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Indonesia & New Guinea & Solomon Islands - PG040323 M/S Paul Gauguin departing 4 Mar 2023

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M/S Paul Gauguin
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
4 Mar 2023
Duration
16 Nights
From / To
Bali / Lautoka
Ports of call
Bali - Bali - Komodo Island - Dili, Timor-Leste - Port Moresby

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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Date 04/03/2023
Location Bali
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With its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, exotic culture, beautiful handicrafts, and fascinating dance traditions, Bali has drawn travelers from around the world for decades. In this tropical paradise, you’ll find lush volcanic mountainscapes, rice paddies, a profusion of fragrant flowers, and terraced hillsides. Offshore lie coral reefs vibrant with marine life. And everywhere, you’ll find a people whose warm hospitality and humor are legendary.

Benoa is your launchpoint for discovering the treasures of this exquisite island. Indulge in watersports activities, including jetskiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling, diving, and reef fishing. Visit Ubud, renowned for its temples, shrines, artists’ workshops and galleries, and the Sacred Monkey Forest.

Date 05/03/2023
Location Bali
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With its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, exotic culture, beautiful handicrafts, and fascinating dance traditions, Bali has drawn travelers from around the world for decades. In this tropical paradise, you’ll find lush volcanic mountainscapes, rice paddies, a profusion of fragrant flowers, and terraced hillsides. Offshore lie coral reefs vibrant with marine life. And everywhere, you’ll find a people whose warm hospitality and humor are legendary.

Benoa is your launchpoint for discovering the treasures of this exquisite island. Indulge in watersports activities, including jetskiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling, diving, and reef fishing. Visit Ubud, renowned for its temples, shrines, artists’ workshops and galleries, and the Sacred Monkey Forest.

Date 06/03/2023
Location Komodo Island
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Home of the Komodo dragon — the world’s largest lizard, which is found in the wild nowhere else on Earth — Komodo is located in the center of the 17,508 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Although settled since at least the Neolithic era, the island today is inhabited mostly by the descendants of convicts who were exiled here. It is better known, however, as one of three islands that comprise Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. While here, enjoy the tropical climate and hilly terrain rimmed with white-sand beaches and one of only seven pink-sand beaches in the world. Perhaps you’ll visit the park, take a walk along the walking trails (because of the dragons, it is required that you be accompanied by a guide), or take a cruise in a glass-bottom boat to admire the abundant marine life.

Date 07/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 08/03/2023
Location Dili, Timor-Leste
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Date 09/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 10/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 11/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 12/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 13/03/2023
Location Port Moresby
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Located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, Port Moresby is the most populous city in Papua New Guinea — and the South Pacific. Historically made up of tribal peoples making their living from the sea, Port Moresby did not begin to develop as a Westernized city until the late 19th century. In 1975, Britain’s Prince Charles was present for the official ceremonies marking Papua New Guinea’s independence, with Port Moresby becoming its capital city. While here, perhaps you’ll admire the mosaic façade 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.

Date 14/03/2023
Location Samurai Island, Papua New Guinea
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Just 54 acres in size, Samarai Island was once an important trading center, due to its location on the southeast coast of Papua New Guinea, on the China Strait between Australia and East Asia. It was discovered in 1873 by British navigator Captain John Moresby, who initially called it Dinner Island. Five years later, the establishment of a mission station here led to its development as a bustling port town and headquarters of an administrative district of British New Guinea.

In 1942, it was evacuated and its buildings were destroyed to prevent the island from falling into Japanese control during World War II. Rebuilt since — though not to the same scale as its glory days — the island was declared a National Historical Heritage Island by the government of Papua New Guinea in 2006. 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.

Date 15/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 16/03/2023
Location Honiara
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Date 17/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 18/03/2023
Location Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Consisting of 82 volcanic islands, the nation of Vanuatu lies in the South Pacific, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia. Spanish for “the holy spirit,” Espiritu Santo is the largest island in the Vanuatu archipelago. Here, you’ll find miraculous scenery, from its palm-lined, white-sand beaches and spring-fed swimming holes to lush rainforests and lofty mountains, including Vanuatu’s four highest peaks.

The character of this once-isolated island was dramatically changed forever during World War II, when it became an Allied military supply and support base. A lieutenant commander for the U.S. Navy named James A. Michener wrote Tales of the South Pacific based on his experiences while stationed here. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book was later turned into the musical South Pacific by Rodgers & Hammerstein. While here, perhaps you’ll venture to the two protected areas that have been established to preserve local biodiversity, which includes the Santo Mountain Starling, a bird that is exclusive to the island. Coral reefs and shipwrecks — including the SS President Coolidge, renowned as one of the most accessible shipwrecks in the world — make it a popular destination for divers. You can also enjoy exceptional swimming and snorkeling. Or simply relax on the beach.

Date 19/03/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 20/03/2023
Location Lautoka
In 08:00
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The Fiji archipelago consists of tiny coral atolls and mountainous forest-clad islands of volcanic origin, and is famed for its aquamarine waters and white sand beaches. Lautoka, the country’s second-largest city and major seaport, is synonymous with sugar, Fiji’s main export. The city is surrounded by the blue Pacific Ocean on the western side and green gold sugar cane and pine trees on the other sides. Stroll the town’s market, where you can purchase a variety of local goods.

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