Just named one of the "10 Best New Cruise Itineraries of 2014" by Fodor'sTravel, this unique voyage charts a course to popular and undiscovered ports alike from the Great Barrier Reef to exotic Fiji. Embark the ship in Cairns, Australia, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and set sail for Papua New Guinea, set on the second-largest island in the world. Here, you’ll visit Port Moresby, the capital and most populous city in the country... Samarai Island, a National Historical Heritage Island … and the island of Bougainville, with its World War II sites, traditional handicrafts, and natural wonders. Cruise on to Guadalcanal, whose very name is synonymous with a turning point of World War II, and Vanuatu, an island chain that inspired James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific. Then, experience the ultimate in relaxation at Beqa Island, before disembarking in Lautoka, Fiji’s “Sugar City,” on a one-of-a-kind voyage that also features such special guests as Nobel Peace Prize winner John E. Hay, onboard lecturer Helen Henry, concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer, and musicians Seth Taylor and Monica Ripamonti.
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