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30 June, 2019
Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of Kimberley, on this exceptional PONANT voyage in Partnership with Radio Classique. Embark Le Lapérouse for a luxurious small ship expedition in the spectacular Kimberley accompanied by a specialist Expedition Team, and with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault. Your cruise will be enhanced by Zodiac® outings, absorbing shore visits, fascinating lectures and insights into the region’s culture, history and wildlife. On this very special cruise you will be joined onboard by the following: Considered to be one of the greatest opera specialists in France; novelist, poet, journalist, musicologist and radio and television presenter Alain Duault has been sharing his passion for and knowledge of classical music for more than 30 years. François Chaplin trained at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) with the Bulgarian pianist Ventsislav Yankoff and with Jacqueline Robin (accompaniment and chamber music) and was unanimously awarded first prizes for piano and chamber music. With degrees from Science Po and in piano performance, Fabienne Conrad was chosen to sing the role of the Countess in "The Marriage of Figaro", Juliette in "Romeo & Juliette" and Donna Anna in "Don Giovanni" and went on to sing Verdi’s "Requiem" on a number of occasions. Geneviève Laurenceau began playing the violin at the age of three and was invited to perform as a soloist with major French and international orchestras under the direction of conductors such as Michel Plasson, Walter Weller, Tugan Sokhiev, Thomas Søndergård, Antony Hermus and Christian Arming.
Travel Itinerary: From Darwin to Broome, visiting Pulau Meatimiarang, Wyndham, King George River, Vansittart Bay, Swift Bay, Hunter River & Mitchell Fall, Collier Bay, Lacepede Islands.
Cruise Departs: 28 May 2020
• 10 night Luxurious small ship expedition voyage onboard Le Laperouse departing 28 May 2020 in a Prestige Deck 5 Stateroom • Luxury Expedition voyage in partnership with Radio Classique accompanied by PONANT’s professional naturalist guides and in the exceptional presence of Alain Duault and other talented artists • Superb dining, with all main meals included during your cruise • Captains welcome cocktail and gala dinner • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available upon request) • Complimentary WiFi • Complimentary Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight OR Ord River Experience OR El Questro Experience • Evening entertainment and events onboard • 24hr room service • Outings in Zodiac® dinghies • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ships equipment • Group transfer in Broome from the port to your hotel or the airport • Port taxes and government fees • EXCLUSIVE EUR300pp Onboard Credit* plus Welcome offer of AU$400* discount for first time PONANT guests
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