Sth Pacific Isles
Feb 2019 CRUISE ONLY: Join ultra luxury Seabourn Encore for all inclusive exploration of the South Pacific
THE SEABOURN DIFFERENCE
* Intimate ships with no more than 300 suites
* Intuitive, gracious service
* Spacious, all-suite accommodations
* Open bars throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner. Enjoy a carefree atmosphere, where no one has to pick up the tab.
* All dining venues are complimentary — dine where, when and with whom you wish
* Gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere
* Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences. Soft drinks, beer and mineral water, complete glassware and your favorite wines or spirits are ready for your enjoyment or for entertaining.
* Tipping is neither required nor expected — service simply to delight you
16 night Ultra luxury cruise of the South Pacific from Auckland return onboard Seabourn Encore
Gourmet meals and entertainment onboard
* US$250 per person shipboard credit
* Free 2 category upgrade as shown
* Open bars throughout the ship, including your own stocked mini bar
16 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland roundtrip aboard Seabourn Encore.
Seabourn Encore is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched.
Highlights of this Cruise:
Auckland is located on the north island of New Zealand, situated between two magnificent harbours, the Waitemata and the Manukau. It is the largest city in NZ and is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the large number of yachts which travel in its waters.
Auckland city has a great range of shops including designer boutiques, markets and stalls. It is also home to many fine galleries and museums including the Auckland Museum and the Auckland City Art Gallery. Restaurants in the waterfront suburbs such as Mission Bay or St Heliers and the inner city specialise in local seafood delicacies. There are also a number of attractive public gardens and reserves surrounding the city.
The large Polynesian population in Auckalnd include Maori, Samoan, Cook Island and Tongan people whom all contribute to the city's vibrant culture. Local markets and churches in particular provide an insight to the local cultures.
Isle of Pines
The Isle of Pines is part of New Caledonia and is situated 50km south east of the mainland and 80 km’s south-east of the capital Noumea. The island is characterized by tall narrow pine trees, perfect white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. This island was once a convict settlement for political prisoners from Paris and later became an ordinary prison.
The islands landscape consists of spectacular natural colours of white sand, green, blue water and lush green vegetation. The island is also beautiful under water as there are spectacular colourful corals and fish.
Vao on the islands southern most tip is the only real village. The islands sole church dominates the village centre.
Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Grande Terre. It is one of the most westernized cities in the Pacific islands, and while the city itself is not attractive, there are some beautiful beaches on its outskirts.
Attractions in Nouméa include a stroll along the Place des Cocotiers, the local produce market and the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, located 20mins from the city. The focal point of the city is Coconut Park with its attractive colonial houses and beautiful hibiscus and bougainvilleas. The marina is worth a visit and there are attractive beaches at Anse Vata, Baie des Citrons and at Pointe Magnin.
Lautoka is the second largest city of Fiji. It is in the west of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometers north of Nadi, and is capital of the Western Division of Fiji. It is a quiet, shady town of broad avenues, shady sidewalks and towering royal palms which run down the middle of Vitogo Parade, the main drag running from the harbor to the heart of town.
The duty-free shops and other stores along Vitogo Parade mark the boundary of Lautoka's business district; behind them are several blocks of stores and the lively Lautoka Market. Handcraft stalls at the front of the market offer a variety of goods, especially when cruise ships are in port. Everywhere you go, shop owners and people on the street are always quick to greet you with a friendly smile. On the other side of Vitogo Parade, there are residential streets which trail off beyond the playing fields of Churchill Park. The Hare Krishnas have their most important temple in the South Pacific on Tavewa Avenue.
*Prices are per person twin share in NZD. Based on current promotion fares & subject to availability and can be removed at any time without notice. Sales until further notice, unless sold out prior. Fares are correct at time of print & subject to availability at time of booking. Fares have been converted from AUD & subject to currency fluctuation. *