Cruise the Kimberley

Ponant opens the Kimberley 2025 season with 18 departures from May to September.

18 January 2024


Ponant, world leader in luxury expeditions, has launched its 2025 Kimberley season with 18 departures available to book between May and September 2025.

Ponant promises an added layer of enrichment with Le Jacques-Cartier returning to the region in 2025 for the second year after her inaugural season in the Kimberley in 2024, alongside renowned sistership Le Soléal sailing 10-night Australia’s Iconic Kimberley itineraries between Broome and Darwin.

Featuring a limited capacity of 132 staterooms and suites aboard Le Soléal and only 90 aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, both vessels are designed to seamlessly explore the untamed beauty of Australia’s iconic Kimberley coast.

The 10-night itineraries offer an expert-led and awe-inspiring immersion into the spectacular untouched landscapes and fascinating Indigenous culture that continues to this day.

“We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our 2025 Kimberley expedition season,” says Deb Corbett, General Manager Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific.


“As award-winning expedition leaders in the region, we’re excited to showcase our expertise and continue to provide the unrivalled experience our Ponant expeditions are known for,” says Corbett.

For guests looking to experience the Kimberley in 2024/25, Ponant can now take care of all expedition arrangements effortlessly with Ponant Plus, ensuring each guest embarks with ease and returns rejuvenated.

Ponant Plus offers extensive added value, including flights, airport and hotel transfers, accommodation, local touring, and more, providing a seamless experience from start to finish.


Australia’s iconic Kimberley

Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley from Darwin or Broome and embark on an 11-day expedition cruise to one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet.

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

Discover the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest falls in Western Australia, the magnificent bays of Vansittart and Swift will offer you exceptional panoramas, between islands, secret inlets, caves and rocky overhangs.

At Ashmore Reef, gaze out over the shades of blue of the Timor Sea off the mainland. The corals are home to extraordinary marine life in this incredibly beautiful paradise. At Collier Bay, guests can admire the Montgomery Reef, home to vast expanses of lagoons and immense coral reefs.



With 18 departures from 24 May to 21 September 2025 from Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin (11 days, 10 nights). From AUD $10,170 per person*, discover these explorations.

* Conditions apply.



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