Le Laperouse

Le Laperouse Review and Specifications

Specifications of Le Laperouse

Year built2018 new ship
Flag state Wallis and Futuna
BuilderVARD shipyards (Tulcea Romania and Soviknes Norway)
Classice-strengthened expedition mega-yacht
Building costUSD 110 million (EUR 90 million)
OwnerGroupe Artemis (Financiere Pinault)
OperatorCompagnie du Ponant Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)131 m / 430 ft
Beam (width)18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage9900 gt
Passengers184
Crew110
Decks6
Cabins92
Decks with cabins4
Sister-shipsLe Bellot, Le Bougainville, Le Champlain, Le Dumont d'Urville, Le Surville
Christened byMaryvonne Pinault

Review of Le Laperouse

MS Le Laperouse cruise ship (launched in 2018) is the first of all six Compagnie du Ponant (CDP) polar expedition vessels. Advertised as "expedition yacths", of the same "Explorer-class" series are also the ships Le Champlain (2018), Le Bougainville (2019), Le Kerguelen (2019), Le Bellot (2020) and Le Surville (2020) - all named after famous French sea explorers.

History - construction and ownership

Compagnie du Ponant (CDP) is a French cruise shipping company founded in April 1988 by former French Merchant Navy officers. All Ponant ships are France-flagged. The company specializes in premium adventure cruise travel targeting the French-speaking source market with all-inclusive deals. Most of CDP's fleet is based in Antarctica (December through March). All these mega-yachts offer modern amenities, premium service by highly-traned staff and crew, 5-star hotel amenities onboard. Exotic, offbeat itineraries visit popular travel destinations worldwide, including Caribbean, Baltic, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, South America, Australia.

(Ponant) Le Laperouse cruise ship

On March 15, 2016, a shipbuilding agreement was signed with Vard Holdings Ltd (Norwegian subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri) to build four 184-passenger Explorer-class ships (scheduled deliveries in 2018-2019). With this deal, VARD Norway entered the cruise ship building market.

On March 6, 2018, CDP signed with VARD two additional shipbuilding orders (scheduled deliveries in 2020), which resulted in a 12-ship fleet (by the end of 2021).

Ponant Cruises new ship design

Each of the 10,000 GT new yachts has LOA length 128 m (420 ft), width 18 m (59 ft), capacity 184 pax plus 110 crew, 6 decks, 92 passenger cabins (on 4 decks), aft-located sun deck (with swimming pool) and retractable marina (for deploying water sports equipment), its own fleet of Zodiacs (large boats used for passenger tendering and landings in remote locations). The exterior design was created by the French company Stirling Design International (abbrev SDI). The yacht's interior was designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Le Laperouse cruise itinerary program (like for the other Explorer-class yachts) offers unique itineraries to offbeat port and island destinations around the world, including Caribbean, Europe (Baltic and Mediterranean), East Asia, Australia, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean islands (Oceania), Canadian Arctic, Brazil Amazon (Orinoco River), South America and Antarctica. On each voyage, passengers enjoy professional lectures and media presentations, led by the ship's naturalists and themed on the regional wildlife and local cultures.

December through March each year, most of the CDP fleet is deployed in polar regions (Arcitc and Antarctica).

Cabins

Le Laperouse ship has a total of 92 elegantly designed cabins and suites. Each of the staterooms features private balcony (with luxury lounge furniture 1 table, 2 rattan chairs). All suite categories have bathrooms with sliding panel in the shower room, revealing a glass wall for unobstructed seaviews.

The largest staterooms are Owners and Grand Deluxe Suites (aft on decks 5 and 6). These are two-room accommodations with bedroom (King bed), master bathroom (Balneo bathtub, dual-sink vanity), guest bathroom, separate lounge area (double sofabed), dining area (4-seat table), private balcony (dual access).

Prestige Suites are also two-room cabins, each with 2 bathrooms (separate WC/sink, one with shower, master bathroom with bathtub), 2 dressing rooms, lounge room (double sofabed), double-width veranda.

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Dining options - Food and Drinks

Follows the complete list of Le Laperouse ship's restaurants and food bars.

  • The outdoor dining area (Lido Grill, located aft on deck 3) has capacity 70 seats. This alfresco restaurant serves grilled meats, along with various salads and desserts.
  • Aft of deck 4 is the 260 m2 (2800 ft2) sized Restaurant with floor-ceiling windows and single-seating capacity. The Restaurant opens onto an outside terrace, and offers several buffet stations for breakfast and lunch.. The staff provides table service for hot meals.
  • Most diets can be catered. Special dietary requests must be made in advance.
  • At the Restaurant (aft on deck 4), breakfasts and lunches are buffet-style, while the 4-course (a la carte) dinners are waiter-served. Weather permitting, meals can be also served outdoor (on the aft-located deck terrace).
  • Afternoon Tea service is available in the Panoramic Lounge (forward on deck 6). Coffee and tea are complimentary and available 24-hours a day.

Entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Follows the complete list of Le Laperouse ship's lounges, bars, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Marina (water sports platform; offers mostly swimming; it is used only when the ship is anchored and the sea is calm)
  • Le Laperouse Atrium (2-deck high open-floor area; features a chandelier with Swarovski crystals)
  • Main Lounge (200 m2 /2153 ft2, with large-size LED screen and floor-ceiling windows; offers early breakfast, specialty teas and coffees, Afternoon Tea complemented with gourmet cookies and fine chocolates; evening entertainment features live performances by resident singer and pianist and an art auction, once per CDP cruise; the outdoor aft terrace is the only one smoking area on board)
  • Boutique Shop (40 m2 /430 ft2, designer clothing, luxury jewelry, Ponant logo merchandise, special occasion gifts)
  • Theatre (188-seat main show lounge for music and dance shows)
  • Wellness Centre (Spa, Balneo Room, Hammam, Massage Room, Beauty Corner, Hair Salon, Shower Room, Relaxation Room, a spacious terrace)
  • The Fitness (gym room with panoramic windows)
  • Leisure Area (has a small kids playroom, Photo Gallery and Internet stations)
  • Image and Photo Desk
  • Swimming pool’s sunbathing area (with luxury loungers)
  • Panoramic Lounge and Bar (with an Internet corner, grand piano, Library, Panoramic Terrace (served by an outdoor Bar) is the ship's nightclub / disco)
  • Blue Eye Lounge is located below waterline (within the hull) and features 2 giant curved porthole windows shaped as cetacean eyes. Live footage of the surrounding marine life is projected onto digital screens which 'wallpaper' the room.
  • Sun Deck (open-air sunbathing area, with bar, luxury loungers, padded chairs, showers, deck games - Shuffleboard, Golf Driving Net, 9-hole Mini-Golf)
  • Zodiacs (inflatable boats).

Stairs and elevators connect all decks. The Navigation Bridge has open-bridge policy. It is available to visit throughout the day, but contingent upon weather conditions and security.

Doctor’s Office with 24-hour duty service is also available, as well as laundry services (no dry-cleaning) and Wi-Fi access (throughout). Smoking on the ship is allowed only on outdoor decks.

"Blue Eye" underwater lounge on the new Ponant yachts

World's first ever underwater cruise ship lounge was designed for Ponant's new series of 6 Explorer-class yachts. The unique venue (named "Blue Eye") features vibrating sofas and innovative sound system to capture sea acoustics.

  • The "Blue Eye Lounge" is located 2-3 m (6,5-10 ft) below water level and is integrated into the ship's hull. Underwater views are via giant curved portholes - cetacean eye-shaped windows (1,6 x 3,4 m / 5 x 11 ft).
  • Live footage of the surrounding marine life is projected onto digital screens which "wallpaper" the room.
  • Sound, transmitted through hydrophones, is captured across a 5 km (3 ml) radius of the ship. The high-tech lounge is fitted with "body listening sofas" vibrating discreetly to allowi passengers to experience the ocean rhythms.
  • Non-intrusive underwater projectors allow observing marine life from the ship's outdoor decks and the cruise cabin balconies.
  • The 7-deck ships also feature a resistance swimming pool (aka "infinity pool"), spacious sundeck and 3-position aft marina platform.

Le Laperouse wiki

  • On January 3, 2017 was the vessel's steel-cutting ceremony held at VARD Tulcea shipyard.
  • On December 18, 2017, the vessel was floated out in Romania, then towed to Norway. On January 25, 2018, it arrived at VARD Soviknes yard for final outfitting. The cruise ship was scheduled for delivery on June 15, 2018, followed by Le Champlain (October 2018). The new boat left Alesund Norway on June 16 and arrived in Reykjavik Iceland on June 19 to start the inaugural cruise. The christening ceremony was held on July 10 in Reykjavik. The naming ceremony was attended Jean Emmanuel Sauvee (Ponant's CEO) and featured live performances by Breton pipe band Bigad de Lann Bihoue (France military's only remaining professional music band).
  • Ship's godmother is Maryvonne Pinault - wife of the chairman of Artemis Group (Ponant Cruises' parent company).
  • The shipbuilder VARD (subsidiary of the Italian company Fincantieri) constructed the vessel (hull and superstructure) at the shipyard in Tulcea Romania. Then it was towed to the VARD shipyard in Soviknes Norway for outfitting.
  • Ponant's new cruise ship series as design features ice-strengthened hull and top-notch marine expedition vessel technologies. Among those is the long-range 3D sonar "FarSounder 1000". The device is forward-looking (installed in the ship's bow) and integrated into the vessel's bridge navigation system. The sonar allows it to maneuver through icy waters, showing and mapping approaching hazards, such as icebergs or shallow coral reefs.
  • Fun fact is that this Ponant ship's namesake is the 2009-launched "CMA CGM Laperouse". The vessel is among the world's largest container ships (capacity 13,830 containers) and owned by CMA-CGM Line.

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2018

The following tables show the ship's inaugural / maiden voyages as departure dates, itinerary ports and prices per person (in USD, double-occupancy Deluxe Cabin rates). The maiden voyage was a full ship charter by Tauck (US-based river cruisetour company).

7 nights / 8 days "Inaugural Cruise" (themed "Icelandic Mosaic") - prices started from $17150 pp

20 JunDeparting from Reykjavik, Iceland
21 Jun     Isafjordur, Iceland   
22 Jun     Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland   
23 Jun     Akureyri, Iceland   
24 Jun     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
25 Jun     Heimaey Island, Iceland   
26 Jun 08:00 - 26 Jun     Reykjavik, Iceland (Overnight)   
27 JunArriving in Reykjavik, Iceland

8 nights / 9 days inaugural Norwegian Fjords cruise - prices started from USD 4150 pp.

23 AugDeparting from Bergen, Norway
24 Aug - 14:00     Bergen, Norway   
25 Aug     Olden, Norway   
26 Aug     Vikoyri, Sognefjord, Norway   
26 Aug     Flam, Norway   
27 Aug - 28 Aug     Haugesund, Norway   
29 Aug     Egersund, Norway   
30 Aug     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
31 AugArriving in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Le Laperouse Itineraries 2018

The below listed Le Laperouse cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Reykjavik cruise port

26 June 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Icelandic Mosaic
Prices starting
from $15586
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26 Jun      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
28 Jun 12:00 - 19:00     Isafjordur, Iceland   
29 Jun 12:00 - 19:00     Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland   
30 Jun 06:00 - 17:00     Akureyri, Iceland   
01 Jul 12:00 - 18:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
02 Jul 16:00 - 21:00     Heimaey Island, Iceland   
03 Jul 08:00 - 03 Jul     Reykjavik, Iceland(Overnight)   
04 Jul      Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland   

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Reykjavik cruise port

14 August 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Bergen
Prices starting
from $10030
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14 Aug      Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland   
16 Aug - 18:00     Reykjavik, Iceland   
17 Aug 07:00 - 12:00     Heimaey Island, Iceland   
18 Aug 09:00 - 15:00     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
19 Aug     At Sea   
20 Aug 09:00 - 17:00     Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland   
21 Aug 07:00 - 19:00     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
22 Aug 07:00 - 13:00     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
23 Aug      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   

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Bergen cruise port

22 August 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Bergen to Copenhagen
Prices starting
from $4148
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22 Aug      Departing from Bergen, Norway   
24 Aug - 14:00     Bergen, Norway   
25 Aug 07:00 - 13:00     Olden, Norway   
26 Aug     Vikoyri, Sognefjord, Norway   
26 Aug     Flam, Norway   
27 Aug 10:00 - 02:00     Haugesund, Norway   
29 Aug 07:00 - 13:00     Egersund, Norway   
30 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden   
31 Aug      Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark   

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Copenhagen cruise port

29 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Copenhagen to London Greenwich
Prices starting
from $3822
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29 Aug      Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark   
31 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Travemunde, Lubeck, Germany   
01 Sep     Kiel, Germany   
01 Sep     Kiel Canal, Germany(Transit)   
02 Sep 14:00 - 19:00     Harlingen, Holland   
03 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Amsterdam, Holland   
04 Sep 09:00 - 19:00     Antwerp, Belgium   
05 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Ostend, Belgium   
06 Sep      Arriving in London Greenwich, England   

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Lisbon cruise port

13 September 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia
Prices starting
from $5674
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13 Sep      Departing from Lisbon, Portugal   
15 Sep     At Sea   
16 Sep 07:00 - 18:00     Cadiz, Spain   
17 Sep     Malaga, Spain   
17 Sep     Motril, Spain   
18 Sep 14:00 - 19:00     Altea, Spain   
19 Sep 08:00 - 21:00     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
20 Sep 07:00 - 13:00     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain   
21 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Bonifacio, Corsica, France   
22 Sep      Arriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   

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Valletta cruise port

28 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus
Prices starting
from $4970
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28 Sep      Departing from Valletta, Malta   
30 Sep 12:00 - 19:00     Catania, Sicily, Italy   
01 Oct 07:00 - 13:00     Giardini-Naxos, Taormina, Sicily Italy   
02 Oct 14:00 - 19:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
03 Oct     Itea, Greece   
03 Oct     Corinth Canal, Greece(Transit)   
04 Oct 08:00 - 23:00     Nafplio, Mycenae, Greece   
05 Oct 11:00 - 18:00     Hydra Island, Greece   
06 Oct      Arriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece   

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Piraeus cruise port

19 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia
Prices starting
from $3926
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19 Oct      Departing from Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
21 Oct 12:00 - 22:00     Patmos Island, Greece   
22 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Sifnos Island, Greece   
23 Oct     Corinth Canal, Greece(Transit)   
23 Oct     Itea, Greece   
24 Oct 07:00 - 13:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
25 Oct 12:00 - 19:00     Giardini-Naxos, Taormina, Sicily Italy   
26 Oct 12:00 - 18:00     Naples, Italy   
27 Oct      Arriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   

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Civitavecchia cruise port

26 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Chopin and the Music of Spain
Prices starting
from $4136
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26 Oct      Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
28 Oct     Bonifacio, Corsica, France   
29 Oct     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain   
30 Oct     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
31 Oct     Barcelona, Spain   
01 Nov     At Sea   
02 Nov     Carrara, Italy   
03 Nov      Arriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   

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Civitavecchia cruise port

02 November 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus
Prices starting
from $3522
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02 Nov      Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
04 Nov 08:00 - 13:00     Naples, Italy   
05 Nov 07:00 - 12:00     Giardini-Naxos, Taormina, Sicily Italy   
06 Nov 13:00 - 19:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
07 Nov     Itea, Greece   
07 Nov     Corinth Canal, Greece(Transit)   
08 Nov     Delos Island, Greece   
08 Nov     Mykonos Island, Greece   
09 Nov 07:00 - 14:00     Patmos Island, Greece   
10 Nov      Arriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece   

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Piraeus cruise port

09 November 20188 nights / 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Sokhna
Prices starting
from $4264
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09 Nov      Departing from Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
11 Nov     Corinth Canal, Greece   
12 Nov     Itea, Greece   
12 Nov     Corinth Canal, Greece(Transit)   
13 Nov 07:00 - 14:00     Nafplio, Mycenae, Greece   
14 Nov 07:00 - 14:00     Patmos Island, Greece   
15 Nov 07:00 - 14:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
16 Nov     At Sea   
17 Nov     Suez Canal   
18 Nov      Arriving in Sokhna, Egypt   

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Mahe Island cruise port

29 November 201812 nights / 13 days, round-trip Treasures of Seychelles
Prices starting
from $9508
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29 Nov      Departing from Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles   
01 Dec     Aride Island, Seychelles   
02 Dec     Curieuse Island, Seychelles   
02 Dec     Praslin Island, Seychelles   
03 Dec     At Sea   
04 Dec     Alphonse Island, Seychelles   
05 Dec     At Sea   
06 Dec     Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles   
07 Dec     Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles   
08 Dec     Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles   
09 Dec     At Sea   
10 Dec     Amirantes Islands, Seychelles(Desroche)   
11 Dec     La Digue Island, Seychelles   
11 Dec - 12 Dec     Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles(Overnight)   
12 Dec      Arriving in Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles   

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Mahe Island cruise port

11 December 201810 nights / 11 days, one-way from Mahe Island to Colombo
Prices starting
from $5400
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11 Dec      Departing from Mahe Island, Victoria, Seychelles   
13 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     La Digue Island, Seychelles   
14 Dec - 17 Dec     At Sea   
18 Dec     Maldives Islands   
19 Dec     Baa Atoll, Maldives   
20 Dec     At Sea   
21 Dec 06:00 - 18:00     Galle, Sri Lanka   
22 Dec      Arriving in Colombo, Sri Lanka   

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Colombo cruise port

21 December 201815 nights / 16 days, one-way from Colombo to Singapore
Prices starting
from $7930
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21 Dec      Departing from Colombo, Sri Lanka   
23 Dec 08:00 - 19:00     Galle, Sri Lanka   
24 Dec     At Sea   
25 Dec 05:00 - 19:00     Trincomalee, Sri Lanka   
26 Dec 20:00 - 26 Dec     Chennai, Madras, India(Overnight)   
27 Dec - 28 Dec     Chennai, Madras, India(Overnight)   
28 Dec - 18:00     Chennai, Madras, India   
29 Dec - 30 Dec     At Sea   
31 Dec 13:00 - 19:00     South Cinque Island, Andaman Islands, India   
01 Jan     Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India   
02 Jan - 03 Jan     At Sea   
04 Jan 07:00 - 13:00     Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
05 Jan 13:00 - 18:00     Malacca, Malaysia   
06 Jan      Arriving in Singapore   

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Le Laperouse Itineraries 2019

The below listed Le Laperouse cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Compagnie du Ponant fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Colombo cruise port

21 December 201815 nights / 16 days, one-way from Colombo to Singapore
Prices starting
from $7930
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21 Dec      Departing from Colombo, Sri Lanka   
23 Dec 08:00 - 19:00     Galle, Sri Lanka   
24 Dec     At Sea   
25 Dec 05:00 - 19:00     Trincomalee, Sri Lanka   
26 Dec 20:00 - 26 Dec     Chennai, Madras, India(Overnight)   
27 Dec - 28 Dec     Chennai, Madras, India(Overnight)   
28 Dec - 18:00     Chennai, Madras, India   
29 Dec - 30 Dec     At Sea   
31 Dec 13:00 - 19:00     South Cinque Island, Andaman Islands, India   
01 Jan     Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India   
02 Jan - 03 Jan     At Sea   
04 Jan 07:00 - 13:00     Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia   
05 Jan 13:00 - 18:00     Malacca, Malaysia   
06 Jan      Arriving in Singapore   

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Singapore cruise port

05 January 20199 nights / 10 days, one-way from Singapore to Benoa
Prices starting
from $6092
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05 Jan      Departing from Singapore   
07 Jan     At Sea   
08 Jan     At Sea   
09 Jan     Tanjung Datu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia   
10 Jan     At Sea   
11 Jan     At Sea   
12 Jan     Pulau Sumbawa Island, Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia   
13 Jan     Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia   
14 Jan     Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia   
15 Jan      Arriving in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   

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Benoa cruise port

14 January 201914 nights / 15 days, one-way from Benoa to Cairns
Prices starting
from $7395
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14 Jan      Departing from Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   
16 Jan     Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia   
17 Jan     Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia   
18 Jan     Pulau Alor Island, Kalabahi, Indonesia   
19 Jan     At Sea   
20 Jan     Banda Islands, Indonesia   
21 Jan     Kei Islands, Maluku, Indonesia   
22 Jan     Pulau Aiduma Island, Triton Bay, Indonesia   
23 Jan     At Sea   
24 Jan     Asmat Region, New Guinea Island, PNG   
25 Jan     At Sea   
26 Jan     Thursday Island, Queensland Australia   
27 Jan     At Sea   
28 Jan     Lizard Island, Queensland Australia   
29 Jan      Arriving in Cairns, Queensland Australia   

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Auckland cruise port

14 February 20199 nights / 10 days, one-way from Auckland to Dunedin
Prices starting
from $4864
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14 Feb      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
16 Feb     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
17 Feb     White Island, New Zealand   
18 Feb     Napier, New Zealand   
19 Feb     Wellington, New Zealand   
20 Feb     Picton, New Zealand   
21 Feb     At Sea   
22 Feb     Milford Sound, New Zealand   
23 Feb     Doubtful Sound, New Zealand   
23 Feb     Dusky Sound, New Zealand   
24 Feb      Arriving in Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   

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Dunedin cruise port

11 March 20199 nights / 10 days, one-way from Dunedin to Auckland
Prices starting
from $5152
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11 Mar      Departing from Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   
13 Mar     Dusky Sound, New Zealand   
13 Mar     Doubtful Sound, New Zealand   
14 Mar     Milford Sound, New Zealand   
15 Mar     At Sea   
16 Mar     Picton, New Zealand   
17 Mar     Wellington, New Zealand   
18 Mar     Napier, New Zealand   
19 Mar     White Island, New Zealand   
20 Mar     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
21 Mar      Arriving in Auckland, New Zealand   

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Auckland cruise port

20 March 20199 nights / 10 days, one-way from Auckland to Dunedin
Prices starting
from $4578
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20 Mar      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
22 Mar     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
23 Mar     White Island, New Zealand   
24 Mar     Napier, New Zealand   
25 Mar     Wellington, New Zealand   
26 Mar     Picton, New Zealand   
27 Mar     At Sea   
28 Mar     Milford Sound, New Zealand   
29 Mar     Doubtful Sound, New Zealand   
29 Mar     Dusky Sound, New Zealand   
30 Mar      Arriving in Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   

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Dunedin cruise port

29 March 20199 nights / 10 days, one-way from Dunedin to Auckland
Prices starting
from $4578
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29 Mar      Departing from Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand   
31 Mar     Dusky Sound, New Zealand   
31 Mar     Doubtful Sound, New Zealand   
01 Apr     Milford Sound, New Zealand   
02 Apr     At Sea   
03 Apr     Picton, New Zealand   
04 Apr     Wellington, New Zealand   
05 Apr     Napier, New Zealand   
06 Apr     White Island, New Zealand   
07 Apr     Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand   
08 Apr      Arriving in Auckland, New Zealand   

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Auckland cruise port

07 April 201913 nights / 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Noumea
Prices starting
from $5844
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07 Apr      Departing from Auckland, New Zealand   
09 Apr     Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand   
10 Apr - 11 Apr     At Sea   
12 Apr     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
13 Apr     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
14 Apr     Hienghene, New Caledonia   
15 Apr     Belep Islands, New Caledonia   
16 Apr     At Sea   
17 Apr     Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia   
18 Apr     Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia   
19 Apr - 20 Apr     At Sea   
21 Apr      Arriving in Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   

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Noumea cruise port

20 April 201911 nights / 12 days, one-way from Noumea to Honiara
Prices starting
from $7056
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20 Apr      Departing from Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia   
22 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
23 Apr 12:00 - 22:00     Vanuatu Islands   
24 Apr     At Sea   
25 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu   
26 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Wala Island, Vanuatu   
27 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Ambrym Island, Vanuatu   
28 Apr     Ureparapara Island, Vanuatu   
28 Apr     Vanuatu Islands   
29 Apr 06:00 - 19:00     Vanikoro Island, Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands   
30 Apr     At Sea   
01 May 06:00 - 16:00     Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands   
02 May      Arriving in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands   

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Honiara cruise port

01 May 201911 nights / 12 days, one-way from Honiara to Cairns
Prices starting
from $6456
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01 May      Departing from Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands   
03 May     Florida Islands, Roderick Bay, Solomon Islands   
04 May     Njari Island, Solomon Islands   
05 May     At Sea   
06 May     Alotau, Papua New Guinea   
07 May     Tufi, Papua New Guinea   
08 May     Alotau, Papua New Guinea   
09 May     Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea   
10 May     Goodenough Island, Papua New Guinea   
11 May     Alotau, Papua New Guinea   
12 May     At Sea   
13 May      Arriving in Cairns, Queensland Australia   

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Cairns cruise port

12 May 201911 nights / 12 days, one-way from Cairns to Darwin
Prices starting
from $6039
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12 May      Departing from Cairns, Queensland Australia   
14 May     At Sea   
15 May     Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia   
16 May     At Sea   
17 May     Asmat Region, New Guinea Island, PNG (Agats)   
18 May     At Sea   
19 May     Pulau Aiduma Island, Triton Bay, Indonesia   
20 May     At Sea   
21 May     Kei Islands, Maluku, Indonesia   
22 May     Banda Islands, Indonesia   
23 May     At Sea   
24 May      Arriving in Darwin, NT Australia   

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