Take a truly epic voyage into the Far East on this one-of-a-kind itinerary. The adventure begins in the "Sugar City," Lautoka-the heart of Fiji's sugarcane region. What follows is a smorgasbord of some of the world's most exotic ports: Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the tiny nation of Timor-Leste. Along the way, you'll go back in time through historical sites, ancient cultures and mythologies, and centuries-old civilizations.

Highlights

  • Ideal for those who seek out rarely visited sites
  • Be amazed as you explore Espiritu Santo, the largest island in the Vanuatu archipelago
  • Soak up the scenic splendor in Guadalcanal, once the site of a fierce WWII battle
  • Adventure in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on Komodo Island, home of the largest lizards on Earth
  • Clear azure waters and Indonesian beauty beckon on Lembar, Lombok Island

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 - Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
    Once you arrive in Lautoka (known as "Sugar City" for the green-gold sugarcane that surrounds the city), there's much to explore. Stroll its palm-lined streets, experience everyday life in a traditional village, or hike in Koroyanitu National Heritage Park.

    Day 2 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 3 - Espiritu Santo Island
    A stunning island of palm-lined beaches, spring-fed swimming holes, lush rainforests, and lofty mountains, Espiritu Santo also played an important role in World War II. Perhaps you'll explore this heritage or experience the island's traditional village life. You can also enjoy exceptional swimming and snorkeling here. Or simply relax on the beach.

    Day 4 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 5 - Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
    The largest of the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal is best known for the six-month battle between Allied and Japanese forces that marked a turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. The island still brims with World War II relics, monuments, and memorials, as you may discover. Perhaps you'll explore its tropical interior, with its excellent birdwatching. Or see for yourself why the island is revered for its superior snorkeling and diving.

    Day 6 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 7 - Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea
    Once an important trading center, Samarai Island was evacuated, and its buildings were destroyed to prevent it from falling into Japanese control during World War II. It has since been rebuilt - though not to the same scale as its glory days. Take a stroll along the pleasant pathway that encircles its pretty town, view spectacular marine life on a SCUBA diving expedition, or simply relax on the beach.

    Day 8 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    Historically made up of tribal peoples making their living from the sea, Port Moresby became the capital of Papua New Guinea when the country gained its independence in 1975. While here, perhaps you'll admire the mosaic facade of the National Parliament House, inhale the fragrance of tropical blooms at the Port Moresby Nature Park, or marvel at the depth and diversity of the local culture at the National Museum and Art Gallery.

    Day 9 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 10 - Thursday Island, Australia
    Immerse yourself in the island's cultural mix of Asian, European, and Pacific Island influences at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre. At Green Hill Fort, built as a defense against Russian invasion and later a World War II military base, admire military artifacts and splendid views, as well as exhibits that pay homage to the island's pearl fishing history. Or join a deep-sea fishing expedition.

    Day 11 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 12 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 13 - Dili, Timor-Leste
    The capital of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) - one of the youngest countries in the world - Dili is still a sleepy colonial town ... but also one that is modernizing rapidly. If you're feeling energetic, you might climb the 580 steps to the Cristo Rei, the world second-largest statue Christ the King. Stroll the waterfront in the colonial heart of town. Find a wide assortment of goods at the Dili Tais Market. And enjoy the city's many fine white-sand beaches with excellent diving and snorkeling.

    Day 14 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 15 - Komodo National Park
    Between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, Komodo National Park welcomes you to discover its natural wonders. At the very heart of the Indonesian archipelago, the three islands that form it - Komodo, Rinca and Padar - owe their renown to the famous eponymous dragons, enormous lizards over two metres long, which live in its grassy savannah. This jagged and hilly volcanic territory belonging to the Sunda Islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its incredible terrestrial and marine biodiversity. Admire its palette of colours, intermingling the sparkling whites of the beaches, the deep blues of the coral-filled water and the soft greens of its pastures.

    Day 16 - Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
    Visit Ubud, renowned for its temples, shrines, artists' workshops and galleries, and the Sacred Monkey Forest. Or maybe you'll want to indulge in watersports activities like jetskiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling diving and reef fishing. With its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, exotic culture, beautiful handicrafts and fascinating dance traditions, Bali has drawn travelers from around the world for decades.

    Day 17 - Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
    Visit Ubud, renowned for its temples, shrines, artists' workshops and galleries, and the Sacred Monkey Forest. Or maybe you'll want to indulge in watersports activities like jetskiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling diving and reef fishing. With its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, exotic culture, beautiful handicrafts and fascinating dance traditions, Bali has drawn travelers from around the world for decades.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2022
    Duration
    17 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lautoka 5:00 PM
    Day 2At Sea  
    Day 3Espiritu Santo Island11:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 4At Sea  
    Day 5Honiara10:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 6At Sea  
    Day 7Samarai Island8:00 AM12:00 PM
    Day 8Port Moresby7:00 AM7:00 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10Thursday Island8:00 AM12:00 PM
    Day 11At Sea  
    Day 12At Sea  
    Day 13Dili  
    Day 14At Sea8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 15Komodo National Park8:00 AM12:00 PM
    Day 16Benoa9:00 AM 
    Day 17Benoa  
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