Remote, billion-year-old landscapes, ancient rock art, colourful Dreamtime stories and abundant wildlife can be enjoyed in luxury aboard a Ponant voyage through the Kimberley in 2024, with Australian small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, offering free flights and savings of A$9000 per couple, or less than half price for solo travellers – for earlybird bookings made by May 30, 2023.
Cruise Traveller’s new, exclusive, 12-night ‘Kingdom of the Kimberley’ fly, cruise and stay package features a 10-night, all-inclusive, ultra-luxe expedition cruise from Broome to Darwin aboard Ponant’s 184-guest exploration ship, Le Jacques Cartier. Launched in 2020 and named after a 16th Century French maritime explorer, the sleek and stylish Le Jacques Cartier boasts a refined and intimate, French-styled elegance, fine dining restaurants, plush lounges, theatre, spectacular infinity pool, an expert expedition team and personalised service. All staterooms offer a private balcony or terrace.
Le Jacques Cartier will take adventure seekers on an in-depth exploration of the Kimberley’s spectacular gorges, thundering waterfalls and age-old rock art with colourful Dreamtime stories, migrating whales and pulse-quickenign crocodiles adding to the allure and excitement.
The 10-night expedition voyage from Broome to Darwin boasts remarkable sights such as towering King George Falls, coral-filled Montgomery Reef and Horizontal Falls where the ocean surges at high tide through a narrow break in the cliffs.
The package includes two nights’ accommodation in Broome before the cruise and a complimentary flight to Broome and back from Darwin ex Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth.
The voyage includes guided, complimentary excursions on Zodiacs and ashore. The cruise also includes the luxury of a daily open bar onboard Le Jacques Cartier.
Four sailings are available from July to September, 2024.
Snapshot of inclusions and highlights – ‘Kingdom of the Kimberley’ package:
* 12 night package with four sailing dates from July to September, 2024
* Free flight to Broome and back from Darwin, ex Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth
* Two-night hotel stay in Broome pre-cruise
* 10-night expedition cruise from Broome to Darwin aboard Ponant’s Le Jacques Cartier
* Zodiac excursions and an open bar are included in fares
The package is available from A$12,555 per person, twin-share, in a Deluxe Balcony stateroom – a saving of A$4500 each. Solo travellers can enjoy even bigger savings, with the package available in a Deluxe Balcony stateroom from $A16,295 – a saving of A$17,060, which is less than half price (subject to availability). The savings and complimentary flights apply to bookings with Cruise Traveller by May 30, 2023.
Demand for Kimberley cruises is growing rapidly so early bookings are recommended, especially for solo reservations.
To book, visit www.CruiseTraveller.com.au/
Cruise Traveller is Australia’s premier, small ship cruise specialist, representing 53 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world. www.cruisetraveller.com.au