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Formalities FOR ALL

Formalities FOR ALL CRUISES The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip. SPECIFIC FORMALITIES (1) (8) (9) L’AUSTRAL: MANILA • DARWIN - 17th JUNE 2018 - PAGE 58 L’AUSTRAL: DARWIN • BROOME - 19th JULY & 8th AUGUST 2018 - PAGE 58 L’AUSTRAL: BROOME • DARWIN - 29th JULY & 18th AUGUST 2018 - PAGE 59 (1) (3) (4) (7) (8) (9) L’AUSTRAL: DARWIN • HONIARA - 28th AUGUST 2018 - PAGE 59 (5) (7) (8) (9) L’AUSTRAL: HONIARA • LAUTOKA - 13th SEPTEMBER 2018 - PAGE 60 LE LAPÉROUSE: SINGAPOUR • BALI - 5th JANUARY 2019 - PAGE 61 (1) (2) (8) (9) LE LAPÉROUSE: BALI • CAIRNS - 14thJANUARY 2019 - PAGE 61 LE LAPÉROUSE: CAIRNS • SYDNEY - 28th JANUARY 2019 - PAGE 62 (8) (4) (6) (9) LE LAPÉROUSE: NOUMEA • HONIARA - 20th APRIL 2019 - PAGE 63 (3) (5) (6) (8) LE LAPÉROUSE: HONIARA • CAIRNS - 1st MAY 2019 - PAGE 63 (1) (8) (9) LE LAPÉROUSE: CAIRNS • DARWIN - 12th MAY 2019 - PAGE 64 LE LYRIAL: DURBAN • MAHE - 1st APRIL 2019 - PAGE 64 (10) (8) (11) LE LAPÉROUSE: DUNEDIN • DUNEDIN - 23rd FEBRUARY 2019 - PAGE 65 (1) Indonesia: Visa delivered and charged onboard (35 € to date, subject to change), this visa on arrival is valid for 30 days. (2) Indonesia: Bali is an official entry port and airport, therefore citizens of Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States are visa exempt, with the condition that their stay does not exceed 30 days. You will be asked to show your return ticket or proof of exit of the Indonesian territory. (3) Papua New Guinea: Visa delivered onboard free of charge. (4) Solomon Islands: Visa delivered onboard free of charge. (5) Solomon Islands: Visa delivred free of charge on arrival. Please send a copy of your passport (photo page) to PONANT at least 30 days prior to cruise date. (6) Vanuatu Islands: No visa required. (7) Chile: Entry/Exit requirements for Australian and Mexican citizens entering/exiting Chile must have a valid passport and pay a RECIPROCITY TAX that will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment. Currently, the fee is only charged at the Santiago International Airport. Payment can be made in U.S. currency or by credit card. At time of print, the fees were as follow (subject to change without notice): Australia: US$117 - Mexico: US$23 (8) Australia: An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) must be obtained before your arrival in Australia. For more information, please visit Carriers should be aware that there will not be any physical evidence in your passport. Australian customs regulations are very strict, especially for the import of food items such as fresh food (even sealed), fruits, eggs, meat, plants, vegetables, seeds, grains. Fur and feathers are also forbidden. We highly recommand you consult this website for further details: (9) It is recommended that you contact your health professional for any specific medical advice relating to travel through these regions, including advice on Malaria prevention and dengue fever. (10) Madagascar: Visa obtained and charged onboard (65 € subject to change). Anti-malarial treatment is recommended (see your doctor) especially if you are participating on a program in the Kruger National Park. (11) For more information on conditions in the Subantarctic Islands, please refer to the “Important Information” paragraph on page 31. (8) (9) (8) (9) IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Visas: before departure, please check carefully that your visas are valid for the right date and time spent in the countries in order to avoid unpleasant situations. • Sightseeing: some places can only be visited on foot. Also, sites may have stairs or require you to take off shoes. • Currency: plan to have US dollars in small notes as they are easier to use outside of large cities. • Medication: if you have a medical treatment, do not forget your prescription. • Coaches: road conditions are poor in certain countries. Timings are unpredictable due to heavy traffic conditions. The comfort of coaches cannot be compared to that of international vehicles and often lack suspension. • Guides: PONANT is aware that the quality of guides is of utmost importance and puts all efforts in place to secure the best local guides available. Note that guides in Asia often have heavy accents. Several of our calls visit small and isolated communities where resources (transportation and guides) are scarce, resulting in higher prices. As you will be visiting some very remote and isolated parts of the world, resources (transportation and guides) are scarce and may not be of the standards you are used to. We ask for your patience and understanding during these truly unique experiences as we share the lifestyle and cultures of these seldom visited people and places. 66 | Summer 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 Cruises

Complementary excursions Wyndham, Kimberley - Australia Darwin - Broome Cruises, 19th July 2018 and 8th August 2018, on board L'Austral. During your port of call at Wyndham, you have the choice of one free excursion from the three on offer. As the number of participants for each excursion is limited, we ask you to make your choice and inform your travel agent no less than 90 days before your cruise departure date. Places are reserved on a first-come, firstserved basis, so we advise you to book as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Discover the Ord river (8 hours) COMPLEMENTARY After a one hour journey through magnificent scenery, you will reach Lake Kununurra and will take a seat aboard your boat to discover the Ord River, home to one of the most beautiful river ecosystems in Australia. Do not miss the chance to contemplate this magnificent environment, home to the most impressive concentration of bird species in all of the Kimberley, as well as many freshwater crocodiles. Flyover the Bungle Bungle mountains (5 hours including 2 hours of flight) COMPLEMENTARY This marvellous panoramic flyover from Kununurra to the Bungle Bungle chain will allow you to observe from the sky the diversion dam, Lake Kununurra, as well as the irrigation zone of the Ord River. You will fly over the mountainous Carr Boyd chain which holds back the waters of Lake Argyle, known as the inland sea. Further on, you will enjoy a bird-eye view of Lissadell Farm, Mount Osmond, the Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungle mountains, a truly unusual experience. Discover El Questro (11 hours) COMPLEMENTARY Covering a surface area of nearly 10 times the size of switzerland, El Questro is located in the eastern part of the Kimberly region and is considered to be one of the last true natural frontiers. Do not miss the exceptional opportunity to discover Emma Gorge and the famous thermal springs of Zebedee. After lunch, you will take a mini-cruise through the Chamberlain gorge, populated by extremely diverse flora and fauna and overlooked by imposing cliffs. Asia, Oceania and Indian Ocean Expeditions by | 67