New Zealand & Sub Antarctic Islands Expedition 2021 Ponant Expedition

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New Zealand & Sub-Antarctic Islands Expedition 2021

Onboard Ponant's new Le Bellot EXPEDITION

On this cruise aboard Le Bellot, PONANT invites you to discover the wild and untouched beauty of the Sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. Set sail on a 15-day expedition cruise with an exceptional itinerary and allow yourself to be transported to another world where the wildlife rules and we are but visitors.

Often described as the “Galapagos of the Southern Ocean”, the Sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand 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.

Le Bellot will plot a course South towards the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic islands and 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.

You will be captivated by the breathtaking scenery, meadows of megaherbs forming a colourful tapestry and towering cliffs buffeted by the power of the waves and wind – the playground of the Royal Albatross. With a myriad of penguins patrolling the black sandy beaches, it is truly a nature-lover’s dream come true.


  • This PONANT cruise will allow you to be one of the few to explore the Sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand & Australia, one of the least visited regions in the world
  • Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team
  • Opportunities for guided walks on the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and Macquarie Island, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Wildlife: colonies of fur seals, 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
  • Landscapes: beaches of black sand, hidden inlets and undulating meadows

Expedition Inclusions

Departs 8 February 2021

  • 14-night expedition including all meals and select onboard beverages
  • Unlimited Wifi onboard
  • Evening entertainment and events onboard
  • 24-hour room service onboard
  • Experienced naturalists, lecturers and guides
  • Free Ponant parka
  • Free polar boot rental
  • All shore tours including zodiac outings


Expedition Fares

from: $13,990* per person twin share
solo on request

  • 19 sq. m. including private balcony 

from: $14,990* per person twin share
solo on request

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

from: $15,590* per person twin share
solo on request

  • 19 sq. m. including private balcony – Deck 5

from: $16,390* per person twin share
solo on request

  • 19 sq. m. including private balcony – Deck 6

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.

Call 1300 766 537 or complete the enquiry form below

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

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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.

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