 2019 brochure to find out more 
Alternatively, consider selecting one of the 10 voyages scheduled for 2020; reference in the downloadable 2020 brochure at    
More details available at

PONANT Kimberley expedition voyages are accompanied by an experienced Expedition Team, experts in their fields, all keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm and give guests a greater understanding of this unique region.

Harsh yet magnificent. Seemingly uninhabitable, yet inhabited for perhaps 40,000 years. Your PONANT clients will return home with multiple memories and photos of vertiginous waterfalls, towering sandstone walls, horizons of intense blue sky and contrasting mauve peach sunsets. Exploring with the expedition team in Zodiacs, a slight disturbance in the mangroves may catch their attention – these waters home to the world’s largest living reptile, the saltwater crocodile, patiently waiting.

Your clients will marvel at extraordinary tidal movements and view truly ancient Gwion Gwion Aboriginal rock art galleries. These intricate and complex depictions of the human form may be more than 5 times older than Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

Optional excursions for your clients include helicopter flights up to the Mitchell Falls and plateau, an exclusive scenic flight in a vintage Paspaley Grumman Mallard and a fast boat ride through the Horizontal Falls!

Special offer:

LAST STATEROOMS FOR 2019!- Book on remaining 2019 Kimberley departures now! Receive A$1,600 savings per stateroom when you book by the 30th April 2019!^

2020 KIMBERLEY DEPARTURES – Book your 2020 cruise now to benefit from the highest PONANT BONUS and Save up to 20% per person!*

Additional information

2019 is the inaugural Kimberley season for the first of six new Explorer class ships entering the PONANT fleet, Le Lapérouse providing the benefits of visiting this pristine wilderness onboard the most eco-sensitive of vessels in the region.

The Kimberley coastline extends over 12,000 kilometres and contains more than 2,500 islands. The coastal environment is very different to the inland region, the spectacular archipelagos, pristine mangrove environments and deep gorges can only be accessed from the sea. On board the luxury expedition small ship Le Lapérouse your guests can experience all the coast has to offer in extreme comfort with a highly attentive crew to look after them.

Launched in July 2018, Le Lapérouse is now positioned in Australian, Melanesian and New Zealand waters as part of its inaugural season of voyages in 2019, returning again in 2020. “This provides Australians and New Zealanders with the opportunity to sail on one of the world’s newest ships featuring the very latest in maritime technology, safety and environmental sensitivity .…. Important considerations for voyages in remote areas such as the Kimberley” says Monique Ponfoort, Vice President PONANT Asia Pacific.

“Le Lapérouse offers all the accoutrements of luxury travel and ammenities – including an infinity-edge pool and sea view spa – however its compact size, with just 92 staterooms and suites, all with balconies, allows for the personalised style of service PONANT is known for. Importantly, smaller size provides access to even more remote parts of the world where large ships simply cannot contemplate venturing.”

With 30 years of expedition voyage experience PONANT’s purpose built luxury expedition ships bring the same high operational standards to the Kimberley that they operate in the Arctic and Antarctica – the only ships to do so and reflective of PONANT’s position as the world leader in luxury expeditions.

In addition to visiting areas with high concentrations of saltwater crocodiles, the voyages coincide with prime time for observing the largest population of migrating Humpback whales in the world – estimated to be over 36,000 individuals or more – and with a compact ship and 10 Zodiacs this is potentially another exciting experience.

PONANT’s itineraries include classic must-see Kimberley highlights – the Hunter River, King George Falls, Mitchell Falls, Montgomery Reef and Horizontal Falls, as well as a number of rarely visited other destinations.

With every stateroom on Le Lapérouse featuring a private balcony this is very civilised way to explore a remarkably remote destination, imbued with PONANT’s trademark dash of panache.

Nineteen 10-night voyages between Darwin and Broome (or vice versa) during 2019 and 2020 currently available from A$11,150 pp(1), in Deluxe Stateroom with private balcony on board Le Lapérouse.

(1)Advertised price is for 22 July 2019 departure;

*PONANT Bonus per person, based on a double occupancy, including accommodation and all meals onboard, Open Bar, 24 Hours Room Service, Zodiac Expeditions and lectures, port taxes and transfers port to airport or v.v. in Broome. Fares are yield managed, correct as at 20 March 2019.

^Welcome offer: $1,600 saving offer is per stateroom, based on double occupancy, and is available to guest who book their first PONANT cruise before 30 April 2019.


Details of all PONANT Kimberley expeditions including itineraries, pricing and shore excursion highlights are available at

Contact PONANT on Australia: 1300 737 178 or + 612 8459 5000 / New Zealand: 0800 767 018, or email for bookings.

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