7 Nights Australia's West Coast

Fremantle | 7 Nights | 4 Ports | Departs 10 October 2021 aboard Le Soléal

PONANT invites you to uncover the West Coast of Australia on this brand new 8-day itinerary onboard Le Soléal. Discover why this area is renowned for its spectacular coral coastlines, pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and abundant wildlife, providing guests with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Your first stop, Geraldton, is located on Western Australia’s spectacular Coral Coast, the city boasts pristine beaches, making it a popular spot soaking up the sun, as well as a strong cultural and historical connection. In Monkey Mia Reserve you may get the chance to enjoy one of Australia’s best-known wildlife experiences by getting up close to wild bottlenose dolphins. You may also see dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles and a variety of fish in the water. Next, you will discover Shark Bay's Shark Bay’s colourful and diverse landscapes, rare fauna and flora and world class examples of the Earth’s ecological processes. Jurien Bay Marine Park and its immediate surrounds is the only major breeding area for Australian sea lions along the western coast of Australia. As well as major sea lion and seabird breeding areas, the marine park contains biological communities, populated with a mix of temperate and tropical plants and animals, courtesy of the Leeuwin Current.
On your return to Fremantle, you will have the opportunity to experience this truly enriching small town. With strong Maritime, convict, and colonial history, buzzing markets, lively bars, and casual street cafes, it will give you a taste of 21st century life with the locals.

Cruise Inclusions:

BulletCruise onboard a modern, luxury ship flying the French Flag
BulletLuxurious small ship experience with a maximum of 264 guests
BulletStylish staterooms decorated by French interior designers, with King-size or twin beds 
BulletSuperb dining with all-inclusive Gastronomic and Grill Restaurant 
BulletOpen bar¹ including French champagne, wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages; includes your in-room minibar
BulletComplimentary unlimited onboard Wi-Fi²
BulletCaptain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
BulletEvening entertainment and events 
BulletRoom service 24hours (special selection)
BulletHermès® bath products
BulletAccess to infinity pool, gymnasium and scenic sauna
BulletZodiac outings and shore visits with your Expedition Team

Our Cruise Bonus:
BulletPONANT Bonus Discount^ – Up to 30%
BulletWelcome Offer – AU$400pp Discount for First Time PONANT Cruisers
BulletJoin the Club Offer – 5% Discount for Second Time Cruisers
BulletPONANT Yacht Club Benefits for Members
BulletZero or Low Single Supplement^


Based on Ponant's 30% bonus discount & 2 persons sharing a stateroom
(For alternative occupancies, please talk to your Our Cruise Specialists)

Prestige Deck 4 - from NZD7,149 per person

View the deck plan for Le Soléal here

Cruise Highlights:
BulletVisit the World Heritage-listed area of Shark Bay, Jurien Bay marine park and Western Australia’s newest national park.
BulletWitness one of Australia's best – known wildlife experiences at Monkey Mia in Shark Bay world Heritage Area.
BulletDiscover the rare and endangered animals at Jurien Bay, found nowhere else in the world.
BulletExperience the colourful coral, crystal clear waters and large breeding colonies of seabirds at the Abrolhos Islands. 
BulletWalk on the beaches of Dirk Hartog Island and visit the historic site at Cape Inscription. 
BulletExplore East Wallabi Island and its fringing reefs on the Abrolhos Islands. 
BulletLearn about the ancient Yamaji culture in Geraldton

7 Nights Australia's West Coast
Day 1. Fremantle, Western Australia. Embarkation
Day 2. Geraldton, Western Australia
Day 3. At Sea
Day 4. Monkey Mia & Cape Peron. Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia
Day 5. Dirk Hartog Island, Shark Bay, Western Australia
Day 6. Abrolhos Islands Marine Park, Western Australia
Day 7. Jurien Bay Marine Park, Western Australia
Day 8. Fremantle, Western Australia. Disembarkation.

Itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion

What to expect before cruising with Ponant

On land or on board, PONANT uses all technological, human and material resources to ensure a watertight “ANTI-COVID” health bubble, applying reinforced protection thanks to our 3 “shields” which guarantee:

BulletStrict access conditions to our ships: 100% of passengers and staff tested
BulletThe preservation of a health bubble on board: following protective measures on board and when going ashore in areas where the epidemic is under control, taking temperatures at the entrance of the different public spaces, treatment and total disinfection of surfaces.
BulletDaily control and monitoring: regular sampling, rapid diagnosis, medical team and hospital on board. 


Please ensure you read through the Ponant Covid-19 Guest Protocols as this information updated regularly, click to read

Ponant's SERENITY Policy

In this uncertain period, we have implemented a flexible SERENITY Policy with softened booking conditions, so that you can have peace of mind when booking and, if necessary, the option to postpone or cancel your voyage. Get optimal protection with our included Covid guarantee.
For any new cruise booked between 15 March 2021 – 30 June 2021 & departing before 30 April 2023:

BulletFor 30 days or more before departure, postpone/cancel free of charge.  Any funds paid will be kept as a Future Cruise Credit.
BulletFor within 30 days, without a reason, standard policy applies.
BulletOR, for within 30 days & if tested positive with Covid-19 free postponement or cancellation.  Any funds paid will be kept as a Future Cruise Credit or refunded. 
BulletYour cruise cannot be operated.  Any funds paid will be kept as a Future Cruise Credit or refunded. 

Our Cruise Conditions:
Prices shown do not include AUD$400pp discount for first time Ponant guests. *Fares are per person in NZD, twin share, in stated category stateroom.  Prices include port charges, government taxes, PONANT Bonus Discount (correct as at 29 April 2021). ^PONANT Bonus Discount is a promotional fare with savings up to 30% off the full cruise price. The fare is yield managed and subject to change at any time without prior notice. ^Single Supplements are yield managed and are subject to availability and change. Gratuities are additional. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. All fares and taxes are subject to change until full payment is received.  Payment by cash, Eftpos or direct deposit – Q-Card & Credit Card prices are available.  Itinerary is subject to change. Additional conditions may apply. Our prices exclude international airfares, however if required, please advise your Our Cruise Specialist for options. Prices valid on sailing, ex Fremantle, 10 October 2021, for any other departures – please contact our specialists for more information. Note: ¹Open bar is for select alcoholic beverages, top shelf is not included. ²Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control. Other conditions may apply - https://www.ouraustralia.co.nz/our-aussie/our-booking-conditions.aspx