Brand new NZ voyages: Ponant

Pre-register now!

Three new New Zealand voyages onboard Le Lapérouse with you, now open for pre-registration.

Explore New Zealand’s stunning coastline and remote islands including Fiordland, the Chatham IslandsStewart Island and a variety of incredible wildlife-filled Subantarctic Islands.

For the Expedition itineraries, your all-inclusive experience includes accommodation in a stateroom or suite with private balcony, refined cuisine & open bar^, unlimited WiFi, an experienced team of naturalist guides and destination experts to accompany them on included Zodiac® outings and shore excursions, plus onboard activities and entertainment.

The Best of New Zealand

from Dunedin to Auckland
12 – 21 January 2021
Invite your clients to embark on an exciting exploration to see New Zealand from a new perspective by sea, starting with the awe-inspiring landscapes of Fiordland, including Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds, before heading up to Picton to discover the unique Marlborough fiords. They will continue on to Wellington, an ancient Maori site as demonstrated by the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, followed by the Art Deco-style city of Napier and its surrounding wine region. They will round out their exploration with a visit to Gisborne and Tauranga with its volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and the famous Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

Chatham and Antipodes Island

Polar Expedition
from Auckland to Dunedin
21 – 30 January 2021
An epic exploration of New Zealand’s archipelagos, your clients will start by setting sail for the stunning scenery, intriguing history, flora and fauna of the remote Chatham Islands, explored by Zodiac® cruise. Then they will chart a course for the Subantarctic Islands, including a sail past the Bounty Islands, before landings in the Antipodes and the Snares with their unrivalled wildlife viewing opportunities. They will also visit Ulva Island (Stewart Island) on their way back to Dunedin – a sanctuary for many bird species and great for bird-watching close up.

Fiordland and the Snares Expedition

Polar Expedition
from Lyttelton to Lyttelton
22 February – 1 March 2021
This Expedition gives your clients a taste of everything New Zealand’s Southern Islands have to offer, starting with the breath-taking Fiordland and visits to Dusky, Doubtful & Milford Sounds. Then they will put their explorer hats on as they head out to the pristine wilderness of the Snares in the Subantarctic Islands for exceptional wildlife viewing, followed by Ulva Island (Stewart Island) – a birder’s paradise! Your clients will finish off their Expedition with a day in the city of Timaru, rich with Maori history and rock art.


Valid as at 12 Oct, 2020

(Post expires at 4:47pm on Sunday February 28th, 2021)