Australia’s Iconic Kimberley on Le Soleal 2

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from $11,430

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  • 45720
  • 31 Mar 21
  • Darwin
  • Broome
  • 30 Jun 21
  • 10 nights
  • 10Jul21
  • Australia
  • Ponant
  • Le Soleal
  • Ocean
  • Cruise Only
  • Darwin, Pulau Meatimiarang, Wyndham, King George River, Vansittart Bay, Swift Bay, Hunter River, Lacepede Islands, Broome

Le Soleal 2

Like Le BorĂŠal and L’Austral, the two sister ships that preceded it, Le SolĂŠal further reaffirms PONANT’s signature approach: to take passengers to the farthest reaches of the planet onboard five-star ships offering top-of-the-range services.

An elegant appearance and refined interior design combine with cutting-edge technology to offer a new type of cruising: adventure in a luxury setting.

Image Credits – Tourism WA, Tourism Australia

 

Highlights

  • Join our highly qualified expedition team
  • Enjoy regular ZodiacÂŽ outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature
  • Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art
  • Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet
  • Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world’s largest living reptile
  • Possibility to reach the Mitchell Falls by helicopter, from Hunter River
  • Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls
  • In Wyndham, enjoy one of the 2 complimentary excursions (subject to availability, please contact our specialist team to see if is still available) Ord River experience & Bungle Bungle scenic flight

Important Terms

  • 10% Ponant Early Booking Bonus, this can be withdrawn or changed at any time.
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  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
 
Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
 
Superior Stateroom
Wait List
Prestige (Deck 4)
Wait List
Prestige (Deck 5)
$14,480
Book
Prestige (Deck 6)
$15,200
Book
Deluxe Suite
$20,840
Book
Prestige Suite (Deck 5)
$25,230
Book
Prestige Suite (Deck 6)
$26,480
Book

Darwin to Broome
Duration: 10 Nights Departs: 30 June 2021 Ship: Le Soleal 2 (Ponant)
Prestige (Deck 5):
Per Person for Two Adults from $14,480

*Rates are based on Per Person for Two Adults. For Sole traveler or  Single traveler rates please contact our Travel Specialist team for a quote today!*

*Rates are based on per person for two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates, or other cabin types not listed, please contact our Travel Specialists for a quote.



Services provided

18m2 – 2 People

Individually-controlled air conditioning
Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, interconnecting Staterooms available (Children welcome)
Minibar
Flat screen satellite TV
Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
Desk with stationery
Safe
HermèsŽ bath products
Dressing table, bath robes, hairdryer
Direct line telephone
110V American (two flat pins) / 220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
24hr room service
Inclusive Internet access Wifi



Services provided

27m2 – 2 People

Individually-controlled air conditioning
Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, interconnecting Staterooms available (Children welcome)
Minibar
Flat screen satellite TV
Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
Desk with stationery
Safe
HermèsŽ bath products
Dressing table, bath robes, hairdryer
Direct line telephone
110V American (two flat pins) / 220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
24hr room service
Inclusive Internet access Wifi



Services provided

45m2 – 2 People

Individually-controlled air conditioning
Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, interconnecting Staterooms available (Children welcome)
Minibar
Flat screen satellite TV
Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
Desk with stationery
Safe
HermèsŽ bath products
Dressing table, bath robes, hairdryer
Direct line telephone
110V American (two flat pins) / 220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
24hr room service
Inclusive Internet access Wifi



Services provided

36m2 4 People

Individually-controlled air conditioning
Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, interconnecting Staterooms available (Children welcome)
Minibar
Flat screen satellite TV
Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
Desk with stationery
Safe
HermèsŽ bath products
Dressing table, bath robes, hairdryer
Direct line telephone
110V American (two flat pins) / 220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
24hr room service
Inclusive Internet access Wifi

 

30 JUNE 2021 DARWIN

Embarkation 30/6/2021 from 16h00 to 17h00
Departure 30/6/2021 at 18h00

Darwin is located in Australia’s Northern Territory which is also known as the “Top End”. It is the capital city and the most populated town of the Northern Territory. Darwin is a beautiful tropical city, a melting pot of people and cultures, over 50 different cultures live and work side by side that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Come discover the town’s still recent history through its emblematic buildings such as the new Parliamant House opened in 1994, a magnificent example of tropical architecture or Admiralty House declared heritage place, a tropical-style home elevated on stilts that has survived two cyclones and numerous air raids.

Darwin

1 JULY 2021
PULAU MEATIMIARANG (TECHNICAL STOP)

Arrival 1/7/2021
Departure 1/7/2021

Enjoy a leisurely day at sea to take advantage of the luxurious onboard services or enjoy a cool drink by the pool. Enjoy time to reflect on your experiences or share photographs with fellow guests. Your expedition team will be offering an enrichment programmed focusing on Australia, it’s history and flora and fauna. Perhaps take the opportunity to be out on deck sunbathing or sampling culinary specialties prepared by our Chef and Galley Team.

The Indonesian officials will perform the necessary clearance formalities. Our stopover at Pulau Meatimiarang is for technical clearance purposes only. There is no opportunity for guests to go ashore.

2 JULY 2021 WYNDHAM

Arrival 2/7/2021
Departure 2/7/2021

Wyndham is the northernmost town in Western Australia and in many ways is the gateway to the Kimberley. It is surrounded by some of the most spectacular landforms, rivers and wetlands in the Kimberley.

Wyndham

3 JULY 2021 KING GEORGE RIVER

Arrival 3/7/2021
Departure 3/7/2021

The journey up the King George River is nothing short of breathtaking. The 80-metre-high sides of the gorge display varying degrees of weathering of the ancient Warton sandstone. The colours and textures of the gorge change with the light as you travel further up the river creating a continual changing scenery that is simply stunning. The journey culminates at the King George twin falls; the highest single-drop falls in the whole of the Kimberley (80 m or 260 ft). Fed by wet season run-off the level of water cascading over the falls varies from year to year. Your Expedition Team will escort you in either the ZodiacsÂŽ or ships tenders to the foot of the twin falls, and explain all about the stunning geological formations of the canyon.

King George River

4 JULY 2021 VANSITTART BAY

Arrival 4/7/2021
Departure 4/7/2021

Jar Island contains ancient rock art galleries depicting the Gwion Gwion style unique to the Kimberley region. Mainly neglected by, or unknown to, the early European researchers of Aboriginal culture in the Kimberley in favour of the dominant and more dramatic Wandjina art, Gwion Gwion art has in recent years gained world prominence. It is generally thought that this art may extend back to over 30,000 years before our time and represents the first wave of seagoing colonisers of the Australian continent. As it is, these are the oldest detailed depiction of human figures in the world. Join your Expedition Team ashore for a short walk, past some fascinating rock formations, to the site of the Gwion Gwion art galleries.

Vansittart Bay

5 JULY 2021 SWIFT BAY

Arrival 5/7/2021
Departure 5/7/2021

The Bonaparte Archipelago, is a stunningly rugged maze of islands stretching almost 150 km along Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast. Its colour and scale conspire to take ones’ breath away. Its distant location has meant it has remained an unspoilt and remarkably pristine location to explore and experience. Phillip Parker King named “Swift’s bay” after Jonathon Swift (1667-1745) the author of Gulliver’s travels. The ‘T’ shaped bay is composed of heavily fractured sandstone providing an abundance of rock shelters. On the walls of these shelters are examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style rock art. Join your expedition team ashore for a guided walk to a number of rock art galleries depicting these unique rock art styles.

Swift Bay

6 JULY 2021 HUNTER RIVER

Arrival 6/7/2021
Departure 6/7/2021

Arguably one of the most scenic parts of the Kimberley coast, Prince Frederick Harbour and the Hunter River are lined with ancient rainforest pockets, pristine mangroves and mosaic sandstone cliffs. They are considered to be some of the most pristine mangrove forests in the world, containing up to 18 different species, supporting a rich and diverse fauna. The sandstone escarpment at the river mouth, known as “Kampamantiya” rises over 200 metres high before giving way to extensive mud banks and mangrove forests home to numerous bird species and the iconic saltwater crocodile. Our expert Expedition Team will share their knowledge with you as you explore this pristine mangrove environment by Zodiac® keeping a constant lookout for wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to reach the Mitchell Falls by helicopter from Naturalist Island beach.

Hunter River

7 JULY 2021  8 JULY 2021 COLLIER BAY

Arrival 7/7/2021
Departure 8/7/2021

Lying to the east of the Buccaneer archipelago, the ancient landscapes of Collier Bay have been shaped by the massive tidal movements the region is renowned for, creating a photographer’s paradise. With a tidal range exceeding 14 metres, recorded near Yule entrance at the southern end of the bay, they are among the largest in the world. This massive daily movement of water creates unique phenomena that occur nowhere else in the world. Nestled in the centre of the Bay is Montgomery Reef, the world’s largest inshore reef system. As the tide falls a raging torrent of water cascades off the top of the reef, creating turbulent ‘rivers’ and mini waterfalls. At the Southern end of the Bay, Talbot Bay is home to the world’s only ’Horizontal Falls’ described by Sir David Attenborough as “One of the greatest wonders of the natural world.” Hidden in the many caves and grottos of this ancient landscape are a multitude of ancient Rock Art galleries. Here you can find spectacular examples of the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion styles.

As we are at the mercy of weather and tide conditions in this region, the activities mentioned above are only possible experiences and can’t be guaranteed.

Collier Bay

9 JULY 2021 LACEPEDE ISLANDS

Arrival 9/7/2021
Departure 9/7/2021

The Lacepede Islands are Western Australia’s most important breeding habitat for Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas), and have been named by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The breeding colony of Brown Boobies is possibly the largest in the world. Up to 20,000 Roseate Terns have also been recorded here. Other birds breeding on the islands include Masked Boobies, Australian Pelicans, Lesser Frigatebirds, Eastern Reef Egrets, Silver Gulls, Crested, Bridled and Lesser Crested Terns, Common Noddies, Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers. Join your expedition team for a guided Zodiac® tour to view the prolific wildlife. Due to the sensitive nature of the environment, landings are prohibited on the Lacepede Islands.

Lacepede Islands

10 JULY 2021 BROOME

Arrival 10/7/2021 early morning
Disembarkation 10/7/2021 at 07h00

Located in the northwest of the Kimberley region and in the far north of Western Australia, the town of Broome is reputed for its history and its glorious pearling era. The fascinating Chinatown district, which is the historic city centre, and the famous Japanese Cemetery, dates back to 1896, and has a past marked by the immigration of numerous Chinese and Japanese workers, attracted by the prosperous pearl industry at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Broome is also famous for the “Staircase to the Moon”, an optical illusion created by the Moon reflecting on the sand banks at low tide, like a staircase climbing up towards the sky, a unique spectacle provided by nature…

Broome

Image Credit- Ponant

Le Soleal

Le Soleal

A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard this new ship the philosophy that has made L’AUSTRAL and LE BORéAL such a success: the spirit of Yacht Cruises.

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, will join the fleet in June 2013. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white.

A refined ambiance is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat’s hull, while the central sculpture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

Image Credits – François Lefebvre

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage 10 944 UMS
Star Rating 5 Star
Size/Style of Ship Small/Yachting
Entered Service June 2013
Registry French
Length 142 metres
Beam 18 metres
Draft 4.7 metres
Propulsion/Propellers Electric (2 x 2300kw)
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) 16
Passenger Capacity (twin) 264
Crew 139
Nationality of Officers French
Nationality of Crew French
Total Cabins 132
Total Inside cabins 0
Total Outside cabins 132
Cabin/Suites with Balcony 124
Passenger Decks 6
Cabin Electricity 110/220v
Elevators 2
Self-Service Laundry No
Onboard Currency (subject to change) Euro
Ponant

Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel SauvĂŠ, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.


 
 

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