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Discerning Traveller Unveils Exclusive Expedition Cruising Deals on Ponant and Hurtigruten

  • Written by Rhea D'souza

Discerning Traveller, a luxury and experiential travel agent, backed by over 40 years in Australia’s travel industry, has unveiled some exclusive offers on expedition cruises on world leading expedition cruise company – Hurtigruten and luxury adventure line – Ponant.

Ponant 11-Day Kimberley Cruise from Broome to Darwin (7 July 2022 other dates available)

Special Discerning Traveller Offer: Save $3,620 pp PLUS Receive €100 PP Shipboard Credit

Was $12,930pp. Now $9,310pp for a superior stateroom.

Ponant’s Kimberley cruise traverse the most picturesque region in Australia, the Hunter River, with its wild mangrove forests, array of native birds and saltwater crocodiles. Spanning billions of years of landscapes and ancient rock art along the way, guests will also discover the majestic King George River and Twin Falls, the highest fall in Western Australia, along with visiting Collier Bay, home to the stunning Montgomery Reef with its vast expanses of lagoons and coral reefs.

In addition to discovering The Kimberley in truly unique way, guests will feel pampered on board with an exclusive butler service for suites, complimentary Wi-Fi and shore visits with a qualified local expedition team, and regular zodiac outings. All meals come paired with fine wines, alongside an open bar and 24-hour room service in an intimate setting.

In Wyndham, guests can enjoy ONE of the 3 complimentary excursions offered. Choose from the Ord River experience that evokes a sense of excitement up close and personal with stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife OR the Bungle Bungle scenic flight for panoramic views of the glorious Carr Boyd Range and the lush Purnululu National Park OR the El Questro experience that includes an all-encompassing journey through Emma Gorge and Zebedee Thermal Springs.

Ponant has also introduced a Book with Confidence policy. For new cruises booked between 15 March 2021 and 30 June 2021 and departing before 30 April 2023, cancellations are free if made more than 30 days before departure. Anyone with a positive Covid test within 30 days of a departure can postpone or cancel without charge.  If the cruise is cancelled, 100% future credit or a full refund will be provided. Guests unable to travel due to interstate or border closures will get 100% future cruise credit.

Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent All-Inclusive Hurtigruten Cruise (8 March 2022)

Special Discerning Traveller Offer: Save $985 per person PLUS Receive $100 pp Booking Credit

Was $8,984. Now $7,999 per person twin share for an outside cabin on lower/middle deck.

Renowned for creating adventures of a lifetime, Hurtigruten’s awe-inspiring Antarctica expedition cruises showcase the continent from a spectacular vantage point – from massive glaciers and icebergs to polar landscapes and rich wildlife on shore, along with an array of fascinating activities and lectures on board.

On this cruise, guests will have a mix of landings and ice cruising as well as numerous optional adventures and a magnificent selection of onshore excursions at each port of call. The all-inclusive package includes all meals, meal time drinks package, complimentary W-Fi, premium on board inclusions, escorted landings with expedition boat cruising, live scientific research, photography tips and tricks, complimentary use of the hot tubs, sauna and indoor gym, overnight pre-cruise accommodation in Buenos Aires, return economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, and transfers.

After a long day of exploration, guests are treated to sensational gourmet dining and complimentary wines and beers with their meals.

Hurtigruten also introduced an early refund policy for any 2022 cruise booked by 31 May 2021. The cruise line will provide a refund including the deposit within 14 days of cancellation with a small cancellation fee.

The booking credit can be used towards airfares, onboard credit and accommodation.

To find out more, contact Discerning Traveller on 1300 950 622 or visit

About Discerning Traveller

Discerning Traveller is an Australian-owned, family-operated travel business with a dedicated, full-service team that specialises in luxury and experiential travel. Specialising in exclusive, handpicked itineraries curated by the most seasoned travel professionals, guests can access a raft of luxury travel packages and itineraries, insider-only travel information, exclusive invitations to special events, and so much more. Discerning Traveller is also a member of the prestigious Virtuoso group, connecting travellers to the best brands across the world, along with providing exclusive savings and VIP offers.

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