Discover New Zealand & The SUBANTARCTIC with ultimate cruising

New Zealand punches well above its weight with its outlandish scenery, fabulous festivals, superb food and wine, and magical outdoor experiences.  See geysers and glaciers, rivers and rain forests, mountains and monuments.  With two distinctly different islands, New Zealand's spectacular landscape will hold you captivated from the tip of the north to the depths of the south.

The South Pacific is a treasure-trove of islands including the sun-drenched islands of Fiji, Vanuatu, Tahiti and the Cook Islands, and the culture-rich New Caledonia, Melanesia and Solomon Islands.  Indonesia’s eastern islands are scattered across the tropical seas like gems, a paradise of jungle islands, white-sand beaches and some of the world’s most pristine coral reef systems.  See the orang-utans in Sumatra. Papua New Guinea’s geographically and culturally diverse country is untouched by tourism and has amazing bird life and coral reefs.  In West Papua the whale sharks gather in October to be fed by hand.  From palm-tree fringed white sand beaches to lush rainforests, the South Pacific is a diverse destination waiting to be explored.

Current Packages

  • The Subantarctic Islands Expedition

    . The Subantarctic Islands Expedition

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    $16,610pp

    Set sail on a 14 night luxury expedition cruise with PONANT's Le Bellot to NZ and Australia's magical Subantarctic Islands.  Discover the incredible sea, bird and wildlife in an untouched, pristine environment.  Departs February 2021.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Yacht Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Bellot

    PKG NUMBER: 277

  • TREASURES OF PNG & THE CORAL SEA

    Oceania TREASURES OF PNG & THE CORAL SEA

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    $23,999pp

    A luxury expedition cruise from Darwin, to Indonesia, PNG then through the Coral Sea to Auckland. Follow in the footsteps of the early traders and revel in the myriad ancient cultures and World War 2 history still abounds in this remote and rarely explored part of the world. So many different worlds – and so close to home.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Yacht Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Bellot

    PKG NUMBER: 264

  • THE SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS EXPEDITION

    Auckland to Dunedin THE SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS EXPEDITION

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    $15,830pp

    Discover the wild isolation of New Zealand’s southern-most islands on this fascinating voyage to Macquarie and the Subantarctic Islands.  Recognised as one of the world’s greatest biodiversity "hotspots" these islands are abundant in wildlife and birdlife.  Departing December 2020 with Ponant Cruises.

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Yacht Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Bellot

    PKG NUMBER: 188

  • THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND - Auckland to Dunedin

    Auckland to Dunedin THE BEST OF NEW ZEALAND - Auckland to Dunedin

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    $6,480pp

    Discover the unique beauty of New Zealand on board Ponant’s luxurious Le Bellot departing January 2021.  Volcanoes, hot springs, rivers, gorges, lakes and more – New Zealand has it all! No single supplement!

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    CRUISE LINE: Ponant Yacht Cruising

    VESSEL: Le Bellot

    PKG NUMBER: 285

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