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Rate : from $6,200


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12 Nights Melbourne to Auckland with Ponant Yacht Cruises

Cruise ID 12049
Book By 01Jan00
Departure Dates 01Jan70
Region Asia, Australia & New Zealand
Cruise Line Ponant
Cruise Ship Le Soleal
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only

  • A unique yachting expierence at a serious discount
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
Important Terms
  • Rates are in AUD
  • Prices are per person, based on twin share, inclusive of port charges, taxes, and all discounts unless otherwise stated.
    Single occupancy and 3rd guest rates are available upon request.
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Accommodation 13Jan16 Departure
Fares From
06Feb16 Departure
Fares From
Superior Stateroom $6,200 $6,530
Deluxe Stateroom $7,230 $7,630
Prestige Stateroom $7,620 $8,040
Owner Suite $17,430 $17,430


Fares Include:

  • Port and safety taxes
  • All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands…list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • Room service 24h (special selection)
  • Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team on all cruises identified by “expedition” or “green expedition”
  • English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by “lecturer on board” logo
  • English speaking dive master on selected sailings identified by “diver on board” logo
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • English speaking golf coach on selected sailings identified by “golf cruise” logo
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team for all cruises identified with “Expedition” logo
  • Parc entry fees into protected areas

Fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to terms and conditions. On request. Limited availability.


*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.

Melbourne to Auckland with Ponant Yacht Cruises departing 13Jan15

Date Day Port Arrive Depart
13Jan16 Wed Melbourn, Australia 06:00 PM
14Jan16 Thu At Sea
15Jan16 Fri Hobart, Australia 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
16Jan16 Sat At Sea
17Jan16 Sun At Sea
18Jan16 Mon Milford Sound, New Zealand 01:00 PM 10:00 PM
19Jan16 Tue At Sea
20Jan16 Wed Nelson, New Zealand 08:00 AM 08:00 PM
21Jan16 Thu Ship’s Cove, New Zealand (Sailing)
21Jan16 Thu Picton, New Zealand 06:30 AM 05:00 PM
22Jan16 Fri Wellington, New Zealand 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
23Jan16 Sat At Sea
24Jan16 Sun Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
25Jan16 Mon Auckland, New Zealand 07:00 AM

Itinerary for 13Jan16 departure shown. Identical itinerary available for 06Feb16 departure.

Le Soleal

Le Soleal

A sleek silhouette, a welcoming intimate atmosphere, discover aboard this new ship the philosophy that has made L’AUSTRAL and LE BORéAL such a success: the spirit of Yacht Cruises.

Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and Suites, with balconies, will join the fleet in June 2013. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white.

A refined ambiance is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat’s hull, while the central sculpture of enamelled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the loungebar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolising a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage 10 944 UMS
Star Rating 5 Star
Size/Style of Ship Small/Yachting
Entered Service June 2013
Registry French
Length 142 metres
Beam 18 metres
Draft 4.7 metres
Propulsion/Propellers Electric (2 x 2300kw)
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) 16
Passenger Capacity (twin) 264
Crew 139
Nationality of Officers French
Nationality of Crew French
Total Cabins 132
Total Inside cabins 0
Total Outside cabins 132
Cabin/Suites with Balcony 124
Passenger Decks 6
Cabin Electricity 110/220v
Elevators 2
Self-Service Laundry No
Onboard Currency (subject to change) Euro

Le Soleal

Open-air bar – Sun deck

Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom


Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom


Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom


Deckplan keys
   Owner’s Suite    Deluxe Suite
   Prestige Suite    Prestige Stateroom
   Deluxe Stateroom    Superior Stateroom


 Resturant Gastronomique


Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.

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