Cruise duration: 10 nights Cruise Only
- Visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of Port Davey and Maria Island.
- Savour the gourmet produce of King Island.
- Enjoy some of the finest award-winning wines of the Tamar Valley.
- Experience Australia`s biggest and longest running Food and Wine festival.
- View the spectacular painted cliffs of Maria Island.
- Witness Australian fur seals in their natural environment.
- Delve into Tasmania`s colonial history.
- Experience the mining and Maritime History of Tasmania`s North West.
- View the New Year`s Eve fireworks in Constitution Dock.
- Gain an insight into the history, culture and incredible diversity of life from your expert expedition team.
SAVE up to 25% on your cruise fare!
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony full fare $12,840 - current 25% off bonus fare: $9,800*pp (one cabin only)
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony full fare $13,480 - current 25% off bonus fare: $10,280*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite full fare $19,920 - current 25% off bonus fare: $15,110*pp
Single PR4 Prestige Balcony full fare $25,010 - current 25% off bonus fare with reduced single supplement: $12,510* (one cabin only)
FOOD, WINE & YACHT RACE Cruise Only prices include:
- 10 night expedition cruise aboard the Le Laperouse round trip from Hobart
- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands)
- Evening entertainment and events
- Room service 24h (special selection)
- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team
- Zodiac excursions
- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)
- Port taxes
- EXCLUSIVE BONUS Euro 75 per person shipboard credit
Ponant`s new Serenity Policy - relaxed booking conditions:
For any new cruise-only Ponant cruise booked between 25 November 2020 and 31 March 2021, departing before 30 April 2022:
- Pay only 25% deposit
- Your final payment is due 30 days before departure
- You may cancel up to 30 days prior (without any reason) and your deposit becomes a future cruise credit
- You may postpone your trip, up to 30 days prior (without any reason) and transfer your deposit to another Ponant journey
- If your cruise cannot be operated and Ponant cancels your cruise, you will receive a full refund of all the monies you have paid
- If you wish to cancel within 29 days of a departing (not cancelled) sailing because you have Covid – submit your test results and receive a full refund of all the money you have paid
- Note that cancellations within 29 days of departure on a departing (not cancelled) sailing then normal Ponant cancellation fees apply of up to 100% - we always recommend travel insurance to cover this contingency for situations out of your control
10 Night Cruise sailing from Hobart roundtrip aboard Le Laperouse.
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with 5-star service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
Highlights of this cruise:
Hobart is situated on the island of Tasmania and is the southern most capital city in Australia. Straddling the breathtaking Derwent River, Australia's deepest harbour, Hobart is one of the most beautiful areas in both Tasmania, with nearby Mount Wellington dominating the city in the background.
The city of Hobart was founded in 1803 and has numerous heritage areas close to the city centre. There are many museums and galleries which provide interesting information on Hobart’s history. Some of the most popular landmarks in the Hobart area include the Tasman Bridge, Government House, the Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Bridge - one of the oldest stone bridges in the whole of Australia and Hobart's St. David's
Other world-class Hobart attractions include Derwent River, the Cadbury-Schweppes Chocolate Constitution Dock, Old Hobart Town Model Village, Bicentennial Park, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Salamanca Market - a lively flea market held in Hobart's Salamanca district, which attracts more than 10,000 bargain hunters each week.
Hobart regularly features many exciting festivals and events, including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, a spectacular race which finishes at Hobart's waterfront at the end of each year in Hobart.
Maria Island is a mountainous island off the east coast of Tasmania. The entire island is a National Park. Maria Island National Park has a total area of 115.50 km² which includes a marine area of 18.78 km², off the island's north-west coast. The island is about 20 km in length from north to south and, at its widest, is about 13 km west to east. There is one town on the island called Darlington. It has many historic buildings but is uninhabited.
Walking, bicycling, swimming, snorkelling, diving, bird watching, wildlife observation and relaxation are the main activities undertaken by visitors. Many people take interest in Maria Island's history, and most of the island's walks include sites of historic interest. The Painted Cliffs and the Fossil Cliffs are two popular walking destinations for day visitors, both on the island's coastline.
King Island is located in Bass Strait, off the north-western tip of the main island of Tasmania, about half way between Tasmania and Victoria. The main towns on the island are Currie, Grassy and Naracoopa.
King Island is famous for two things - seafood, especially lobster (Crayfish), and King Island dairy products. The grass on the island produces extremely rich and creamy milk that local dairies turn that into delicious brie, camembert etc.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (11Feb21). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Bonus onboard credit is a total per person of Euro 75 which may be used onboard and is non-refundable, non-transferrable and may not be redeemed for cash. All unused shipboard credits are forfeit at the end of your cruise.