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FLY FREE - King Penguin Adventure 2020 - 28th Dec 2020

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Bellot
Package Departs
28 Dec 2020
Other Dates
Package Duration
16 Nights
Embark Ship
Auckland, New Zealand
Disembark Ship
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand

Fly, Expedition Cruise & Stay 17 nights with Ponant`s Le Bellot on an expedition cruise to the pristine SubAntarctic Islands.

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AU $16,610Per person

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14 Night cruise departing from Auckland to Dunedin onboard Le Bellot.On this cruise aboard Le Bellot, PONANT invites you to discover the wild and untouched beauty of the Subantarctic Islands of Australia and New Zealand. Set sail on a 15-day expedition cruise with an exceptional itinerary and allow yourself to be transported to another world where the wildlife rules and we are but visitors.Often described as the “Galapagos of the Southern Ocean”, the Subantarctic Islands of Australia and New Zealand are among some of the best preserved and protected environments on the planet where you will experience scenery and wildlife like nowhere else on earth.Le Bellot will plot a course South towards the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Australia’s very own Macquarie Island. These remote island outposts are collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a myriad of wildlife with many species endemic to the region and even to individual islands.You will be captivated by the breathtaking scenery, meadows of megaherbs forming a colourful tapestry and towering cliffs buffeted by the power of the waves and wind - the playground of the Royal Albatross. With a myriad of penguins patrolling the black sandy beaches it is truly a nature-lover’s dream come true.The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.Highlights of this cruise:AucklandAuckland is New Zealand’s largest, most populated and busiest city. Located on an isthmus linking the peninsula of Northland to the expansive North Island, it seems to float between land and sea. It is one of the few cities in the world to have two separate harbours : Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. You will understand why Auckland is known as the city of sails when you see the forest of masts in the marina. The 328 metre-high Sky Tower offers splendid views of the city. Surrounded by dormant volcanoes such as Mt Eden, Auckland is noted for its abundant nature and magnificent black-sand beaches. A blend of Maori, European and Asian cultures give the city a vibrant atmosphere.Bounty IslandsThe Bounty Islands are a scattering of 20 igneous islets and rocks lying 700 km east-south-east of New Zealand. They were discovered by Captain William Bligh in 1788, just months before the mutiny on the Bounty. The Bounty Islands can be smelt and heard from far away, as every available rock is covered in New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. The islands have the world’s largest breeding colony of New Zealand fur seals. There are breeding populations of Salvin’s mollymawks, erect-crested penguins and the endemic Bounty Island shag. Landing on the Bounty Islands is prohibited. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to explore the coastal environments and view the prolific wildlife from our fleet of zodiacs.Antipodes IslandsThe volcanic islands of the Antipodes Island group lie 860 km to the southeast of New. The group consists of one main island, Antipodes Island, Bollons Island to the north, and numerous small islets and stacks. The islands are home to a wide variety of sea and land bird species including two species of parakeet. The seabirds range from the tiny storm petrel to the Antipodean wandering albatross, one of the largest flying birds in the world. There are also significant populations of erect-crested and rock hopper penguins. Landing on the Antipodes is prohibited. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to explore the coastal environments and view the prolific wildlife from our fleet of zodiacs.Campbell IslandCampbell Island is the most southerly of the five New Zealand subantarctic groups. Described by the English botanist Joseph Hooker as having a "flora display second to none outside the tropics." It is known for its megaherbs, herbaceous, perennial wildflowers characterised by their great size, with huge leaves and very colourful flowers, which have developed as an adaptation to the harsh weather conditions on the islands. Campbell Island is also home to six species of albatross, and several critically endangered endemic birds including the Campbell Island teal and snipe. You will have the opportunity to undertake a guided walk on the Col Lyell Saddle boardwalk as well as undertake a zodiac tour around the coastline of Perseverance Harbour.Enderby Island, Auckland IslandsEnderby Island is situated off the North Eastern tip of Auckland Island and is the second largest Island in the group. The eradication of introduced species in 1994 has seen a significant increase in the abundance of the native flora and fauna compared to the main Auckland Island. It has become a stronghold for the rare yellow-eyed penguin and the primary breeding location of the New Zealand Sea Lion. You will head ashore and have the opportunity to undertake a guided walk on the Northern Cliffs track as well as spend time viewing the New Zealand Sea Lion colony. There is also the opportunity to undertake a zodiac tour around the coastline of Enderby Island in search of the Auckland Island Teal and other endemic species.Anare Station, Macquarie IslandLong celebrated as one of the wonder spots of the world, the Macquarie Island is an island of great beauty and outstanding natural diversity, a breeding place for more than 3.5 million seabirds, most of which are penguins. There are four species breeding on Macquarie Island; Royals, Kings, Gentoos and Rock Hoppers. There are also three types of fur seals and one seventh of the world's population of elephant seals breeding on the Island. In 1948 The Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) established its expedition headquarters on Macquarie Island. You will have the opportunity to undertake a guided walk around the ANARE Station to view the facility and the prolific wildlife that resides here.Sandy Bay, Macquarie IslandMacquarie Island, or “Macca” as it is colloquially known, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 as a site of major geoconservation significance, being the only island in the world composed entirely of oceanic crust and rocks from the mantle. It is an island of unique natural diversity and one of the truly remarkable places on earth. Sandy Bay is located on the East Coast of the Island and is home to significant Royal and King Penguin rookeries as well as a breeding colony of Southern Elephant Seals. You will have the opportunity to land ashore in Sandy Bay to view both the King and Royal colonies as well as the other prolific wildlife in the Bay.Snares IslandsAmongst the islands of the Southern Ocean, The Snares have the distinction of being the only forested group without introduced mammals, not even mice. Consequently, it is a remarkable haven for wildlife. The Island boasts more nesting seabirds than the entire realm of the British Isles. Over 2 million Sooty Shearwaters breed here in the summer months. Four species of Albatross are listed as breeding on the Snares along with 35,000 endemic Snares Crested Penguins. There are also approximately 1,000 New Zealand fur seals and 500 New Zealand Sea Lions. Landing on the Snares is prohibited. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to explore the coastal environments and view the prolific wildlife from our fleet of zodiacs.DunedinDunedin is New Zealand's oldest city and is often referred to as the Edinburgh of New Zealand. This city of the south, wears its Scottish heritage with pride. The city contains some of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere. The picturesque Silverpeaks hinterland to the North West provides a picturesque backdrop and The Otago Peninsula, which lies within the city boundaries, has internationally renowned wildlife reserves, including the only mainland breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross.

Package Duration: 16 nights Fly, Cruise & StayPackage Starts: 28th Dec 2020 from Sydney, Brisbane or MelbourneCruise Starts: 29th Dec 2020 from AucklandCruise Ends: 12th Jan 2021 into DunedinPackage Ends: 13th Jan 2021 to Australia__________________Highlights:- This PONANT cruise will allow you to be one of the few to explore the Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia, one of the least visited regions in the world.- Spend an unforgettable New Year’s Eve near New Zealand.- Zodiac outings & shore visits with your expedition team.- Opportunities for guided walks on the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and Macquarie Island, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.- Wildlife: colonies of fur seals, elephant seals along with king, royal & yellow-eyed penguins. A wide variety of birds including Gibson`s albatross, giant petrels, Auckland shags & Campbell Island teals.- Landscapes: beaches of black sand, hidden inlets and undulating meadows.___________________PRICES per person in AUD from:Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $20,460 - our exclusive price $16,610*pp Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony - was $21,700 - our exclusive price $17,440*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite - was $30,165 - our exclusive price $24,350*ppSingle PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $37,945 - our exclusive price $24,400*______________________FLY FREE - KING PENGUIN ADVENTURE 2020 Fly, Expedition Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney to Auckland and ex Dunedin on return inc tax- FREE One way transfer from Auckland airport to hotel- FREE 1 nights accommodation pre-cruise in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza Auckland Hotel (or similar) with breakfast- FREE One way transfer from Auckland hotel to port- 14 night Sub Antarctic Islands EXPEDITION Cruise aboard the NEW Le Bellot from Auckland to Dunedin including- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes- Free expedition parka- Free boots rental- FREE one way transfer from Dunedin port to hotel- FREE 1 nights accommodation post-cruise in Dunedin with breakfast- FREE one way transfer from Dunedin hotel to airport

FLY FREE - King Penguin Parade 2021 - 7th Feb 2021

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Bellot
Package Departs
07 Feb 2021
Other Dates
Package Duration
16 Nights
Embark Ship
Auckland, New Zealand
Disembark Ship
Christchurch (Lyttleton), New Zealand

Fly FREE when you book this small ship expedition cruise to New Zealand`s SubAntarctic islands in early 2021.

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AU $16,415Per person

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14 Night cruise departing from Auckland to Lyttelton onboard Le Bellot.On this cruise aboard Le Bellot, PONANT invites you to discover the wild and untouched beauty of the Subantarctic Islands of Australia and New Zealand. Set sail on a 15-day expedition cruise with an exceptional itinerary and allow yourself to be transported to another world where the wildlife rules and we are but visitors.Often described as the “Galapagos of the Southern Ocean”, the Subantarctic Islands of Australia and New Zealand are among some of the best preserved and protected environments on the planet where you will experience scenery and wildlife like nowhere else on earth.Le Bellot will plot a course South towards the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Australia’s very own Macquarie Island. These remote island outposts are collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a myriad of wildlife with many species endemic to the region and even to individual islands.You will be captivated by the breathtaking scenery, meadows of megaherbs forming a colourful tapestry and towering cliffs buffeted by the power of the waves and wind - the playground of the Royal Albatross. With a myriad of penguins patrolling the black sandy beaches it is truly a nature-lover’s dream come true.The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.Highlights of this cruise:AucklandAuckland is New Zealand’s largest, most populated and busiest city. Located on an isthmus linking the peninsula of Northland to the expansive North Island, it seems to float between land and sea. It is one of the few cities in the world to have two separate harbours : Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. You will understand why Auckland is known as the city of sails when you see the forest of masts in the marina. The 328 metre-high Sky Tower offers splendid views of the city. Surrounded by dormant volcanoes such as Mt Eden, Auckland is noted for its abundant nature and magnificent black-sand beaches. A blend of Maori, European and Asian cultures give the city a vibrant atmosphere.Bounty IslandsThe Bounty Islands are a scattering of 20 igneous islets and rocks lying 700 km east-south-east of New Zealand. They were discovered by Captain William Bligh in 1788, just months before the mutiny on the Bounty. The Bounty Islands can be smelt and heard from far away, as every available rock is covered in New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. The islands have the world’s largest breeding colony of New Zealand fur seals. There are breeding populations of Salvin’s mollymawks, erect-crested penguins and the endemic Bounty Island shag. Landing on the Bounty Islands is prohibited. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to explore the coastal environments and view the prolific wildlife from our fleet of zodiacs.Antipodes IslandsThe volcanic islands of the Antipodes Island group lie 860 km to the southeast of New. The group consists of one main island, Antipodes Island, Bollons Island to the north, and numerous small islets and stacks. The islands are home to a wide variety of sea and land bird species including two species of parakeet. The seabirds range from the tiny storm petrel to the Antipodean wandering albatross, one of the largest flying birds in the world. There are also significant populations of erect-crested and rock hopper penguins. Landing on the Antipodes is prohibited. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to explore the coastal environments and view the prolific wildlife from our fleet of zodiacs.Campbell IslandCampbell Island is the most southerly of the five New Zealand subantarctic groups. Described by the English botanist Joseph Hooker as having a "flora display second to none outside the tropics." It is known for its megaherbs, herbaceous, perennial wildflowers characterised by their great size, with huge leaves and very colourful flowers, which have developed as an adaptation to the harsh weather conditions on the islands. Campbell Island is also home to six species of albatross, and several critically endangered endemic birds including the Campbell Island teal and snipe. You will have the opportunity to undertake a guided walk on the Col Lyell Saddle boardwalk as well as undertake a zodiac tour around the coastline of Perseverance Harbour.Enderby Island, Auckland IslandsEnderby Island is situated off the North Eastern tip of Auckland Island and is the second largest Island in the group. The eradication of introduced species in 1994 has seen a significant increase in the abundance of the native flora and fauna compared to the main Auckland Island. It has become a stronghold for the rare yellow-eyed penguin and the primary breeding location of the New Zealand Sea Lion. You will head ashore and have the opportunity to undertake a guided walk on the Northern Cliffs track as well as spend time viewing the New Zealand Sea Lion colony. There is also the opportunity to undertake a zodiac tour around the coastline of Enderby Island in search of the Auckland Island Teal and other endemic species.Anare Station, Macquarie IslandLong celebrated as one of the wonder spots of the world, the Macquarie Island is an island of great beauty and outstanding natural diversity, a breeding place for more than 3.5 million seabirds, most of which are penguins. There are four species breeding on Macquarie Island; Royals, Kings, Gentoos and Rock Hoppers. There are also three types of fur seals and one seventh of the world's population of elephant seals breeding on the Island. In 1948 The Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) established its expedition headquarters on Macquarie Island. You will have the opportunity to undertake a guided walk around the ANARE Station to view the facility and the prolific wildlife that resides here.Sandy Bay, Macquarie IslandMacquarie Island, or “Macca” as it is colloquially known, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 as a site of major geoconservation significance, being the only island in the world composed entirely of oceanic crust and rocks from the mantle. It is an island of unique natural diversity and one of the truly remarkable places on earth. Sandy Bay is located on the East Coast of the Island and is home to significant Royal and King Penguin rookeries as well as a breeding colony of Southern Elephant Seals. You will have the opportunity to land ashore in Sandy Bay to view both the King and Royal colonies as well as the other prolific wildlife in the Bay.Snares IslandsAmongst the islands of the Southern Ocean, The Snares have the distinction of being the only forested group without introduced mammals, not even mice. Consequently, it is a remarkable haven for wildlife. The Island boasts more nesting seabirds than the entire realm of the British Isles. Over 2 million Sooty Shearwaters breed here in the summer months. Four species of Albatross are listed as breeding on the Snares along with 35,000 endemic Snares Crested Penguins. There are also approximately 1,000 New Zealand fur seals and 500 New Zealand Sea Lions. Landing on the Snares is prohibited. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to explore the coastal environments and view the prolific wildlife from our fleet of zodiacs.Christchurch (Lyttelton)On the eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Lyttelton (or Te Whaka Raupo in the Maori language) served, thanks to its proximity with Ross Island, as the starting point for the British expeditions in the mythical age of the South Pole explorations. It takes its name from George Lyttelton (1709-1773), aristocrat and colonial governor of South Carolina. In this colourful port town full of history, you’ll be able to discover the Time Ball: constructed in 1876, it rang at 1.00 pm every day for 58 consecutive years to give Greenwich meridian time, enabling ship captains to set their chronometer and very precisely calculate their position.

Package Duration: 16 nights Fly, Cruise & StayPackage Starts: 7th Feb 2021 from Sydney, Brisbane or MelbourneCruise Starts: 8th Feb 2021 from AucklandCruise Ends: 22nd Feb 2021 into LytteltonPackage Ends: 23rd Feb 2021 to Australia__________________Highlights:- This PONANT cruise will allow you to be one of the few to explore the Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia, one of the least visited regions in the world.- Spend an unforgettable New Year’s Eve near New Zealand.- Zodiac outings & shore visits with your expedition team.- Opportunities for guided walks on the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and Macquarie Island, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.- Wildlife: colonies of fur seals, elephant seals along with king, royal & yellow-eyed penguins. A wide variety of birds including Gibson`s albatross, giant petrels, Auckland shags & Campbell Island teals.- Landscapes: beaches of black sand, hidden inlets and undulating meadows.___________________PRICES per person in AUD from:Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $20,115 - our exclusive price $16,415*pp (only one at this price)Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $21,085 - our exclusive price $17,195*pp Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony - was $22,125 - our exclusive price $18,025*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite - was $30,765 - our exclusive price $24,935*ppSingle PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $41,135 - our exclusive price $25,570*______________________FLY FREE - KING PENGUIN PARADE 2021 Fly, Expedition Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney to Auckland and ex Christchurch on return inc tax- One way transfer from Auckland airport to hotel- 1 nights accommodation pre-cruise in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza Auckland Hotel (or similar) with breakfast- One way transfer from Auckland hotel to port- 14 night Sub Antarctic Islands EXPEDITION Cruise aboard the NEW Le Bellot from Auckland to Lyttelton including- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes- Free expedition parka- Free boots rental- One way transfer from Lyttelton port to Christchurch hotel- 1 nights accommodation post-cruise in Christchurch with breakfast- One way transfer from Christchurch hotel to airport

FLY FREE - The Call of the Kimberley 2021 - 27th August 2021 departure

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Bellot
Package Departs
27 Aug 2021
Other Dates
Package Duration
11 Nights
Embark Ship
Broome, Western Australia
Disembark Ship
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Fly FREE when you take this expedition cruise aboard the new Le Bellot from Broome to Darwin in 2021!

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AU $12,860Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Bellot.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, embark for an 11-day expedition cruise.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.The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia.You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.Your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, and calm waters, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.This itinerary is given as an indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.Highlights of this cruise:BroomeLocated in the northwest of the Kimberley region and in the far north of Western Australia, the town of Broome is reputed for its history and its glorious pearling era. The fascinating Chinatown district which is the historic city centre and the famous Japanese Cemetery, which dates from 1896, allows to discover the city’s past marked by the immigration of numerous Chinese and Japanese workers, attracted by the prosperous pearl industry at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Broome is also famous for the “Staircase to the Moon”, an optical illusion created by the Moon reflecting on the sand banks at low tide, like a staircase climbing up towards the sky, a unique spectacle provided by nature…Hunter RiverArguably one of the most scenic parts of the Kimberley coast, Prince Frederick Harbour and the Hunter River are lined with ancient rainforest pockets, pristine mangroves and mosaic sandstone cliffs. They are considered to be some of the most pristine mangrove forests in the world, containing up to 18 different species, supporting a rich and diverse fauna. The sandstone escarpment at the river mouth, known as “Kampamantiya” rises over 200 metres high before giving way to extensive mud banks and mangrove forests home to numerous bird species and the iconic saltwater crocodile. Our expert Expedition Team will share their knowledge with you as you explore this pristine mangrove environment by Zodiac® keeping a constant lookout for wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to reach the Mitchell Falls by helicopter from Naturalist Island beach. DarwinDarwin is located in Australia’s Northern Territory which is also known as the “Top End”. It is the capital city and the most populated town of the Northern Territory. Darwin is a beautiful tropical city, a melting pot of people and cultures, over 50 different cultures live and work side by side that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Come discover the town’s still recent history through its emblematic buildings such as the new Parliamant House opened in 1994, a magnificent example of tropical architecture or Admiralty House declared heritage place, a tropical-style home elevated on stilts that has survived two cyclones and numerous air raids.

Package duration: 11 nights Fly, Cruise & StayPackage starts: 27th Aug 2021Cruise starts: 28th Aug 2021 from BroomeCruise ends: 7th Sep 2021 into DarwinPackage ends: 7th Sep 2021______________PRICES - per person in AUD from:Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $16,195 - NOW from $12,860*pp Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $16,935 - NOW from $13,460*pp Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony - was $17,535 - NOW from $14,100*ppTwin DS Deluxe Suite - was $23,795 - NOW from $19,110*ppSingle PR4 Prestige Balcony was $29,475 - NOW from $16,800*** Ask us about special savings for first time guests or past Ponant passengers! **______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team for a whale migration season cruise- Enjoy regular Zodiac outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature- Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art- Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet- Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world`s largest living reptile, the salt water crocodile- Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef_______________THE CALL OF THE KIMBERLEY Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Broome and ex Darwin on return inc. taxes- One way transfer from Broome airport to hotel- 1 nights accommodation in Broome- One way transfer from Broome hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2021 Expedition cruise aboard the Le Bellot from Broome to Darwin including:- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes - One way transfer from Darwin port to airport

FLY FREE - Kimberley Contrasts - 6th September 2021 departure

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Bellot
Package Departs
06 Sep 2021
Other Dates
Package Duration
11 Nights
Embark Ship
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Disembark Ship
Broome, Western Australia

Fly FREE when you take this expedition cruise aboard the new Le Bellot from Darwin to Broome in 2021!

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AU $11,940Per person

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Le Bellot.Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Darwin to Broome, embark for an 11-day expedition cruise.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.The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia.You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay.Your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, and calm waters, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.This itinerary is given as an indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.Highlights of this cruise:DarwinDarwin is located in Australia’s Northern Territory which is also known as the “Top End”. It is the capital city and the most populated town of the Northern Territory. Darwin is a beautiful tropical city, a melting pot of people and cultures, over 50 different cultures live and work side by side that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Come discover the town’s still recent history through its emblematic buildings such as the new Parliamant House opened in 1994, a magnificent example of tropical architecture or Admiralty House declared heritage place, a tropical-style home elevated on stilts that has survived two cyclones and numerous air raids.Hunter RiverArguably one of the most scenic parts of the Kimberley coast, Prince Frederick Harbour and the Hunter River are lined with ancient rainforest pockets, pristine mangroves and mosaic sandstone cliffs. They are considered to be some of the most pristine mangrove forests in the world, containing up to 18 different species, supporting a rich and diverse fauna. The sandstone escarpment at the river mouth, known as “Kampamantiya” rises over 200 metres high before giving way to extensive mud banks and mangrove forests home to numerous bird species and the iconic saltwater crocodile. Our expert Expedition Team will share their knowledge with you as you explore this pristine mangrove environment by Zodiac® keeping a constant lookout for wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to reach the Mitchell Falls by helicopter from Naturalist Island beach. BroomeLocated in the northwest of the Kimberley region and in the far north of Western Australia, the town of Broome is reputed for its history and its glorious pearling era. The fascinating Chinatown district which is the historic city centre and the famous Japanese Cemetery, which dates from 1896, allows to discover the city’s past marked by the immigration of numerous Chinese and Japanese workers, attracted by the prosperous pearl industry at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Broome is also famous for the “Staircase to the Moon”, an optical illusion created by the Moon reflecting on the sand banks at low tide, like a staircase climbing up towards the sky, a unique spectacle provided by nature…

Package duration: 11 nights Fly, Cruise & StayPackage starts: 6th Sep 2021Cruise starts: 7th Sep 2021 from DarwinCruise ends: 17th Sep 2021 into BroomePackage ends: 17th Sep 2021______________PRICES - per person in AUD from:Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony - was $16,195 - NOW from $11,940*pp Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $16,935 - NOW from $12,510*pp Twin DS Deluxe Suite - was $23,795 - NOW from $17,800*ppSingle PR4 Prestige Balcony was $31,215 - NOW from $15,470*______________HIGHLIGHTS: - Join Ponant`s highly qualified expedition team on an Australian adventure cruise- Enjoy regular Zodiac outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature- Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art- Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet- Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world`s largest living reptile, the salt water crocodile- Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef- Take your pick of one of three fantastic free tours from Wyndham - choose an Ord River wildlife cruise, or, a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles, or, a trip to the famous El Questro homestead (subject to availability at time of booking)_______________KIMBERLEY CONTRASTS Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Darwin and ex Broome on return inc. taxes- One way transfer from Darwin airport to hotel- 1 nights accommodation in Darwin- One way transfer from Darwin hotel to port- 10 night Kimberley 2021 Expedition cruise aboard the Le Bellot from Darwin to Broome including:- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)- Evening entertainment and events- Room service 24h (special selection)- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team- Zodiac excursions- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)- Port taxes - One way transfer from Broome port to airport

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