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 exotic Fiji to the Great Barrier Reef. Embark ship in Lautoka, Fiji’s “Sugar City” and heart of its sugarcane industry, and cruise to Vanuatu, the island chain that inspired James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific. Cruise on to Guadalcanal, whose very name is synonymous with a turning point of World War II. Next is Papua New Guinea, set on the second-largest island in the world. Here, you’ll visit the island of Bougainville, with its World War II sites, traditional handicrafts, and natural wonders … Samarai Island, a National Historical Heritage Island... and Port Moresby, the capital and most populous city in the country. You’ll disembark in Cairns, Australia, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, on a one-of-a-kind voyage that also features such special guests as oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, champion freediver Herbert Nitsch, "extreme artists" Jean Francois Detaille, art history professor Caroline Boyle-Turner, and Polynesian anthropologist Mark Eddowes.
Sailing: June 14, 2014. Download the info sheet.
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