Cruise Traveller offers huge saving on Ponant South Seas itinerary

The Gauguin's small size allows her to maneuver from deep seas to shallow lagoons as nimbly as a yacht.
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Australian cruisers have the opportunity of massive savings on a rarely offered South Seas journey with Ponant from Fiji to Bali in 2025.

    Savings are as high as $16,680 per couple and $21,045 for solo travellers.

    The tropical, three-week voyage aboard the boutique, Polynesian-themed cruise ship, Le Paul Gauguin, will take adventurers on a culturally immersive sojourn to islands in six countries – Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Indonesia.

    Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, is offering extensive savings on the voyage along with a $400 per person air credit for bookings made by 30 September 2023.

    The cruise begins in Lautoka, Fiji, as guests will board Ponant’s elegant, 330-passenger Le Paul Gauguin for the 20-night voyage to Bali. A true cocoon of comfort and elegance, Le Paul Gauguin features a shallow draft that allows it to access shallow lagoons and isolated islands bigger ships cannot reach.

    All cabins have ocean views. (Supplied)

    The itinerary offers a host of tropical Eden’s from the powdery, palm-fringed beaches of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu, the lush jungles and renowned diving sites of the Solomon’s and the pristine islands off Papua New Guinea, to the colourful, intact culture of East Timor, the famous, pre-historic-like dragons of Komodo Island and beautiful Bali where the cruise ends.

    Spectacular scuba diving, supervised by a Ponant instructor, is available for qualified guests at many of the destinations.

    The savings and a bonus of $400 per person credit towards airfares are available for bookings made by September 30, 2023.

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