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Natural treasures of New Zealand

Auckland - Dunedin

Dates:
02/12/2022
to  14/12/2022

13
days
12
nights on board
Starting from*
£5,120
20% 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 13-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.

You will also sail to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, where will be able to learn more about the Maori people on a visit to the Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum.

In Picton, you will discover the Marlborough region, famous for its vineyards and its submerged valleys.

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

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 Maori, 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 area. Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound or the better-known Milford Sound: you will discover these fjords shaped by successive glaciations, bordered by majestic cliffs.

You will then drop anchor near Ulva Island, one of the last remaining predator-free natural sanctuaries in New Zealand. Here, you will be able to observe numerous bird species and discover a remarkably well-preserved podocarp forest.

You will finally discover Dunedin, your port of disembarkation.


Your itinerary

Discover sublime New Zealand landscapes with exceptional diversity. UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Fiordland National Park. Meet the Maori people, brave warriors with ancestral traditions and customs. In...


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1 888 400 1082
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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m2)

From £5,540
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m2)

From £6,130
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m2)

From £6,440
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m2)

From £6,810
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From £12,780
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From £13,450
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From £19,170



Complete your trip

Complete your trip

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


Additional services


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*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.