Summary : After sailing through some of New Zealand's most beloved South Island fjords, Le Laperouse will head for its five groups of the Sub-Antarctic Islands, as well as Australia's Macquarie Island. Home to fauna of an incredible diversity, including some endemic species, the islands are collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lush green meadows, steep cliffs, mountains, and black-sand beaches—here you will find many dazzling landscapes frequented by penguins, sea lions, fur seals, elephant seals, albatrosses, and giant petrels. Wildlife reigns supreme here, much to the delight of photographers and nature lovers.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Triple/Quad Cabins
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$10,690 to $43,580
Embark the vessel in the afternoon.
Milford Sound fjord is one of the most beautiful natural sites in New Zealand. Located on the southwest coast of the South Island in the Fiorldland National Park, this magnificent inlet was carved out by glaciers during the ice age. Majestic cliffs surge out of the dark waters, and impressive waterfalls cascade down the sheer rock faces. In the heart of this wilderness, you'll be able to visit a floating underwater observatory, only accessible by boat, to study the wonders of aquatic life while you stay dry.
Disembark the vessel after breakfast.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Bilingual Departures: All departures are French/English.
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Meals on board the ship; captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; luggage transfer between pier and ship; mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals, afternoon tea; open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available upon request); port and safety taxes; crew gratuities; 24-hour room service; butler service for guests staying in Suites. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; passport and visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned; spa charges; beverages other than those mentioned; laundry services, hair salon; personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions; cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s); fuel surcharge may apply.
Photo Credit: © Nathalie Michel, © Francis Latreille, © Margot Sibilaud, © Ponant