Cruising Types

Luxury Expedition

Combine the adventure of expedition sailing with the comfort and elegance of luxury cruising.  These ships offer 4.5-5 star service, high quality dining and accommodation and highly trained crew to ensure you travel in comfort and style to remote wilderness destinations.  The ships are complete with Zodiacs, expert expedition staff and lecturers, sophisticated navigation equipment and specialised technical equipment for expedition cruising.  Luxury Expedition cruising suits adventure-seeking travellers with discerning tastes.


Current Packages

  • ICONIC KIMBERLEY

    KIMBERLEY ICONIC KIMBERLEY

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    $11,780pp

    Discover King George River, Twin Falls, Hunter River, Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef and the Buccaneer Archipelago whilst cruising in comfort onboard Ponant's luxurious expedition ship Le Soleal or Le Laperouse.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 194

  • Treasures of the South Australian Coast and Tasmania

    . Treasures of the South Australian Coast and Tasmania

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    $6,599pp

    Special Offer! A 7 night luxury, soft expedition adventure aboard PONANT's Le Laperouse from Sydney to Hobart.  Jervis Bay, Eden, Maria Island, Hobart and more.  December 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 421

  • Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

    FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

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    $5,079pp

    Discover the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the remote and untouched Northern reef precinct. A 7 night adventure with just 72 guests aboard Coral Expeditions’ Coral Discoverer! 2022 & 2023 departures

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    CRUISE LINE: Coral Expeditions

    VESSEL: Coral Discoverer

    PKG NUMBER: 268

  • Australia's Iconic Kimberley 2023

    KIMBERLEY Australia's Iconic Kimberley 2023

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    $16,000pp

    Discover King George River, Twin Falls, Hunter River, Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef and the Buccaneer Archipelago whilst cruising in comfort onboard Ponant's luxurious expedition ship Le Soleal or Le Laperouse.  2023 Departures

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 308

  • Food, Wine & Yacht Race in Tasmania

    . Food, Wine & Yacht Race in Tasmania

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    $12,349pp

    Explore the best of Tasmania's natural coastal wonders as well as the island state's wonderful food and wine on an expedition itinerary on board Le Lapérouse, and celebrate New Year in Hobart with the arrival of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.  December 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

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  • Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands

    . Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands

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    $8,420pp

    Allow yourself to fall under the spell of this East Coast Australia itinerary that has been specially designed for travellers looking for unspoiled islands and turquoise lagoons. A 10-day expedition cruise with PONANT discovering the treasures of the Great Barrier Reef.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 419

  • Emblematic Antarctica

    . Emblematic Antarctica

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    $13,449pp

    PONANT invites you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula.  A 10 night cruise of magical discovery departing 2022 & 2023.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Boreal

    PKG NUMBER: 199

  • Silversea Sydney to Auckland

    . Silversea Sydney to Auckland

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    $15,499pp

    Enjoy Christmas onboard Silversea's luxurious Silver Muse this year!  Sydney, Tasmania, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Picton, Tauranga and more!  15 nights of luxury!  Departing 20 December 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Silversea

    VESSEL: Silver Muse

    PKG NUMBER: 432

  • Silversea Darwin to Femantle

    . Silversea Darwin to Femantle

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    $19,955pp

    Explore the gorgeous coastline of Western Australia from Darwin to Fremantle with Silversea's luxury expedition voyage with Silver Explorer.  The Kimberley, Buccaneer Archipelago, Exmouth, Montebello Islands, Abrolhos Islands, Fremantle and more!  August 2023.

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    CRUISE LINE: Silversea

    VESSEL: Silver Explorer

    PKG NUMBER: 433

  • Culture & Nature in Papua New Guinea

    Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea Culture & Nature in Papua New Guinea

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    $10,775pp

    Departing from Honiara, embark for an extraordinary 12 day adventure to discover very rich local cultures and exceptional underwater life.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 422

  • Antarctica with Silversea

    . Antarctica with Silversea

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    $15,569pp

    Remote, untamed and unlike anything you've ever experienced before, Antarctica awaits.  Discover Earth's last frontier in total comfort with Silversea Cruises' 10 night luxury expedition cruise.  2022/2023

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    CRUISE LINE: Silversea

    VESSEL: Silver Cloud Expedition

    PKG NUMBER: 202

  • Antarctica with Silversea

    . Antarctica with Silversea

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    $20,599pp

    Discover Antarctica with Silversea Cruises on a 12 night luxury expedition cruise, including Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.  2022/2023

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    CRUISE LINE: Silversea

    VESSEL: Silver Cloud Expedition

    PKG NUMBER: 202

  • Natural Treasures of New Zealand

    . Natural Treasures of New Zealand

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    $10,260pp

    Auckland, Wellington, Akaroa, Dusky Sound, Milford Sound, Dunedin and more ... Discover the natural treasures of New Zealand aboard Ponant's 12 night cruise with Le Soleal. December 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 413

  • New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

    . New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

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    $17,999pp

    Discover the wild isolation of New Zealand’s southern-most islands on this fascinating voyage to Macquarie and the Subantarctic Islands.  Recognised as one of the world’s greatest biodiversity "hotspots" these islands are abundant in wildlife and birdlife.  Departing December 2022 with Ponant Cruises.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 411

  • Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic-Ross Sea Expedition

    . Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic-Ross Sea Expedition

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    $35,395pp

    Embark on an extraordinary adventure to the seldom visited Ross Sea from New Zealand, and walk in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers on this exciting 21 night expedition.  January 2023

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 425

  • Ancient Fiords & Unspoiled Islands of Southern New Zealand

    . Ancient Fiords & Unspoiled Islands of Southern New Zealand

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    $12,037pp

    Set sail aboard Le Soléal for a 12-day brand-new expedition cruise to discover the South Island of New Zealand between enchanting landscapes and observation of extraordinary wildlife, in one of the best-preserved environments on the planet.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

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  • THE GREAT AUSTRAL LOOP

    ANTARCTICA THE GREAT AUSTRAL LOOP

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    $19,839pp

    Discover the magic of Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia whilst enjoying the chic cruising comfort aboard Ponant's luxurious Le Boreal.  Exceptional service and spectacular scenery make this an unforgettable cruising experience.  November 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Boreal

    PKG NUMBER: 195

  • Island & Cultures of Papua New Guinea

    . Island & Cultures of Papua New Guinea

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    $10,925pp

    This all-new 11-day Expedition cruise aboard PONANT's Le Lapérouse will take you to discover the wonders and ancestral tribes of Papua New Guinea.  Departing Cairns February 2023.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 441

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