APT releases new 2023 Kimberley Cruising holidays – Travel Weekly

APT has announced additional dates to its Kimberley Cruising 2023 holidays as well as a number of new tours combining cruise and 4WD adventures throughout the remote region.

Ponant’s ship Le Soleal will join the line’s equally stylish Le Laperouse in showcasing the best of this beautiful coast for APT’s Kimberley Small Ship Expedition Cruising range.

New dates exploring the stunning Kimberley coast between Broome and Darwin have been announced with the season operating from 23 June to 11 September 2023.

The 11-day Kimberley Coast and the Top End journey from Darwin to Broome on the Le Laperouse offers daily excursions on inflatable Zodiac vessels revealing ancient rock art, hidden gorges and spectacular waterfalls along the coastline.

Off the coast, visits to Ashmore Reef, the tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef, the diverse natural wonders of the Buccaneer Archipelago and the beautiful Lacepede Islands are sure to delight and enchant.

For 2023, APT has included the option of Ponant’s slightly larger ship, Le Soleal, from Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin. The three departures (29 July, 28 August & 7 September 2023) follow the aforementioned Le Laperouse route.

Both ships offer luxurious staterooms and suites with 24-hour room service, elegant public areas, an APT cruise director and host, onboard expedition team and swimming pools, a divine added luxury considering saltwater crocodiles ocean swimming impossible.

The 2023 Kimberley Cruising Ponant journeys comprise a further eight itineraries combining land and sea journeys, where the vast fiery red landscapes, rivers and gorges of the Kimberley are also explored.

Highlights include the iconic Bungle Bungle Range, world-famous El Questro Wilderness Park and visits to some of the region’s gorges and landscapes, plus stays in APT’s exclusive wilderness lodges.

Located in Purnululu National Park, Mitchell Plateau and close to Bell Gorge, the secluded lodges combine the comforts of home and the wonder of the Australian bush and feature spacious cabins with ensuites and private decks, public areas and the finest dining in the wilderness.

APT’s product manager for the Kimberley, Cher Lontok, said the eleven new itineraries offer travelers the chance to explore the remote paradise like never before.

“APT is delighted to add the beautiful Le Soleal to our Kimberley Small Ship Expedition Cruising range. Like Le Laperouse, Le Soleal provides an exemplary onboard experience with everything catered for,” Lontok said.

“The Kimberley’s popularity continues to grow travelers all over the world, and particularly with Australians during the pandemic.

“The Kimberley coast is incredibly special and beautiful. APT’s eleven new trips have been designed to showcase that beauty to everyone.”

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