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The best of New Zealand

Auckland - Lyttelton

Dates:
16/01/2025
to  25/01/2025

10
days
9
nights on board
Starting from*
£4,990
30% Ponant Bonus

Mountains, volcanoes and subtropical forests, green hills where the famous New Zealand sheep graze peacefully, cities full of authentic charm, from the South Island to the North Island, explore New Zealand on an 10-day cruise. Aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, uncover the captivating mysteries of this island country through unforgettable experiences.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, to choose from a selection offered by PONANT. On this itinerary, take a whale watching cruise in the Banks Peninsula from Akaroa; from Napier, dive into the traditions of the Maori during an unforgettable activity; or, from Tauranga, explore the extraordinary site of Rotorua, home to volcanic and geothermal attractions. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

Your cruise aboard Le Jacques Cartier will begin in Auckland. This New Zealand city bordered by two seas will surprise you with its modernity and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.

On Waiheke Island, opposite Auckland, you will be enchanted not only by the authentic villages nestled at the heart of vineyards but also by the attractive coastline that forms heavenly beaches.

Soon, Tauranga will welcome you and open the doors to the many treasures of Rotorua: volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers and gorges, and lakes ranging in colour from deep blue to bright orange.

Following the warm and translucent waters of the South Pacific Ocean, Le Jacques-Cartier 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.

On the east coast of North Island, Napier unfolds before you, revealing its treasures in a unique architectural style where the sleek lines of Art Deco buildings mingle with traditional Māori patterns.

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is the next stop on your journey. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the Māori people during a visit to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Next, during an unforgettable sailing experience you will explore the Malborough Sounds, an extensive network of submerged valleys creating a maze of hilly islands and peninsulas.

After a stop in Picton, it is now time to sail to Akaroa. In this bay formed by an old, flooded volcano crater, the unique mix of the Māori, French and European cultures offers a different experience.

Your journey ends in Lyttleton, once the departure point of the British expeditions to the South Pole.


Ref : EX160125


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A cruise along the shores of New Zealand, from the South Island to the North Island, featuring nature of wild beauty, cultural visits, and the discovery of an ancient civilisation. Make the most of an...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(204 ft²)

From £4,990
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(204 ft²)

From £5,250
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(204 ft²)

From £5,400
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(204 ft²)

From £5,600
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(290 ft²)

From £7,500
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(290 ft²)

From £7,500
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

From £7,500
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(290 ft²)

From £7,500
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(409 ft²)

From £8,060
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(409 ft²)

From £8,320
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(344 ft²)

From £8,520
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(344 ft²)

From £8,520
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(484 ft²)

From £12,740



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Complete your trip

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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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