Cruiseco, the leading provider of cruising options in Australia and New Zealand, is thrilled to announce the exclusive charter of Ponant's L'Austral for a unique 40 night Australian circumnavigation voyage, departing Sydney on 25 January 2018. Exclusively designed for Cruiseco, this voyage highlights some of Australia's most breathtaking destinations, outside the capital cities.
Amber Wilson, General Manager, Sales & Marketing at Cruiseco says:
"Travelling around our Island Continent is on every discerning traveller's wish list, and now with the opportunity to sail aboard the magnificent L'Austral, guests are offered an intimate and authentic cruising experience. As a small luxury, expedition vessel, L'Austral has the capability to dock in smaller ports, providing guests with access to unique destinations and the ability to explore secluded locations via Zodiac."
"To enhance the cruising experience, guests will also be accompanied by a specialist expedition team to provide insights into the history of each port, as well as flora, fauna and landscape of the country."
The 40 night itinerary has been designed to offer guests the option to select from a number of overnight excursions away from the ship. For example, guests can depart L'Austral in Cooktown and re-join her in Port Douglas, having visited Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park. Additional highlights of this voyage include: marvelling at the 12 Apostles in Port Campbell, Victoria, with an option to view this natural phenomenon from the sky; visiting The National ANZAC Centre in Albany, Western Australia; and exploring Darwin, Northern Territory with optional tours to Kakadu and its surrounds.
Accommodating guests within 132 cabins across nine suite categories, L'Austral remains true to the Ponant philosophy of creating a unique atmosphere, with a subtle blend of luxury and wellbeing. Guests aboard L'Austral will encounter a chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalised service, as well as gastronomic traditional French and international cuisine.
"Cruiseco was the first to charter an Australian circumnavigation back in October 2005, which sold out in less than a week. Now with the opportunity to sail aboard L'Austral and experience an expedition style voyage, this package is sure to disappear quickly. We would encourage anyone who would like to cruise with us to secure their places soon," added Wilson.
Prices start from AU$29,000 for a Superior Stateroom per person twin share or AU$26,500 for the Superior Stateroom with the Early Bird Discount, available until 15 May 2016. Price includes: 40 luxurious nights travelling around Australia; all meals aboard L'Austral; house wine, beers, sparkling wine and non-premium spirits throughout the course of the cruise; Zodiac tours in Wineglass, Talbot Bay, Yirrkala, Frangipani Beach, Cape York and Lizard Island; port charges; and gratuities.
For additional itinerary options or to book whilst cabins are still available, visit www.cruising.com.au or call (02) 9492 8520.