Price from

$5,670pp*

Duration

11 Days

Departs Cairns, Australia

16 Dec, 2019

Luxury Cruise

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Exploring Australia’s East Coast Islands with PONANT

Allow yourself to fall under the spell of this itinerary in Australia that has been specially designed for travellers looking for unspoiled islands and turquoise lagoons. You will set sail aboard Le Lapérouse for an 11-day cruise with PONANT to discover the treasures of the Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights include:

  • Zodiac® shore visits.
  • Many opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and relaxation on unspoiled islands, with white sand beaches and crystal clear water.
  • From Hardy Reef, the possibility to observe some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs and diverse undersea life.
  • After your voyage, possibility to discover Sydney & the Blue Mountains.

Allow yourself to fall under the spell of this itinerary in Australia that has been specially designed for travellers looking for unspoiled islands and turquoise lagoons. You will set sail aboard Le Lapérouse for an 11-day cruise with PONANT to discover the treasures of the Great Barrier Reef.

You will set sail from Cairns. With its many colonial buildings, its picturesque port and its exceptional panorama over the surrounding natural environment, this city in the north-east of Australia is sure to win you over.

Lying some 50 km to the north-east of the Whitsunday Islands, you will reach Hardy Reef, which boasts the unique marine biodiversity of the area.

You’ll continue your exploration of the Australian coast with the discovery of Percy Island, whose shallow waters beckon you in for a dip, and Lady Musgrave Island, which is ideal for snorkelling. Both are located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a gigantic ecosystem of coral reefs.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Between endless beaches, lush tropical rainforests and freshwater lakes, you will discover an area of rare beauty.

The end of your cruise will be marked by a disembarkation in the irresistible city of Sydney.

LE LAPEROUSE

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

Public areas

Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Lapérouse has many common areas that are 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.

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