Ponant's expedition cruise ships, Le Laperouse and Le Soleal, offer modern luxury suites, all-inclusive dining and five star amenities for the lucky few who board

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Accommodation
1Overview
Overview

Ponant is a world leader in luxury expedition cruising, with ten modern small ships offering elegantly designed suites and cutting-edge technology. In Australia and New Zealand, Ponant cruises the Kimberley region in the dry season from April to September, before making its way to New Zealand for summer with options ranging from Milford Sound in Fiordland to the Sub-Antarctic Islands. Le Laperouse and Le Soleal are the modern expedition ships favoured for these journeys, with their small size allowing access into less visited areas while respecting the unique environments. Onboard guests enjoy a first class service, with fine dining in the two restaurants plus 24-hour room service allowing guests to dine as they prefer. Ship amenities include a theatre, multiple bar and lounge areas, pool with panoramic views and wellness area including a sauna and gym. These expedition ships also contain Zodiacs which allow guests access to remote sites with the onboard specialist guides.

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2Inclusions
What's Included
  • Gourmet meals on board including freshly baked pastries for the early risers, breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner
  • Captain’s cocktail welcome reception and farewell gala dinner
  • Open bar including free-flowing Charles Heidsieck Champagne, wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary in-room mini bar restocked daily, and 24-hour room service
  • Small group Zodiac® excursions and landings with Expedition Guides
  • Informative lectures, talks and entertainment in theatre
  • Complimentary access to wellness area: fitness room, sauna and heated pool
  • Complimentary access to multi-sensory underwater lounge Blue Eye (Le Laperouse only)
  • Complimentary Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Butler Service in select Suites

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3Cabin Types
Cabin Types

Le Laperouse and Le Soleal feature the following cabin classes.

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Le Laperouse Armateur Suite
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4Location & Access
Location & Access

Kimberley cruises are accessible from Broome or Darwin. New Zealand cruises are accessed from Auckland or Dunedin. Subantarctic Island and Antarctica cruises depart from Dunedin, New Zealand.

6Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best Room

Owner's Suite for its huge private terrace with jacuzzi

Suitable For

Couples, Solo travellers, Families

Best Nearby Walk

Combine a Ponant Kimberley cruise with our Signature El Questro Kimberley Walk, or a New Zealand cruise with our Blanket Bay Walk

Best Nearby Park

There are many - Fiordland National Park in New Zealand is a particular favourite

Best Food & Wine Experience

Onboard French inspired dining in the Panoramic restaurant

Best Place for Relaxation

Sunset drinks in the outdoor bar lounge

Season

Kimberley cruises from April to October; Fiordland and Australia/NZ Summer cruises from December to February

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