Highlights of the East Coast and Tasmania Circumnavigation with Ponant
Ponant Cruise holiday includes:
• 18 night cruise from Brisbane to Hobart aboard Le Lapérouse
• All main meals, open bar^ and entertainment whilst onboard
• Expedition voyages including a team of Expedition guides to host lectures and shore excursions
18 Night Cruise sailing from Brisbane to Hobart aboard Le Laperouse.
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with 5-star service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
Highlights of this cruise:
Brisbane is the capital and most populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated at a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kms from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The city itself is very hilly; the CBD is only 2.2km and is easy to walk on foot.
Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.
Other attractions in Brisbane include galleries, wildlife parks, museums, markets and adventures. Visitors can relax at beautiful beaches and explore the river, bay, parklands, forests and mountains. There are festivals and events galore too.
Eden is a town on the far South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 230 nautical miles south of Sydney, and situated on Twofold Bay, close to the state border with Victoria. It is a historic whaling town which is great for whale watching around October and November each year. The Killer Whale Museum is Eden’s top tourist attraction.
Water sports are a major attraction in Eden, as are the nearby National Parks and State forests. Bay and ocean fishing are very popular here, as is bushwalking, cycling and 4WDing.
Hobart is situated on the island of Tasmania and is the southern most capital city in Australia. Straddling the breathtaking Derwent River, Australia's deepest harbour, Hobart is one of the most beautiful areas in both Tasmania, with nearby Mount Wellington dominating the city in the background.
The city of Hobart was founded in 1803 and has numerous heritage areas close to the city centre. There are many museums and galleries which provide interesting information on Hobart’s history. Some of the most popular landmarks in the Hobart area include the Tasman Bridge, Government House, the Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Bridge - one of the oldest stone bridges in the whole of Australia and Hobart's St. David's
Other world-class Hobart attractions include Derwent River, the Cadbury-Schweppes Chocolate Constitution Dock, Old Hobart Town Model Village, Bicentennial Park, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Salamanca Market - a lively flea market held in Hobart's Salamanca district, which attracts more than 10,000 bargain hunters each week.
Hobart regularly features many exciting festivals and events, including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, a spectacular race which finishes at Hobart's waterfront at the end of each year in Hobart.
Maria Island is a mountainous island off the east coast of Tasmania. The entire island is a National Park. Maria Island National Park has a total area of 115.50 km² which includes a marine area of 18.78 km², off the island's north-west coast. The island is about 20 km in length from north to south and, at its widest, is about 13 km west to east. There is one town on the island called Darlington. It has many historic buildings but is uninhabited.
Walking, bicycling, swimming, snorkelling, diving, bird watching, wildlife observation and relaxation are the main activities undertaken by visitors. Many people take interest in Maria Island's history, and most of the island's walks include sites of historic interest. The Painted Cliffs and the Fossil Cliffs are two popular walking destinations for day visitors, both on the island's coastline.
King Island is located in Bass Strait, off the north-western tip of the main island of Tasmania, about half way between Tasmania and Victoria. The main towns on the island are Currie, Grassy and Naracoopa.
King Island is famous for two things - seafood, especially lobster (Crayfish), and King Island dairy products. The grass on the island produces extremely rich and creamy milk that local dairies turn that into delicious brie, camembert etc.
Conditions*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lowest available twin-share accommodation in each of the specified categories, inclusive
of port charges, government fees, correct as at 24 March 2021. Offers are valid until 12 April 2021, are for new bookings,
subject to availability/change and can be withdrawn or varied at any time without notice. Single passengers must pay a single
supplement. Any additional accommodation and transfers made necessary due to flight schedule are the sole responsibility
of the passengers. ^Certain premium alcoholic beverages on the menu are not included in the Open Bar. #Savings are based
on the maximum cruise fare savings per person sharing a twin stateroom in advertised categories. All discounts/savings have
been applied. A 25% deposit is due at time of booking. A limited number of cabins are available in specific cabin categories on
this offer. To be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of Ponant, which passengers will be bound by. Agents may
charge fees and/ or fees for credit card payment which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.
|15/12/21||Brisbane, QLD, Australia||05:00 PM|
|17/12/21||Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia|
|18/12/21||Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia|
|19/12/21||Eden, NSW, Australia|
|21/12/21||Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia|
|23/12/21||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia||06:00 PM|
|24/12/21||Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia|
|26/12/21||Port Davey, Tasmania, Australia|
|27/12/21||King Island, Tasmania, Australia|
|28/12/21||Tamar Valley Tasmania|
|29/12/21||Ile Des Phoques, Tasmania|
|31/12/21||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
|01/01/22||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
|02/01/22||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia||Disembark|