Le Lapérouse

Le Lapérouse

Le Lapérouse is the newest cruise ship to join the Ponant cruise fleet. Le Lapérouse is at the pinnacle of expedition cruising with innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment. There are 92 balcony suites, all with large windows and lounge areas.

Australia’s Iconic Kimberley Cruise

Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary.

From Darwin to Broome, embark aboard Le Lapérouse for an 11-day expedition cruise to one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet.

In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.

The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest falls in Western Australia.

You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs.

Le Lapérouse will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.

With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, calm waters and desolate mountain chains, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and tide conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, whilst complying with the necessary safety rules and precautions.

Cruise Schedules

2024

Cruise Details

Darwin – Broome

Accommodation

Le Lapérouse is designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.

A 140 m² reception area includes:

  • A reception/concierge desk
  • An excursions desk
  • The ship’s administrative services
  • The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer
  • Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories
  • Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility

A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides:

  • Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship
  • Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions
  • Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding

A pool deck offering:

  • A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system,
  • A pleasant solarium
  • An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas

A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.

Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with:

  • The latest sound and lighting technology,
  • A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.

Deluxe Stateroom

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A glazed panoramic swing door and a rectangular window

Prestige stateroom Deck 4

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • One chaise longue
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A panoramic sliding bay window or a panoramic swing door

Prestige stateroom Deck 5

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • One chaise longue
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A panoramic sliding bay window or a panoramic swing door

Prestige Deck 6

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • One chaise longue
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A panoramic sliding bay window

Deluxe Suite Deck 4

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • An armchair and a sofa (90 x 190 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 6 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A panoramic sliding bay window

Deluxe Suite Deck 3

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • An armchair and a sofa (90 x 190 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 6 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A glazed panoramic swing door and a panoramic window

Deluxe Suite Deck 5

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • An armchair and a sofa (90 x 190 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 4 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A panoramic sliding bay window

Deluxe Suite Deck 6

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • An armchair and a sofa (90 x 190 cm)
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 3,5 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A panoramic sliding bay window

Prestige Suite Deck 5

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
  • A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • A lounge with a sofa convertible to a king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), armchair, TV and sliding courtesy door
  • Two bathrooms with shower
  • A private 8 m² balcony with four armchairs
  • Two panoramic sliding bay windows

Privilege Suite Deck 6

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • Butler service
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
  • One king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • A lounge area with chaise longue and armchair
  • A bathroom with shower
  • A private 8 m² balcony with two armchairs
  • A panoramic sliding bay window

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • Priority boarding
  • Butler service
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
  • A bedroom with one king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • A lounge with sofa bed, armchair and TV
  • A bathroom with shower, balneo bathtub and smart mirror
  • A private 45 m² terrace with two deckchairs and a four-seater dining table
  • Two panoramic sliding bay windows

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • Priority boarding
  • Butler service
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
  • A bedroom with one king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • A lounge with sofa bed, armchair and TV
  • A bathroom with shower, baleno bathtub and smart mirror
  • A private 32 m² terrace with two deckchairs and a four-seater dining table
  • Two panoramic sliding bay windows

Owner's Suite

In addition to the common services provided to all our suites and staterooms:
  • Private return transfer
  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne and fruit basket upon arrival
  • Butler service
  • An assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
  • A lounge with armchair, double sofa bed and TV
  • A bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV
  • A bathroom with shower, balneo bathtub and smart mirror
  • A one-hour spa care for one person in the well-being space, chosen from the facial and body treatments on offer
  • A private 30 m² terrace: 2 deckchairs, jacuzzi, lounge corner with a sofa and an armchair
  • Two panoramic sliding bay windows

Cuisine

cruise cuisine

As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Lapérouse will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism.

  • In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts.
  • To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals.

Destination : Darwin
Departure : Broome
Dress Code : Casual

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Shore excursions by tender boat
  • Meals
  • Services of staff

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Flights to/from your cruise
  • Optional extra helicopter flights
  • Coffee & tea
  • National park fees
  • Souvenirs on board
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