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First look: Bookings now open for Paspaley Pearl by Ponant's inaugural 2025 season

The highly anticipated luxury expedition yacht collaboration between the renowned Australian jeweller and luxury cruise line reveals the Paspaley Pearl by Ponant debut as an inaugural 10-night sailing from East Timor to Bali departing 10 January 2025.

The highly anticipated luxury expedition yacht collaboration between the renowned Australian jeweller and luxury cruise line reveals the Paspaley Pearl by Ponant debut as an inaugural 10-night sailing from East Timor to Bali departing 10 January 2025.

It’s a re-routing for the Paspaley Pearl by Ponant boutique expedition yacht, originally slated to launch in the Kimberley this year. 

Bookings are now open for the Paspaley Pearl by Ponant 2025 season via the new website and booking centre.

Render of Horizon Suite with ocean view aboard Paspaley Pearl by Ponant yacht.
Render of Horizon Suite.
Render of Sun Deck.
Render of an outdoor area aboard the luxury Paspaley Pearl by Ponant.

Travel partners and guests can access a dedicated Yacht Concierge offering personalised assistance with private air charters, pre- and post-accommodation options and other services to ensure an unforgettable expedition experience. 

Presently undergoing an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation, the 30-passenger boutique expedition motor yacht will trace original pearl lugging routes usually only open to guests by invitation.

Paspaley Executive Chair Nicholas Paspaley said: “Sharing the routes that my crew and I pioneered in the 1970s on board our pearl luggers will provide wonderful opportunities for guests.”

Whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua.

Its diverse itineraries span the Kimberley, Arnhem Land and Cape York, East Indonesia (including Raja Ampat and Spice Islands) and Papua New Guinea (including the Sepik River and New Britain Island).

Expeditions across the Asia-Pacific region promise to provide travellers with a new standard of boutique expedition travel. 

Ponant Global Senior Strategic Advisor & Honorary Chair APAC Sarina Bratton said: “Our vision is to create and deliver bespoke, boutique expedition experiences for few guests in a safe, comfortable, environmentally sustainable and inspiring environment, allowing our naturalists to showcase the wildlife and cultures in many untapped, remote destinations in and around Australia.”

Find out more at paspaleypearlbyponant.com.au