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

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Bellot
Package Departs
27 Aug 2021
Package Duration
11 Nights
Embark Ship
Broome, Western Australia
Disembark Ship
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Prestige Deck 4 - Balcony Prestige Deck 5 - Balcony Prestige Deck 6 - Balcony
AU $11,995
per person
AU $12,710
per person
AU $13,310
per person

Package duration: 11 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package starts: 27th Aug 2021
Cruise starts: 28th Aug 2021 from Broome
Cruise ends: 7th Sep 2021 into Darwin
Package ends: 7th Sep 2021
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PRICES – per person in AUD from:
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony – was $16,195 – NOW from $11,995*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony – was $16,935 – NOW from $12,710*pp
Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony – was $17,535 – NOW from $13,310*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite – was $23,795 – NOW from $17,995*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony was $26,875 – NOW from $14,280* (limited space – one cabin left)

** Ask us about special savings for first time guests or past Ponant passengers! **
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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

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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

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (11Nov19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Free included airfare/carrier/routing advised approx 10 months prior to departure and are at the discretion of Cruise Traveller. Once issued, all airfares/taxes become non-refundable and cancellation fees will be taken from total package price if cancelled anytime after ticket issuance. Airfares have strict cancellation/change fees apply. A passport and comprehensive travel insurance are required to travel on this cruise which are at guests expense. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer ends 30Dec19 or until sold out/withdrawn and are subject to availability at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 11 Nov 2019 to 30 Dec 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.
The rates in this video apply to the April departure only

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
27 Aug 2021 Fly FREE Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Broome
27 Aug 2021 Arrive Broome, Transfer to hotel
28 Aug 2021 Transfer to port, embark Le Bellot ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
28 Aug 2021
Broome, Western Australia
06:00 PM
29 Aug 2021
Lacepede Islands, Western Australia
30 Aug 2021
Collier Bay, Western Australia
31 Aug 2021
Collier Bay, Western Australia
01 Sep 2021
Careening Bay, Western Australia
02 Sep 2021
Hunter River, West Australia
03 Sep 2021
Swift Bay
04 Sep 2021
Vansittart Bay, Western Australia
05 Sep 2021
King George River, Western Australia
06 Sep 2021 At sea    
07 Sep 2021
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
06:00 AM

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
07 Sep 2021 Transfer to airport, Fly Darwin to home city in Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Prestige Deck 4
   
Prestige Deck 5
   
Prestige Deck 6
   
Deluxe Suite Deck 3
   

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:

Broome
Located 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 River
Arguably 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.

Darwin
Darwin 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.

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Maiden Voyage: July 2020
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 184
  • Crew Nationality: French

Ship Amenities

  • Individual Climate Control
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen television
  • Ipod(TM) players
  • Video on demand
  • In Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • 24 hour room service
  • Internet access wifi

Ship Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Main Lounge
  • Shopping Boutiques
  • Theatre
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Art Gallery / Photo Video
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sun Deck
  • Hydraulic Platform
  • Bar

EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege…

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax – we take care of everything…

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