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PONANT Chairman’s Cruise – New Guinea Expedition

LAST STATEROOMS - Cruising October 2023

2023 Chairman’s Cruise – A New Guinea Odyssey

Ponant invites Cruise Company clients to join them for their annual Chairman’s Cruise onboard Le Soléal in October 2023!

Each year, as the Chairman for PONANT & Paul Gauguin Cruises Asia Pacific, Ponant selects a voyage from our extensive programme to host as a special journey for their PONANT Yacht Club Members and new guests from the Australian & New Zealand region.

We invite you to join Ponant for an incredible tropical luxury expedition exploring the sublime natural landscapes and ancient cultures of New Guinea. Together with Mick Fogg, Director of Expeditions, Asia Pacific, they have hand crafted an unforgettable itinerary showcasing the remarkable spice island history, remote beauty of Indonesia’s Bird’s head seascape and the ancient cultures of Papua New Guinea, the most culturally diverse place on earth. A highlight will surely be the two days set aside in Cenderawasih Bay to maximise your opportunity to swim with the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.

To celebrate this Chairman’s Cruise, Ponant will be hosting a cocktail party the night before departure, which will give everyone a chance to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new friends in a relaxed environment over champagne and canapés.
New Guinea Odyssey
  from Darwin to Cairns
Departs 17 October 2023
ABOARD LE SOLÉALInvite your clients to join us for an extraordinary expedition to explore Papua New Guinea and Indonesia’s kaleidoscope of cultures. Your clients will walk along the historical streets of Banda Neira, without a doubt the most historically significant and interesting of all the “Spice Islands.” Be welcomed with traditional performances in the village of Kopar and the remote Tami Islands, journey on an outrigger canoe from Tufi into the ancient fjords of Cape Nelson, and visit the peaceful resort town of Madang. Plus, they will view the pristine landscapes of Indonesia’s Bird’s head seascape culminating in the unforgettable opportunity to swim with whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay.
What’s included?
• Meet and travel alongside Sarina Bratton AM – Chairman Asia Pacific for PONANT & Paul Gauguin Cruises, and award-winning businesswoman in the Australian cruise industry
• Exclusive complimentary cocktail party before embarkation in Darwin
• Personalised gifts & additional enrichment and activities throughout the voyage
• Joined by renowned photographer Sue Flood who will help you capture unique and memorable photographs of your experiences onboard
All pricing AUD
Contact Cruise Company 0800 827 847