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Luxury Expedition Cruises

Kimberley Cruise: Australia’s Last Frontier 2020


13 days from $14,995 was $16,495

Limited to 148 guests

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Book early and save $1,500 per person on stateroom categories 1-3.

Explore the vast and untouched Kimberley coast, cruising for 10 nights with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team on modern and luxurious, all-balcony ‘Le Laperouse,’ exclusively chartered by A&K.

A&K Advantages

Cruise for 10 nights on state-of-the-art ‘Le Laperouse,’ exclusively chartered by A&K and featuring luxury all-balcony accommodations and newly added suites

Begin your journey with a two-night stay in the Outback beach town of Broome, known for its white sands, turquoise surf and spectacular sunsets

Sail with a remarkable team curated by A&K, featuring our award-winning Expedition Team, a skilled service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3

Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included gratuities, port charges, unlimited house drinks, every onboard meal and some meals ashore, Wi-Fi and Traveller’s Valet® laundry service

Experience multiple opportunities to Design Your Day® with a choice of included excursions throughout your voyage, such as in Broome and Wyndham

Discover ancient rock art during off-the-beaten-path excursions to Freshwater Cove and Swift Bay

Take off on an included helicopter tour of Mitchell Falls with its tumbling cataracts and pristine freshwater pools

Penetrate the rugged Kimberley coast on Zodiac excursions, exploring the mangrove-dotted Hunter River, and the canyons and twin falls of King George River

Soar over the beehive domes of the Outback’s Bungle Bungle Range on a fixed-wing flightseeing adventure

Itinerary at a Glance

JUN 25-26
Arrive Broome, Australia
JUN 27
Broome | Jewel in the Wilds
JUN 28-JUL 2
Kimberley’s Wild Coast | Extraordinary Tides
JUL 3
Swift Bay | Sacred Art of the Mowanjum
JUL 4
King George River & Falls | The King’s Treasure
JUL 5
Wyndham | Gateway to Natural Wonders
JUL 6
At Sea/Pulau Meatimiarang, Indonesia | The Timor Sea
JUL 7
Depart Darwin

Extend Your Journey

New! Ningaloo Reef Pre-Tour Extension 5 days from $5,995 Learn More
Perth and Margaret River Pre-Tour Extension 5 days from $5,895 Learn More
Arnhem Land Post-Tour Extension 4 days from $4,995 Learn More
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JUN 25-26
Arrive Broome, Australia

Arrive in Broome at the western edge of the Kimberley, hemmed by the blue Indian Ocean, and transfer to your hotel near iconic Cable Beach. The largest city in the Kimberley, Broome is home to over 14,000 residents, yet every bit as daring as its more sparsely populated counterparts. The next day, relax and explore at your leisure, taking in this swashbuckling treasure and its sweeping beaches, cinematic sunsets and relaxed atmosphere. In the evening, meet your fellow guests at a welcome dinner.

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Day 2)
JUN 27
Broome | Jewel in the Wilds

A day of adventure awaits with A&K experts who take you beyond the surface in splendid Broome. Enjoy a choice of preselected excursions that include a city tour revealing Broome’s historic pearling industry and rich multicultural past, and a birding walk on Roebuck Bay. Later, your adventure moves from the shore to sea when you board ‘Le Laperouse,’ your luxury expedition cruiser for the next 10 nights.

'Le Laperouse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUN 28-JUL 2
Kimberley’s Wild Coast | Extraordinary Tides

For the next five days, enjoy privileged insight and access to one of the most rarely visited regions in Australia. Each day, inspiring lectures, briefings and stimulating conversations with your Expedition Team elevate your discoveries in the Kimberley, bringing this vast wonderland into focus in a most enriching way. Grasp the tremendous benefit of exploring with our experts as luxury ‘Le Laperouse’ cruises through archipelagos and along the Kimberley coast. Your Captain and Expedition Team determine the best daily excursions, which may include these stunning regions:

Lacepede Islands: Set atop a coral reef, these four lowlying cay islands are separated from mainland Australia by the Lacepede Channel. The “Lacepedes,” as they are often called, are an important nesting site for green sea turtles and several species of seabirds, including brown boobies, red-chested frigate birds, crested terns and speckled ruddy turnstones.

Horizontal Falls: An exciting visit awaits at Horizontal Falls, described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Set within Talbot Bay, the horizontally flowing waterfalls are created when massive tidal currents squeeze through two narrow gorges. Experience the phenomenon on a boat excursion to these unique falls.

Montgomery Reef: The Kimberley’s theme of extreme tides continues at Montgomery Reef, Australia’s largest inshore reef. Board Zodiacs to explore the reef system’s lagoons, islets and rushing channels. The denouement comes at low tide, when water dramatically cascades off the reef’s emerging sandstone platform covered in coralline and algae, perchance revealing astonishing sea life.

Freshwater Cove: Enjoy a guided bushwalk that leads to a cave depicting indigenous rock art. A magnificent display of sacred Wandjina figures, these ancient paintings reveal the ways of the Worrorra people, their myths, traditions and powerful connection to the sea.

Mitchell Falls: Take off on an included, thrilling helicopter flight over the vast Mitchell Plateau to sandstone-carved Mitchell Falls. Explore the area on foot and perhaps enjoy a refreshing swim in the emerald-colored, freshwater pools formed by the falls.

Hunter River: Join your naturalist guides and navigate by Zodiac through the river’s small tributaries fringed by mangroves and tidal mud flats, searching for crocodiles, mud skippers and fiddler crabs, and the many bird species that nest in the dense vegetation.

'Le Laperouse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 3
Swift Bay | Sacred Art of the Mowanjum

Philip Parker King named Swift Bay after the author of Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift. Located in the Bonaparte Archipelago and sacred to the Worrorra people for centuries, Swift Bay is home to an incredible array of indigenous rock art. View two distinct styles of this art, the Wandjina (or Wanjina) style as well as the older Gwion-Gwion, also known as the Bradshaw style.

'Le Laperouse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 4
King George River & Falls | The King’s Treasure

Arrive in Kooloma Bay at the mouth of the King George River, named in honor of King George V. Our naturalist guides pilot Zodiacs upriver through a spectacular canyon, draped in sandstone cliffs, gorges and mangroves, where you may also spy impressive Aussie wildlife, such as the saltwater crocodile. Arrive before the awe-inspiring King George Falls, plummeting from an elevation of 276 feet.

'Le Laperouse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 5
Wyndham | Gateway to Natural Wonders

Beautifully poised between rugged hills and Cambridge Gulf in the northernmost region of the Kimberley, the former gold-rush town of Wyndham is the gateway to a bounty of photogenic wetlands. This includes the spectacular Ord River, where you may spot unique birds; the man-made Argyle Dam; and Purnululu National Park, home to the iconic Bungle Bungle Range. Design Your Day when you choose a wildlife cruise on the thriving Ord River or a scenic flight over east Kimberley and the Bungle Bungles, one of Australia’s greatest natural wonders.

'Le Laperouse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 6
At Sea/Pulau Meatimiarang, Indonesia | The Timor Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and the opportunity to unwind with fellow guests and your Expedition Team, while ‘Le Laperouse’ cruises to Pulau Meatimiarang, Indonesia, to clear customs. Take time to reflect on your adventures, share photos and attend another intriguing lecture. You may also choose to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities, perhaps at the spa or in your room with views from your own private balcony. Later, join a special farewell reception and dinner, a celebration to mark the culmination of an unforgettable expedition.

'Le Laperouse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 7
Depart Darwin

Bid farewell to your Expedition Team before disembarking ‘Le Laperouse.’ Transfer to the airport to board your flight home or join our post-cruise extension program.

Meals: Breakfast
Note: Activity level is moderate. This cruise includes Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes. Due to the nature of expedition cruising, this itinerary is subject to change and is for guidance purposes only.

New! Ningaloo Reef Pre-Tour Extension

Kimberley-Ningaloo-Reef-pre-tour-extension

5 days from $5,995

Internal air from $1,195

Perth/Exmouth/Perth/Broome

Experience the coast of Cape Range National Park, where you snorkel and swim with whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef.

Day 1

Arrive in Perth, Australia, and check in to your chic, centrally located hotel. Enjoy time at leisure before tonight’s welcome dinner.

The Westin Perth
Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Fly to Exmouth and transfer to your barefoot luxury beachfront safari camp in the dunes of Cape Range National Park. The camp fronts Ningaloo Reef, and you may swim in its clear waters with time at leisure before dinner under the stars tonight.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3

After breakfast, set off to snorkel and swim in Ningaloo Reef. You may encounter migrating whale sharks that visit the area from fall to winter, and which can grow up to nearly 40 feet. Other sea life to discover along the reef may include turtles, dolphins and rays.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Enjoy a day partaking in the activities on offer at your doorstep. Return for a snorkel in the reef, home to over 500 species of fish. Venture into Cape Range National Park for guided walks, discovering its unique geology and abundant wildlife — everything from red kangaroos and rock wallabies to fairy wrens, reef herons and ospreys. At night, stargaze under southern skies.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Fly to Perth, where you board your onward flight to Broome. Begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast

Perth and Margaret River Pre-Tour Extension

Margaret River Pre Tour Extension

5 days from $5,895

Internal air from $335

Perth/Broome

Experience prized wineries in the Margaret River region, the Jewel Caves of the Karri forest and beachfront Perth.

Day 1

Arrive in Perth, Australia, where you are met and transferred to your elegant hotel.

The Westin Perth
Meals: Dinner
Day 2-3

Drive to Western Australia’s Margaret River wine region, stopping en route to ride Busselton’s jetty on Geographe Bay and to explore the Jewel Caves of the Karri forest. Check in at your Margaret River lodge and enjoy dinner at its acclaimed restaurant. The next day, indulge in tastings at prize wineries followed by exquisitely paired meals.

Cape Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Drive to Perth. Tour Fremantle, enjoy lunch at a brewery and stop at Cottesloe beach.

The Westin Perth
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Fly to Broome. Begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast

Arnhem Land Post-Tour Extension

Arnhem Land Post Tour Extension

4 days from $4,995

Darwin/Davidson’s Safari Lodge/Darwin

Explore a vast aboriginal reserve with activities from fishing to a billabong cruise.

Internal Air Included

Day 1

Disembark ‘Le Laperouse’ and board your private charter flight to untouched Arnhem Land, one of the largest Aboriginal Reserves in Australia. Arrive at your atmospheric ecolodge set within the reserve.

Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2

Spend the day exploring the wild landscapes of Arnhem Land. Enjoy included activities from fishing to walking excursions to viewing indigenous rock art to a billabong cruise.

Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Return to Darwin via small aircraft and then enjoy a panoramic city tour.

Adina Apartment Hotel Waterfront
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Transfer to airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jun 25 - Jul 07
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    Category 1 Classic Stateroom
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    $12,995 was $14,495
    Single Supplement
    $10,875
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    Category 2 Deluxe Stateroom
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    $14,995 was $16,495
    Single Supplement
    $12,375
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    Category 3 Prestige Stateroom
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    $16,495 was $17,995
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    $13,495
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    Category 4 Deluxe Suite
    Price
    $22,495
    Single Supplement
    $21,375
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    Category 5 Privilege Suite
    Price
    $24,995
    Single Supplement
    $23,745
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    Category 6 Prestige Two-Room Suite
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    $29,995
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    $28,495
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    Category 7 Grand Deluxe Suite
    Price
    $36,995
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    $35,145
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    Category 8 Owner’s Suite
    Price
    $39,995
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    $37,995
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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements. It is an expedition cruise, and weather, sea and other conditions may affect the final itinerary, which may be adjusted at the sole discretion of your Captain and Expedition Leader for guest safety and enjoyment.

Triple occupancy is available in categories 4, 5 and 6; quadruple occupancy is available in category 6.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing and dinner on June 26.

Last group event: ship arrival and disembarkation by 9:00 a.m. on July 7.

Guests flying from the U.S./Canada will cross the International Dateline and may be required to depart 2 days prior to their targeted arrival date.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer valid on stateroom categories 1-3. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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