FROM MUMBAI TO MALDIVES – Fly Cruise 2021

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
15 Jan 2021
Package Duration
19 Nights
Embark Ship
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Disembark Ship
Colombo Sri Lanka
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 5 - Balcony
AU $13,445
per person
AU $13,770
per person

Package Duration: 17 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 15th of January 2021 from Australia
Cruise Starts: 17th of January 2021 from Mumbai, India
Cruise Ends: 2nd of February 2021 to Male, Maldives
Back in Australia by: 3rd of February 2021

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS^:
– Discover the cultural and natural treasures of India and Sri Lanka.
– UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the churches and convents of Goa; in Sri Lanka, the historic city of Polonnaruwa and the golden temple of Dambulla, Galle and its fortifications.
– Discover Kerala`s lush landscapes during an excursion in the `backwaters`: rivers edged with palm trees, rice paddies, fishing villages.
– Discover the cultural heritage of Goa, a former Portuguese colony.
– Overnight in Colombo, Sri Lanka
– Cruise from islands to islands in the heart of 6 idyllic atolls of the Maldives.
– Discover the stunning underwater world and its rich ecosystem, home to corals, manta rays, sharks, tortoises and more.
– Baa atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, with its magnificent corals and shallow waters.
– Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.
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PRICES per person in AUD from*:
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $15175 – Earlybird price $13,445*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $15955 – Earlybird price $13,770*pp
Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony was $16310 – Earlybird price $14,130*pp
Twin PV5 Privilege Suite was $25364 – Earlybird price $20,555*pp
Single PR4 Prestige Balcony was $28305 – Earlybird price $18,985*

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FROM MUMBAI TO MALDIVES Fly, Double Cruise & Stay package includes:
– Return economy class airfare** from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Mumbai (India) and ex Male (Maldives) on return inc tax
– One way transfer from Mumbai airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel, Mumbai with breakfast
– One way transfer from Mumbai hotel to port
– 16 night (made up of 2 x back to back cruises) cruise from Mumbai to Male aboard Le Laperouse
– 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) onboard cruise
– Evening entertainment and shipboard events
– Onboard cruise ship room service 24h (special selection)
– Port taxes
– One way transfer from Male port to airport

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EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY!
If you would like to add on a little more of India to your package, here is a 4 night private touring option that can precede your cruise holiday above.

Prices per person in AUD from*
Twin share $1,740*pp
Single sole use $2,965*

OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE EXTENSION package includes:
– Arrival transfer from Delhi airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in Delhi at the Shangri-la Delhi Hotel with breakfast
– Morning walking tour with guides who were former street children in Delhi
– Afternoon 4hr drive from Delhi to Agra by private car transfer
– 1 nights accomodation in Agra at the ITC Mughal Hotel with breakfast
– Sunrise tour to the Taj Mahal
– Private transfer from Agra to Jaipur (4hrs) visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute
– 2 nights accommodation in Jaipur at the ITC Rajputana Hotel Jaipur in an executive club room with breakfast
– Transfer from hotel to airport, Jaipur
– One way economy class airfare from Jaipur to Mumbai inc tax
(then as per package above with 1 night in Mumbai etc)

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 (20Aug19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2020 rates and schedules and are subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior. Once booked, all airfare is due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Visitors to the India must obtain a visa prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, combination, 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. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here (based on Ponant Bonus discounts of 5/10%) may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Cabin change may be required in Colombo on the 25th of January, however all care will be taken to procure the same cabin number throughout where possible. Offer ends 30Sep19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 20 Aug 2019 to 30 Sep 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
15 Jan 2021 Fly Australia to Mumbai
16 Jan 2021 Arrive Mumbai, Transfer to hotel
17 Jan 2021 Transfer to port, embark Le Laperouse ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
17 Jan 2021
Mumbai (Bombay), India
18 Jan 2021
Diu, India
19 Jan 2021 At sea    
20 Jan 2021
Mormugao, India
21 Jan 2021
New Mangalore,India
22 Jan 2021
Cochin (Kochi), India
23 Jan 2021
Trivandrum, India
24 Jan 2021
Colombo Sri Lanka
25 Jan 2021
Colombo Sri Lanka

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
25 Jan 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Colombo Sri Lanka
26 Jan 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: At sea - -
27 Jan 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Noonu Atoll, Maldives
28 Jan 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Baa Atoll, Maldives
29 Jan 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Rasdhoo, Maldives
30 Jan 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Ari Atoll (Maldives)
31 Jan 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Mulaku Atoll (Maldives)
01 Feb 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Male, Maldives
02 Feb 2021 LE LAPEROUSE: Male, Maldives
02 Feb 2021 Transfer to airport, Fly Male to Australia
03 Feb 2021 Arrive 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
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
   
Privilege Suite Deck 5
   

8 Night Cruise sailing from Mumbai to Colombo aboard Le Laperouse.

PONANT invites you to discover the wonders of India and Sri Lanka during a all-new 9-day cruise along the West Coast of India. From Mumbai to Colombo, let yourself fall under the spell of these eastern lands influenced by Buddhist and Hindu traditions.

Le Lapérouse will depart from Mumbai, India’s cultural and economic capital.

You will first discover Diu and Goa, two former colonies of the Portuguese Indies. Diu is a peaceful little island off the beaten track, with colourful houses. As for Goa, it is prized for its beaches and its rich cultural heritage, in particular a collection of late 16th-century churches and convents, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your ship will then arrive in Kerala, on Malabar Coast, in south-western India. From Trivandrum, you will be able to visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, one of the finest examples of traditional Kerala architecture, before setting sail for Cochin. A former royal town where the air is rich with the aroma of cardamom and cloves, this port of call will also be the opportunity to discover, aboard traditional boats, the fishing villages settled along the banks of the “backwaters”, a network of lakes and canals that criss-cross the lush landscapes of Kerala.

Finally, Le Lapérouse will call at Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital located at the crossroads of the sea trade between Europe and Asia.

Highlights of this cruise:

Mumbai
Mumbai, a fascinating city located on the Arabian Sea, will give you a real immersion in Hindu culture. You will be able to discover the Elephanta Caves that are home to collection of rock art typical of the cult of Shiva. Don’t miss out on visiting the Gandhi Museum and House, dedicated to the memory of the man who played a vital role in the emancipation and independence of India, or the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (formerly known as Victoria Terminus), the finest example of Victorian architecture in India. In the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum, you will find very fine collections of sculptures, miniatures and portraits of the man who would become King George V.

Cochin
An important port in the South-West of India, Cochin (Kochi) is one of the most beautiful on the Malabar Coast where the scent of cardamom mingles with cloves. It was here that Vasco de Gama disembarked over 500 years ago. But how many Phoenicians, Greeks, Arabs and Romans dropped anchor before him in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea? So many nations, at a time when pepper from Malabar was almost as precious as gold, left these shores laden with precious spices. Today, the city, a surprising metropolis with multiple identities, has a rich cultural and natural heritage combining former colonial residences, ancestral fishing methods and charming landscapes in the backwaters.

Colombo
A former trading post along the Silk Route, the old quarter of Colombo offers you the fabulous sight of its picturesque streets. The city was known to Arab, Persian and Chinese traders as early as the 8th century and this former village, nestled between two dunes, was a trading post on the mythical Spice Route. Today the economic capital of Sri Lanka, the city offers picture-postcard scenery with its beaches stretching languorously along the south-western coast of the country. Here the sand dazzles you and the sea invites you to dream…

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

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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* 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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