2022 looms as a very exciting year, with the return of luxury small ship expedition cruising to the Asia Pacific region.

It’s been a challenging time for everyone involved in the industry and we look forward to welcoming our guests back on board to set sail to the many remote and spectacular destinations that our region is renowned for.

I’m excited to be returning to the epic Kimberley coast after a two-year hiatus. To witness the majestic waterfalls, the ever-changing colours of the sandstone gorges and the unique tidal phenomenon of Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Falls, is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. It’s satisfying knowing that the landscape won’t have changed as it’s been the same for millennia.

As the year progresses and more international borders open, we’ll sail beyond the horizon, returning to Papua New Guinea and Melanesia with an expanded program. There are so many locations within the archipelago that are perfect for exploration with a small boutique expedition vessel. It will be great to reunite with proud tribal elders in the remote local communities who we’ve established strong ties with over many years.

Mick Fogg

PONANT Expedition Manager