New Luxury Cruise Ship to Arrive in Australia
Ponant cruises are coming! L’Austral, a 264 passenger vessel will visit Australia and New Zealand late 2014, following voyages through Asia, arriving in time for the 2014-2015 season. She will sail short cruises around Australia and across the Tasman.
Ponant is well established in the luxury cruise market in the northern hemisphere. As well as its fleet of the youngest luxury and expedition ships afloat, Ponant also has a stylish three-masted yacht.
Voyages head to the Arctic and Antarctica as well as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central and South America, West Africa, Asia, the Russian Far East, Northern Europe and the Baltic.
Itineraries vary. Some are designed to appeal to those seeking a stylish luxurious cruise, while others feature specialist expedition team members and inflatable Zodiacs for exploring out of the way places.
To announce their launch into the Australian and New Zealand markets Ponant is offering some excellent fares. Voyages last from 6 nights up to 17 nights and some fares are inclusive of connecting flights, for example Buenos Aires to Ushuaia on the 10-night Antarctic voyage. Pricing includes wines during lunch and dinner and Zodiac exploration.
Inaugural voyages featuring Australia and New Zealand highlights depart between December 2014 and February 2015 …
• Bali, Indonesia to Cairns – (15 nights) Departs 12 December 2014 visiting Pero Beach-Suma, Komodo, Larentuka, Alor, Banda Neira, Kai Besar, Triton Bay, Agats-New Guinea, Cape York, Creech Reef and Lizard Island! was $8,580, now from $6,330.00 pp saving $2,250pp twin share.
• Cairns to Sydney – (7 nights) Departs 27 December visiting Townsville, Hamilton Island, Percy Island, sailing the Great Barrier Reef, then calling at Newcastle. from was $4,430 now $3,250pp saving @1,180pp twin share.
• Sydney to Melbourne – (7 nights) Departs 3 January 2015 visiting Eden then sailing on to Tasmania and Flinders Island, Wineglass Bay, Coles Bay and Maria Island. Was $4,190 now $3,080, saving $1,110pp twin share.