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.
You’ll embark in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city and its cultural capital, before setting sail for Tasmania.
In Bass Strait, you’ll reach the magnificent wild coasts of Flinders Island and King Island: white sandy beaches, green pastures, granite rocks in shades of ochre.
Your port of call at Beauty Point will be the occasion to discover the natural riches of the Tamar Valley, edged with fertile hills and wine estates.
Kangaroo Island, off the coast of Adelaide, will be one of the high points of your cruise. Here, you will admire a wonderful wild nature: expanses of dunes, eucalyptus forests, moors overlooking vertiginous cliffs and beaches of immaculate white sand.
You will then admire the vastness of the landscapes on the south coast of Australia, whose turquoise waters are home to many fishes and shellfishes, essential products in the rich local gastronomy. It is also the opportunity to dive into the rich past of this region explored by Europeans back at the beginning of the 17th century, before disembarking in Fremantle, a bohemian little town with rich architectural heritage.
• An expedition cruise to discover the landscapes and agricultural and viticultural riches of Tasmania and the southern coast of Australia
• Shore visits with an experienced team of naturalist-guides.
• Varied landscapes: white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, wild and rocky coastlines, mountains, cliffs, verdant pastures and hills, vineyards, eucalyptus forests
• The magnificent landscapes of Kangaroo Island
• Discover local gastronomy: seafood, agricultural and viticultural products.
• Discover of historical heritage: maritime traditions, former whaling stations, commemoration of the First World War
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship
Length: 131 metres
Passenger Capacity: 184
Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship.
To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals.
In a relaxed atmosphere, an outdoor grill on Deck 3 will serve grilled meats with a variety of salads and desserts.
Le Bellot has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.
A 140 m² reception area includes:
A reception/concierge desk,
An excursions desk,
The ship’s administrative services,
The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer,
Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories,
Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.
A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides:
Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship,
Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions,
Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.
A pool deck offering:
A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system,
A pleasant solarium,
An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.
A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.
Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with:
The latest sound and lighting technology,
A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.