Luxury cruise line Ponant announced it would be adding itineraries as well as another ship in the Kimberley for 2022.

There will be 26 voyages aboard the luxurious Le Soleal and Le Laperouse on 10-night departures.

“We have been simply amazed by the unrelenting demand for our 2021 Kimberley season, clearly confirming pent up local interest in immersive Australian coastal exploration voyages. With the Kimberley being the absolute hallmark of Australian expedition destinations, for 2022 we are increasing the number of voyages to 26 to accommodate the continuing demand by Australians to explore our own backyard,” said Deb Corbett, General Manager of sales and marketing for the line.

“This means we will be increasing our already-significant presence in the Kimberley to the highest number we have ever offered, which will allow us to expand the 2022 season to include the end of the Big Wet, in March, for those who want to feel the power and majesty of the mighty rivers and waterfalls, through the peak humpback whale migration period, and into September.”

The expansion of the season into 2022 is an extension of the line’s 2021 commitment to the Western Australian region.

In order to provide this number of voyages, we are continuing with a second ship as permanent deployment within our expanded Kimberley portfolio. So, if choice, quality and expertise matter, then PONANT is the logical selection, even more so now with our continued commitment of two modern luxury expedition ships and an unprecedented 26 ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ 10-night departures on offer,” she said.

“With so many voyages on offer between March and September 2022, guests will be able to select their preferred timing and choose between small-capacity Le Soléal, or Le Lapérouse. Either way, a Kimberley experience to remember, and a great opportunity for anyone who may currently be holding PONANT cruise credits.”