“Almost half the world’s albatross and penguin species reside here in a pristine environment where tourism, frankly, does not exist”, observes Mick Fogg, who will be heading the Ponant Expedition Team in 2019.
Lance Mumby, Owner & Manager of CruiseAlong, said: “Following the 2018 sell-out voyage, I am pleased to announce that in 2019 CruiseAlong will again provide the opportunity to visit these extraordinary Subantarctic Islands. CruiseAlong is offering a convenient all-inclusive 17-night expedition voyage that includes flights from Australia and overnight accommodation in addition to the voyage itself.”
“Departing Dunedin on 22 February 2019, explore New Zealand’s fiords and the Subantarctic Islands onboard Ponant’s brand new purpose-built luxury expedition ship Le Laperouse. To be launched in mid-2018, this small ship, with just 92 suites and staterooms, all with balconies, will provide an exceptional ‘base camp’ for daily activities as we explore with the specialist expedition team.”“This is no expedition ‘in extremis’”, continues Lance. “Luxury and creature comforts abound onboard, including an infinity-edge swimming pool, spa, lecture theatre, boutique, open bar, 24-hour room service and a world-first underwater lounge with glass windows looking out to the marine environment. Underwater microphones will pick up the sounds of dolphins and whales talking …. Imagine, having a cocktail while listening to the marine world surrounding you and seeing fish just outside.”