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-colored reef fish dart among the coral gardens of the calm, island lagoons. Village artisans create tribal artifacts in the slow, careful way their forebe ars taught them. Coffee workers sing as they walk in the flower-fragrant mornings to family plantations. read more 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-colored reef fish dart among the coral gardens of the calm, island lagoons. Village artisans create tribal artifacts in the slow, careful way their forebears taught them. Coffee workers sing as they walk in the flower-fragrant mornings to family plantations.
Itinerary NotesThis itinerary is an indication of the reef, islands and coastal areas we visit. While every effort will be made to follow this itinerary we do reserve the right to vary this itinerary to make allowances for weather and tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.
Prices for the Melanesia Cruise aboard the Oceanic Discoverer are in Australian Dollars. For today's exchange rate visit USD to AUD. We will accept payment in U.S. Dollars based on the exchange rate the day you make your payment.
Arrival & DepartureThe Melanesia cruise begins in Rabaul and ends in Noumea. Embarkation time is 2:00pm on day of departure. Please schedule flights accordingly. Group airfares from selected Australian cities are available. Inquire for details.
|1||Mar 03 - Mar 16, 2014||Oceanic Discoverer||$11390 - $13190||View Details|
|2||Nov 30 - Dec 14, 2014||Oceanic Discoverer||$11390 - $13190||View Details|
IncludedIncluded in your cruise fare are accommodations as booked, cruise transportation, all meals onboard, 24-hour room service, entertainment and educational programs, use of all of our onboard facilities, including our comprehensive range of library and video resources, use of snorkeling equipment such as masks, fins, flotation vests and wetsuits plus a free scuba skills lesson.
ExclusionsFares do not include items of a personal nature, including but not limited to: travel and medical insurance, laundry charges, shopping onboard, bar expenses, hair dressing and massage treatments, optional shore experiences, medical treatment, telephone and internet charges, plus a Government Environmental Management charge of $16.50 per person - payable on board.
Room ConfigurationSingle prices available, please call.
Families & ChildrenMinimum age 8 years old; however we do not recommend children under 12 years of age participate given the nature of these programs.
Payment & CancellationTo secure your reservation a deposit of 10% of the fare is due within 7 days of placing your booking. Final Payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy: Notification of cancellation must be received in writing. At the time we receive your cancellation the following penalties will apply:
Up to 60 days prior to departure - forfeit your deposit of 10% of the fare.
30 to 59 days prior to departure - forfeit 50% of the fare.
1 to 29 days prior to departure - forfeit 100% of the fare.
A $200.00 per person fee may be charged by Coral Princess Cruises for any amendments not requiring a date change after booking is confirmed.
Terms & ConditionsThis trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.
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