Coral Discoverer, 13 Night Melanesia - Rabaul to Noumea
The legendary romance of the South Pacific seas is alive and well in this sparkling collection of treasure islands. Here, time has stood still. Tradition and custom remain intact. Shy native wildlife thrives in virgin rainforests. Neon-coloured reef fish dart among the coral gardens of the calm, island lagoons. Village artisans create tribal artefacts in the slow, careful way their forebears taught them. Coffee workers sing as they walk in the flower-fragrant mornings to family plantations.
Highlights: Lambon Island, Buka Island, Kennedy Island, Dart Sound, Champagne Beach, Santa ana, Tanna Island Volcano and more.
Inclusions: Accommodation in spacious, air-conditioned rooms serviced daily, all meals, morning and afternoon teas, post mixed soft drinks on board, 24 hour tea/coffee station, services of Expedition Staff and Guest Lecturers including, slide, film, powerPoint presentations, lectures and briefings, guided expedition touring and walks, use of comprehensive resource library and video resources, guided tours on our purpose built expedition vessel ‘Xplorer’, use of snorkelling equipment including masks, snorkels and fins, Captain’s eelcome and farewell cocktails, access to islands, marine and national parks, use of onboard facilities, port taxes and port charges imposed by government authorities, Australian GST where applicable.