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Ponant Southland Expedition Cruise

Departing Lyttelton on 1 March 2021, this 5 night cruise with luxury French cruise line Ponant is an ideal opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Southland by sea.

Combine exploring New Zealand’s wild side with the discreet luxury and comfort of the French mega yacht Le Laperouse.  On this Southland Expedition visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fiordland / Te Wahipounamu, discovering its awe-inspiring landscapes on a breathtaking scale. Discover glacial fiords 100,000 years in the making and witness ancient forests untouched since the dawn of time. Discover Ulva Island as you undertake a guided walk on the predator-free sanctuary of Ulva Island / Te Wharawhara, gaining an insight into the conservation efforts of New Zealand’s most special places.

Day 1 – Lyttleton (Embarkation)

Day 2 – At Sea

Day 3 – Dusky and Doubtful Sounds

Day 4 – Milford Sound

Day 5 – Ulva Island, Stewart Island

Day 6 – Dunedin (Disembarkation)


Ponant has been granted limited rights to operate in New Zealand under our Covid-19 border restrictions.  Only 100 New Zealand guests are allowed onboard.

The ship, Le Laperouse has a range of different stateroom and suite options starting from NZ$4,250*pp twin share (Ponant prices in Australian dollars so the final price will depend on the prevailing exchange rate and stateroom availability).  First time Ponant guests can also benefit from an A$400pp discount).  A 30% deposit is required within 3 days of booking, with full payment due by 25 January 21.

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