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New Zealand's North Island & Chatham Islands

Auckland - Wellington

Dates:
9/12/2023
to  16/12/2023

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$6,530
25% Ponant Bonus

Succumb to the charms of an all-new expedition cruise between the northern New Zealand cities with their strong Māori traditions and the preserved nature of the Chatham Islands. You will set sail for 8 days aboard Le Soléal in search of these ancestral treasures that have forged the reputation and the charm of the North Island.

From Auckland, a dynamic city with surprising rich history, modernity and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Le Soléal will raise anchor to begin this unique journey.

Further south, Whakatane is known as one of the jewels of North Island. Here, Māori culture is felt and respected, living on through its secular traditions and legendary ancestral sites. Among other sites, you will head for the city of Rotorua, famous for its emblematic Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. This captivating geothermic experience boasts impressive volcanic valleys and geysers.

Following the warm and translucent waters of the South Pacific Ocean, Le Lapérouse 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.

Heading east, the Chatham Islands will appear to you, adding new breathtaking 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.

Your cruise will come to an end in Wellington, the New Zealand capital. This ancient site of the Māori people, as showcased at the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, perfectly combines local traditions and bustling nightlife.

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


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Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m2)

From AU$6,530
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m2)

From AU$7,070
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m2)

From AU$7,850
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m2)

From AU$8,230
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m2)

From AU$8,700
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m2)

From AU$12,110
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From AU$16,370
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(37 m2)

From AU$17,220
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From AU$26,200



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