WE KNOW: Ponant’s Le Lapérouse

Claire Winnel, Manager of The Cruise & Travel Authority in Terrigal, and her CLIA Cruise Accredited Senior Travel Consultant colleague, Patricia Saric, were recently invited to inspect Ponant’s renowned Le Lapérouse whilst berthed in Newcastle.

Le Laperouse in Newcastle before sailing for the Kimberley region.

Le Lapérouse is the lead ship of the Ponant Explorers-class of cruise ships operated by Ponant.

“She is an incredible vessel with just 92 staterooms and suites, and an unmistakable sense of French chic and refinement with a relaxed vibe” said Claire.

Deluxe Stateroom, Le Lapérouse.

Le Lapérouse’s spacious suites and staterooms feature large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside. Cabin categories include:

  • Deluxe Staterooms
    Area: 19 m²
  • Deluxe Suite
    Area: 27 m²
  • Grand Deluxe Suite
    Area: 45 m²
  • Prestige Stateroom
    Area: 19 m²
  • Prestige Suite
    Area: 32 m²
    apacity: Up to 3 passengers per cabin
  • Owner’s Suite
    Area: 45 m²

Claire and Patricia spent time aboard with the Ponant crew, assessing the ship’s facilities, and enjoying some suitably French champagne and nibbles to get a sense of the Ponant experience.

Claire’s pics of venues aboard Le Lapérouse.

“The facilities on this ship are stunning. It was unlike any other ship I had seen before”, advised Patricia.

“The ship’s ‘Blue Eye’ underwater lounge is remarkable. Blue Eye is the world’s first underwater ship lounge, and it’s equipped with an innovative sound system that captures the acoustics of the sea up to five kilometres away”, added Patricia.

The Blue Eye lounge aboard Le Lapérouse.

Le Lapérouse will soon set sail, spending the winter cruise season in Western Australia’s stunning Kimberley region.

For more information about Le Lapérouse or any of Ponant’s fleet of exquisite small ships, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

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Spotlight On: Majestic Princess

Claire Winnel, Manager of The Cruise & Travel Authority Terrigal, was recently invited to inspect the newest member of the Princess Cruises fleet, Majestic Princess.

“She is a remarkable ship”, says Claire.

“At 330 metres long with nineteen decks, 1780 cabins and suites, nearly 144,000 tonnes, and a heart-stopping glass floor ‘Sea Walk’, just about everything aboard Majestic Princess will take your breath away”, adds Claire.

Majestic Princess joined the Princess fleet in April 2017.

“The 1780 cabins are bright, spacious and each one features the Princess Luxury Bed. There are plenty of dining venues to choose from including two speciality restaurants with dinner menus crafted by Michelin-star awarded chefs.

‘La Mer’ French Bistro aboard Majestic Princess.

“It’s wonderful to see Princess invest such a high standard ship in the Australian waters”, notes Claire.

Deluxe Balcony Cabin aboard Majestic Princess.

From its modest beginnings in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico, Princess has grown to become one of the premier cruise lines of the world. Today, its fleet carries more than a million passengers each year to more worldwide destinations than any other major line.

Princess at a Glance

  • 18 ships across the fleet that serve over 1.8 million passengers yearly.
  • Over 380 destinations across more than 100 countries on 7 continents.
  • Over 170 unique itineraries ranging from one day to 111 days.
  • More than 500 More Ashore late night calls across 98 ports and 70 overnight calls across 16 ports.
  • Access to over 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

For more information about Majestic Princess or any of the ships in the Princess fleet, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

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