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Discover one of Australia’s most extraordinary coastlines on once-in-a-lifetime cruise with Abercrombie & Kent
Advances in expedition cruising have introduced modern-day travellers to some of the world’s wildest places and there are few coastlines as spectacular as northwest Australia’s Kimberley.
This vast wilderness, three times the size of England and melding aquamarine seas, coral reefs, cavernous coastal gorges, extraordinary tidal waterfalls and ancient rock art galleries, promises the adventure of a lifetime.
But you can forget the swag. Abercrombie & Kent has chartered a new French vessel for a 13-day journey from Broome to Darwin from June 20 to July 2, 2019 that delivers entirely new standards of sophistication.
Think chic suites with balconies that would be more at home in a Parisian hotel, with refined food and a day spa with hammam. The state-of-the-art Le Laperouse also has a first-of-its-kind underwater lounge located in the hull, bringing the sights and sounds of the briny deep straight to your armchair.
The ship is purpose-built to access remote anchorages and Abercrombie & Kent’s elite expedition team of award-winning naturalists, conservationists and photographers will be on hand to oversee an exhilarating sightseeing program.
Explore the dramatic canyons of the King George River in a Zodiac; take off in a helicopter to view the cascading cataracts of the Mitchell Falls; or opt for a fixed-wing aircraft to take a closer look at the surreal beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles.
With room for only 150 guests, Le Laperouse is an exclusive journey; the crew-to-guest ratio of almost one-to-one makes it even more so. The open bar, 24-hour room service and infinity pool complete this refined sanctuary while the marine deck enables passengers to kayak from the ship.
Whether you fancy yourself as a David Attenborough or Bear Grylls or prefer your adventure with five-star food and 500 thread-count linen, this one-off cruise will prove irresistible.