Discover the iconic Kimberley with Ponant

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Special Tour Availability: 27 July 2020
Kimberley, WA, Australia Luxury Cruise, Premium Cruise lines, Mega Ships, Hosted Groups, River, Luxury, Expedition, Couples


Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley, following a brand new PONANT itinerary. From Darwin to Broome, embark aboard Le Lapérouse for an 11-day expedition cruise. At around two-thirds the size of France, Kimberley is one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet. 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 high point of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest falls in Western Australia. You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs. Le Lapérouse will take you along the most spectacular coasts in the entire region. With their falls, abrupt gorges, Savannah, calm waters and desolate mountain chains, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.



  • Deluxe Stateroom – Deck 3 from $9,887* per person SAVE $3,383pp
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  • Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4 from $10,887* per person SAVE $3,863pp
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  • Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5 from $11,347* per person SAVE $3,403pp
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  • All prices include gratuities
  • Upgrade options: Flights and additional touring can be arranged.


The last date to book at these prices is 25 March 2019.
Only a limited number of cabins available.


The cruise will depart on 27 July 2020.


  • Accommodation onboard (Orbit World Travel exclusive allotment of sold-out cabins on Decks 3 & 4)
  • Welcome cocktail function
  • All meals, drinks and touring, Zodiac expeditions, and a dedicated Orbit World Travel host
  • Options for the solo traveller to be matched with another solo traveller
  • Access to all common areas including a fitness room, steam room, hair salon, swimming pool (sea water, heated), solarium, lounges, theatre, boutique & leisure area
  • One-way private airport transfers to the ship in Broome
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Taxes, fees and port charges
  • Choose between 3 excursions: a cruise undertaking the remarkable Ord River wildlife, a scenic flight over the east Kimberley including the Bungle Bungle Ranges or a day exploring El Questro station including Emma Gorge and Zebedee springs.



  • Join Ponant’s highly qualified local expedition team.
  • Enjoy regular Zodiac® outings & shore visits to get close to 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.
  • Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls
  • El Questro experience: guided by an El Questro ranger, the tour includes an all-encompassing journey through Emma Gorge and Zebedee Thermal Springs. Take a mid-day break for lunch and end the full day with the Chamberlain River Cruise.



Wild and wonderful landscapes, remarkable encounters with local people, unfamiliar fauna and flora to see and discover – PONANT invites you to escape from every day and enjoy exotic experiences in all four corners of the world.

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms 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 ambience with luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

Le Lapérouse has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger. Le Lapérouse will be the first cruise ship on Earth to be equipped with a multi-sensory underwater space, called Blue Eye.

The state-of-the-art Blue-Eyed Bar is the perfect place to enjoy the whale migration while you sip on your cocktail, and allows you to see and hear the giants of the ocean as they make their way south. Free wifi is available throughout.

A 140 m² reception area includes:

  • A reception/concierge desk
  • An excursions desk
  • The ship’s administrative services
  • The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer
  • Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories
  • Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides:

  • Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship
  • Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions
  • Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.

A pool deck offering:

  • A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system
  • A pleasant solarium
  • An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.


*Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, twin share, cruise only. Offer valid for new bookings, until sold out. Price above is for the 27 July 2020 departure. Limited availability for exclusive Orbit World Travel pricing. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Itinerary is provided as an example only and is subject to change for 2020 release dates. 15% non-refundable deposit required with booking. General: Correct from publication but subject to change at the discretion of the cruise provider and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Limited availability in peak periods. All offers, prices and itineraries are subject to availability and can change and be withdrawn without notice. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges. Other conditions apply. Orbit World Travel reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time.

Kimberley Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin
Day 2: Pulau Meatmiarang (Technical Stop)
Day 3: Wyndham
Day 4: King George River
Day 5: Vansittart Bay
Day 6: Swift Bay
Day 7: Hunter River & Mitchell Falls
Day 8: Collier Bay
Day 9: Montgomery Reef
Day 10: Talbot Bay
Day 11: Lacepede Islands
Day 12 Disembark 0700: Broome

Speak to your Orbit World Travel Travel Advisor about tailoring a bespoke itinerary so you can experience the best of your chosen destination.

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Total: $9,887 From $9,887 /person