Monday 29 August 2011


Luxury yacht cruise liner Compagnie du Ponant is pleased to announce that it has joined the International Cruise Council Australasia (ICCA), Australia's leaders in providing professional cruise information and reservations throughout the region, as a full category A member.

Represented by Travel the World in Australia, Compagnie du Ponant offers five luxury ships – Le Ponant, Le

Levant, Le Diamant, Le Boréal and L'Austral - which redefine intimate cruising elegance. The newest addition to the

Compagnie du Ponant fleet is L'Austral which launched on 27th April 2011 and is due to visit Australian waters in March 2012.

Travel the World Managing Director Andrew Millmore elaborated on Ponant's plans: "Australia is an exciting and increasingly important source market for Compagnie du Ponant. In addition to offering a range of cruises in local waters next year, Ponant is also exploring and expanding homeporting options in Australia." Commenting on Ponant's ICCA membership, he added, "We are looking forward to working through ICCA's training program to raise awareness of Ponant's great product and itineraries amongst Australian travel agents, as local demand for luxury cruising continues to grow."

Highlights of the Australia-bound Ponant cruises offered through Travel the World in 2012 are as follows:

Noumea to Darwin – Departure 17 March, 2012

Discover the treasures of the South Pacific before entering Northern Australia, exploring tropical forests and the Great Barrier Reef.

Darwin to Singapore – Departure 31 March, 2012

Travellers will experience an unexpected blend of ancient and modern traditions specific to Singapore, otherwise known as the 'Lion City'. 

  • 14 nights on board Compagnie du Ponant's superb new yacht L'Austral
  • All meals, and mineral water, tea, coffee, white, red and rosé wines during lunch and dinner
  • Welcome aboard and captain's cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Evening gatherings, organised entertainment / events
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • 24 hour room service
  • All cruise safety & port charges
For cruise information for Compagnie du Ponant, please contact Travel the World on 1300 804 522.

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