New Zealand & Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition 2021 Ponant Expedition

Cruise Express

Australian owned and operated

New Zealand & Sub-Antarctic Islands

Fly FREE from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane^ NEW OFFER

Discover the wild and untouched beauty of the Sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. This exceptional 15-day expedition will allow you to be transported to another world where wildlife rules and human visitors are rare.

Often described as the “Galapagos of the Southern Ocean”, the islands are among some of the best preserved and protected environments on the planet where you will experience scenery and wildlife like nowhere else on earth, including Australia’s very own Macquarie Island. These remote island outposts are collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a myriad of wildlife with many species endemic to the region and even to individual islands.


Be one of the few to explore the Sub Antarctic islands of New Zealand and Australia, one of the least visited regions in the world
Zodiac® outings and shore visits with the expedition team
Opportunities for guided walks on the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and Macquarie Island, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites
See colonies of fur and elephant seals along with king, royal and yellow-eyed penguins, a wide variety of birds including Gibson’s albatross, giant petrels, Auckland shags and Campbell Island teals
Visit hidden inlets and black sand beaches

Expedition Inclusions

Departs 8 February 2021

  • FREE return Economy Class airfare from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane^ available on a twin / double basis only. Solo fares available on application.
  • Airfares from other cities available on application
  • 14-night expedition including all meals and select onboard beverages
  • All shore tours including zodiac outings
  • Experienced naturalists, lecturers and guides
  • Unlimited Wifi onboard
  • Evening entertainment and events onboard
  • 24-hour room service onboard
  • Free Ponant parka
  • Free polar boot rental


Expedition Fares

Fly FREE from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane^
: $14,690* pp twin
Solo fare on request

  • 19 sq. m. + 4 sq. m. private balcony – Deck 3

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Fly FREE from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane^
: $15,890* pp twin
Solo fare on request

  • 19 sq. m. + 4 sq. m. private balcony – Deck 4

Fly FREE from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane^
: $16,690* pp twin
Solo fare on request

  • 19 sq. m. + 4 sq. m. private balcony – Deck 5

Sold Out

Stateroom images are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities.

Fly Business Class

Upgrade to a Business Class airfare
from $999^ per person

Call 1300 766 537 or complete the enquiry form below

New Zealand & the Sub-Antarctic Islands Expedition 2021 - Le Laperouse

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Your deposit amount will vary by grade of accommodation and will be due within 72 hours of booking confirmation. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of confirmation. All fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit. ITINERARY is subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Ship has a doctor on board and medical facilities. However, these cannot, under any circumstances, be compared to any medical structure on land. Given the remote areas in which you will be sailing for a number of days, safety requirements mean that Ponant are obliged to ask each passenger signing up for this program to provide, no more than 45 days before departure, a medical certificate from their GP, as well as the completed medical questionnaire received during registration. ^Fly FREE offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Airfares are based on Economy class travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Auckland and from Christchurch. Air supplements are available on request for travel from other cities. Business class air upgrade is subject to availability and may change at any time. Promotion is currently available on a twin share basis only. Ask us for solo fares and availability. Air travel includes all taxes, fees and luggage allowances based on the class of travel booked. Once ticketed, air arrangements may be non-refundable and changes may incur additional fees or charges. Promotion does not include pre or post cruise accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Transfers are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee if required.

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