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PONANT unveils new small luxury vessel to cruise the Kimberley in 2024

Commencing April 2024, sail onboard the new PONANT Le Jacques-Cartier, joining Le Lapérouse for the very first time in Australia.

Making its Australian debut, Le Jacques-Cartier will join Le Lapérouse in Australia for the first time, departing between Broome and Darwin on an immersive expedition through the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley.

The popular 10-night ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ itinerary will showcase the most picturesque parts of the Kimberley coastline. Highlights on the itinerary include visiting the Hunter River inhabited by estuarine crocodiles and visiting Montgomery reef at the southwestern end of Camden Sound.

© PONANT | Image one: Nick Rains, Image 2 and 3: Christophe Dugied

Onboard PONANT Le Jacques-Cartier and Le Lapérouse

Le Jacques-Cartier, the newest of PONANT’s six-ship EXPLORER series delivered in mid-2020 will operate alongside sister ship Le Lapérouse, bringing PONANT’s expertise and unique mix of adventure, sustainability, and barefoot luxury for another Kimberley expedition season.

Both ships offer an intimate cruising experience with just 92 staterooms and suites, all with a balcony or private terrace.

Tastefully decorated, the ships have been entirely designed with a sleek sophisticated layout, light tones and an open-to-the-sea environment providing soft light and luminosity.

The best of the Kimberley’s

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 magnificent bays of Vansittart and Swift will offer you exceptional panoramas, between islands, secret inlets, caves and rocky overhangs.

From vast expanses of lagoons and coral reefs to an abundance of native wildlife, your expedition will showcase the spectacular Western Australia region. Kimberley’s waterfalls, savannah, and tidal phenomena promise never to disappoint.

Guests who book a Ponant Kimberley Cruise early can collect savings of up to 30%.

Click here to view all 2024 dates.

King George River © PONANT- Nick Rains  | Horizontal Falls © PONANT- Nick Rains

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