Discover Indonesia

12 days / 11 nights
    Expedition
    New itinerary
    Discover Indonesia

    Cruise Asia

    from 22 September 2017 to 3 October 2017
    12 days / 11 nights

    Departure Port : Benoa, Bali
    Arrival Port : Benoa, Bali

    Ship : L'AUSTRAL

    • Ref : A220917

    In partnership with PARIS MATCH.

    Following a brand new Ponant itinerary, set sail to discover the largest archipelago on Earth, home to one of the richest and most varied marine and terrestrial ecosystems in the world.

    From Bali, we invite you to set sail for a 12-day expedition cruise to the heart of Indonesia.

    This journey aboard L’Austral will take you to Taka Bonerate, one of the most beautiful marine parks in the country. Lying south-west of Selayar Island, it is the third largest atoll in the world.

    On Flores Island, which is unspoiled and little known to tourists, you will travel to the inland town of Maumere.

    You will also discover Palopo in Toraja Land, also known as the “Land of the Heavenly Kings” and the incredible structure of the Tongkonan houses, the traditional habitat.

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    Special offer(s) :

    CONSECUTIVE CRUISES  

    Take advantage of our special consecutive cruises offers *

    -When this cruise is in 2nd position get a -20% discount

    -When this cruise is in 3rd position get a -30% discount

    - When this cruise is in 4th position get a -40% discount

    - When this cruise is in 5th position get a -50% discount

    - When this cruise is in 6th position get a -60% discount

    - When this cruise is in 7th position get a -70% discount

    * Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare excluding port taxes, non available for Ocean Voyages and subject to availability. The offer is only available on selected cruises. Please, contact us.

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      L'AUSTRAL

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      L'AUSTRAL

      In May 2011, l'Austral joined PONANT's fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L'Austral remains faithful to our philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.
       
      A sleek silhouette softened by elegantly smooth contours and large, arched windows opening up to the sea and the light: so many features come together to give L’Austral her distinctive shape. Precious materials, discreet elegance and a perfect balance between chic and casual, combine to make you feel as if you are on your own private yacht. A design blending tradition and innovation, where a nautical mood has been subtly recreated. A welcoming atmosphere of relaxed sophistication revolves around shades of grey, taupe, white and ivory enlivened by touches of cinnamon, caramel and tan.. So many personal touches create the spirit of a “private yacht.”
       
      You will encounter unique itineraries, calls inaccessible to large ships, chic and elegant yacht-like ambiance, refined and personalized service as well as gastronomic cuisine.

      Port of call & excursions

      22 September 2017 – At sea

      Benoa, Bali

      Embarkation 22/09/2017 from 15H30 to 16H00 . Departure 22/09/2017 at 17H00 .

      If it's a taste of exotic authenticity you're after, prepare to be spell-bound by the island of Bali, tucked away in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago. The beauty and diversity of its landscapes, the depth and richness of its cultural heritage and the plethora of activities on offer here make Bali a little slice of heaven on Earth. The island's southern coast enthrals with its white sand beaches, its picturesque little fishing villages such as Benoa, and its hills patchworked with terraced rice paddies further inland. Nicknamed 'the Island of Gods' for its sumptuous temples, Bali is the beating heart of Indonesian Hinduism.

      23 September 2017 – At sea

      23 September 2017 – At sea

      Arrival 23/09/2017. Departure 23/09/2017.

      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 observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      24 September 2017▸26 September 2017 – Makassar, Sulawesi

      24 September 2017▸26 September 2017 – Makassar, Sulawesi

      Arrival 24/09/2017. Departure 26/09/2017.

      27 September 2017▸2 October 2017 – Palopo

      27 September 2017▸2 October 2017 – Palopo

      Arrival 27/09/2017. Departure 02/10/2017.

      3 October 2017▸2 October 2017 – Benoa (Bali)

      Benoa, Bali

      Disembarkation 03/10/2017 at 07H00 .

      If it's a taste of exotic authenticity you're after, prepare to be spell-bound by the island of Bali, tucked away in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago. The beauty and diversity of its landscapes, the depth and richness of its cultural heritage and the plethora of activities on offer here make Bali a little slice of heaven on Earth. The island's southern coast enthrals with its white sand beaches, its picturesque little fishing villages such as Benoa, and its hills patchworked with terraced rice paddies further inland. Nicknamed 'the Island of Gods' for its sumptuous temples, Bali is the beating heart of Indonesian Hinduism.

      Formalities

      • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

      • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

      • Indonesia: if you are a US, UK or Canadian citizen and you are embarking and disembarking in Bali, your visa on arrival obtained at the airport will be free of charge. The free entry visa is not applicable to Australian citizens, the visa on arrival costs 35USD , please have correct change as credit cards are not accepted.

         

         

      • It is recommended that you contact your health professional for any specific medical advice relating to travel through these regions, including advice on Malaria prevention and dengue fever.

      Theme

      POLAR EXPEDITION

      POLAR EXPEDITION

      Discover the unique concept of PONANT polar expedition cruises: explore the world’s extreme regions while enjoying luxurious comfort and service.

      A luxury expedition voyage

      Choosing a PONANT expedition cruise means choosing a state of mind: the alliance of elegance and authenticity, of exploration and comfort, of adventure and refinement… The comfort of your ship and your stateroom, personalised and attentive service, refined gastronomy: a very special atmosphere that we take great care to maintain. In the heart of the ice floes of the Arctic and the Antarctic, our luxurious services will ensure that your expedition cruise is an unforgettable experience.

      PONANT, polar specialists

      With almost 20 years of experience in the extreme regions, PONANT, the world’s number 1 polar cruise company, is a real polar specialist. PONANT will take you to the most remote regions in total safety: our Captains and crew are professionals, specially trained to sail in icy waters. Our latest-generation fleet has the most modern technology to guarantee both your safety and respect for the regions visited. The size of our ships means we can get as close as possible to areas that are difficult to reach, offering a privileged access to preserved sites. Our flexibility enables us to adapt to the surprises inherent to these expedition itineraries.

      Professional expedition teams, varied activities

      After scouting missions in the field, our Expedition Leaders and their teams of naturalist guides design exceptional itineraries in the polar regions. During the cruise, they organise daily outings and shore visits in Zodiac dinghies and hikes on land so as to get as close as possible to nature and wild fauna. In the Arctic and in Alaska, the close relationships that our teams have been able to build with the local communities will enable you to understand the life of these peoples of the Far North, and to share it for a few hours. On board, the naturalist guides will share their knowledge during various conferences on fauna, the history of the great explorations, geology and climatology…

      Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

      Marc Brincourt

      Marc Brincourt

      Language spoken: French

       

      Photo credit: RR

      Philippe Legrand

      Philippe Legrand

      Language spoken: French

       

      Photo credit: RR

      Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

      Important information

      Expeditions programs include activities such as Zodiac® outings (often with "wet landing"), moderate walks to more active hikes. All this accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides. Calls, landings & zodiac® cruises will depend on weather conditions, position of ice (during polar cruises) and winds and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time.

       

      Taking into consideration the unusual and exceptional character of expedition itineraries, the calls shown are an indication only. The final route will be confirmed by the Captain and Expedition Leader, who will take into account the touristic quality of the sites and above all, the safety of the passengers. Their decision will be subject to that of local authorities and the expert pilots present on board during the navigation in polar and /or isolated zones.

       

      Travelling to polar/isolated regions is an exhilarating experience. The raw beauty and untouched wilderness offer an unusual chance to experience a place where there is little evidence of human presence. Inevitably, there are some consequences that come with such remoteness: please remember that you are far from modern hospitals with full medical facilities, thus evacuation is highly expensive. Without the necessary medical coverage, all expenses will have to be immediately paid for with your personal funds. We urge you to subscribe a full coverage insurance, choose your insurance company very carefully and be extremely vigilant and ensure your insurance is fully comprehensive. 

       

       

       

      Dressing tips :



        • Cotton comfrortable and light weight shorts/bermudas

       

        • Light weight long trousers

       

        • Long-sleeved breathable UPF50+ shirts

       

        • Cotton short sleeves T-shirt

       

        • Aquatic UV long-sleeve T-shirt for sun protection during snorkeling or swimming (except for the Amazon cruises where bathing is not allowed)

       

        • Aquatic non-slip sandals (except for the Amazon cruises where bathing is not allowed)

       

        • Windproof, waterproof and breathable outer layer

       

        • Broad brimmed anti-UV hat with strap

       

        • Comfortable walking shoes

       

        • Waterproof backpack for camera

       

        • Sunscreen and after-sun high index & insect repellent

       

        • Binoculars



      Note: During your visits to some local communities, all guests will be required to dress respectfully. Ladies must have their shoulders and thighs covered. Gentlemen should have their shoulders covered also.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. After your cruise

        03/10/2017 – Traditional Architecture and Coffee Plantation (half-day)

        162.00 $ **

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        03/10/2017 – Bali on your own (1 day/1 night)

        330.00 $ **

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      2. Before your cruise

        21/09/2017 – Discovering Bali (1 day/1 night)

        459.00 $ **

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        20/09/2017 – Temples & rice paddies (2 days/2 nights)

        728.00 $ **

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      3. Your packages

        20/09/2017 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Discover Bali 1N (Pre) + Traditional Architecture and Coffee Plantation (Post)

        19/09/2017 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Temples and Rice 2N (Pre) + Traditional Architecture and Coffee Plantation (Post)

      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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