The Best of New Zealand Cruise

Dunedin - Auckland | 10 days/9 nights | Departs 06 Mar 2021 aboard Le Lapérouse

From NZ$8930pp share twin in a Prestige Stateroom (deck 5)
*Higher cabin grades are available, contact Our Specialists for availability & pricing

Ponant’s Le Laperouse offers the ultimate in intimate luxury yacht cruising, and it is here for you in New Zealand waters! With only 100 passengers & 112 crew, this all-balcony ship brings you a world class cruising experience that combines exploration with elegance. Your journey brings you the highest standard of understated French and
Scandinavian influenced decor and service.
This luxury small ship has been designed to provide absolute comfort for its passengers, even at the heart of the world’s most remote and isolated regions. Racy lines, state-of-the-art equipment, a refined design, a softly muted and at the same time convivial ambiance together with a deliberately restricted number of cabins all contribute to the modernity of Le Laperouse, a unique ship in the world of cruising.

Visit the Stewart Island & Dusky Sound before heading North to the east coast of the North Island.

Cruise Inclusions:
Bullet All onboard meals
BulletOpen Bar (except Premium alcohol - available on request)
BulletShore excursions
BulletOnboard entertainment
BulletCaptain's farewell cocktail party
BulletPort charges & safety charges

The Best of New Zealand Itinerary

Day 1. Dunedin. Embarkation
This afternoon join the beautiful Le Laperouse at Port Chalmers in Dunedin . After being welcomed aboard enjoy cocktails on the deck as Le Laperouse gracefully departs Dunedin Harbour.

Day 2. Stewart Island
We have a full day planned with time to visit Ulva Island Nature Reserve, wander the trails and beaches that surround the picture postcard Oban and even enjoy a pint at the South Seas Hotel.

Day 3. Dusky Sound
We have another full day set-aside to explore Dusky Sound, the day starts with our navigation through Acheron Passage with the mountains rising on either side. Take the opportunity to get out in the zodiacs to discover the wildlife and marvel in the majesty of the landscape.

Day 4. Milford Sound
This afternoon Le Laperouse navigates its way into the spectacular Milford Sound, the approach from the sea is a dramatic arrival to Fiordland.

Day 5. At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea as Le Laperouse sails northwards along the rugged west coast of the South Island. Book in for a massage or treatment at the spa.

Day 6. Nelson
Wake this morning to Nelson! Perhaps wander through the historical centre of town, or visit McCashins brewery, the local vineyards or the Rabbit Island cycleway.

Day 7. At Sea
Enjoy the facilities onboard the luxury Le Laperouse perhaps attend a talk given by our lecturer or relax by the pool!

Day 8. Gisborne, New Zealand
This morning Le Laperouse will arrive in the heart of Gisborne, with the ship as a base for the day there is the opportunity to venture out to explore East Cape’s beautiful coastline, take a bike ride through rich landscape of Poverty Bay or just enjoy the waterfront lifestyle in Gisborne.

Day 9. Coromandel
Enjoy a day amongst some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in New Zealand, we have a range of options available today utilising the awesome zodiacs to explore the less visited shores. Spend some time at the beach, enjoy a nature walk or just kick back and relax.

Day 10. Auckland, New Zealand. Disembarkation
This morning cruise into Auckland Harbour. Arrive and disembark at Queen’s Wharf in Central Auckland.

Terms & Conditions: Valid for sales until 15 February 2021 unless otherwise stated, withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices are per person, twin share, cruise only inclusive of GST, taxes, port, handling & government fees (which are subject to change), meals onboard and shore excursions. Airfares, hotels, and other land arrangements are additional. Health Protocols: All customers will be required to abide by all health regulations and protocols prior & during the cruise. Deposit & Final Payment: Full payment is required at time of confirmation. Cancellation: Cancellations must be notified in writing. Subsequent to cancellation, we will acknowledge when all reservations have been cancelled and will refund monies, less the following cancellation charges;Any cancellation received outside 30 days prior to date of cruise departure, cancellation fee will be 50% of the fully paid cruise amount less Travel Agency fees, plus any fees charged by our operators & service suppliers from the included excursions. Inside 30 days the cruise is fully non refundable. Upon commencement of travel, 100% cancellation fees will apply for clients not utilising any travel arrangements, or for any no-shows – ie. No refunds will be available for any unused services. If Ponant is unable to operate the voyage for any reason (including because of a Covid-19 outbreak and resulting Government regulations) then this would be deemed to be cancellation by the operator. In that situation the value of the cruise only would be refunded less any Travel Agency admin fees & admin fees charged by the excursion operators. General Conditions: All offers are correct as at 6 January 2021, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Valid for new bookings only & not combinable with any other offer. Prices are in New Zealand dollars including GST based on cash, cheque or Eftpos payment only. We welcome ALL major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Strict amendment & cancellation conditions apply. Please note some ocean-view cabins may have obstructed views. Itinerary routings are also subject to change at the discretion of the cruise company. Cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel surcharge should oil prices exceed their specific threshold per barrel. All cruises are subject to the full booking & passage conditions of the respective cruise line, which passengers are bound by. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply.

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