L'AustralFrench-flagged luxury cruise line 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.
 
The "Oceania" cruises feature 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 vessel  with 132 oceanview staterooms and suites.
 
The ability to access remote ports of call and offer one-of-a-kind experiences due to the smaller size of its ships are a signature of Compagnie du Ponant’s expedition style of cruising, not to mention the flexibility of the captain and crew to change the course of the trip as conditions and opportunities along the route allow, according to a statement from the line.

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. From port to port the cruises will reveal all the majestic beauty of these countries on the other side of the world.

COMPAGNIE DU PONANT’S NEW OCEANIA ITINERARIES for 2014/2015:

•    Bali, Indonesia to Cairn, Australia - (16 days/ 15 nights) Departs December 12, 2014, from USD $6495 all-inclusive, per person

•    Cairns, Australia to Sydney, Australia - (8 days/ 7 nights) Departs December 27, 2014, from USD $3300 all-inclusive, per person

•    Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia - (8 days/ 7 nights) Departs January 3, 2015, from USD $3145 all-inclusive, per person

•    Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand - (13 days/ 12 nights) Departs January 10, 2015, from USD $5198 all-inclusive, per person

•    Auckland, New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia - (13 Days/ 12 Nights) Departs January 22, 2015, from USD $5198 all-inclusive, per person

•    Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand - (13 days/ 12 nights) Departs February 3, 2015, from USD $5198 all-inclusive, per person

•    Auckland, New Zealand to Darwin, Australia - (18 days/ 17 nights) Departs February 15, 2015, from USD $7360 all-inclusive, per person