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Expedition to the heart of New Zealand

Auckland - Dunedin

Dates:
1/15/2025
to  1/26/2025

12
days
11
nights on board
Starting from*
$8,700
30% Ponant Bonus

On this cruise, PONANT invites you to discover New Zealand, a unique destination with a multitude of natural treasures. Set sail aboard Le Soléal for a 12-day cruise from Auckland to Dunedin. Surrounded by the blue waters of the Pacific, the twin islands of New Zealand are the promise of an incredible mosaic of contrasting panoramas.

You will first explore the many treasures of Rotorua from Tauranga: volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers and gorges, and lakes that range in colour from deep blue to orange tinged.

Following the warm and translucent waters of the South Pacific Ocean, Le Soléal will sail towards Gisborne. The first city on Earth to see the sun rise each day, it is distinguished by its enchanting environment of sandy strips and subtropical forest. Here you will learn about Māori culture and local history and will be invited to taste some of the products of this rich farming region, renowned in particular for its chardonnay.

After calling at Napier, a charming city with Art Deco influences, you will sail to the Marlborough Sounds, a veritable maze of hilly islands and drowned river valleys. Marlborough is also a renowned wine region of striking beauty.

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

Your ship will first chart a course south-west of the South Island to discover the magnificent Fiordland National Park, which is an integral part of the Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage areaDusky SoundDoubtful Sound and Milford Sound: you will discover these fjords shaped by successive glaciations, bordered by majestic cliffs.

You will finally discover Dunedin, your port of disembarkation.


Ref : SO150125


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Your itinerary - Expedition to the heart of New Zealand

An expedition cruise to discover New Zealand’s stunning and exceptionally diverse landscapes as well as the mosaic of cultures that make up the country. Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom Deck 3
 

(226 ft²)

From $8,700
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(193 ft²)

From $9,410
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(193 ft²)

From $10,410
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(193 ft²)

From $10,900
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(193 ft²)

From $11,510
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(398 ft²)

From $21,410
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(398 ft²)

From $22,510
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

From $36,510



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Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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