Ponant has revealed their newest ship, Le Jacques-Cartier set to make its Australian debut, joining Le Lapérouse for the very first time in the country.
The ship will start sailing in the Kimberley in April 2024 and will offer guests 22 departures between Broome and Darwin.
The enormously popular 10-night ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ itinerary will showcase the most picturesque parts of the Kimberley coastline on board Ponant’s Le Jacques-Cartier and Le Lapérouse, both of which will be sailing throughout the season.
Le Jacques-Cartier, the newest of Ponant’s six-ship Explorer series delivered in mid-2020 will operate alongside sister ship Le Lapérouse.
These smaller vessels have just 92 staterooms and suites, all with a balcony or private terrace.
Highlights on the itinerary include visiting the Hunter River inhabited by estuarine crocodiles; discovering King George River on a Zodiac excursion and reaching the majestic Twin Falls, the highest in Western Australia; and a visit to Montgomery reef in the south-western end of Camden Sound. Sailing along one of the most spectacular coasts in Australia, the Kimberley’s waterfalls, savannah, and tidal phenomena promise.
Ponant has an early booking special where guests can save up to 30 per cent.