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New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition
9 Dec - 23 Dec
14 Nights
12 Ports
Ponant

New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

9 December - 23 December 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

Ship

Le Soléal of Ponant

9-9 December

Setting sail from Dunedin

It's an odd concept - Edinburgh, but on New Zealand's South Island. Visitors are amazed by the extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian buildings dating back to the gold rush, which bring to mind the city's Scottish roots - not least when the sound of the pipes echoes through the streets. Of course the region was inhabited by Māori long prior to the European arrival, so a rich history abounds. Meanwhile outside the city, the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago peninsula are on hand, home to New Zealand fur seals, Hooker's sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins, and the only mainland royal albatross colony in the world.

Don't miss

Larnach Castle rises high above the harbour – wonderful views, and great gardens and grounds too, the best place for high tea!

10-9 December

At sea

10-10 December

New Zealand: Ulva Island

New Zealand pigeon on Ulva Island

11-10 December

At sea

11-11 December

New Zealand: Dusky Sound

Dusky Sound, New Zealand

11-11 December

New Zealand: Doubtful Sound

12-11 December

At sea

12-12 December

New Zealand: Milford Sound

13-12 December

At sea

13-13 December

New Zealand: Snares Islands

14-13 December

At sea

14-14 December

New Zealand: Enderby Island

14-14 December

New Zealand: Musgrave Inlet (Auckland Islands)

15-15 December

At sea

16-17 December

Australia: Macquarie Island

18-18 December

At sea

19-19 December

New Zealand: Campbell Island

20-20 December

At sea

21-21 December

New Zealand: Antipodes

Reischek's parakeet, Antipodes Islands, New Zealand

22-22 December

At sea

23-23 December

Arriving in Dunedin

Our tip

Rail buffs will love the Taieri Gorge railway, the perfect way to see the fantastic scenery.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant Cruises - Le Lyrial
Ponant - Le Lyrial stateroom
Ponant - Le Lyrial pool

Sleek and stylish, Le Boréal, Le Soléal, L'Austral and Le Lyrial are wonderful small ships that blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

These chic sisters are amongst the most stylish ships at sea, with muted natural tones, minimalist interiors and playful splashes of colour. The accommodation is flexible, with the option to combine staterooms and create expansive suites, while the restaurants deliver the sort of outstanding gastronomic experience that you would expect from a French flag cruise line.

Capacity 264 Guests
Crew 140 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
  • Complimentary WiFi
More about Le Soléal

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Pen-y-bryn Lodge, near Dunedin, New Zealand

Our favourite hotel near Dunedin

Up the coast at Oamaru, the charming Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a heritage homestead - and perfectly placed to visit the blue penguins!

Curio Bay, New Zealand

Explore the South Island

Visit the Catlins Coastal Rain Forest and Curio Bay – next stop Antarctica!

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New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands Expedition

9 December - 23 December 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

Ship

Le Soléal of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London