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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    $14,500pp

    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.  A living indigenous culture dating back more than 40,000 years!

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 194

  • Tasmania Circumnavigation

    . Tasmania Circumnavigation

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    $8,335pp

    A 9 night luxury cruise aboard PONANT's Le Soleal, discovering Tasmania.  Enjoy relaxed yet elegant French ambiance as you explore Port Arthur, Port Davey, King Island, Tamar Valley and more. October & November 2021.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

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  • Food, Wine & Yacht Race in Tasmania

    . Food, Wine & Yacht Race in Tasmania

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    $10,035pp

    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 2021.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

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  • Queensland's Islands and Reefs

    . Queensland's Islands and Reefs

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    $6,912pp

    A 7 night luxury, soft expedition adventure aboard PONANT's Le Laperouse from Cairns to Brisbane.  Willis Island, Percy Island, Hardy Reef and more.  December 2021.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

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  • 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

  • Cape York and Arnhem Land

    THE AUSTRALIAN TOP END Cape York and Arnhem Land

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    $12,829pp

    Explore the Northern Australian coastline and immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Indigenous Australia with this exclusive Cape York & Arnhem Land itinerary with Coral Expeditions.   April 2022

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    CRUISE LINE: Coral Expeditions

    VESSEL: Coral Discoverer

    PKG NUMBER: 282

  • Treasures of the South Australian Coast and Tasmania

    . Treasures of the South Australian Coast and Tasmania

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    $4,739pp

    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

  • Australia, NZ & South Pacific

    . Australia, NZ & South Pacific

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    $18,835pp

    Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand .... 30 days of luxurious bliss aboard Silversea's Silver Shadow!  Be in quick to receive sensational bonuses and savings!  Departs Sydney March 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Silversea

    VESSEL: Silver Shadow

    PKG NUMBER: 323

  • Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands

    . Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands

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    $6,109pp

    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

  • 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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    $19,199pp

    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

  • Torres Strait and Cape York

    . Torres Strait and Cape York

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    $11,665pp

    An incredible 10 night cruise with Australian-owned Coral Expeditions, cruising the Torres Strait and Cape York.  72 guests, included excursions, remote islands and reefs, coastal walks, magic and mystery!  Departs November 2021 or October 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Coral Expeditions

    VESSEL: Coral Discoverer

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  • ANCIENT CULTURES OF PNG

    Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea ANCIENT CULTURES OF PNG

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    $9,245pp

    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

  • Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic-Ross Sea Expedition

    . Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic-Ross Sea Expedition

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    $27,299pp

    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

  • New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

    . New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

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    $13,770pp

    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 2021 with Ponant Cruises.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 411

  • New Zealand South Island Expedition

    . New Zealand South Island Expedition

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    $5,649pp

    Set sail aboard Le Soléal for an 8-day brand-new expedition cruise to discover the South Island of New Zealand and the remote Snares Islands.  January 2022

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 412

  • Natural Treasures of New Zealand

    . Natural Treasures of New Zealand

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    $9,085pp

    Dunedin, Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, Akaroa, Wellington, Auckland and more ... Discover the natural treasures of New Zealand aboard Ponant's 11 night cruise with Le Laperouse. January 2022.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 413

  • Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic-Ross Sea Expedition

    . Scott & Shackleton's Antarctic-Ross Sea Expedition

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    $29,285pp

    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 & February 2022

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 414

  • THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND

    Auckland to Lyttleton THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND

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    $6,989pp

    Discover New Zealand, a unique destination with a multitude of natural treasures. Set sail aboard Le Lapérouse for a 10-day cruise from Auckland to Lyttelton.  January 2022

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Laperouse

    PKG NUMBER: 415

  • New Zealand Mosaic

    . New Zealand Mosaic

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    $5,019pp

    Discover sublime New Zealand landscapes with exceptional diversity: volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers, gorges and lakes, vineyards.  February 2022

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Soleal

    PKG NUMBER: 416

  • Ancient Fiords & Unspoiled Islands of Southern New Zealand

    . Ancient Fiords & Unspoiled Islands of Southern New Zealand

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    $9,549pp

    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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