Ponant’s latest luxury cruise expeditions for 2024 and 2025

Ponant’s latest luxury cruise expeditions for 2024 and 2025
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Head out to see the beauty of unique destinations on three bucket-list explorations of Australia with Ponant Cruise’s new luxury expeditions.

    Known for their luxury cruises, Ponant offers unique and truly exceptional sea voyage aboard sleek and intimately sized cruise yachts. They offer a range of discovery expeditions, and launched new cruises that take guests to the wonders of Australia.

    Vibrant coral reefs of Ningaloo Coast.

    Vibrant coral reefs of Ningaloo Coast.

    Along Australia’s south coast

    This 14-day journey aboard the Le Jacques-Cartier heads out to the stunning shores of the country along the iconic Great Australian Bight. Start from Fremantle, WA, and head down the western Australian coast to Albany. Revel in the pristine beaches and vibrant Esperance landscapes and the biodiverse wonders of the Recherche Archipelago. Partake in seafood in Port Lincoln, savour McLaren Vale’s renowned wines, and experience Tasmania’s delights. Cruise dates are from 10-23 December 2024.

    Maria Island's wildlife sanctuaries.

    Maria Island’s wildlife sanctuaries.

    Food, wine and yacht race in Tasmania

    Passengers embark on a Christmas journey aboard the Le Jacques-Cartier to explore Tasmania’s coastal marvels and culinary treasures with a New Year celebration in Hobart. See the wildlife sanctuaries at Maria’s Island and traverse through the stunning Tasman Peninsula. Explore Stanley Island’s Yindayin rock shelter and indulge in King Island’s culinary delights before experiencing Tamar Valley’s wine and gourmet offerings. The cruise runs from 23 December 2024 to 2 January 2025.

    Tamar Valley in Tasmania

    Tamar Valley in Tasmania

    Australia’s west coast odyssey

    Guests head out on an 11-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal to see the pristine wonders of Australia’s wild west coast. Marvel at the ancient rock art in Murujuga National Park, the Montebello Islands marine park, and coral reefs of Ningaloo Coast. The journey concludes at Jurien Bay Marine Park and encounter rare Australian sea lions amidst picturesque island landscape. Cruise dates are from 11-21 August 2025.

    Campbell Island scenery.

    Campbell Island scenery.

    The wild side closer to home

    Travellers set sail on a 15-day expedition with an exceptional itinerary to New Zealand’s UNESCO World Heritage Fiordlands. Visit the Ulva Island, the Snares islands, and Macquarie Island and be part of the very few people that visit these protected landscapes each year. The cruises are on 3-17 and 17-31 December 2024.

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