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Cairns - Lautoka - Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse II
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Embark on a 13-day cruise from Cairns to Lautoka aboard the  Scenic Eclipse II. Begin your adventure in Cairns, the gateway to tropical north Queensland. Explore the collision of two World Heritage sites - the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef and the lush Daintree Rainforest. Immerse yourself in the remote beauty of the Louisiade Archipelago, where stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and vibrant indigenous culture await. Discover the history of Guadalcanal Island, its pristine rainforests, and World War II relics. From Owaraha's ancient traditions to Ndende's picturesque villages, each destination offers unique experiences. Marvel at the volcanic wonders of Ambrym and Tanna, and conclude your voyage in the enchanting city of Lautoka, Fiji.
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Highlights
  • Discover the rich biodiversity and Indigenous culture in the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea
  • Experience the tropical rainforest and World War II relics in Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
  • Witness traditional dances and handicrafts in Owaraha (Santa Ana Island)
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest in Cairns, Australia
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Day 1: Cairns, Australia | Embark

Welcome aboard the Scenic Eclipse II, an ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht. You can settle into your luxurious suite and enjoy the first destination of your journey: Cairns, the gateway to tropical north Queensland. Cairns is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage sites collide – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Please book your flight to arrive in Cairns before 02:00 PM.

Day 2: At Sea

You can enjoy a leisurely day using the luxurious onboard facilities of your Discovery Yacht. You can relax on your private verandah and treat yourself at the Senses Spa with a massage or yoga class.

Day 3: Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

The Louisiade Archipelago is a beautiful remote destination with stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and a vibrant indigenous culture. It offers a chance to immerse yourself in nature, explore underwater wonders, and experience the unique traditions of the local communities.

Day 4: At Sea

With another day at sea, it’s the perfect opportunity to relax at one of the bars, where premium beverages are included, or take in the ocean view through the Swarovski telescopes in the Observation Lounge.

Day 5: Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands

The largest island in the Solomon Islands is covered in tropical rainforest, with picture perfect coasts lined with palms and white sandy beaches. Surrounded by clear water and abundant wildlife, cool off in the ocean as you explore. Learn of the Battle of Guadalcanal while visiting the World War II relics and monuments.

Day 6: Owaraha (Santa Ana Island)

Enjoy your morning coffee on the Observation Terrance as you navigate through the picturesque channels to Owaraha. Known for preserving ancient traditions, Owaraha is the ideal place to see the traditional dances and intricate handicrafts fashioned by the island’s villagers, dressed in ornate costumes, body paint, and masks. At Nafinotoga, Spirit Houses contain ancient skulls and bones of the Snake Clan and Turtle Clan chiefs.

Day 7: Ndende Island

Also known as Santa Cruz, Ndende Island offers stunning lagoons brimming with marine life, stretches of reef, remote islands sprinkled with deserted beaches, crystalline caves, and many picturesque villages. A traditional cultural bamboo band and dancers will warmly welcome you onshore.

Day 8: Vanikoro Island

The five islands of Vanikoro are encircled by a spectacular barrier reef that offers excellent snorkeling. French explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, disappeared in this archipelago after his vessels, La Boussole and Astrolabe, struck the reef in 1788. Visit a Le Pérouse monument erected by explorer Dumont Durville in 1827.

Day 9: Champagne Beach, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo is the largest island in the archipelago of Vanuatu, north of New Caledonia. While its primary industries are fishing and farming, be dazzled by the beauty of Champagne Bay, one of the world’s most exquisite beaches. A freshwater spring flows into the lagoon, creating a spa-like bubbling sensation at low tide. Espiritu Santo has been inhabited for many years by Melanesian people known as Ni-Vanuatu, who still observe many ancient traditions.

Day 10: Ambrym Island

Unlike the white sand of Espiritu Santo, the volcanic island of Ambrym is the place to sink your toes into black-sand beaches. Witness the work of woodcarvers who create art from breadfruit trees and huge tree ferns and see intriguing displays of the local black magic. Watch the Ambrym Islanders’ famous Rom dance, performed by chanting men in elaborate costumes.

Day 11: Tanna Island

Tanna’s erupting Mount Yasur is regarded as the world’s most accessible active volcano. Known for its continuous activity since Captain James Cook observed ash eruptions in 1774, it’s considered a sacred area by members of the John Frum cargo cult, who believe their deity resides inside.

Day 12: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, and make the most of the onboard services and activities such as a guided stretching or aerial yoga class in the PURE: Yoga & Pilates studio, a run in the fitness center, or a catch-up with friends at one of the all-inclusive bars and restaurants. Take a culinary journey with a masterclass with the Executive Chef or Sommelier at Chef's Garden @ Epicure.

Day 13: Lautoka, Fiji

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Your voyage of discovery concludes today. Enjoy your final morning in the ultra-luxury of Scenic Eclipse II, and take the chance to reflect on the incredible experiences and remarkable places you’ve visited.

Disembark in the second largest city of Fiji, Lautoka is located on the western side of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometers north of Nadi. As the gateway to Fiji’s Sun Coast, it’s a pleasant mix of sugar-cane fields, grass-covered peaks, rural villages, and market towns—farewell to your new friends, the Scenic Eclipse II Captain and crew.

Please book your flight to depart out of Nadi after 12:00 PM.

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Scenic Eclipse II

Dates & Prices

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2 for 1 Fares + Free Air 25051
Book your Scenic Eclipse cruise for select 2024-2026 departures by September 30, 2024, and enjoy 2-for-1 fare on your cruise pricing.

An additional bonus of up to $2,000 Scenic select savings per suite on select departures. Savings vary by departure.

Free air offers are also available based on suite category and destination when you pay in full 10 months prior to departure. If sailing is within 10 months, you can pay in full within 30 days to receive these offers or 120 days prior to departure - whichever is soonest. Bonus savings options are available in lieu of air with the same payment terms. Amount varies by region.

Single Supplement: A free single supplement is available on select 2024 departures. Full payment is required. Other departure dates may have a 45% single supplement. Single supplement offers do not apply to  GP, OP, OT, SB, SA, S, or P cabin categories.

Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date or cancel your journey until 120 days prior to departure. Enjoy a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, valid for 24 months. The offer is valued at $250 per person—no substitutions, no cash value.

Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to Nov 9, 2025 departure

Per person starting at
$25,690 2-3 travelers
Rates are dynamic and fluctuate based on capacity. Contact us for a specific quote.
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D Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DB Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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C Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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CA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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CD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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GP Grand Panorama
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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B Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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BA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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BD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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A Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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AA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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AD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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S Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will
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P Panorama
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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SA Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services
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SB Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services
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OP Owner's Penthouse
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
Included
  • 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • 12 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Wifi
  • Porterage
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Complimentary beverages
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • All travel invoice risks. We strongly recommend you to take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover you against risks associated with your tour. Including cover for loss of luggage, medical expense, and cost and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays, or other disruptions

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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