Ponant unveils new Australian Expedition Cruises for 2024-2025

   June 8, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

The French luxury travel brand Ponant offers unparalleled sea voyages aboard its sleek large superyachts. Ponant's discovery expeditions include newly launched itineraries that highlight Australia's wonders.

Australia's South Coast Expedition

This 14-day journey (Le Jacques-Cartier ship) explores the stunning shores along the Great Australian Bight. Departing from Fremantle WA, the cruise heads down the western Australian coast to Albany. Guests will enjoy pristine beaches and vibrant landscapes in Esperance and the biodiverse wonders of the Recherche Archipelago. The itinerary includes seafood experiences in Port Lincoln, wine tasting in McLaren Vale, and the delights of Tasmania. The cruise runs from December 10-23, 2024.

Tasmania: Food, Wine, and Yacht Race

A Christmas voyage aboard Le Jacques-Cartier takes passengers to Tasmania’s coastal marvels and culinary treasures, culminating in a New Year celebration in Hobart. Highlights include wildlife sanctuaries on Maria Island, the Tasman Peninsula, and the Yindayin rock shelter on Stanley Island. Guests will indulge in King Island's culinary delights and Tamar Valley's wine offerings. The cruise is scheduled from December 23, 2024, to January 2, 2025.

Australia's West Coast Odyssey

An 11-day expedition (Le Soleal ship) showcases the pristine wonders of Australia's wild west coast. The itinerary includes ancient rock art in Murujuga National Park, marine biodiversity in the Montebello Islands, and the coral reefs of the Ningaloo Coast. The journey concludes at Jurien Bay Marine Park, where guests can encounter rare Australian sea lions. This cruise is set for August 11-21, 2025.

New Zealand’s Fiordlands Expedition

This 15-day expedition offers an exceptional itinerary to New Zealand’s UNESCO World Heritage Fiordlands. Travelers will visit Ulva Island, the Snares Islands, and Macquarie Island, joining a select few who visit these protected landscapes each year. Cruises are available from December 3-17 and December 17-31, 2024.

Ponant continues to provide unique and luxurious experiences, allowing guests to explore some of the world's most breathtaking and secluded destinations.