Kimberley Dreams 2023 – Stay Free Offer – 29 Sep 2023 – Cruise Traveller

Kimberley Dreams 2023 – Stay Free Offer

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
29 Sep 2023
Package Duration
12 Nights
Embark Ship
Broome, W A
Disembark Ship
Darwin, NT, Australia
DEL - Balcony PR4 - Balcony PR5 - Balcony DS6 - Suite
AU $11,240
per person
AU $12,460
per person
AU $13,070
per person
AU $17,940
per person

Package duration: 12 nights Cruise & Stay
Package starts: 29 September 2023 – at Broome hotel
Cruise starts: 1 October 2023 – from Broome
Cruise ends: 11 October 2023 – into Darwin
Package ends: 11 October 2023 – in Darwin
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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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BIG SAVINGS!
Booking early has it`s advantages – current savings on this departure include..
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $15,295 – your special price from $11,240*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $16,920 – your special price from $12,460*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $17,745 – your special price from $13,070*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite was $24,225 – your special price from $17,940*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony was $29,975 – your special price from $11,240*pp ** very limited space at this price **
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KIMBERLEY DREAMS Cruise & Stay package includes:
– FREE!* 2 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast
– FREE!* One way transfer from Broome hotel to port
– 10 night Kimberley 2023 expedition cruise aboard the Le Laperouse 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

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 (21Apr22). 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. 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. Transfers only included on exact package dates. Offer ends 30Jun22 or sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Complimentary hotel stay is at the discretion of our agency.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 21 Apr 2022 to 30 Jun 2022 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
29 Sep 2023 Make your own way to Broome, Check in hotel for a 2 night stay
30 Sep 2023 Broome at leisure
01 Oct 2023 Transfer to port, embark Le Laperouse ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
01 Oct 2023
Broome, W A
8:00 PM
02 Oct 2023
Lacepede Islands, Western Australia
03 Oct 2023
Collier Bay, Western Australia
04 Oct 2023
Collier Bay, Western Australia
05 Oct 2023
Careening Bay, WA
06 Oct 2023
Hunter River, West Australia
07 Oct 2023
Swift Bay
08 Oct 2023
Vansittart Bay, Western Australia
09 Oct 2023
King George River, Western Australia
10 Oct 2023 At sea    
11 Oct 2023
Darwin, NT, Australia
6:00 AM

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
11 Oct 2023 ends Darwin. Own arrangements post cruise

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
Deluxe Stateroom
   
Prestige Deck 4
   
Prestige Deck 5
   
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
   

10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Le Laperouse.

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.

Swift Bay
The Bonaparte Archipelago, is a stunningly rugged maze of islands stretching almost 150 km along Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast. Its colour and scale conspire to take ones’ breath away. Its distant location has meant it has remained an unspoilt and remarkably pristine location to explore and experience. Phillip Parker King named “Swift’s bay” after Jonathon Swift (1667-1745) the author of Gulliver’s travels. The ‘T’ shaped bay is composed of heavily fractured sandstone providing an abundance of rock shelters. On the walls of these shelters are examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style rock art. Join your expedition team ashore for a guided walk to a number of rock art galleries depicting these unique rock art styles.

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 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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