from: $19320*

LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS

MICRONESIA AND MELANESIA

National Geographic Orion has extended it's portfolio and now includes Micronesia, Borneo, The Spice Islands, Antarctic Peninsula and Melanesia. At PNG Holidays, we will focus on their cruises that include PNG, however, we can certainly assist you with any other cruise that Orion has to offer. 

Join us on our venture to the heart of Micronesia. Explore seldom-visited islands and learn first-hand of the region’s fascinating World War II history. Meet islanders who still follow traditional ways, and who share their incredible navigational skills with us. Search for Yap’s famous manta rays, then snorkel and dive the reefs and wrecks of Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon. Turn south into Melanesia, where you’ll be welcomed ashore with sing-sings in Papua New Guinea and warrior displays in the Solomon Islands. This voyage is the perfect combination of ocean passage and island exploration, allowing you to experience firsthand some of the most remote places in the Pacific.

Along the edges of the Coral Sea lie idyllic islands lush with jungle and edged with white-sand beaches that saw some of the fiercest battles of the Pacific Theater during World War II. Next to vibrant reefs, shipwrecks and discarded armaments now bristle with coral, making for exhilarating discoveries under the sea. As National Geographic Orion makes her way from Papua New Guinea to the Solomons, Vanuatu, and Fiji, we’ll snorkel and dive pristine reefs and famous wrecks, trace the history of the Battle of the Coral Sea and the legends of the ancient Melanesians, and get to know the exuberant cultures and friendly peoples that make their home here.

Price

Palau to Honiara, 15 nights. 01-16 October 2015. priced from $19,320 per person, twin share.

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Includes

  • Accommodation on board the Orion
  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks
  • All on board entertainment
  • 24 hour coffee, tea and soft drinks on demand
  • Port and handling charges
  • Government fees and taxes
  • Zodiac excursions (unless specified)
  • Access to the ship's library and gymnasium

 

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A 25% deposit is required at time of booking, with the balance due no later than 90 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 90 days must be paid in full to secure. Prices may vary and cannot be guaranteed until full payment has been received. All international bank fees will be borne by the client. Additional nights accommodation, meals, travel insurance and flights are not included in the costs. Prices are in AUD.