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Expedition To The Heart Of New Zealand

Ship: Le Soléal  
Departure: Wednesday, January 15, 2025
Nights: 11 nights
Departs: Auckland
Returns: Dunedin
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
11
Nights
Days at Sea
3
Sea Days
Ports
10
Ports
Countries Visted
1
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Expedition To The Heart Of New Zealand

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, January 15, 2025 Auckland, New Zealand Embark 5:30 PM
    View of Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland, one of New Zealand's most populous cities, is located on the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland, known as Tamaki Makaurau, is based around twin harbours called Waitemata and Manukau Harbour extending up to volcanic hills to the west. Auckland has so much to offer when you combine an urban environment, stunning diverse landscapes and warming polynesian culture. Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

    2 Thursday, January 16, 2025 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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'. Read more about Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand

    3 Friday, January 17, 2025 Gisborne, New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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. Read more about Gisborne, New Zealand

    4 Saturday, January 18, 2025 Napier, New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Napier, New Zealand

    Napier is a port city in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known as the 'Art Deco' capital of the world because following the earthquake which almost levelled the city in 1931 the rapid rebuilding was strongly influenced by Art Deco architecture. The building style of clean simple lines and bas-relief decoration was not only at its height of popularity, it also suited the needs of the city. Read more about Napier, New Zealand

    5 Sunday, January 19, 2025 Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

    New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds, together with its islands and peninsulas, cover some 4,000 sq.km., and lie at the South Island's north-easternmost point, between Tasman Bay in the west and Cloudy Bay in the south-east. They comprise an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys that include the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds. Bordered by forests and rich in wildlife, trees rise almost vertically from the water’s edge. Read more about Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

    6 Monday, January 20, 2025 At Sea
    7 Tuesday, January 21, 2025 Akaroa, New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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. Read more about Akaroa, New Zealand

    8 Wednesday, January 22, 2025 At Sea
    9 Thursday, January 23, 2025 Dusky Sound, New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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. Read more about Dusky Sound, New Zealand

    9 Thursday, January 23, 2025 Doubtful Sound, New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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. Read more about Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

    10 Friday, January 24, 2025 Milford Sound, New Zealand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Milford Sound, New Zealand

    Milford Sound is a stunningly beautiful fjord in the SW of New Zealand's South Island and lying within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', it has been judged 'the world's top travel destination' in an international survey, and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Milford Sound runs 15 km inland from the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by sheer rock faces, such as the Elephant and Lion Peaks that rise to 1200 m or more on either side. Read more about Milford Sound, New Zealand

    11 Saturday, January 25, 2025 At Sea
    12 Sunday, January 26, 2025 Dunedin, New Zealand 7:00 AM Disembark
    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. Read more about Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Ship

    Le Soléal Overview

    Le Soléal

    Le Soléal (the Sun/Sunlight in French) offers itineraries that are impressive. She joined Compagnie du Ponant as a premium vessel in 2013, showing magnificent lines, elegance and furnishings that reflect modern French marine architecture. She is 5-star, “your own private yacht.” With 264 guests and 140 crew service is personal.

  • Cabins

    Le Soléal Cabins

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Le Soléal Suite on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    SA, PS6, PS5, DS6

    Average Cabin Size – 33.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.0 m2

    Size: 484 sq.ft. + 97 sq.ft. balcony. Owner's Suites are decorated by French interior designers and will provide you a breathtaking panoramic sea view. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating cabins available bull; Bathtub or shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service bull; Internet access wifi bull; Another Flat screen satellite TV bull; Large bathtub bull; Sofa bull; Table with 4 chairs bull; Armchair amp; Pedestal table

    Prestige Balcony

    Prestige Balcony

    Prestige Balcony on the Le Soléal Prestige Balcony on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    PR6, PR5, PR4

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Prestige Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service

    Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Balcony

    Deluxe Balcony on the Le Soléal Deluxe Balcony on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    DEL

    Average Cabin Size – 18.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 200 sq.ft. + 43 sq.ft. balcony. Deluxe Staterooms with private balcony. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room service bull; Internet access wifi

    Superior Ocean

    Superior Ocean

    Superior Ocean on the Le Soléal Superior Ocean on the Le Soléal

    Cabin Types

    SP3

    Average Cabin Size – 21.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 226 sq.ft. superior staterooms located on Deck3. Amenities: bull; Individually-controlled air-conditioning bull; Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds bull; Shower bull; Minibar bull; Flat screen satellite TV bull; Desk with stationery bull; DVD, CD and Ipodtrade; players bull; Video on demand bull; Safe bull; Hairdryer bull; Bath robes bull; Satellite direct line telephone bull; 110/220 volts outlet bull; French bath products bull; 24hr room servicebull; Internet access wifi

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Le Soléal

    Legend

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    Ponant's All-inclusive offering

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    • Beverages including select mineral waters, cold drinks, wine, beer, champagne, spirits, coffee & tea
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Cabin Availability

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Superior Ocean at the Le Soléal

Superior Ocean

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Deluxe Balcony at the Le Soléal

Deluxe Balcony

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Prestige Balcony at the Le Soléal

Prestige Balcony

From $13530
Suite at the Le Soléal

Suite

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  • Expedition To The Heart Of New Zealand

    Cruiseline: Ponant Cruises Ship: Le Soléal Departure: Wednesday, January 15, 2025 Nights: 11 nights Departs: Auckland Returns: Dunedin

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