Queensland Islands & Reefs on Le Laperouse

Queensland's Islands & Reefs
20% Ponant Bonus
Prestige Stateroom (Deck 4) from $5,550

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  • 48867
  • 31 Mar 21
  • Cairns
  • Brisbane
  • 08 Dec 21
  • 7 nights
  • 15 Dec 21
  • Australia
  • Ponant
  • Le Laperouse
  • Ocean
  • Cruise Only
  • Cairns, Willis Island, Hardy Reef, Percy Island, Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave Island, Brisbane

Start your journey in Cairns which is the gateway of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Coral Sea Territories towards Willis Islets, featuring 30 different reefs along the fabulous Coral Sea Marine Park. Continue on to the underwater environment of Hardy Reef with semi-submersible, underwater chambers, snorkelling & diving. Next you’ll visit Percy Island enjoying the lovely Zodiac which take you along West Bay for a crystal-clear water swim. Coming close to the end you’ll experience World-Class snorkelling on Lady Musgrave Island with rich marine life with beautiful endangered green turtles & loggerhead turtles before ending in Brisbane for your disembarkation port.

Image Credits – Tourism Australia, Queensland Tourism & Events, Alex Kidd-Hatch, Cristopher Dugied

 

Highlights

  • Seven nights accommodation onboard Le Laperouse (Ponant).
  • View the remote Willis Islets and their associated cays.
  • Take a glass bottom boat tour and learn about the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Experience snorkelling on an outer barrier reef at Hardy Reef.
  • Relax on the picture perfect Percy Island.
  • Take a guided walk on the spectacular Lady Musgrave Island.
  • Gain an insight into the incredible biodiversity and natural heritage of the region from your expert naturalist team.

Important Terms

  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 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
 
Prestige Stateroom (Deck 4)
$5,550
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Prestige Stateroom (Deck 5)
$5,720
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Prestige (Deck 6)
$5,930
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Deluxe Suite (Deck 3)
$7,960
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Deluxe Suite (Deck 5)
$7,960
Book
Deluxe Suite (Deck 6)
$7,960
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Prestige Suite (Deck 5)
$8,560
Book
Prestige Suite (Deck 6)
$8,820
Book
Privilege Suite (Deck 5)
$9,040
Book
Privilege Suite (Deck 6)
$9,040
Book

Cairns to Brisbane
Duration: 7 Nights Departs: 08 December 2021 Ship: Le Laperouse (Ponant)
Prestige Stateroom:
Per Person for Two Adults from $5,550

*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.

 

8 DECEMBER 2021 CAIRNS

Embarkation 8/12/2021 from 15h00 to 16h00
Departure 8/12/2021 at 17h00

Washed by the Coral Sea, the harbour town of Cairns is located on Australia’s north-east coast. The seafront esplanade is a popular place for locals and visitors to walk, swim and picnic under the shade of swaying palm trees. The hills surrounding Cairns form the gateway to the Queensland Rainforests, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site for their fauna and flora from the Gondwana era.

9 DECEMBER 2021 WILLIS ISLAND, CORAL SEA TERRITORY

Arrival 9/12/2021
Departure 9/12/2021

 

The Coral Sea Islands Territory is a territory of Australia extending east and south from the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, with 51 islets and cay along with 30 separate reefs and atolls, Willis Island being the only permanently inhabited island. The Willis Island weather monitoring station was established in 1921 to provide a cyclone early warning service for Queensland, and four weather observers usually live on the island. The recently established Coral Sea Marine Park is one of the world’s largest marine parks, and protects 16 different seafloor, 15,000 km² of reef systems an abundance of corals, reef fishes, sea stars, clams and sea cucumbers. Whilst landings are prohibited. If time and weather permit, you will have the opportunity to explore the Willis Islets from our fleet of Zodiac®.

10 DECEMBER 2021 AT SEA

Arrival 10/12/2021
Departure 10/12/2021

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

11 DECEMBER 2021 HARDY REEF

Arrival 11/12/2021
Departure 11/12/2021

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres along Australia’s tropical East Coast. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. Hardy Reef is home to the innovatively designed Reefworld pontoon, ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. You will be transferred by Zodiac® to the pontoon which provides easy access to the aquatic realm either by semi-submersible, underwater viewing chamber, snorkelling or diving. There is also undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers and change rooms.

12 DECEMBER 2021 PERCY ISLAND

Arrival 12/12/2021
Departure 12/12/2021

The explorer Matthew Flinders described the cove at West Bay on Middle Percy Island as “one of the prettiest little places imaginable”. The largest of the three islands in the group, Middle Percy is a favourite stop for cruising yachtsmen en-route between the tropical north and southern seas. An A-frame hut on the beach at West Bay is decorated with memorabilia and souvenirs from these yachts. After a short Zodiac® ride to the beach at West Bay, you can relax on this picture postcard beach or take a refreshing swim in the clear waters. For the more energetic, there are walking trails where you may catch a glimpse of some of the native and introduced wildlife.

13 DECEMBER 2021 LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND

Arrival 13/12/2021
Departure 13/12/2021

Lady Musgrave is an uninhabited 14 hectares coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This island is a nesting place for green turtles and loggerhead turtles. It also attracts large numbers of birds including Wedge-tailed shearwaters (Mutton Birds) which nest in burrows in the ground. Small white tip reef sharks and leopard sharks can be seen in the shallows around the island, while the coral lagoon, with its multitude of fish and coral species, is perfect for snorkelling.

14 DECEMBER 2021 AT SEA

Arrival 14/12/2021
Departure 14/12/2021

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

15 DECEMBER 2021 BRISBANE

Arrival 15/12/2021 early morning
Disembarkation 15/12/2021 at 07h00

The sunny capital of Queensland awaits on the edge of Moreton Bay on Australia’s East coast. Discover the abundance of tropical plants in the nearby Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The Queensland Museum is one of the Queensland Cultural Centre’s five cultural venues and one of the city’s crown jewels. Delve into local history and find out more about this Australian state’s astonishing past. A stone’s throw away are the spectacular green spaces of the South Bank Parklands, a contemporary district dotted with restaurants, cafĂ©s and shops.

Le Laperouse

Le Laperouse 

184 Guests, 92 staterooms & suites, 112 crew members, Spa,
2 restaurants

Technical Specificity

Ponant

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


 
 

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