25-night Star Collector: Beyond Polynesia – Society Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, & New Caledonia Cruise

Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
Ship:
Wind Spirit
Destination:
Noumea/Papeete
Departure Date:
6/8/2020
Length:
25
Offer ID:
1331636


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Noumea
6/8/2020
6/8/2020 6:00:00 PM

Noumea, New Caledonia's capital, is a city of French culture often referred to as St-Tropez of the Pacific. Noumea is a pretty city with sidewalk cafes and little bistros resembling a French provincial town. Arriving in Noumea creates a feeling of being in a France while native Kanak people dress in colorful ankle-length dresses and fish the reef with spears for the evening’s meal. Not far off the coast, the longest barrier reef in the world shelters 350 species of coral and 1,500 species of fish. It looks its best from November through January when the Poincianas, or flame trees, turn red. Sights to see include Place des Cocotiers, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Aquarium, and Botanical Garden and Zoo.

Mare
6/9/2020 9:00:00 AM
6/9/2020 5:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

Ile des Pins
6/10/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/10/2020 5:00:00 PM

Ile des Pins is often referred to as the jewel of the Pacific. Ile des Pins is known for its pristine beauty, prolific Norfolk pine tree skyline, aquamarine lagoons and powdery white sand beaches.

Ile Lifou
6/11/2020 1:00:00 PM
6/11/2020 7:00:00 PM

The walking paths and tracks, to the churches, beaches & lookouts are great, and well worth the 35 minute uphill hike to the White Church on top of the high peak. The scenery and views are fantastic, and the long deserted beaches of pristine white sand, enchanting crystal-clear turquoise lagoons, perfect for beachgoers. Other attractions include colonial pines atop sheer cliffs, rocks rising like medieval fortresses, fish and coral fauna found nowhere else in the world, and multicolored sea-life.  

At Sea
6/12/2020
6/12/2020

No information currently available.

Port Vila, Vanuatu
6/13/2020 7:00:00 AM
6/13/2020 1:00:00 PM

Port Vila is located around a magnificent natural harbour offering stunning views of Iririki and Ifira islands. It is Vanuatu's international gateway and remains the only town on the island. Vila is a pretty town. Clean and uncluttered, the waterfront area is so unpolluted, visitors are stunned to look down from the seawall and see live corals and tropical fish. It's also fast becoming known as the gourmet capital of the South Pacific. Though there is little night life in Vila except at the Resort Hotels, there is a nightclub (Flamingo), a friendly casino (at Le Meridien Resort), a movie theatre (French only) and some restaurants which often feature local or imported musicians. Best of all, Vila is a safe and hassle free environment. Stroll along the waterfront or darkened back streets late at night, and passing locals are likely to wish you a soft "Good night", or perhaps strike up a friendly conversation.

At Sea
6/14/2020
6/14/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
6/15/2020
6/15/2020

No information currently available.

Lautoka
6/17/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/17/2020 5:00:00 PM

Lautoka is sited in the western side of Viti Levu, the largest island in Fiji, and approximately 250 km from Suva, the capital. The city is surrounded with the blue Pacific Ocean on the western side and green gold sugar cane together with pine trees on the other sides. This side of the island is more diverse. One of the prime shopping areas nearby is the town of Nadi.

Suva
6/18/2020 1:00:00 PM
6/18/2020 6:00:00 PM

Suva is the pulsing heart of the South Pacific and Fiji's main port. This waterfront district provides the hub for much of Suva’s activiy with high-rise office buildings, colonial buildings with second-story verandas, parks and government buildings. Many main points of interest are located on Victoria Parade and its extension, tree-shaded Queen Elizabeth Drive. Visit Thurston Gardens, Suva’s botanical park lush. The Fiji Museum reflects 3,000 years of Fijian history. Government House is on a hillside surrounded by landscaped grounds. The monthly Changing of the Guard is executed with almost as much pomp and ceremony as at London’s Buckingham Palace. Tholo-I-Suva Forest Park offers miles of trails through beautiful mahogany forest. There are waterfalls, natural swimming pools and thatched pavilions with tables. At picturesque Suva Cemetery you will find Fijian graves wrapped in colorful sulus and tapa cloth. The Pacific Harbor Resort on Coral Coast boasts an 18-hole championship course. Watersports include fishing, diving, and snorkeling.

Savusavu
6/19/2020 10:00:00 AM
6/19/2020 6:00:00 PM

Often referred to as Fiji’s Hidden Paradise, Savusavu appears to be much the same as it was 30 years ago. Founded before the Deed of Cession, Savusavu was originally established as a center for sailing ships trading in sandalwood, beche-de-mer and copra. Savusavu continues to be a copra town with a processing mill in Balaga Bay at the very bottom of Savusavu Bay. Between the creek and main street is the Copra Shed which was built in 1917 by the Savusavu Planter’s Co-operative Association and later taken over by Morris Hedstrom as a trading store. The renovated Copra Shed still exists today as the main facility for the Copra Shed Marina.

At Sea
6/20/2020
6/20/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
6/21/2020
6/21/2020

No information currently available.

Neiafu
6/22/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/22/2020 5:00:00 PM

Neiafu is the second-largest towns in Tonga as well as one of the friendliest. Several companies in Neiafu offer excellent whale watching tours, as humpback whales emigrate to Vava'u from Antarctica each year arriving at the islands from June to October. The view from the top of Mt. Talau is as a beautiful sight, and a hike to the top from the trail head takes about 5-10 minutes, and the trail head is about a 15-20 minute walk up-hill from town. A 25 minute walk from town visitors will find the exciting fresh-water caves in Toula to explore.

Cross International Dateline
6/22/2020
6/22/2020

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

At Sea
6/22/2020
6/22/2020

No information currently available.

Alofi
6/23/2020 7:00:00 AM
6/23/2020 5:00:00 PM

Niue Island is the world’s largest atoll, or raised coral, in the world; the island is located in the Pacific Ocean. Alofi is the capital of this Pacific paradise; where tourists come for adventures including diving, rocky hiking, and wildlife spotting. The waters off the coat of Alofi are perfect for fishing and spotting dolphins and whales.

At Sea
6/24/2020
6/24/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
6/25/2020
6/25/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
6/26/2020
6/26/2020

No information currently available.

Avatiu
6/27/2020 7:00:00 AM
6/27/2020 2:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

At Sea
6/28/2020
6/28/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
6/29/2020
6/29/2020

No information currently available.

Bora Bora
6/30/2020 9:00:00 AM
6/30/2020 4:00:00 PM

Bora Bora is considered one of the most romantic places anywhere. Dominant from the moment of arrival are majestic Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia, two towering volcanic peaks of black rock jutting out of the center of the emerald-green island. Often shrouded in clouds, these landmarks take on mysterious and mythical qualities. Off-road excursions, bicycling, and hiking into this wild beauty reveal incredible panoramas and valleys. Hundreds of brilliantly-colored fish, intricate gardens, and clear water also create some of the very best undersea worlds. For an exhilarating expedition, swim with and watch local divers feed small, non-dangerous lagoon sharks. Bora Bora has several ancient temples and authentic Polynesian villages. There are also some reminders of World War II with a number of cannon emplacements left behind by the U.S. Navy.

Moorea
7/1/2020 12:00:00 PM
7/1/2020 6:00:00 PM

This magical island is what inspired James Michener to write about mythical "Bali Hai." The rugged mountains rise dramatically from the ocean and stand guard over this lush island that features everything from white sandy beaches to pineapple plantations to cascading waterfalls to secluded coves. A trip through the lushly-forested inland to Le Belvedere lookout opens a breathtaking view of deep blue waters of Cook's and Opunohu bays, which are the perfect anchorages for luxury yachts and sailboats alike. Horseback riding on the beach, bicycling and hiking into the mountains, deep-sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, para-sailing, and much more awaits.

Papeete
7/1/2020 10:00:00 PM
7/1/2020

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

Papeete
7/2/2020
7/2/2020

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Government fees/taxes additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
6/8/2020
Number of Nights
25
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 25-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1331636

Reference this number when contacting our agency so we may better serve you. Also keeping this number handy will allow you to locate this document again quickly.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

Company Info

Kathleen Stahl Travel Services
529 36th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-8091