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The Best of New Zealand (Dunedin - Auckland, Itinerary A)

10 days with Ponant   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices
Day 1 Dunedin (NEW ZEALAND)
Embarkation from 15h00 to 16h00. Departure at 16h30.
 
Day 2 Sailing in Dusky Sound (NEW ZEALAND) / Sailing Doubtful Sound (NEW ZEALAND)
 
Day 3 Sailing Milford Sound (NEW ZEALAND)
 
Day 4 At sea 
 
Day 5 Picton (NEW ZEALAND)
From 08h00 to 18h00.
 
Day 6 Wellington (NEW ZEALAND)
From 08h00 to 17h45.
 
Day 7 Napier (NEW ZEALAND)
From 12h30 to 18h30.
 
Day 8 White Island (NEW ZEALAND)
From 14h15 to 19h30.
 
Day 9 Tauranga (NEW ZEALAND)
From 07h00 to 17h00.
 
Day 10 Auckland (NEW ZEALAND)
Disembarkation 04/07/2019 at 06h45.
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All This Included

On this cruise, PONANT invites you to discover New Zealand, a unique destination with a multitude of natural treasures.  

Set sail aboard Le Lapérouse for a 10-day cruise from Dunedin to Auckland.  

In New Zealand’s south-west, on the South Island, Le Lapérouse will cruise to the heart of a park with landscapes shaped by successive glaciations. You will discover Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and the well-known Milford Sound − three fiords bordered by majestic cliffs.

You will also sail to Wellington, the 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.

From Tauranga, you will be able to explore many treasures: volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers and gorges, and lakes that range in colour from deep blue to orange-tinged.

Surrounded by the blue waters of the Pacific, the twin islands of New Zealand are the promise of an incredible mosaic of contrasting panoramas.

  • Port and safety charges
  • Open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
Highlights
  • Discover sublime New Zealand landscapes with exceptional diversity.
  • Sail in New Zealand’s fjords, listed with UNESCO.
  • A call at Picton, in the Marlborough region, famous for its vineyards and its submerged valleys.
  • Meet the Maori people, brave warriors with ancestral traditions and customs.
  • In Wellington, discover the Te Papa Tongarewa museum.
  • A lecturer passionate by New Zealand history will be on board.
Accommodations
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Lapérouse
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Fares may be subject to a fuel adjustment.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Ponant terms and conditions, please click here.

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.