Head west with Poignant

Ponant is set to restart its Kimberley 2022 expedition season, including destinations like Darwin and Broome.

13 April 2022


Ponant’s Kimberley expedition season is back following Western Australia’s decision to reopen its waters to interstate and international expedition ships with a maximum of 350 people.

With operations resuming 28 April 2022, Ponant will offer multiple departures between April and October, including two new departure dates for its popular ten-night Australia’s Iconic Kimberley between Broome and Darwin, which showcases the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley onboard small luxury expedition ship Le Soléal.

Ponant General Manager Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific Deb Corbett said the announcement to welcome ships to Australian waters is incredibly exciting following a two-year hiatus due to COVID.

“We’ve been anticipating this announcement for many months and have been working behind the scenes to ensure we are ready to set sail for the magnificent Kimberley as soon as possible,” Corbett said.


“The Kimberley region is one of the greatest wonders of our country, with such grandeur and majestic beauty. It’s certainly an absolute bucket list destination for both Australians and international tourists and we look forward to sharing it again to those whose travel plans have been put on hold for the past two seasons.”

Highlights on the itinerary include visiting the Hunter River inhabited estuarine crocodiles; discovering the King George River on a Zodiac excursion and reaching the majestic Twin Falls, the highest in Western Australia; and a visit to Collier Bay to explore Montgomery reef.

Sailing along one of the most spectacular coasts in Australia, the Kimberley’s falls, savannah and tidal phenomena promise never to disappoint.

Environmentally friendly, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and complete with lounges designed to be largely open to the exterior, Ponant’s modern, purpose-built and intimately sized ships offer a unique experience at sea, providing unparalleled comfort and luxury.

Le Soléal provides 95 percent balcony accommodation and offers a selection of world-class dining options, open bar, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool.


New Departure from Darwin: Australia’s Iconic Kimberley
    • From Darwin to Broome – ten nights on board Le Soléal.
    • Departs on 28 May 2022 from AUD$10,060 per person in a Deluxe Stateroom.
    • Book early and save up to 30 percent with the PONANT bonus*.


New Departure from Broome: Australia’s Iconic Kimberley
    • From Broome to Darwin – ten nights on board Le Soléal.
    • Departs on 7 June 2022 from AUD$10,060 per person in a Deluxe Stateroom.
    • Book early and save up to 30 percent with the PONANT bonus*.

* Yield-managed and can change at any time without notice.



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