Australian couple first guests to board Le Laperouse

Le Laperous

Australian couple first guests to board Le Laperouse

Australian couple first guests to board Le Laperouse

Joining the inaugural round-trip cruise from Reykjavik, regular PONANT cruisers Wendy Burgess & Dainis Kivlenieks were the first passengers to board PONANT’s brand new Explorer class small luxury expedition ship Le Laperouse.

Seen here being warmly welcomed onboard Le Laperouse by PONANT Founder and CEO Jean-Emmanuel Sauvee (centre of pic), they joined a sell-out group of pas-sengers from around the world eager to try out this first of six new PONANT Ex-plorer ships currently being constructed.

Le Laperouse will spend some time in Northern Europe and Mediterranean before heading south via the Seychelles and Borneo to arrive in Australia early in 2019 for a season of voyages that include the Great Barrier Reef, Kimberley, Sub Antarctic Islands and New Zealand waters.

Background on Le Laperouse: The first of six Explorer Class small luxury expedition ships being constructed for PONANT, progressively joining the fleet in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Launched in 2018 the environmentally friendly Le Laperouse has just 92 spacious staterooms and suites, all with private balcony, an infinity edge swimming pool, world-first underwater multi-sensory lounge with large glass windows below the water line, movable marina, and a fleet of 10 Zodiacs. You will want for nothing – choice of dining options, Sothys spa, sauna, Hermes toiletries and fine linens, 24 hour room service, Open Bar, fine cuisine, intuitive service – all imbued with French ambiance.

Chic, stylish and intimate, this is small ship cruising at its best.

Information & Reservations

Details of all PONANT voyages including itineraries, pricing and shore excursion highlights are avail-able at

Contact your travel agent, or PONANT on Australia: 1300 737 178 or + 612 8459 5000 / New Zea-land: 0800 44 32 62, or email to request more information or assis-tance.

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