10 nights onboard Le Jacques Cartier

Australia's Iconic Kimberley

This cruise is intended for English-speaking passengers. All lectures, comments by naturalists during the outings and visits as well as the announcements and services on board will be in English.

Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley, following this exceptional PONANT itinerary.

From Broome to Darwin, embark for an 11-day expedition cruise.

On the Lacepede Islands, take the time to admire the abundance of nesting birds as well as the large population of turtles residing in the lagoon.

In one of the most picturesque parts of the region, the Hunter River, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds.

During your cruise, the magnificent bays of Vansittart and Swift will offer you exceptional panoramas, between islands, secret inlets, caves and rocky overhangs.

The highpoint of this cruise will undoubtedly be the discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest falls in Western Australia.

You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs.

Your ship will take you along one of the most spectacular coasts in the entire region.

With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, calm waters and desolate mountain chains, the wild lands of Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.

This itinerary is given as an indication only. Based on tide times and weather conditions, the Captain and the Expedition Leader may need to switch the order of certain ports of call around to ensure guests have the best possible experience.

Leaving from: Broome, Western Australia
Cruise ship: Le Jacques Cartier
Visiting: Broome, Western Australia Lacepede Islands, Western Australia Collier Bay, Western Australia Collier Bay, Western Australia
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Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Day 2
Lacepede Islands, Western Australia, Australia
Days 3 - 4
Collier Bay, Western Australia, Australia
Day 5
Careening Bay, Western Australia, Australia
Day 6
Hunter River & Mitchell Falls, Western Australia, Australia
Day 7
Swift Bay, Western Australia, Australia
Day 8
Vansittart Bay, Western Australia, Australia
Day 9
River travel
Day 11
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Le Jacques Cartier

In keeping with the philosophy of PONANT and the PONANT EXPLORERS, Le Jacques-Cartier combines the desire for adventure with five-star travel. A modern ship with slender, tapered lines, it is environmentally friendly and equipped with innovative technology.

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