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Celebrate with PONANT and save 10%

PONANT is celebrating 35 years of exploration success since 1988 with the announcement of its 14th vessel. And until 5 July 2023, save an extra 10% on over 200 departures.

From its foundation, PONANT has always innovated with a constant commitment to sustainability and environmental protection while ensuring a unique travel experience underpinned by discovery, with nature as a guide. This year, the luxury cruise company is celebrating 35 years of exploration guided by nature.

PONANT’s next vessel is also in the pipeline and to be its 14th, a bespoke new carbon-neutral sailing ship made for the luxury expedition cruise passenger. At around 180-metres long, the boat will accommodate between 100-200 guests and be centred on slow travel with flexible itineraries. Matched with their unparalleled quality of service, which has cemented the company’s reputation over the last 35 years, PONANT is now more than ever loved by passengers. 

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, guests can now enjoy an extra 10% savings on more than 200 departures to a variety of captivating destinations around the world, including The Kimberley, Antarctica, Alaska, the Seychelles, Japan’s old sea routes and subtropical islands, Melanesia, the European Arctic, the Mediterranean and more on luxury expedition and yacht-style cruises across all 13 of PONANT’s luxurious small ships, from the iconic superyacht Le Ponant, which has recently undergone refurbishment, to the world’s only luxury icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot.

Cruising the Kimberley

Experience the fully-refurbished Le Ponant sets sail in the Kimberley between Broome and Wyndham. The 32-guest Le Ponant is an ultra-luxury eco-friendly yacht and an idyllic way to experience this part of Australia’s Northwest coastline. The region is famed for its natural beauty, boasting calm waters and absolute silence. Le Ponant was recently fully refurbished with berths consolidated to 16, meaning larger accommodations. 

The raw and ravishing Kimberley spans some 420,000 square kilometres across Western Australia’s top corner, a piercing palette, only occasionally broken by a gash of gorge or wend of a river. It’s a destination where nature is at its most extreme. Think thundering waterfalls, record-breaking tides and sheer limestone cliffs that appear to cleave straight off the edge of the earth.

PONANT’s new itinerary will include shore landings via state-of-the-art Zodiac boats and private access to Paspaley’s pearl operations. Located in Kuri Bay, passengers will be given the opportunity to take a scenic flight onboard a vintage Grumman Mallard Flying Boat to reach the pearl farms, as well as to or from their embarkation point.

Le Ponant will join two of the luxury cruise liner’s other small ships – Le Lapérouse and Le Soléal. Both are currently sailing in the region on itineraries between the Australia and The Pacific.

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Experience the idyllic Kimberley on Le Ponant © PONANT

Exploration guided by nature

From April 2024, the new PONANT Le Jacques-Cartier will join Le Lapérouse for the first time in Australia, making its debut. It will join Le Lapérouse on an immersive expedition through the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley between Broome and Darwin. All part of a 10-night ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ itinerary across picturesque parts of the Kimberley coastline, including a visit to the Hunter River and Montgomery Reef at the southwestern end of Camden Sound.

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Join a 10-night ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ tour on Le Jacques-Cartier © PONANT

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