Discover the ancient wonders of Papua and Spice

12 May - 23 May 2019
Mundy Adventures

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

12 May

Setting sail from Cairns

Cairns is a buzzing tourist hub, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. A snorkelling trip out to the reef is the most obvious excursion to take here, but other options include riding the Skyrail cableway over the rainforest canopy or swimming in the croc-free saltwater lagoon.

13 May

At sea

14 May

Australia: Cape York

15 May

At sea

16 May

Indonesia: Asmat Region

17 May

At sea

18 May

Indonesia: Triton Bay

19 May

At sea

20-21 May

Indonesia: Kei Islands, Banda Islands

22 May

At sea

23 May

Arriving in Darwin

More of a large town than a city, Darwin is less about what's contained within the city limits and more about the huge expanse of wild landscape that's outside it. Closer to Jakarta than Sydney, the city really does feel remote in its tropical perch. There are a number of waterfront restaurants and pretty parks, making it a pleasant place to relax after a long flight. For those with the energy we highly recommend a visit to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.

Our tip

Visit Litchfield National Park and embark on a crocodile-spotting boat trip, where you can see these intimidating, prehistoric beasts jump clean out of the water for a meal.

For once-in-a-lifetime tailor-made itineraries, Mundy Adventures specialises in expedition cruises to some of the most wonderful places on earth; places often only accessible by water.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant - Le Champlain & Le Lapérouse
Ponant - Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville observation lounge
Ponant - Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville - Rear sun deck

Sleek and stylish, these wonderful small ships blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

Named after four of France's most famous explorers, Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont d'Urville will offer exciting and adventurous itineraries in the utmost comfort. Technologically advanced, with the latest in environmentally friendly hardware, the new ships will embody Ponant's trademark élan and flair, with just 92 spacious rooms and suites, a stylish pool deck and an intimate, refined onboard ambience.

Capacity 184 Guests
Crew 110 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
Year Built 2018 (Le Champlain & Le Lapérouse) / 2019 (Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville)
Tonnage 10,000 grt
Length 430 feet
Breadth 59 feet
Cruising Speed 16 knots
More about Le Lapérouse

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Bamurru Plains

Where to stay near Darwin

Don’t hang around in Darwin itself; if you want to see more of the Top End, we recommend Bamurru Plains.

Uluru, Australia

Visit the Red Centre

From Darwin take a flight to the Red Centre to see the magical sites of Uluru and Kings Canyon, yet another one of those once in a lifetime experiences!

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP