Compagnie du Ponant Introduces New Australia-New Zealand 2014/2015 Itineraries

Auckland, New Zealand

Compagnie du Ponant continues to expand its Australasian market with the introduction of brand new itineraries to Australia and New Zealand for the 2014/2015 season.

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The Oceania cruises includes seven new itineraries with departure dates from December 2014 through February 2015, sailing from Bali to Australia and New Zealand aboard L’Austral, a small luxury yacht with 132 oceanview staterooms and suites.

The new itineraries will take guests to the South Pacific Ocean and Oceania with highlights including not only Darwin, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania, but also Auckland and Rotorua, the cradle of Maori culture.

Why choose a Compagnie du Ponant luxury yacht cruise to discover Oceania?

  • Expedition style cruising with 5-star service, accommodations and dining, all presented with the French touch aboard L’Austral, the latest generation luxury yacht.
  • Zodiac outings with experienced naturalist-guides to explore unspoiled nature, from the dense forests of the Northern Territory to vast coastal beaches.
  • Expedition programs to explore Australia, which holds a concentration of the planet’s greatest natural treasures and meet its Aboriginal people, whose culture is one of the oldest in the world.
  • Snorkeling in the turquoise blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site home to 1,500 species of multi-colored fish and 400 species of coral.
  • Discovering New Zealand, an archipelago on the edge of the world, and the birthplace of the Maori culture.

Compagnie du Ponant’s New Oceania Itineraries for 2014/2015:

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The new Oceania 2014/2015 brochure with detailed itineraries and pricing information can be viewed and downloaded at