‘At this time the balance of the season is being monitored with the remaining voyages in place while discussions with the federal and state governments continue, with a view to allowing borders to open for small ships to enter and conduct Australian domestic cruises for Australian residents,’ a company spokesman said.
Two vessels standing by
‘As an additional perspective regarding the 2021 Kimberley season, unlike other operators, Ponant’s two Kimberley designated ships (Le Lapérouse and Le Soléal) are close by, ready to be put into service.
‘As they are not in the northern hemisphere, this allows more immediacy and flexibility regarding a potential restart,’ he said.
Seatrade Cruise News understands both ships are in New Caledonian waters.