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Onboard Le Laperouse for her Sydney debut

Traveltalk takes a tour of Ponant’s excellent explorer-class vessel

Image Olivier Anrigo


A fierce electrical storm provided a dramatic backdrop as industry VIPs gathered for a gala dinner aboard Le Laperouse in Sydney Harbour late last week.


Visitors were treated to a ship tour, viewing cabins and onboard facilities - including the Blue Eye lounge, a revolutionary under-water sensory experience. Following the tour, guests sat down for a sumptuous meal with fine wines and Champagne.


Deluxe Suite


The 92-stateroom ship will be sailing around New Zealand and the South Pacific before heading to Darwin for an extended program in the Kimberley.


Read our review of Ponant sister explorer ship Le Champlain, on which Traveltalk was among the first Aussies to sail.


Breaking the ice with Ponant's one-of-a-kind cruise liner




Written by: Jon Underwood
Published: 11 February 2019

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