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Book now and second passenger sails to the Subantarctic Islands half price!

Book now and second passenger sails to the Subantarctic Islands half price!

Southern wilderness expedition to the Subantarctic Islands

Recognised as one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots, New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands delight visitors with 126 bird species (five of which cannot be found elsewhere in the word), albatross, penguins, sea lions, seals and more!

Book with Ultimate Cruising for an incredible opportunity: cruising in absolute luxury with the second passenger travelling half price, saving over $9,000*

Plus receive an 11″ Apple iPad Pro Wi-Fi 64GB Model as a booking bonus valued at approximately $1250*

Le Laperouse, Subantarctic Islands

The cruise begins in Hobart, Australia’s second oldest city (after Sydney) at 4pm. So if you arrive early, as recommended, you will have time to explore. Between visiting the historic site of nearby Port Arthur, strolling the white sandy beach of Wineglass Bay and hiking in the Freycinet National Park, there’s plenty to do. Tasmania has well-documented its convict history so, if time allows, you can visit the old penitentiary and hear the horrific tales of crime and punishment.

New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands

Once you set sail, you’ll have two days to relax at sea as you cross the Tasman. It’s a good time to sit back, meet your fellow guests and enjoy a spa treatment or any of the other facilities on board before arriving at Macquarie Island. All eyes will be on shore, spotting the hundreds of king penguins, endemic royal penguins, fur seals and elephant seals who breed on the island.

Next, it’s onto Campbell Island, Auckland Island and the Snares. Wildlife is abundant on these islands, with sea lions and seals en-masse. In fact, the environment is so pristine that landings are not permitted on some islands – far fewer people visit these islands than summit Mt Everest each year!

Before finishing in Dunedin, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the beautiful South Island as you meander amid the fjords of Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds, home to some of New Zealand’s most spectacular and dramatic scenery, as well as New Zealand fur seals and bottlenose dolphins.

Be sure to pack a good camera for this voyage as it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Le Laperouse

Travel in pure luxury with this package from Ultimate Cruising on board the luxurious Le Laperouse, accompanied by a team of expert naturalists ready to share their knowledge and expertise. Le Laperouse has just 92 staterooms with a high crew-to-passenger ratio.

Second person half price
Save over $9,000 per twin share cabin

  • 13-night luxury expedition cruise to the Subantarctic Islands
  • Depart Hobart 2 January 2020
  • Includes all meals, open bar and zodiac excursions
  • Plus chauffeur-driven limousine transfers to and from your state capital city airport*
  • Based on Prestige Deck 5 Stateroom with balcony (twin share basis)

First person AU$18,140 per person*
Second person AU$9,070 per person*


Ultimate Cruises free iPad

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*Conditions apply for all bookings. Subject to availability of services at time of booking. All costs AUD per person twin share (two persons sharing). Valid for new bookings only. Valid for bookings made directly with Ultimate Cruising only. This offer is exclusive to Ultimate Cruising and is not combinable with any other Ultimate Cruising or Ponant special offer. 1x iPad Pro per cabin. Includes metro delivery.

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