Le Laperouse by Ponant
128 metres long with just 88 staterooms, each with a private balcony, 4 suites, each with a plate glass window and private terrace. Guests aboard Le Laperouse will find all of the special touches that have forges the reputation of Ponant cruises.
The smaller capacity ships creates an intimate atmosphere, while the 110 crew members provide professional and attentive service. The ship is equipped with state-of-the art technology. These new stars of the PONANT fleet are fitted with a movable marina platform, enabling guests to swim and engage in other activites directly from the ship.
You will also discover a world first on board these ships, Blue Eye, a multi-sensory underwater lounge where guests will be able to view the underwater environs surrounding the ship through large transparent glass windows while listening live to the marine world. Then at night, specially designed non-intrusive lighting will be sure to attract fascinating marine life for observation.
2 Free Nights Accommodation With Every Cruise Booked
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 luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
• An experienced and highly qualified expedition team to provide insight into the geology, history, culture, flora and fauna of this fascinating region.
• View the spectacular 80m high sandstone cliffs of the King George River Gorge.
• Discover the stories behind the enigmatic Gwion Gwion rock art
• View the oldest depictions of the human form on the planet.
• Explore pristine mangrove systems by zodiac.
• Watch the largest reptile on earth, the saltwater crocodile, in its natural environment
• Take guided walks ashore with your expert expedition team to view ancient rock art galleries.
• Spend time with the oldest continual culture on earth.
• Watch in awe as Montgomery reef “appears” in front of your eyes.
• Witness the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay.
• Take regular voyages in zodiacs to explore the many coves and rivers.
• Search for iconic bird species such as White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy kites and Ospreys.
• Witness the world’s largest population of migrating humpback whales from July to September.
45 sq.m + 30 sq.m. private terrace with hot tub and sliding bay windows.
Grand Deluxe Suite
45 sq.m. + 30 sq.m. private terrace and sliding bay windows.
32 sq.m + 8 sq.m. private balcony with sliding bay window.
38 sq.m + 8 sq.m. private balcony with sliding bay window.
19 sq.m + 4 sq.m. private balcony with sliding bay window.
27.5 sq.m + 6 sq.m. private balcony with sliding bay window.
19 sq.m + 4 sq.m. private balcony with sliding bay window.
Dates & Prices 2019
Call us today to secure your cabin on 1300 197 351. Schedule 2019 Dates & Rates per person
|Cruise||Broome to Darwin||Darwin to Broome|
|Dates||02 June - 12 June||23 May - 02 June|
|12 July - 22 July||12 Jun - 22 Jun|
|01 Aug - 11 Aug||02 July - 12 July|
|21 Aug - 31 Aug||22 July - 01 Aug|
|11 Aug - 21 Aug|
|Prices PP, Twin Share||Deluxe Stateroom||$12,200|
|Prestige Stateroom 4||$13,490|
|Prestige Stateroom 5||$13,990|
|Prestige Stateroom 6||$14,250|
All rates include 2 free nights accommodation and sightseeing tour in either Broome or Darwin.
For up to date costs for a specific departure please contact us – 1300 190 418
The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region. This fee applies to all ships operating in the Kimberley and is aimed at financing a sustainable cultural tourism management plan for the area. The cost of the permit to access these regions in 2019 is $105 per person. This fee will be added to all bookings once it is confirmed.
Dates & Prices 2020
Call us today to secure your cabin on 1300 197 351.
Schedule 2020 Dates & Rates per person
(Prices are guide only and vary with departure date)
|Cruise||Darwin to Broome||Broome to Darwin|
|Dates||08 May - 18 May||18 May - 28 May
|*28 May - 07 June||*07 June - 17 June|
|17 June - 27 June|
|07 July - 17 July||17 July - 27 July|
|27 July - 06 Aug||06 Aug - 16 Aug|
|16 Aug - 26 Aug||*26 Aug - 08 Sep|
|Prices PP, Twin Share||Deluxe Stateroom||$12,998|
|Prestige Stateroom 4||$13,090|
|Prestige Stateroom 5||$13,930|
|Prestige Stateroom 6||$14,440|
*7 June and 26 August – cruise in conjunction with National Geographic Expeditions. Extended cruise duration – see itinerary here. Note that special pricing applies for these departures
*28 May – In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE. Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. A circuit in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault.
Special Offers for 2020
Kimberley Travel & Cruise Exclusive Offer
Two free nights accommodation in a four star hotel in either Broome or Darwin (or one night in each if you prefer). Plus a free sight seeing tour in either Darwin or Broome.
First time Ponant Passenger
Receive $800 SAVINGS per person off your first PONANT cruise. Valid for new bookings made and deposited 1 Sep – 31 Dec ‘18
Second time Ponant passenger
For any past PONANT guest who has cruised only once with PONANT book & deposit your second cruise from prior to 31 Dec ‘18 and receive an additional 10% Savings off their cruise.
The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region. This fee applies to all ships operating in the Kimberley and is aimed at financing a sustainable cultural tourism management plan for the area. The cost of the permit to access these regions in 2020 has yet to be determined but in 2019 the rate was $105 per person. This fee will be added to all bookings once it is confirmed.
7 Fitness – PONANT Yacht Spa – Sundeck
6 Panoramic lounge – 14 Prestige Staterooms (including 10 Prestige Staterooms convertible into 5 Luxury Suites) – 2 Deluxe Suites – 2 Privilege Suites – 1 Grand Deluxe Suite – 1 Owner’s Suite
5 Bridge – 29 Prestige Staterooms (including 1 for person of reduced mobility and 26 Prestige Staterooms convertible into 13 Prestige Suites) – 1 Deluxe Suite – 2 Privilege Suites – 2 Grand Deluxe Suites
4 Restaurant – 23 Prestige Staterooms (including 1 for person of reduced mobility) – 1 Deluxe Suite
3 Reception Desk – Excursion Desk – Main Lounge – Pool Deck – Shop – Medical Centre – Theatre – 13 Deluxe Staterooms – 1 Deluxe Suite
0 DECK 0: Blue Eye underwater lounge
1507 sq.1 - Reception/concierge desk, excursions desk, ship’s administrative services, sales office, 538 sq.1 boutique.
2153 sq.1 which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.
All Meals & Drinks Included in Price
Capacity: 70 Buffets - Grills
Capacity : all passengers
Buffet & table service opens onto the outside
RECREATION / RELAXATION
Easier Zodiac® embarkation and disembarkation
Easier access to the sea for practicing various water sports such as kayaking or paddle- boarding.
Pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system
Outdoor bar and lounge
Main show room for conferences and live entertainment on selected evenings
State-of-the-art audio and video technology