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Highlights of Southern Australia

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Le Bellot
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Embark in Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city and its cultural capital, before setting sail for Tasmania. In the 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. 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.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Melbourne | Embark
Day 2 : King Island, Tasmania
Day 3 : Tamar Valley, Tasmania
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Limestone Coast
Day 6 : Kangaroo Island
Day 7 : Port Lincoln
Days 8-9 : At Sea
Day 10 : Esperance
Day 11 : Albany
Day 12 : At Sea
Day 13 : Fremantle | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the landscapes of Tasmania and the southern coast of Australia
  • Visit white sandy beaches with pristine turquoise waters & rocky coastlines
  • Enjoy local gastronomy: seafood, agricultural and viticultural products
  • Discover historical heritage: maritime traditions & former whaling stations

Ship

Le Bellot

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Melbourne | Embark

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 savor the atmosphere of an old-time seaside resort, visit St Kilda Beach and its historic landmark, the century-old amusement park.

Day 2 King Island, Tasmania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 center in the town of Currie or to take a guided trail of the island's produce, culture, history, flora and fauna.

Day 3 Tamar Valley, Tasmania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tasmania is a land that should be savored 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, recall the boom days of gold, the events of the 2006 mine rescue and Tamar Valley history.

Day 4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 center. 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 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.

Day 5 Limestone Coast

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 6 Kangaroo Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 sand 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.

Day 7 Port Lincoln

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With a population of approximately 14,500 and situated on Boston Bay – one of the largest protected natural harbors 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.

Day 8-9 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
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 center. 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 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.

Day 10 Esperance

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 kilometers 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 color-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.

Day 11 Albany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 12 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 center. 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 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.

Day 13 Fremantle | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
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.
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*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • Transfer mentioned in the program.
  • English-speaking assistance.
  • All meals while onboard the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to the onboard crew, local guides, and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except for premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post-cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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