The Kimberley • Indonesia • Melanesia • Japanese islands • Indian Ocean
The Equator – this invisible line transecting the Earth is not only a geographical point of reference, but also an indicator of where you can find exceptional tropical wildernesses, flourishing flora & fauna and incredible local communities thriving amongst breathtaking land and seascapes.
Ponant’s tropical expeditions in 2022 or 2023 allow you to explore some of these fascinating destinations, from the Kimberley, Indonesia and East Timor, to the archipelagos of Melanesia, Japanese subtropical islands and the Indian Ocean.
Take a look below for some of our picks from Ponant’s tropical expedition selection!
Wild Landscapes of the Kimberley & South-East Asia
aboard Le Lapérouse
from Broome to Benoa, Bali
5 September 2022 / 14 nights
Let your clients combine the untamed wilderness, unique wildlife and rich history of Australia’s stunning Kimberley coast with the fascinating communities and islands of Indonesia & East Timor, including the uninhabited Jaco Island, and Komodo National Park to spot the famous Komodo dragons!
Japanese Subtropical Islands
aboard Le Soléal
from Osaka to Keelung or Keelung to Okinawa
2 departures in May 2022 / 7 nights
As the first expedition cruises to take guests to the remote and seldom-visited Okinawa archipelago and the Ryukyu Islands, they will explore traditional villages & pristine beaches set against lush landscapes, with diving opportunities amongst the diverse marine life.
Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia
aboard Le Lapérouse or Le Soléal
from Honiara to Nouméa or reverse
2 departures in Feb & Nov 2022 / 11 nights
Invite your clients to discover the vibrant and varied cultures, ancestral traditions and untouched scenery of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, all with a National Geographic expert & photographer on board to enrich their journeys.
Zanzibar & the Jewels of the Indian Ocean
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT*
aboard Le Jacques-Cartier
from Victoria, Mahé to Zanzibar or reverse
2 departures in Feb & Mar 2023 / 12 nights
The ultimate expedition for nature & history lovers, this voyage visits the storied island of Zanzibar, diving & ruins on Pemba Island and Misali, plus an array of islands in the Seychelles, rich with idyllic beaches, marine life and fascinating landscapes.