PONANT is opening sales for its 2023 Kimberley sailing expedition programme onboard the company’s three-masted sailing yacht Le Ponant.
Commencing on 7 April 2023, PONANT’s 26 new itineraries cover the Northern Kimberley, Southern Kimberley, and the Rowley Shoals.
PONANT is launching sales of a new offer for 2023-2024 to discover the southern continent.
The selection includes 32 expedition sailings and 12 different itineraries aboard small luxury expedition ships Le Boreal, L’Austral and Le Lyrial, and Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first hybrid electric LNG powered polar exploration ship.
PONANT plans to have its 32 guest, three-masted sailing yacht Le Ponant for next year’s Kimberley season. Starting in April 2023, PONANT new bespoke itineraries, will be led by expedition and destination experts, with shore landings on Zodiacs.
An exclusive scenic flight onboard one of Paspaley’s vintage Grumman Mallard flying boats will take guests from or to their embarkation point, as well as provide access to Paspaley’s pearl operations in Kuri Bay.
PONANT has released a new 13-night Fly and Cruise package for its upcoming 2022 Chairman’s Cruise on board Le Paul Gauguin, in French Polynesia including Tahiti, the Society Islands and the Tuamotus.
The voyage will be hosted by Australian businesswoman Sarina Bratton AM, Asia Pacific chairman of PONANT and Paul Gauguin Cruises.
PONANT will restart its Kimberley 2022 expedition season following the statement by Western Australia to welcome small interstate and international expedition ships with a maximum of 350 persons to its waters.
With operations resuming 28 April 2022, PONANT will offer multiple departures between April and October including two new departure dates for its 10-night Australia’s Iconic Kimberley between Broome and Darwin, onboard Le Soléal.
PONANT is taking bookings for 2023 luxury expeditions with 14 new itineraries.
The new expeditions include journeys in Antarctica, the Arctic, Northern Europe, Oceania and Asia Pacific.
The company will set sail with nine new luxury expeditions off north-west Australia and through Indonesia and south-east Asia, as well as five new departures to the Arctic, Alaska and Antarctica.
With the start of Le Commandant Charcot’s inaugural season, PONANT is the first operator to resume luxury expeditions to the White Continent.
PONANT’s 2021-22 season comprises 14 different itineraries and 33 sailings scheduled from now to March 2022. In addition to Le Commandant Charcot, the company’s four sister ships Le Lyrial, L’Austral, Le Boréal and Le Soléal will also be sailing south.
PONANT recently organised the world’s first international rescue exercise in a remote polar zone.
It was conducted during a trial voyage to the North Pole aboard polar exploration vessel, Le Commandant Charcot.
PONANT has released sales for the 2023 Kimberley Expedition season.
Offering multiple departures between April and October 2023, the 10-night ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ itinerary journeys between Broome and Darwin. It showcases the landscapes of the Kimberley on board PONANT’s Le Lapérouse or Le Soléal, both of which will be sailing throughout the season.
PONANT has released its documentary ‘Beyond the Polar Circle’ with newly appointed brand ambassador Andrew Daddo showcasing his experience sailing on board PONANT’s Le Boréal to Antarctica.
Available via PONANT’s website, the 45-minute feature takes viewers on a journey south, embarking on a 16-day polar expedition voyage between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula.