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Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia - with National Geographic

Nouméa - Honiara, Guadalcanal Island

Dates:
9/2/2022
to  20/2/2022

12
days
11
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$13,290

Transfer + flight Honiara/Brisbane


In collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions.  

PONANT invites you to discover the natural wonders of the Coral Sea in Vanuatu and New Caledonia. From Nouméa to Honiara, you will set sail aboard Le Lapérouse on a 12-day expedition cruise into the heart of the South Pacific to discover ancestral tribes and paradisiacal landscapes.

Le Lapérouse will first take you to the sublime island of Lifou with its picture-postcard landscapes of white-sand beaches and tropical vegetation, located in the Loyalty archipelago.

Your voyage will continue to Vanuatu, considered by some as the “happiest country in the world” with its 83 islands, it unfurls a palette of extremely varied landscapes. Active volcanoes, beaches bordered by palm trees, and tropical forests welcome visitors to this exceptional archipelago located in Melanesia.

In Tanna, do not miss out on exploring the imposing Mount Yasur, considered to be the most accessible active volcano in the world.

During your voyage, you will have the opportunity to visit several traditional villages, particularly on the islands of Malekula, Ambrym and Ureparapara. Their inhabitants will be happy to share their customs, notable for singing, dancing and art, with you.

Le Lapérouse will also allow you to disembark onto dream beaches. Espiritu Santo, the archipelago’s main island, promises you an unforgettable bathing experience in an idyllic setting.

The end of your voyage will be marked by the discovery of the Solomon Islands, a real tropical Eden.


Ref : NH045 - R090222


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A cruise in collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard. Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m2)

Fully booked

Prestige stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m2)

Fully booked

Prestige stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m2)

From AU$15,320

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m2)

From AU$16,140

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m2)

From AU$22,100

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m2)

From AU$22,100

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m2)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m2)

From AU$31,060

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m2)

From AU$32,550

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m2)

From AU$32,550

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m2)

From AU$35,670

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m2)

Fully booked

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From AU$37,430



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Complete your trip

Included in your cruise
To make sure things run smoothly, PONANT has included certain elements before and after your cruise as part of the price.


Included in your cruise

Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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