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KIMBERLEY EXPLORER - including National Geographic host! - Fly Cruise 2020

Join an expert host and photographer from National Geographic on this unique Kimberley itinerary in 2020

This cruise is in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions!
Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary. From Broome to Darwin, embark aboard Le Laperouse for a 14-day expedition cruise to one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet. Off the coast, in the Timor Sea, the Rowley Shoals, Browse Island and the Ashmore Reef nature reserve will reveal you an extraordinary underwater life that abounds in beautiful coral reefs. You will also be able to admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs, and discover the history of the country, back in the time of the explorers, during an historic stopover at Careening Bay. 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.
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PRICES - per person in AUD from
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony - was $24,890 - NOW from $20,795*pp
Single Prestige Balcony was $45,839 - NOW from $36,440*
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KIMBERLEY EXPLORER Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Broome and ex Darwin on return inc. taxes
- One way transfer from Broome airport to hotel
- 1 nights accommodation at the Kimberley Sands Hotel Broome including breakfast (or similar)
- One way transfer from Broome hotel to port
- 13 night Kimberley 2020 Expedition cruise (in partnership with National Geographic) aboard the Le Laperouse from Broome to Darwin including:
- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)
- Evening entertainment and events
- Room service 24h (special selection)
- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team
- Zodiac excursions
- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)
- Port taxes
- One way transfer from Darwin port to hotel
- 2 nights accommodation at the Hilton Darwin Hotel in a Guest Harbour view room with daily breakfast (or similar)
- One way transfer from Darwin hotel to airport

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:
- A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert specialising in the Kimberley
- Join a highly qualified local expedition team.
- Enjoy regular Zodiac outings & shore visits to get close to Kimberley nature.
- Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art.
- Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet.
- Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world`s largest living reptile.
- Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls

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CRUISE ITINERARY:
26Aug20 Broome, Western Australia 06:00 PM
27Aug20 Rowley Shoals
28Aug20 Rowley Shoals
29Aug20 Lacepede Islands, Western Australia
30Aug20 Talbot Bay, Western Australia
31Aug20 Montgomery Reef, Western Australia | Raft Point, Western Australia
01Sep20 Careening Bay
02Sep20 Hunter River, West Australia | Mitchell Plateau and Falls, Western Australia
03Sep20 Browse Island
04Sep20 Ashmore Reef
05Sep20 Jar island
06Sep20 King George River, Western Australia
07Sep20 At sea
08Sep20 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single), in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (27Nov18). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Ships gratuities are not included and paid onboard directly to cruise line. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Prices calculated to include 15% Ponant bonus discount which is already factored into listed prices and may vary at time of booking. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2019 rates/dates and are subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior. Once issued all airfare taxes are due in full within 24 hours and subject to cancellation/change fees. Offer ends 31Jan19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale and is subject to availability at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included in package prices.

Rates

Rates for Le Laperouse, Exploring the Kimberley ex Broome to Darwin
Cabin Twin
Balcony
Suite

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Best Fare Guarantee policy guarantees all promotions in market by supplier / operator with additional exclusive value add or saving as introductory bonus membership from Luxury Cruise Escapes loyalty program. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking. Please ask for child and infant pricing if applicable.

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single), in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (27Nov18). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Ships gratuities are not included and paid onboard directly to cruise line. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Prices calculated to include 15% Ponant bonus discount which is already factored into listed prices and may vary at time of booking. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2019 rates/dates and are subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior. Once issued all airfare taxes are due in full within 24 hours and subject to cancellation/change fees. Offer ends 31Jan19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale and is subject to availability at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included in package prices.