Summary : In the far north of New Zealand, fall under the charm of Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands, and attend a Maori ceremony. Your ship will then set sail north to reach New Caledonia. Stop in at Kouare Island and discover the sublime Lifou with its picture-postcard landscapes of white-sand beaches and tropical vegetation. Discover the isolated and authentic Belep Archipelago in the heart of a UNESCO-designated lagoon—unique in the world and home to abundant marine biodiversity. Before disembarking in Noumea, admire the mysterious beauty of the Chesterfield Islands amid the Coral Sea. A real paradise for nature lovers, they offer its rare visitors immaculate long beaches, which provide refuge to thousands of sea birds.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Triple/Quad Cabins
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$5,400 to $17,250
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Bilingual Departures: All departures are French/English.
Meals on board the ship; captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; luggage transfer between pier and ship; mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals, afternoon tea; open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available upon request); port and safety taxes; crew gratuities; 24-hour room service; butler service for guests staying in the Owner's Suite, Grand Deluxe Suites, Privilege Suites, and Deck 6 Prestige Suites. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; passport and visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned; spa charges; beverages other than those mentioned; laundry services, hair salon; personal expenses, Wi-Fi, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions; cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s); fuel surcharge may apply.
Photo Credit: © Nathalie Michel; © Ponant