Scattered islands of the Banda Sea
31 Aug - 11 Sep
11 Nights
10 Ports
Ponant

Scattered islands of the Banda Sea

31 August - 11 September 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

31 August

Setting sail from Darwin

More of a large town than a city, Darwin is less about what's contained within the city limits and more about the huge expanse of wild landscape that's outside it. Closer to Jakarta than Sydney, the city really does feel remote in its tropical perch. There are a number of waterfront restaurants and pretty parks, making it a pleasant place to relax after a long flight. For those with the energy we highly recommend a visit to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.

Don't miss

With rugged escarpments, sites of Aboriginal art, dramatic waterfalls and huge wetlands, Kakadu National Park is truly beautiful. The iconic scenery is some of Australia’s best, and served as the backdrop to the film 'Crocodile Dundee'.

1 September

At sea

2 September

Indonesia: Kai Archipelago

3 September

Indonesia: Triton Bay

4 September

At sea

5 September

Indonesia: Banda Neira

6 September

Indonesia: Ambon

7-8 September

Indonesia: Anano Island, Kalabahi (Takpala)

9 September

Indonesia: Komodo Island

10 September

Indonesia: Loh Liang (Komodo Island)

11 September

Arriving in Benoa (Bali)

It's no surprise to us that Bali remains Indonesia's most popular tourist destination; though the island is not the undiscovered gem it once was, it's still a wonderful place to travel. The beaches, spectacular volcanic scenery and lush green rice terraces lend Bali a natural beauty that seems to dovetail perfectly with the island's distinct Hindu culture, which adorns the landscape with stunning temples. We advise steering clear of the backpacker beaches around Kuta, and heading instead for the quieter south coast resorts or the charming inland town of Ubud, the spiritual centre of the island.

Our tip

Bali is seriously busy – it’s a long way for us, but just on the doorstep for Australians. The central mountains, or north and west coasts, are quieter.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Explorers - Le Bougainville in Norway
Ponant - Le Laperouse - Suite de l'Armateur
Ponant - Le Champlain pool

Sleek and stylish, Ponant's wonderful Explorer yachts blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

Named after six of France's most famous explorers, Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville, Le Dumont d'Urville, Le Bellot and Le Jacques Cartier offer exciting and adventurous itineraries in the utmost comfort. Technologically advanced, with the latest in environmentally friendly hardware, the new ships embody Ponant's trademark élan and flair, with just 92 spacious rooms and suites, a stylish pool deck and an intimate, refined onboard ambience.

Capacity 184 Guests
Crew 110 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
More about Le Lapérouse

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Bamurru Plains

Where to stay near Darwin

Don’t hang around in Darwin itself; if you want to see more of the Top End, we recommend Bamurru Plains.

Komodo dragon on the beach on Komodo island

Beyond Bali

If you have time, make the slightly complicated journey via Labuan Bajo on to Rinca to see the Komodo Dragons.

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Scattered islands of the Banda Sea

31 August - 11 September 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

11 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

Le Lapérouse of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

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