PONANT’S Le Laperouse was welcomed into Darwin late last month, as the cruise line resumed sailing in Australia as the first international brand to do so.
Following Le Laperouse’s two-year standby in Noumea, the cruise ship returned to Australian waters last month, before resuming sailings on 28 April.
Le Laperouse will be accompanied later this month in the Kimberley by fleetmate Le Soleal, with the two to offer guests the chance to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Kimberley, including the Hunter River, the King George River, and Twin Falls.
“We celebrate the restart of cruising in Australia, and specifically expedition cruising in the North West region of Australia,” said Chair Asia Pacific Sarina Bratton.
“I am personally thrilled that Ponant’s Le Laperouse will be the first international ship to return to operations in Australia and the first international expedition ship to commence the 2022 Kimberley season.”