South Pacific

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Untouched forests, pristine white sand beaches, crystal waters filled with reefs and diverse sea life: a South Pacific cruise offers the ultimate getaway from winters in both the northern and …
Bora Bora has a tropical climate that can be divided into wet and dry seasons. The wet season is from November to April with heavy humidity and a lot of cloud cover. While the wet season is generally …
Bora Bora has developed a unique culinary tradition as different cultures have infused the island with different traditions. The cuisine of Bora Bora is a mixture of traditional South Pacific cooking …
On your Bora Bora expedition cruise you will have the luxury of seeing a culture that was suppressed for a century, almost to the point of extinction, and has come back more vibrant and exotic than …
Papua New Guinea is part of the largest island in the South Pacific. It is blanketed with tropical forests and savannahs that are home to vast array of wildlife, including many species that are found …
The municipality of Bora Bora is in the administrative subdivision of the Leeward Islands. The group of islands belongs to French Polynesia and are a collectivity of France. The group of islands …
Marquesan food definitely fits into the Polynesian genre of cuisine. The umu, or roast pig, is not only a delicious dish but an important cultural element as well. The pig is buried in a pit on top …
During your Bora Bora travel you will encounter a burgeoning wildlife population that is unlike any other. Bora Bora is a dormant volcano, which means that it rose out of the middle of the ocean …
Your expedition cruise will take you through the heart of the South Pacific to the small coral island of Bora Bora. The island is 11.3 square miles and lies about 140 miles northwest of Tahiti. Bora …
Your Bora Bora tour will show you the array of cultures that have shaped the islands modern history, making it the unique locale that it is today. The United States set up a military base on Bora …
During your South Pacific cruise you will see the rich ancient history of Bora Bora first hand. Polynesians first inhabited the island during the 4th century. The island's original Polynesian …
On your adventure cruise to Micronesia you will be amazed by the amount of natural beauty each of these islands hold. Micronesia is a sub-region of Oceana and it is made up of hundreds of tiny …
New Zealand is a land of snow-capped mountains, long sandy beaches and wild coastline, rolling grasslands and sapphire fjords. Its praises have been sung for centuries by the native Maoris, and its …
The island nation of Fiji is made up of an archipelago of 322 breathtaking islands. Some of the best beaches in the South Pacific can be found here, whether one is looking for luxurious resorts or …
A cruise to Australia can be an adventure, a relaxing holiday, or anything in between. The Australians are known for their friendliness, and the landscape is known for its wildness. Travelers to …
Located in the warm Pacific waters, Guam is a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and coral reefs. A cruise to Guam will reveal an abundance of natural beauty and a unique cultural heritage that has …
The Marquesas Islands are the jewels of French Polynesia. They are located far from any continent, making them a secluded array of islands in the quiet South Pacific. They are known for their …
Tahiti has long been regarded as the ultimate tropical vacation. It is known for its dramatic forested peaks dropping down to perfect black sand beaches. The warm South Pacific waters are inviting …
The Solomon Islands are home to lush rainforests and over 200 varieties of orchids and tropical flowers. The coconut tree lined beaches and the thickly rain-forested interiors of this stunning …
The Kingdom of Tonga, Pule'anga Tonga, is a welcoming land of abiding tradition. The islanders maintain a record of the names of their kings for the last thousand years. In this Christian land, …
The Cook Islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean, about equidistant between Hawaii and New Zealand. They are named after Captain Cook, who discovered them in 1770. Made up of two groups, …
The luxurious 332-passenger Paul Gauguin
Check out the MS Paul Gauguin ship on the Smithsonian Channel's "Mighty Cruise Ships" program.  This vessel is definitely one of our favorites, so we are "mighty" proud …
Visit Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
Antarctica travel photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 15TH TUESDAY -- SOUTHERN OCEAN 7AM Last night we were warned to expect the worst and to secure our items in our cabins. Surprisingly, most of …

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