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Cairns/Sydney
9-night Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands Cruise
December 7, 2022
PONANT: Le Laperouse
Cairns/Sydney
Vacation Offer ID 1425507
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Exclusive Offer
  • $200 per Couple Shipboard Credit
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Ship Info
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Deckplans
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Cruise Inclusions

Cruise, meals, and more... including:

  • Complimentary Open Bar including alcoholic beverages, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees, and fully stocked stateroom mini bar
  • Complimentary Fine Cuisine Restaurants
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service for all staterooms and suites
  • Complimentary Unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Complimentary Gratuities
  • Complimentary 24-hour butler service in suites
  • Complimentary use of Wellness facilities
  • Complimentary Concierge Service for all staterooms and suites
  • HERMES amenities
  • Open Bridge Policy
9-night Exploring Australia's East Coast Islands Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Cairns

Cairns 12/07/2022

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.,
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Willis Island

Willis Island 12/08/2022

The Coral Sea Islands Territory is an 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 square kilometers 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 the ship's fleet of Zodiac®.,
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At Sea

At Sea 12/09/2022

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 center. 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.,
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Hardy Reef

Hardy Reef 12/10/2022

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.,
12/10/2022 12/10/2022
Percy Islands

Percy Islands 12/11/2022

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, 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.,
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Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island 12/12/2022

Lady Musgrave is an uninhabited 14-hectare coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. This island is a nesting place for green turtles and loggerhead sea turtles. It also attracts large numbers of birds including wedge-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) which nest in burrows in the ground. Small whitetip 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.,
12/12/2022 12/12/2022
At Sea

At Sea 12/13/2022

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 center. 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.,
12/13/2022 12/14/2022
Hawkesbury River

Hawkesbury River 12/15/2022

The tranquil Hawkesbury River has its origin at the confluence of the Nepean and Grose Rivers, flowing past honeycomb-colored cliffs, historic townships, and riverside hamlets for approximately 120 kilometers to its mouth at Broken Bay. The bay comprises three arms, the estuary of the Hawkesbury River in the west, Pittwater to the south, and Brisbane Water to the north. Taking in over 100 kilometers of coastline along the southern edge of Broken Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a classic mix of sandstone, bushland, and water vistas. You will have the opportunity to view the coastline and bays from the ship's fleet of Zodiac®.,
12/15/2022 12/15/2022
Sydney

Sydney 12/16/2022

Nestled around one of the world's most beautiful harbours, Sydney is both trendy and classic, urbane yet laid-back. Composed of ocean and light, of sailors and businessmen, this city alone inspires many travellers to visit the "Land Down Under". Located between the Pacific Ocean and the elegant silhouettes of the Blue Mountains, it encapsulates the Australian way of life: surfing beaches, quiet suburbs, skyscrapers, Victorian cottages, and tropical gardens. Sydney is filled with history and harmoniously blends old world charm and ultra-modern architecture, with its sail-shaped Opera House which sits alongside the historic district of The Rocks as the Harbour Bridge stretches across the bay.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.
 
Highlights:
  • See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
  • A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
Tour Duration: 4hrs (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
 
Tour can operate:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday
Departs with minimum 2-4 passengers depending on date
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour
Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit. A thrilling way to view the icons of Sydney's harbour and beyond.
 
Highlights:
  • Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
  • Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Any time of year but weather dependent
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate - High
 
Inclusions:
  • Return private transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine.
 
Highlights:
  • Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
  • Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime, weather dependent
Seaplane is on a scheduled/shared basis.
At time of booking, guests individual weights are required as it is a legal requirement.
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 course lunch
  • Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
     
Not Included:
  • Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)
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PONANT: Le Laperouse

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms 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 luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

FREE Unlimited WiFi is available on board all Ponant ships.*

*Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or circumstances beyond Ponant's control.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
2018
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
10000
Guests (Lowers)
184
Total Guests
184
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
100
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
92
Suites
13
Balconies
–
Ocean/River View
79
Interior
–
Accessible
2

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Balcony

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL) $6,110
Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: DEL
  • Deck 3
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4) $6,770
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR4
  • Deck 4
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5) $7,110
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR5
  • Deck 5
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6) $7,500
Prestige Stateroom with Balcony
  • Category: PR6
  • Deck 6

Suite

Deluxe Suite (DS6) $10,410
Deluxe Suite
  • Category: DS6
  • Deck 6
Deluxe Suite (DS5) $10,410
Deluxe Suite
  • Category: DS5
  • Deck 5
Deluxe Suite (DS4) $10,410
Deluxe Suite
  • Category: DS4
  • Deck 4
Deluxe Suite (DS3) $10,410
Deluxe Suite
  • Category: DS3
  • Deck 3
Prestige Suite (PS5) $14,040
Prestige Suite
  • Category: PS5
  • Deck 5
Prestige Suite (PS6) $14,760
Prestige Suite
  • Category: PS6
  • Deck 6
Privilege Suite (PV6) $15,490
Privilege Suite
  • Category: PV6
  • Deck 6
Privilege Suite (PV5) $15,490
Privilege Suite
  • Category: PV5
  • Deck 5
Grand Deluxe Suite (GD6) $17,010
Grand Deluxe Suite
  • Category: GD6
  • Deck 6
Grand Deluxe Suite (GD5) $17,010
Grand Deluxe Suite
  • Category: GD5
  • Deck 5
Owner's Suite (SA) $17,870
Owner's Suite
  • Category: SA
  • Deck 6
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (SA)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS6)
  • Privilege Suite (PV6)
  • Prestige Suite (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS5)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS4)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS3)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD5)
  • Prestige Suite (PS5)
  • Privilege Suite (PV5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (SA)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS6)
  • Privilege Suite (PV6)
  • Prestige Suite (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS5)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS4)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS3)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD5)
  • Prestige Suite (PS5)
  • Privilege Suite (PV5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (SA)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS6)
  • Privilege Suite (PV6)
  • Prestige Suite (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS5)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS4)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS3)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD5)
  • Prestige Suite (PS5)
  • Privilege Suite (PV5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (SA)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS6)
  • Privilege Suite (PV6)
  • Prestige Suite (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS5)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS4)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS3)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD5)
  • Prestige Suite (PS5)
  • Privilege Suite (PV5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (SA)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS6)
  • Privilege Suite (PV6)
  • Prestige Suite (PS6)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS5)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS4)
  • Deluxe Suite (DS3)
  • Grand Deluxe Suite (GD5)
  • Prestige Suite (PS5)
  • Privilege Suite (PV5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR6)
  • Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (DEL)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR5)
  • Prestige Stateroom with Balcony (PR4)