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New Zealand's South Island & Chatham Islands

Wellington - Dunedin

Dates:
25/11/2023
to  3/12/2023

9
days
8
nights on board
Starting from*
€5,550
25% Ponant Bonus

In partnership with Relais & Châteaux and with the exceptional presence of the chef Norka Mella Munoz.

Board Le Lapérouse for a brand-new 9-day expedition cruise to explore the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, which offers wildlife and magical landscapes in one of the world’s most unspoiled environments.

Your ship will depart from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and set sail for the impressive Marlborough Sounds. This vast network of submerged valleys, where 1,200 km (745 miles) of coastline form a maze of peninsulas and hilly islands, will offer you an experience suspended in time, between enchanting small bays and inlets flooded by the sea.

Your ship will then proceed to the east coast of the South Island. You will sail to the rocky peninsula of Kaikoura to admire the country’s rich biodiversity.

Heading east, the Chatham Islands will appear to you, adding new breath-taking landscapes to your expedition, from isolated beaches to sheer ochre-coloured cliffs covered in verdant nature. The 80-million-years-old archipelago is comprised of 10 islands that boast various endemic species of birds and plant that you will be able to see, guided by your team of passionate expedition experts.

Then the Banks Peninsula will reveal wonderful landscapes of lush hills and rugged coasts during your calls in the bay of Akaroa, an ancient, flooded volcano crater. There you will experience a unique mix of Māori, French and European cultural heritage.

Disembarkation will be in Dunedin, along the stunning Otago Peninsula, which is rich with wildlife and picturesque hinterland.

The wildlife encounters described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


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In partnership with Relais & Châteaux and with the exceptional presence of the chef Norka Mella Munoz. A brand-new expedition cruise to discover the treasures of New Zealand’s South Island, from stunning...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m2)

From €5,550
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m2)

From €6,150
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m2)

From €6,460
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m2)

From €6,820
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m2)

From €9,480
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m2)

From €9,480
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m2)

From €9,480
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m2)

From €9,480
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m2)

From €12,810
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m2)

From €13,480
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m2)

From €14,140
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m2)

From €14,140
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m2)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m2)

From €15,540
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From €21,640



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