Ponant and Paspaley to launch super-luxe motor yacht

Two luxury heavyweights – French cruise line Ponant and Paspaley Pearls – have teamed up to launch a new super-luxe expedition motor yacht, Paspaley Pearl to take 30 high-end guests to the Kimberley in June 2024.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 25 2023

Historic first as Ponant maps Kimberley for cruising

French line Ponant has started charting the ancient Kimberley waterways as it ramps up its presence in the Western Australian expedition cruise location

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 13 2023

How expedition cruising takes travellers into the unknown

There’s a new breed of traveller seeking something more extraordinary, with a sense of danger and excitement about it. Welcome to Expedition Cruising.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Oct 10 2023

French fries biofuel Ponant’s future

French cruise line Ponant will trial B100 biofuel, produced from recycled cooking oil, on Le Champlain, one of its six Explorers series vessels.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Oct 3 2023

Ponant offers flights & transfers for Kimberley sailings next year

French expedition line Ponant is offering free flights and transfers to Aussie and Kiwi travellers during the upcoming season in 2024 to the Kimberley.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Sep 8 2023

Sarina Bratton becomes Ponant’s honorary regional chair

Sarina Bratton, Australia’s ‘First Lady’ of cruising, has been appointed Senior Strategic Advisor and Honorary Chairwoman of Asia Pacific by Ponant.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 29 2023

Ponant says the future of cruise is blowing in the wind

Ponant has shared the design and renderings for their brand-new ship. She will be the brand’s first vessel to achieve carbon-neutral navigation. The vessel has an amazing arrangement of technology – including good, old-fashioned sails. […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 6 2023

The Kimberley clouds give cruisers a silver lining with savings of over $4,000 pp

Reports of rain in The Kimberley have prompted passengers to hold off booking holidays to see when the weather would improve. The result: the 2023 cruise season, with more ships sailing than ever, is offering […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 9 2023

Save up to 30 per cent on selected Ponant sailings

PONANT is having a special promotion to celebrate its 35th anniversary. The line is having an extra 10 per cent savings on more than 200 departures to a variety of destinations including The Kimberley, Antarctica, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 6 2023

Ponant announces new carbon free sailing ship – and she could sail in the Pacific

Luxury small ship line Ponant today revealed its view of the future of cruising – and it’s all about sustainability. The line has created “green corridors” so passengers can put into practice the idea of […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 23 2023

Ponant makes history with the first-ever dual-Poles sailing

Unveiling its newest polar expedition on the Le Commandant Charcot, Ponant has created the first-ever dual-Poles sailing. This will be a world record for the cruise line, as no other ship has sailed through both geographic […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 10 2023