Crossing Oceania: Fiji to Bali - 20-nights

Here is a voyage made for lovers of ocean cruising; perfect for those seeking to disconnect from the everyday with an indulgent balance of days at sea and seven intriguing South Pacific islands bookended by the tropical icons of Fiji and Bali. A robust program of guest speakers invites personal enrichment on board to renew mind, body and spirit, while a call at Alotau, Papua New Guinea highlights an itinerary also featuring Vanuatu, Guadalcanal and Komodo National Park.

Highlights

  • Delve into the archipelago of Vanuatu with a call to Port Vila, Efate, revered for its beautiful harbor, bustling markets, cultural museums and attractions such as the Mele Cascades waterfall.
  • Discover Alotau in Papua New Guinea, a port known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and lush rainforests; cultural traditions in dance, music, and art thrive, while WWII history is commemorated at museums and memorials.
  • Explore Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous not only for its namesake 'dragon' - the world's largest lizard - but also for its gorgeous landscape of rugged hills, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters rich with marine life.
  • Enjoy an overnight in Bali, home to extraordinary temples and often called 'Island of the Gods' owing to its strong Hindu and Buddhist heritage; take time to explore its vibrant culture and stunning natural scenery.

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 - Lautoka, Viti Levu Island

    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 2-3 - At Sea

    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 Algotherm Spa or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 4 - Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

    Located on the island of Efate, Vanuatu's enchanting capital is a tropical paradise of pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and lush landscapes-key among them the Mele Cascades, a series of tiered waterfalls and refreshing pools. Explore the Erakor Rainforest, a verdant sanctuary of winding trails with wooden bridges and towering trees home to abundant birdlife including colorful parrots and elusive kingfishers as well as tree-dwelling geckos and dazzling butterflies. Or choose snorkeling, sailing, and jetboating adventures in Mele Bay surrounding the Pango Peninsula.

    Day 5 - Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

    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 6-7 - At Sea

    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 Algotherm Spa or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 8 - 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 9 - At Sea

    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 Algotherm Spa or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 10 - Alotau, Papua New Guinea

    Discover the hidden gem of Alotau on Papua New Guinea's southeastern shore, a tropical paradise home to pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Warm and welcoming locals are proud to share their rich cultural heritage, notably their traditions of dance and music. Local cuisine tantalizes with a fusion of seafood, exotic fruits, root vegetables, and the ubiquitous coconut. Here you can journey inland to see cascading waterfalls crowning untouched wilderness and dive in to crystal-clear waters in search of majestic sea turtles.

    Day 11 - Samarai Island

    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 12-15 - At Sea

    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 Algotherm Spa or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 16 - 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 17 - At Sea

    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 Algotherm Spa or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 18 - Komodo Island, Indonesia

    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 19 - At Sea

    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 Algotherm Spa or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 20-21 - Benoa, Bali

    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 6/30/2024
    Duration
    21 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lautoka4:00 PM5:00 PM
    Day 2At Sea  
    Day 3At Sea  
    Day 4Port Vila7:00 AM5:30 PM
    Day 5Espiritu Santo7:30 AM4:00 PM
    Day 6At Sea  
    Day 7At Sea  
    Day 8Guadalcanal7:00 AM4:30 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10Alotau12:00 PM11:00 PM
    Day 11Samarai Island7:00 AM3:00 PM
    Day 12At Sea  
    Day 13At Sea  
    Day 14At Sea  
    Day 15At Sea  
    Day 16Dili9:30 AM8:00 PM
    Day 17At Sea  
    Day 18Komodo Island6:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 19At Sea  
    Day 20Benoa6:00 AM 
    Day 21Benoa  
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    • Crossing Oceania: Fiji to Bali - 20-nights

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      Destination: South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
      Ship: m/s Paul Gauguin
      Here is a voyage made for lovers of ocean cruising; perfect for those seeking to disconnect from the e...