Free Upgrade! AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE – Fly Cruise from Sydney

Cruise Line
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
13 Dec 2019
Package Duration
13 Nights
Embark Ship
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Disembark Ship
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 - Balcony Deluxe Stateroom - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 5 - Balcony
AU $7,995
per person
AU $7,995
per person
AU $8,445
per person

Holiday Highlights:
– Spend 3 nights in serene Port Douglas with FREE full day tour to Kuranda
– Zodiac shore visits on pristine Queensland islands
– Many opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and relaxation on unspoiled islands, with white sand beaches and crystal clear water.
– From Hardy Reef, the possibility to observe some of the world`s most beautiful coral reefs and diverse undersea life


Prices per person in AUD from*
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony – was $9052 – now $7,995*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony – was $9240 – now $7,995*pp – FREE UPGRADE from Deluxe to Prestige! (limited space)
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony – was $10,380 – now $8,445*pp – limited space
Twin DS4 Deluxe Suite – was $12,365 – now $11,800*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony – was $17,690 – now $12,575*

AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
– One way economy class airfare from Sydney to Cairns inc tax with a full service airline including 20kg of luggage
– One way transfer from Cairns airport to Port Douglas hotel
– 3 nights accommodation at the Sheraton Mirage Hotel (or similar), Port Douglas with daily breakfast
– FREE* Full day tour to Kuranda including: Hotel pick-up/drop off, Kuranda Boarding Pass, Kuranda Scenic Rail – Heritage Class, Free time in Kuranda: 2.5hrs, Heritage Markets – daily, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
– One way transfer from Port Douglas hotel to Cairns Port
– 10 night cruise aboard the Le Laperouse from Cairns to Sydney 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)
– Zodiac shore visits
– Port taxes

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 (29Apr19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. All air/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. 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. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. The advertised prices shown here are based on a 15% Ponant bonus fare discount which maybe withdrawn by the cruise line without prior notice and therefore, prices may differ at time of reservation. Free upgrade refers to Twin category DEL deluxe balcony for the same price as Twin category PR4 Prestige Balcony on deck 4 and is subject to our availability of PR4 twin cabins at time of booking (limitations apply). Free upgrade does not apply to single guests. Offer ends 19Jun19 or until sold out/withdrawn and are subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 29 Apr 2019 to 19 Jun 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

13 Dec 2019 Fly Sydney to Cairns, Transfer to Port Douglas hotel
14 Dec 2019 Port Douglas at leisure (B)
15 Dec 2019 FREE Day tour to Kuranda with Scenic Rail/Skyrail (B)
16 Dec 2019 Transfer to Cairns, embark Le Laperouse ship

Cruise Itinerary

16 Dec 2019
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
05:00 PM
17 Dec 2019
Willis Island, Coral Sea
18 Dec 2019 At sea    
19 Dec 2019
Hardy Reef, Queensland, Australia
20 Dec 2019
Percy Isles, Queensland, Australia
21 Dec 2019
Lady Musgrave Island, Queensland, Australia
22 Dec 2019
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
23 Dec 2019 At sea    
24 Dec 2019 At sea    
25 Dec 2019
Sydney, NSW, Australia
07:30 AM overnight
26 Dec 2019
Sydney, NSW, 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 Stateroom Deck 4
Deluxe Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
Deluxe Suite Deck 3

10 Cruise departing from Cairns to Sydney onboard Le Laperouse.

Allow yourself to fall under the spell of this itinerary in Australia that has been specially designed for travellers looking for unspoiled islands and turquoise lagoons. You will set sail aboard Le Lapérouse for an 11-day cruise with PONANT to discover the treasures of the Great Barrier Reef.

You will set sail from Cairns. With its many colonial buildings, its picturesque port and its exceptional panorama over the surrounding natural environment, this city in the north-east of Australia is sure to win you over.

Lying some 50 km to the north-east of the Whitsunday Islands, you will reach Hardy Reef, which boasts the unique marine biodiversity of the area.

You’ll continue your exploration of the Australian coast with the discovery of Percy Island, whose shallow waters beckon you in for a dip, and Lady Musgrave Island, which is ideal for snorkelling. Both are located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a gigantic ecosystem of coral reefs.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Between endless beaches, lush tropical rainforests and freshwater lakes, you will discover an area of rare beauty.

The end of your cruise will be marked by a disembarkation in the irresistible city of Sydney.

Highlights of this cruise:

Washed by the Coral Sea, the harbour town of Cairns is located on Australia’s north-east coast. The seafront esplanade is a popular place for locals and visitors to walk, swim and picnic under the shade of swaying palm trees. The hills surrounding Cairns form the gateway to the Queensland Rainforests, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site for their fauna and flora from the Gondwana era.

Willis Island (Technical Stop)
Willis Island is a tiny speck of an island located in the Coral Sea. Other than a weather station there is very little here – and that is the charm. Surrounded by a pristine coral fringe, sitting atop an extinct volcano and measuring just 450 metres by 150 metres, this remote sand island is an important green sea turtle nesting site, with thousands of hatchlings between October and March each year.

Hardy Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres along Australia’s tropical East Coast. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. Hardy Reef is home to the innovatively designed Reefworld pontoon, ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. You will be transferred by Zodiac to the pontoon which provides easy access to the aquatic realm either by semi-submersible, underwater viewing chamber, snorkelling or diving. There is also undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers and change rooms.

Percy Island
Arrival 20/12/2019 . Departure 20/12/2019 .
The explorer Matthew Flinders described the cove at West Bay on Middle Percy Island as “one of the prettiest little places imaginable”. The largest of the three islands in the group, Middle Percy is a favourite stop for cruising yachtsmen en-route between the tropical north and southern seas. An A-frame hut on the beach at West Bay is decorated with memorabilia and souvenirs from these yachts. After a short Zodiac ride to the beach at West Bay you can relax on this picture postcard beach or take a refreshing swim in the clear waters. For the more energetic, there are walking trails where you may catch a glimpse of some of the native and introduced wildlife.

Lady Musgrave Island
Arrival 21/12/2019 . Departure 21/12/2019 .
Lady Musgrave is an uninhabited 14 hectares coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This island is a nesting place for green turtles and loggerhead turtles. It also attracts large numbers of birds including Wedge-tailed shearwaters (Mutton Birds) which nest in burrows in the ground. Small white tip reef sharks and leopard sharks can be seen in the shallows around the island, while the coral lagoon, with its multitude of fish and coral species, is perfect for snorkelling.

Fraser Island
Lying off the coast of Queensland just south of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser is the world’s largest sand island. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 for its outstanding natural universal values. Fraser Island is characterised by long uninterrupted white beaches, strikingly coloured sand cliffs, majestic tall rainforests and numerous crystal clear freshwater lakes. Called K’gari by its Aboriginal inhabitants, the island contains many sites of archaeological, social and spiritual significance dating back more than 5,000 years. After a short tender transfer ashore, Guests can enjoy a coach tour of Fraser Island taking in Lake McKenzie, the rainforest at Central Station and the giant stands of Satinay trees at Pile Valley.

Nestled around one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Sydney is both trendy and classic, urbane yet laid-back. Composed of ocean and light, of sailors and businessmen, this city alone inspires many travellers to visit the “Land Down Under”. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the elegant silhouettes of the Blue Mountains, it encapsulates the Australian way of life: surfing beaches, quiet suburbs, skyscrapers, Victorian cottages and tropical gardens. Sydney is filled with history and harmoniously blends old world charm and ultra-modern architecture, with its sail-shaped Opera House which sits alongside the historic district of The Rocks as the Harbour Bridge stretches across the bay.

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins 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 Lapérouse 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 5-star service.

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

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 131 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: June 2018
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 184
  • Officer Nationality: French
  • Ship Registration: France

Ship Amenities

  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Satellite Television
  • Ipod Players
  • Video on Demand
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bath Robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi

Ship Facilities

  • Reception Desk
  • Boutique
  • Zodiac
  • Water Sports including Kayaking & Paddle-Boarding
  • Pool Deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Solarium
  • Pool Bar & Lounge
  • Theatre
  • Main Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Spa & Fitness Centre


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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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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