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Cruise Description

For your serenity, PONANT has organised the following included programme for you, which starts the day prior to embarkation.

The day before embarkation ? Auckland

Transfer from airport to PONANT selected hotel.

In order to organise your transfer, please inform your travel agent 60 days before departure:
- your flight number as well as your arrival time and day.

Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Check-in from your arrival.

Lunch on your own and day at leisure.


Overnight at the hotel.

Embarkation Day ? Auckland/Dunedin

The breakfast will be served before leaving for the airport for your Auckland/Dunedin flight.
Transfer to the airport.

Flight Auckland/Dunedin selected by PONANT in economy class.
Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.
Approximate flight duration: 2 hours

Meet and greet at Dunedin airport (English-speaking assistance).
Transfer to Le Commandant Charcot.

? Cruise on board your ship ?

Disembarkation Day ? Ushuaia/Santiago

Meet and greet at the port (English-speaking assistance).

Transfer to the airport in time for check-in for the flight Ushuaia/Santiago selected by PONANT in economy class.
Approximate flight duration: 3 hours
Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.

It is highly recommended to have an international inbound flight the day after PONANT selected flight.

Your programme includes:

Transfer from Auckland airport upon flight arrival.1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel the night before embarkation.Your hotel will be confirmed few weeks before your cruise.Early check-in available from your arrival.Hospitality desk at the hotel in Auckland.The flights Auckland/Dunedin and Ushuaia/Santiago selected by PONANT, in economy class.
Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package.Transfers as mentioned in the programme.Your programme does not include:

Tips for the local guide.Personal expenses.Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.Please note:

The local currency is the New Zealand dollar. You will be able to make most of your purchases by credit card, accepted in most hotels, shopping centres and boutiques. You will also be able to retrieve New Zealand dollars from the ATM?s.Summer season in Auckland: temperatures might be around 73 °F (23 °C).Summer season in Dunedin: temperatures vary between 51 °F (11 °C) and 70 °F (21 °C).We recommend you wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.If case PONANT has not received your full flight details, services start at the hotel in time for check-in.Programme is subject to change. To know your PONANT flight schedule, please contact your travel agent; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
14/02/23 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
15/02/23 At sea - -
16/02/23 At sea - -
17/02/23 Macquarie Island, Sub Antarctic Island
18/02/23 At sea - -
19/02/23 At sea - -
20/02/23 Adélie Land, Antarctica
21/02/23 Victoria Land, Antarctica
22/02/23 Victoria Land, Antarctica
23/02/23 Victoria Land, Antarctica
24/02/23 Victoria Land, Antarctica
25/02/23 Ross Sea Region, Antarctica
25/02/23 Date Line Crossing
26/02/23 Ross Sea Region, Antarctica
27/02/23 Ross Sea Region, Antarctica
28/02/23 Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
01/03/23 Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
02/03/23 Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
03/03/23 Amundsen Sea, Antarctica
04/03/23 Amundsen Sea, Antarctica
05/03/23 Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica
06/03/23 Peter I Island, Antarctica
07/03/23 Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica
08/03/23 Charcot Island, Antarctica
09/03/23 At sea - -
10/03/23 Drake Passage
11/03/23 Drake Passage
12/03/23 Ushuaia, Argentina
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

Available Sailing Dates