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All New 13 Day Itinerary Exploring Australia's Southern Coast


Highlights of Southern Australia with Ponant Le Bellot

Cruise ID 25738
Book By 30Nov20
Embarkation Fremantle, Australia
Disembarkation Sydney, Australia
Departure Dates 27Mar21
Duration 12 nights
Arrival Dates 08Apr21
Region Australia & New Zealand
Cruise Line Ponant
Cruise Ship Le Bellot
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Melbourne, Tamar Valley, King Island, Limestone Coast, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Esperance, Albany, Fremantle

Set sail with Ponant for a 13-day all-new expedition cruise from Melbourne to Fremantle, discovering the grandiose and wild nature and unique terroirs of the north of Tasmania and the southern coast of Australia.

Like the other ships in the Ponant Explorers series, Le Bellot has been designed to provide absolute comfort for its passengers, even at the heart of the world’s most remote and isolated regions.
Racy lines, state-of-the-art equipment, a refined design, a softly muted and at the same time convivial ambiance together with a deliberately restricted number of cabins all contribute to the modernity of Le Bellot, a unique ship in the world of cruising. 

  • $1000 flight credit per person on select cruises.
  • 13-day all-new expedition cruise from Melbourne to Fremantle, discovering the grandiose and wild nature and unique terroirs of the north of Tasmania and the southern coast of Australia.
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • *1000AUD flight credit per person on select cruises. This offer is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn without prior notice. It cannot be backdated.
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Departure Date Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
27Mar21 Deluxe Stateroom
Wait List
27Mar21 Prestige
27Mar21 Deluxe Suite
27Mar21 Privilege Suite
27Mar21 Grand Deluxe Suite
27Mar21 Owners Suite

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27 March 2021 Melbourne

Embarkation 27/3/2021 from 16h00 to 17h00
Departure 27/3/2021 at 19h30

King Island, Tasmania

Located on the shores of Port Phillip bay on Australia’s south coast, Melbourne has been dubbed the “Paris of the south”. Its narrow downtown streets boast a wide range of art galleries, luxury grocery stores, restaurants and cafés. The Royal Exhibition Building, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of elegant Carlton Gardens, is one of the world’s oldest exhibition pavilions. While you’re there, you can visit the adjacent Melbourne Museum. To savour the atmosphere of an old-time seaside resort, visit St Kilda Beach and its historic landmark, the century-old amusement park.

28 March 2021 King Island, Tasmania

Arrival 28/3/2021
Departure 28/3/2021

Tamar Valley, Tasmania

King Island is anchored in the middle of the Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania’s NorthWest coast. Surrounded by some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, King Island imports the world’s best surfers and exports produce sought by the world’s top chefs : succulent beef, rich gourmet cheese and crayfish plucked from the Island’s crystal-clear waters. It’s quiet and easy going here, but there’s something interesting at every turn – from a lighthouse and offshore shipwrecks – to the island’s great nature walks and unique wildlife. You will have the opportunity to uncover the island’s stories at the museum and cultural centre in the town of Currie or to take a guided trail of the island’s produce, culture, history, flora and fauna.

29 March 2021 Tamar Valley, Tasmania

Arrival 29/3/2021
Departure 29/3/2021

Tasmania is a land that should be savoured slowly…with a glass of fine wine in hand and friendly locals to guide you on your way. The Tamar Valley Wine Route is regarded as one of the world’s top 10 wine routes with over 32 wineries to explore. Showcasing some of the finest award winning wines. The unique cool climate location produces elegant wines of exceptional quality. There is so much more to the Tamar Valley than just wine. There’s the Tamar Valley Arts Trail, a unique space where you can meet the artist in their studio. The Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, which shows the workings of the old mine, recalls the boom days of gold, the events of the 2006 mine rescue and Tamar Valley history.


30 March 2021 At Sea

Arrival 30/3/2021
Departure 30/3/2021

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.


31 March 2021 Limestone Coast

Arrival 31/3/2021
Departure 31/3/2021

Stretching along the Southern Ocean from the world-famous Coorong to the majestic Glenelg River, the Limestone Coast is home to some of South Australia’s most spectacular natural wonders, laid-back coastal towns with stunning scenery and award-winning gourmet produce. Reaching inland through lush farming country, the Coonawarra wine district, unique wetlands, volcanic landscapes, and underground wonders offer a diverse range of experiences from unique ecosystems, rich history and world-renowned wine regions. Known affectionately as Australia’s other Red Centre, the Coonawarra’s limestone-rich terra rossa soil produces world-famous cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. Despite its small size, the region boasts over 24 cellar doors.


1 April 2021 Kangaroo Island

Arrival 1/4/2021
Departure 1/4/2021

Kangaroo Island

Australia’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island, has many large open spaces and is surprisingly diverse. You’ll find soaring cliffs, dense national parks, towering sandy dunes, wetlands and untouched white sand beaches. Remarkably, over half the Island is covered in native ‘old growth’ bushland, much of it preserved and protected. With its fertile lands and bountiful seas, Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia’s finest gourmet foods. Visiting foodies will be amazed by the likes of freshly-caught King George whiting, sheep’s cheese, marron, Ligurian honey and an exciting range of small batch varietal wines. Discover the diversity of the produce, the passion of the producers, and experience the “paddock to plate” phenomenon.


2 April 2021 Port Lincoln

Arrival 2/4/2021
Departure 2/4/2021

Port Lincoln

With a population of approximately 14,500 and situated on Boston Bay – one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world – Port Lincoln is the seafood and aquaculture capital of Australia. Home to the country’s largest commercial fishing fleet, renowned for its southern bluefin tuna, King George whiting, Western King prawns and Southern Rock lobster. The pristine waters of the Eyre peninsula are home to thriving aquaculture industries for Kingfish, Mussels and the famous Coffin Bay oysters. The Eyre Peninsula also boasts a boutique food industry producing honey, olives, fudge, dried fruits, sea salts and capers, just to name a few. With more than 2000 km of pristine coastline, quality seafood is the region’s hero.


3 April 2021 –  4 April 2021 At Sea

At sea


5 April 2021 Esperance

Arrival 5/4/2021
Departure 5/4/2021


Esperance was named for the French frigate Espérance captained by Huon de Kermadec on Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux’s 1791 expedition to find the lost ships of Jean-François de La Pérouse. It is located 720 kilometres east-southeast of Perth and has a population of just over 12,000. Regarded as a beach and nature-lover’s dream, Esperance is blessed with squeaky-clean beaches, turquoise waters, untouched islands and colour-filled wildflower country. Among its most famous beauty spots is Australia’s whitest beach, Lucky Bay – set against a stunning seascape of 110 islands of the Recherche Archipelago.

6 April 2021 Albany

Arrival 6/4/2021
Departure 6/4/2021


The breathtaking beauty of Albany’s rugged coastline creates a fitting backdrop to a dramatic whaling, convict and settler history and a sensational south coast adventure. This charming city marks the spot where the first European settlers set foot in Western Australia, and much of their legacy remains today. You can also follow the extraordinary stories of the first convoy of ANZACs departed for the battlegrounds of the First World War in the National ANZAC Centre. You’ll also find some of the town’s biggest tales in the Historic Whaling Station, the only museum of its kind to be housed in a former whaling station. The industry met its end in 1978, creating a safe port of call for migrating humpback, southern right and blue whales.


7 April 2021 At Sea


8 April 2021 Fremantle

Arrival 8/4/2021 early morning
Disembarkation 8/4/2021 at 06h00


The vibrant city of Fremantle blends the old with the new, creating an enriching cultural experience. Maritime, convict and colonial history can be explored in one of the best-preserved examples of a 19th century port streetscape on Earth, while buzzing markets, lively bars and casual street cafés give you a taste of 21st century life with the locals. If you’re hitting the heritage trail, be sure to include a visit to the Western Australian Maritime Museum, World Heritage listed Fremantle Prison and Western Australia’s oldest public building, the Roundhouse.

19 m2

Sleeps 2

Located on Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5 & Deck 6.

27 m2

Sleeps up to 3

Located on Deck 6

45 m2

Sleeps 4

Located on Deck 4, Deck 5 & Deck 6

19 m2

Sleeps 2

Located on Deck 5 & Deck 6

38 m2

Sleeps 4

Located on Deck 5 & Deck 6

38 m2

Sleeps 3


45 m2

Sleeps up to 4

Le Bellot

Like the other ships in the Ponant Explorers series, Le Bellot has been designed to provide absolute comfort for its passengers, even at the heart of the world’s most remote and isolated regions.

Racy lines, state-of-the-art equipment, a refined design, a softly muted and at the same time convivial ambiance together with a deliberately restricted number of cabins all contribute to the modernity of Le Bellot, a unique ship in the world of cruising. This cruise ship was built in 2020 and there is a total


Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.

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