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Food, Wine & Yacht Race in Tasmania on Le Jacques Cartier

Cruise, Ocean cruise
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  • Le Jacques Cartier Exterior
  • Le Jacques Cartier Sailing
  • Le Jacques Cartier Lounge
  • Le Jacques Cartier Deck
  • Le Jacques Cartier Restaurant

Explore the best of Tasmania’s natural coastal wonders as well as the island state’s wonderful food and wine on an expedition itinerary on board Le Jacques-Cartier, plus celebrate New Year in Hobart.

Starting in culture hub and Australia’s second oldest city, Hobart, your itinerary will commence on Maria Island where you will learn about the local wildlife sanctuaries as well as its rich whaling and penal settlement history with your team of onboard expedition experts.

Next on your itinerary, the Tasman Peninsula will reveal its spectacular culminating dolerite spires rising from the sea, and you may get a chance to spot the region’s varied marine life including Australian fur seals and dolphins from our fleet of zodiac.

You will have the opportunity to reach the remote Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area for more natural wonders to experience, before reaching King Island, where you will have the opportunity to uncover the island’s stories and culture, and maybe sample some of the local produce sought by some of the world’s top chefs.

Continuing onto the Tamar Valley, follow the Tamar Valley Wine Route and sample some of the region’s gourmet produce. Birders will revel in Ile des Phoques - Seal Island - as it is home to several breeding seabird species including little penguins, short-tailed shearwaters and fairy prions.

Your ship will then spend two days in Hobart to enjoy the finish line of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the New Year festivities, as well as Australia’s biggest and longest running food and wine festival, Taste of Tasmania.

  • Culinary and Cooking
  • Holiday Travel
About Le Jacques Cartier
About Ponant
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PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.

Why cruise with PONANT?

• 12 luxury small ships, able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships.

Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration yacht, sails further into the polar regions (including the Geographic North Pole).

• The youngest expedition fleet afloat.

• The leader in luxury polar expeditions for over 20 years and cultural cruising for over 30 years.

• Over 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents.

• Experts on board our voyages of discovery and learning to enrich guests’ understanding of the destinations.

• An exclusive partnership with Smithsonian Journeys, the the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution.

• Understated elegance on board with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design.

• Proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil. Ships feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés.

• 100% of our staterooms have a sea view and 95% have a balcony (100% on the PONANT EXPLORERS).

• Attentive yet discreet service from an experienced, multilingual onboard staff and crew.

• Open bridge access (requires approval from Captain).

• “Clean Ship” certification for the fleet in recognition of their eco-friendly features.

• All-inclusive pricing with open bar, gratuities, port fees, and taxes (including Zodiac explorations/landings on expeditions).

• The world’s first underwater passenger lounge, the Blue Eye, featured exclusively on the PONANT EXPLORER ships.

Dec 23, 2024 through
Jan 02, 2025
Dec 19, 2024 7:00 PM
10 Nights from
$7,290.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $560.00 taxes/fees
Deluxe Stateroom Cat.DEL


Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Hobart, Tasmania 6:00 PM
2 Maria Island, Tasmania
3 Tasman Peninsula
4 At Sea
5 Stanley, Tasmania
6 King Island, Tasmania
7 Tamar Valley, Tasmania
8 Promise Bay, Tasmania
9 Sailing Tasman Peninsula
10 Hobart, Tasmania
11 Hobart, Tasmania
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.