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New Zealand's South Island & Chatham Islands on Le Laperouse

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Board Le Lapérouse for a brand-new 8-day expedition cruise to discover the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, blending wildlife and magical landscapes in one of the world’s most unspoiled environments.

From Dunedin, along the stunning Otago Peninsula, Le Lapérouse will set sail for Akaroa, formed by an ancient flooded volcano crater. There you will experience a unique mix of Maori, French and European cultural heritage.

Heading east, the Chatham Islands will appear to you, adding new breath-taking landscapes to your expedition, from isolated beaches to sheer cliffs coloured in ochre and covered in green nature. The 80 million years’ old archipelago is made of 10 islands boasting various endemic species of birds and plants you will be able to discover alongside your team of passionate expedition experts.

Le Lapérouse 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.

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

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

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PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.

Why cruise with PONANT?

Feb 22, 2024 through
Feb 29, 2024
Feb 18, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$5,070.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $390.00 taxes/fees
Deluxe Stateroom Cat.DEL
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Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Dunedin 6:00 PM
2 Akaroa
3 At Sea
4 Chatham Island
5 Chatham Island
6 At Sea
7 Kaikoura
8 Wellington 7:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.