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NEW ZEALAND & CHATHAM ISLANDS CRUISE DEAL

Explore New Zealand & Chatham Islands package with cruise experts BlueSun Cruises. Our experts will help you to find the perfect Ponant cruise for your interests, budget and dates.

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Package Duration:   8 nights
Cruise Starts:            25 November 2023 – from Wellington
Cruise Ends:              3 December 2023 – into Dunedin

NEW ZEALAND & CHATHAM ISLANDS CRUISE DEAL

Description:

In partnership with Relais & Châteaux and with the exceptional presence of the chef Norka Mella Munoz.Board Le Lapérouse for a brand-new 9-dayexpedition cruise to explore the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, which offers wildlife and magical landscapes in one of the world's most unspoiled environments.Your ship will depart from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and set sail for the impressive Marlborough Sounds. This vast network of submerged valleys, where 1,200 km (745 miles) of coastline form a maze of peninsulas and hilly islands, will offer you an experience suspended in time, between enchanting small bays and inlets flooded by the sea.Your ship will then proceed to the east coast of the South Island. You will sail to the rocky peninsula of Kaikoura to admire the country's rich biodiversity.Heading east, the ChathamIslands will appear to you, adding new breath-taking 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.Then the Banks Peninsula will reveal wonderful landscapes of lush hills and rugged coasts during your calls in the bay of Akaroa, an ancient, flooded volcano crater. There you will experience a unique mix of M?ori, French and European cultural heritage.Disembarkation will be in Dunedin, along the stunning Otago Peninsula, which is rich with wildlife and picturesque hinterland.The wildlife encounters described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Wellington

Sat 25 Nov 2023 | Depart 7:00 PM

 

Day 2: Marlborough Sounds

Sun 26 Nov 2023

 

Day 3: Kaikoura

Mon 27 Nov 2023

 

Day 4: At sea

Tue 28 Nov 2023

 

Day 5: Chatham Island

Wed 29 Nov 2023

 

Day 6: Chatham Island

Thu 30 Nov 2023

 

Day 7: At sea

Fri 1 Dec 2023

 

Day 8: Akaroa

Sat 2 Dec 2023

 

Day 9: Dunedin

Sun 3 Dec 2023 | Arrive 7:00 AM

Your Ship:

Environmentally friendly, fitted with innovative equipment and complete with lounges designed to be largely open to the exterior, Le Laperouse - a new and intimately sized yacht - offers a unique type of cruise experience. Onboard this ship sailing under the French flag, you'll experience the incomparable pleasure of a cozily intimate cruise offering the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic chic ambiance and with five-star service.

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