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Darwin Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Amazing expedition to the Kimberley Coast and on to Bali

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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gaskellsdownunder

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose these cruises for the expeditions and ability of the vessel to get into small ports and also to change course to find unexpected delights. We also love French food! The expedition leaders were wonderful as were their lectures each evening on the following day's adventures. All the crew went out of their way to make sure those of us who were less able-bodied were included in as many ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


MUST DO TRIP WITH PONANT

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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oziekev007

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Having sailed twice before with Ponant on expedition cruises the choice for our cruise to the Kimberley was easy to make as we knew first hand the type of cruise that we would be joining. Ponant are a little expensive compared to some other operators in the Kimberley area, however the quality with Ponant is always the same and they spare nothing to allow each person to enjoy the most out of the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Pampered and informative.

Review for Le Laperouse to Australia & New Zealand

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fkhafagi

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The crew were unfailingly friendly yet efficient. The organisation of embarkation, disembarkation and the multiple excursions was flawless, and supplemented by daily debriefing/briefing sessions which ensured passengers were well informed as to the requirements and expectations for each day's activities. Shore excursions were supervised by highly qualified, well-informed and enthusiastic ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Pretentious, disorganised, indifferent and overpriced

Review for Queen Victoria to Asia

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Willfish

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

If you want a cruise with everything "English", pick this ship - lots of formal nights (suits and tie and lots of guys in penguin suits), indifferent staff (with a few very pleasant exceptions) many of whom would walk past and not even make eye contact (in complete contrast to the staff on our last cruise with Holland America who went out of their way to be friendly and pleasant), average food ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Club Balcony


$$$ speak, prohibitive wine costs & the perpetuation of a British class system

Review for Queen Victoria to Asia

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almilt

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

As part of a HoA package from DRW to SIN. Embarkation in DRW was a fiasco as 3hours after boarding we had to disembark to retrieve our passports from immigration, only to be immediately taken off us by a member of crew in the terminal. The terminal was also full of people wanting tax refunds with no clear delineation of which "queue" was which ! Mind you we never needed a Chinese visa, another ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Whale sharks were fab, Air Bali Helicopter a rip off

Review for True North to Asia

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Goessandjay

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We went to swim and snorkel with the whale sharks and that indeed was fabulous. They are beautiful calm fish and we got up close to them. Be warned though, it is a somewhat artificial experience. The fishermen on the bagans are paid to feed them for the tourists. Also, to get the most out of the experience one needs to be able to free dive if not scuba dive. Snorkelling on the surface is third ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Gourmet cruising of the Iconic Kimberleys

Review for L'Austral to Australia & New Zealand

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donblair

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We had previously sailed on Ponant cruises to Alaska and Antarctica and had fantastic exoeriences with them so we decided to cruise with Ponant again in our own country Australia from Darwin to Broome to see the Kimberley Region, The ships are very comfortable in classic French chique style and only take approximately 200 passengers rather than other massive cruise ships, We find this size of ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Amazing expedition - disappointing service

Review for Silver Discoverer to Australia & New Zealand

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JTor

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

As an expedition, this was 10/10 - the organization, the shore excursions, the timing and above all, the amazing naturalists onboard could not have been better. We LOVED the Kimberly and rate it in our top 3-5 lifetime wildlife/wilderness experiences (up there with the Galapagos and African safaris). But, as experienced Crystal/Regent cruisers, the expectations we had for the ship and service on ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite with Portholes


Once in a life time experience

Review for True North to Australia & New Zealand

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Aliasamy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our third cruise on True North and we already have three further cruises booked. We absolutely love the intimacy of the small ship. The young, enthusiastic staff are friendly, personable and nothing is any trouble. We all met in Darwin the night before the cruise began. We were taken by a charter plane to an island in Indonesia and swiftly embarked the beautiful True North. ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Spectacular Kimberley Scenery

Review for L'Austral to South Pacific

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Judith-Ann

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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, they go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your experience. The organization of the zodiac excursions runs like clock work and the expedition leaders are very knowledgeable and ready ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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