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Darwin to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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19 Darwin to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews


raintree53 avatar

raintree53

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not flash, but good value

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Having been on only 5 cruises in 16 years ( on 5 separate cruise lines), we don’t qualify as frequent cruisers, but we do regard ourselves as seasoned travellers. Our most recent trip was on the Pacific Dawn, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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parischris

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Iconic Kimberley

For me, Ponant is the perfect mix of intinerary, price and comfort. It is not for everyone - this was my third Ponant cruise, complaints about the food are common and based on the mis-understanding that the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Tarlie15

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Kimberley cruise

We had always wanted to experience the Kimberley from the Ocean and chose Ponant as we have cruised with them before. Their service is great - pleasant cabin and excellent food and dining facilities. The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Judith-Ann

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Spectacular Kimberley Scenery

I had been to the Antarctic on L'Austral so when the opportunity came to visit the Kimberley I could not pass that opportunity to again travel in 5 star luxury. The ship is quiet, the staff helpful and friendly, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Brissie B

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Kimberley Experience

We visited the Kimberley region 20 years ago on a small cruise boat with less than 20 passengers and always wished to return. The Ponant Expedition Cruise with very experienced Naturalists on board to explain and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Mike Dixon avatar

Mike Dixon

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruise of the Kimberleys

Fulfilled a long term ambition to visit Darwin and cruise the Kimberleys in WA. While there were quite a few issues on the vessel which were not the best, my overall rating is quite high just for the fact of my ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Esther P. avatar

Esther P.

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent Experience

I did back-to back cruises on L'Austral with the first being 10 days in Australia's Kimberly. It was excellent in every way -- itinerary, activities, cabin, food, and especially the expedition team. They worked ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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skaidogs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A fabulous expose of the Kimberly coast.

Always wanted to see the Kimberly coast by ship, to view the horizontal waterfalls. King George gorge scenery, and Rock Art proof of extra-terrestial visitors from long ago. The trip met expectations, but wine was ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Darralyn

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Kimberley Expedition Cruise - Brilliant

We undertook our first ever cruise this month. It was with Ponant and the ship was L'Austral. We chose this cruise as the expedition to the Kimberleys appealed to us also the small number of passengers of around 230 ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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laughalot

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Couldn't be any better

First time on Ponant but 16th cruise overall. We were totally spoilt like never before. The ship is beautiful and the staff were all so very nice and went the extra mile with everything they did. The rooms were ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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WhiteWonder

2 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Exploring the Kimberley - Darwin to Broome

We recently returned from our second Ponant Cruise where we cruised from Darwin to Broome along the Kimberley Coast of Western Australia. We had previously travelled to Antarctica with Ponant and enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


Thomas Moore avatar

Thomas Moore

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Every thing we expected from a great cruise

We had previously sailed on L'Austral in Alaska and were so impressed that when we learnt that Ponant were to cruise the Kimberley we decided to join them again. FRom the moment we embarked, we were made very ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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bestcabin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise along the Kimberley Coast

We chose Ponant as it offered an in depth look at the area at a competitive price. This was our first Ponant cruise. We have cruised with Silversea and Seabourn previously, but not on expedition cruises. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Antarctic Bound

1 Review Written

Kimberley Cruising

We wanted to see the Kimberley and we decided that this was the way to do it without having to pack and unpack every day or so - do so with a degree of luxury. The trip started in Darwin and finished in Broome. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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f2s

10 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Has to be marked POOR due to the cooking only.

The ship is young enough and attractively styled and crewed! Maintenance of rust and cleaning of deck,glass,and balcony are not great. Cabin and storage was totally fine. Our cabin steward was never close to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


toolga avatar

toolga

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Kimberley Cruising

We decide to cruise from Darwin to Broome with Ponant from July 24th 2017 to 2 August 2017 because we wanted to experience the Kimberley from the ocean side. We had travelled the region by car back in 2007 and love ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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cruise-eliza

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent organisation and service

We chose a cruise because we wanted to visit the Kimberley but did not want to do a land trip. We chose this particular cruise because we did not want to use a small vessel and had seen good reviews of Ponant in ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Wagner.Frank/Australia

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

What a terrific experience!

We always wanted to do a cruise of the Australian Kimberleys and when we realized that Ponant was including cruising in the region into their itinerary, we jumped at it straight away, having had a great previous ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Tilleydwn

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Old & tired ship

The Pacific Dawn slogan is ‘Like no place on Earth’ and for a cruise liner that is old, rusty and way past it’s use by date that covered it! I booked this cruise as it’s rare to board a cruise in Darwin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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