Discover NZ by Luxury Yacht

    30th January – 8th February 2021, Dunedin to Auckland

    Your luxury small ship expedition experience is here in your own backyard!
    10 days / 9 Nights

    Visit the Stewart Island & Dusky Sound before heading North to the east coast of the North Island

    • All on board meals
    • Open Bar (except Premium
    alcohol – available on request)
    • Shore excursions
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Captain’s farewell cocktail party
    • Wifi
    • Port charges & safety charges
    Ponant’s Le Laperouse offers the ultimate in intimate luxury yacht cruising, and it is here for you in New Zealand waters! This 184 passenger, 112 crew all-balcony ship brings you a world class cruising experience that combines exploration with elegance. Your journey brings you the highest standard of understated French and Scandinavian influenced decor and service.

    Le Laperouse
    This luxury small ship has been designed to provide absolute comfort for its passengers, even at the heart of the world’s most remote and isolated regions. Racy lines, state-of-the-art equipment, a refined design, a softly muted and at the same time convivial ambiance together with a deliberately restricted number of cabins all contribute to the modernity of Le Laperouse, a unique ship in the world of cruising.

    Saturday 30 January 2021
    This afternoon join the beautiful Le Laperouse at Port Chalmers in Dunedin . After being welcomed aboard enjoy cocktails on the deck as Le Laperouse gracefully departs Dunedin Harbour.

    Sunday 31 January 2021
    Stewart Island
    We have a full day planned with time to visit Ulva Island Nature Reserve, wander the trails and beaches that surround the picture postcard Oban and even enjoy a pint at the South Seas Hotel.

    Monday 01 February 2021 Dusky Sound
    We have another full day set-aside to explore Dusky Sound, the day starts with our navigation through Acheron Passage with the mountains rising on either side. Take the opportunity to get out in the zodiacs to discover the wildlife and marvel in the majesty of the landscape.

    Tuesday 02 February2021
    Milford Sound
    This afternoon Le Laperouse navigates its way into the spectacular Milford Sound, the approach from the sea is a dramatic arrival to Fiordland.

    Wednesday 03 February 2021
    At Sea
    Enjoy a day at sea as Le Laperouse sails northwards along the rugged west coast of the South Island. Book in for a massage or treatment at the spa.

    Thursday 04 February 2021
    Wake this morning to Nelson! Perhaps wander through the historical centre of town, or visit McCashins brewery, the local vineyards or the Rabbit Island cycleway.

    Friday 05 February 2021
    At Sea
    Enjoy the facilities onboard the luxury Le Laperouse perhaps attend a talk given by our lecturer or relax by the pool!

    Saturday 06 February 2021
    This morning Le Laperouse will arrive in the heart of Gisborne, with the ship as a base for the day there is the opportunity to venture out to explore East Cape’s beautiful coastline, take a bike ride through rich landscape of Poverty Bay or just enjoy the waterfront lifestyle in Gisborne.

    Sunday 07 February 2021
    Enjoy a day amongst some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in New Zealand, we have a range of options available today utilising the awesome zodiacs to explore the less visited shores. Spend some time at the beach, enjoy a nature walk or just kick back and relax.

    Monday 08 February 2021
    This morning cruise into Auckland Harbour. Arrive and disembark at Queen’s Wharf in Central Auckland.


    PRESTIGE DECK 4 $8,040*
    PRESTIGE DECK 5 $8,430*
    DELUXE SUITE $12,310* ONLY 1 LEFT!
    OWNERS SUITE $29,960*