PONANT is thrilled to announce the restart of its Kimberley 2022 expedition season, following the highly anticipated statement by Western Australia to welcome small interstate and international expedition ships with a maximum of 350 persons to its waters.
With operations resuming 28 April 2022, PONANT will offer multiple departures between April and October including two new departure dates for its enormously popular 10-night ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ between Broome and Darwin, showcasing the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley onboard small luxury expedition ship Le Soléal.
PONANT General Manager Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific Deb Corbett said the announcement to welcome ships to Australian waters is incredibly exciting following a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.
“We’ve been anticipating this announcement for many months and have been working behind the scenes to ensure we are ready to set sail for the magnificent Kimberley as soon as possible,” Deb said.
“Australia’s Kimberley is one of the greatest wonders of our country, with such grandeur and majestic beauty; it’s certainly an absolute bucket list destination for both Australians and international tourists and we look forward to sharing it again to those whose travel plans have been put on hold for the past two seasons,” Deb said.
Highlights on the itinerary include visiting the Hunter River inhabited estuarine crocodiles; discovering the King George River on a Zodiac® excursion and reaching the majestic Twin Falls, the highest in Western Australia; and a visit to Collier Bay to explore Montgomery reef. Sailing along one of the most spectacular coasts in Australia, the Kimberley’s falls, savannah, and tidal phenomena promise never to disappoint.
Environmentally friendly, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and complete with lounges designed to be largely open to the exterior, PONANT’s modern, purpose-built, intimately sized ships offer a unique experience at sea, offering unparalleled comfort and luxury for exploring the region. Le Soléal provides 95% balcony accommodation and offers a selection of world-class dining options, open bar*, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool.
NEW Departure from Darwin: ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’
From Darwin to Broome – 10 nights on board Le Soléal
Departs on 28 May 2022 from AUD10,060 per person in a Deluxe Stateroom.
Book early and save up to 30% with the PONANT bonus*
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NEW Departure from Broome: ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’
From Broome to Darwin – 10 nights on board Le Soléal
Departs on 7 June 2022 from AUD10,060 per person in a Deluxe Stateroom.
Book early and save up to 30% with the PONANT bonus*
Find out more about this sailing
Pre-registration for the new sailings can be made via preferred travel agents or with a PONANT consultant on 1300 737 178 (Australia), 0800 767 118 (New Zealand) or via email at reservation.aus@ponant.com.
*Yield-managed and can change at any time without notice. Advertised price already is inclusive of the Ponant bonus at the time of publishing.