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Natural Treasures Of New-Zealand

Ship: Le Laperouse  
Departure: Friday, January 7, 2022
Nights: 11 nights
Departs: Dunedin
Returns: Auckland
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  • Itinerary

    Natural Treasures Of New-Zealand

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Friday, January 7, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Dunedin, New Zealand

    Dunedin is the principal city of the Otago Region of New Zealand. It was founded in 1848 by Scottish migrants, and today the city still contains many Scottish relics, including a statue of the Scottish Bard Robbie Burns. Fine examples of working heritage include the Speight’s Brewery, the Gasworks Museum and the very popular Taieri Gorge Railway. Then there are the standout Victorian and Edwardian buildings like First Church and Dunedin Railway Station, as well as the stately homes such as Larnach Castle and Olveston. Read more about Dunedin, New Zealand

    2 Saturday, January 8, 2022 Ulva Island
    3 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Dusky Sound, New Zealand 6:30 AM 12:00 PM
    View of Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    Dusky Sound is a fjord on the SW corner of New Zealand, in Fjordland National Park. In 1770 it was given its name by Captain Cook and his crew as that was the time of night when they found it. They encountered groups of shy Maoris, but nowadays the area is almost uninhabited. However, seal numbers have increased since the ban on seal hunting. Read more about Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    3 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Doubtful Sound, New Zealand 4:30 PM 11:00 PM
    View of Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

    Doubtful Sound, despite its name, is a very large and naturally imposing fjord in the far SW of New Zealand. It is located in the same region as the smaller but more famous and accessible Milford Sound, but it is three times longer, and has a surface area ten times larger. Often referred to as the 'Sound of Silence', Doubtful Sound is a tranquil, awe-inspiring destination known for its cascading waterfalls, looming mountains and rare marine life. Not surprisingly, it attracts photographers, adventurers and cruisers from all over the globe. Read more about Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

    4 Monday, January 10, 2022 Sailing Milford Sound
    5 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 At Sea
    6 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Akaroa, New Zealand 6:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Akaroa, New Zealand

    Just 85 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the quaint and beautiful French village of Akaroa. It is situated within Akaroa Harbour in the heart of an ancient volcano that is now the circular Banks Peninsula. French settlers arrived in 1840 just a few days after the peninsula was claimed for Britain. The French settlers were granted land, and their heritage is preserved in the town with its colonial architecture, quaint shops, craft stores, and cafes where beautiful gardens invite visitors to relax and enjoy delightful refreshments. Read more about Akaroa, New Zealand

    7 Thursday, January 13, 2022 Picton, New Zealand 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
    View of Picton, New Zealand

    The picturesque seaside town of Picton near the NE corner of New Zealand's South Island is the South Island base for the ferry service that links the main islands of New Zealand. It’s also the gateway to the marine, forest and island attractions of the Marlborough Sounds. It offers a relaxed setting with beautiful beaches, easy bush walks and an outstanding climate. The town itself has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants and various galleries. Read more about Picton, New Zealand

    8 Friday, January 14, 2022 Wellington, New Zealand 6:30 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Wellington, New Zealand

    Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is situated on the SW tip of the North Island, and is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. As the political centre of New Zealand, it houses Parliamentary buildings as well as the bulk of foreign diplomatic missions. However, it is also renowned for its cafe-culture, as there are more cafes per capita than in New York City, and they rival the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and variety. The city’s world-class film industry attracts many visitors who are taken by expert tour operators to locations of several famous movies (e.g. Read more about Wellington, New Zealand

    9 Saturday, January 15, 2022 At Sea
    10 Sunday, January 16, 2022 Gisborne, New Zealand 6:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Gisborne, New Zealand

    The city of Gisborne is located at the north end of Poverty Bay in the east coast region of North Island, New Zealand. The Gisborne region has been settled by Maori tribes for over 700 years, where they built their fishing villages and hill forts. Here Captain Cook made his first landing in New Zealand with the Endeavour in 1769. European traders and whalers began to settle in the river and port area. Read more about Gisborne, New Zealand

    11 Monday, January 17, 2022 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

    Rotorua (Tauranga) is a centre of tourism and a place of extraordinary natural beauty. It is a smallish city on the shores of a lake of the same name, in the crater of an ancient volcano in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. The entire area is thermally active, and the smell of sulphur, a 'rotten eggs’ smell that is never far, results in the nicknames 'Sulphur City' and 'Rottenrua'. The surrounding geothermal wonderland including 16 beautiful lakes and the lush green of the abundant native flora, soon causes one to get used to the odour. Read more about Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

    12 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Auckland, New Zealand

    The city centre of Auckland is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degree views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano! Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

  • Ship

    Le Laperouse Overview

    Le Laperouse

    Le Lapérouse set sail under the French flag in June 2018. Named after famous French explorers, these sleek five-star luxury vessels will have the finest equipment for safety and stability.

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    PR6, PR5, PR4, DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 19.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Area: 19 m². Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin. 4m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access wifi 2 cabins of 27 5 m² with a private balcony of 6 m² for people with reduced mobility.

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    PS6, PS5, GD6, GD5, DS6, DS5, DS4, DS3

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    Area: 38 m². Private balcony: 8m². Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin. Individually-controlled air-conditioningKing-size bed or twin bedsShowerMinibarFlat screenSatellite TVDesk with stationeryIpod(TM) playersVideo on demandSafeHairdryerBath robesSatellite direct line telephone110/220 volts outletFrench bath products24hr room serviceInternet access wifi.

    Privilege Suite

    Privilege Suite

    Privilege Suite  on the Le Laperouse

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    SA, PV6, PV5

    Average Cabin Size – 45.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 30.0 m2

    Area : 45 m². 30 m² private balcony. Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin. Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access wifi.

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