STAR COLLECTOR: BEYOND POLYNESIA: SOCIETY ISLANDS, FIJI, VANUATU & NEW CALEDONIA

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Star Collector: Beyond Polynesia: Society Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu & New Caledonia

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Nov 11 Thu
4:00 PM
 
Nov 12 Fri
9:00 AM
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Nov 13 Sat
At Sea
Nov 14 Sun
At Sea
Nov 15 Mon
7:00 AM
2:00 PM
 
Nov 16 Tue
At Sea
Nov 17 Wed
At Sea
Nov 18 Thu
11:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 19 Fri
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Nov 20 Sat
At Sea
Nov 21 Sun
At Sea
Nov 22 Mon
At Sea
Nov 23 Tue
8:00 AM
10:00 PM
 
Nov 24 Wed
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Nov 25 Thu
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Nov 26 Fri
8:00 AM
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Nov 27 Sat
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Nov 28 Sun
At Sea
Nov 29 Mon
At Sea
Nov 30 Tue
8:00 AM
9:00 PM
 
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At Sea
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THU NOV 11
TO 4:00 PM Papeete

day 1 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia


Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices.
FRI NOV 12
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Bora Bora

day 2 Bora Bora, French Polynesia


Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Our stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs — and you’ll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You’ll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.
MON NOV 15
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Avatiu

day 5 Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands


Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
The natural playground of Rarotonga is the hub of the Cook Islands. Surrounded by a lagoon, it offers palm-studded white-sand beaches, excellent snorkeling in the sparkling blue waters of Muri Lagoon and lush jungle forests. Just 20 miles (32 km) around, this popular island is becoming a foodie location with its numerous cafes and artisan and organic food scene. Other sights to see include Te Rua Manga peak (“The Needle”) and Takitumu Conservation Area.
THU NOV 18
11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Alofi

day 8 Alofi, Niue


Alofi, Niue
Charming Niue is one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth. Step back in time and enjoy the laidback pace of relaxed clear waters and pristine beaches, the coral reefs everywhere and the vibrant, friendly locals who delight to meet you. Spend time on the beach or find the Taoga Niue Museum, the Ekalesia Church, Palaha Cave, and Hikulagi Sculpture Park.
FRI NOV 19
12:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Crossing International Date Line

day 9 Crossing International Date Line


Cross the International Date Line, the imaginary line of navigation that runs down the middle of the Pacific Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole roughly following the 180⁰ Longitude north-south line.  The IDL was established in 1852 in Greenwich, England.
TUE NOV 23
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Taveuni

day 13 Taveuni, Fiji


Taveuni, Fiji
Known as the “Garden Island of Fiji”  cigar-shaped Taveuni’s most famous tourist attraction is Lake Tagimaucia, the habitat of the rare tagimaucia flower. It is also the home of three major diving areas, with Rainbow Reef recognized as one of the world’s best soft coral dives. Two sanctuaries, Ravilevu Nature Reserve and Taveuni Forest Reserve have been created to protect Fiji’s wildlife.
WED NOV 24
7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Savusavu

day 14 Savusavu, Fiji


Savusavu, Fiji
Known as “the hidden paradise of Fiji,” beautiful Savusavu with its abundance of waterfalls, hiking trails, rainforests and black pearls, has recently been realized to be a tourist hotspot. The shabby-chic main street is a hodgepodge of eclectic watering holes, a bustling market, and a variety of shops and cosmopolitan restaurants. Find a black pearl farm, see the Vuadomo and Nakawaga Waterfalls or kayak, snorkel, sail, fish or take an easy hike. Bula!
THU NOV 25
7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Suva

day 15 Suva, Fiji


Suva, Fiji
Welcome to the capital of Fiji with its broad streets, majestic British colonial buildings, lively farmer’s market and lush, green parks. Considered the most multiracial, multicultural country in the South Pacific, find a variety of excellent cuisine here including Indo-Fijian, Chinese, Italian and Japanese. Highlights here include the Fiji museum, Thurston Gardens, Colo-I-Suva Forest Park and Albert Park.
FRI NOV 26
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lautoka

day 16 Lautoka, Fiji


Lautoka, Fiji
Nicknamed the “Sugar City” due to its expansive sugarcane plantations, Lautoka’s biggest employer is the Lautoka Sugar Mill, founded in 1903. Lautoka is the birthplace of PGA star Vijay Singh and is lovely with its tree-lined streets, colonial homes, outdoor markets and a cheerful, vibrant culture. Sights to see include South Sea Orchid Garden, Sabeto Village and Nadi Marketplace or Temple. This is also the place to make time for a relaxing mud pool bath.
SAT NOV 27
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Yasawa-I-Rara

day 17 Yasawa-I-Rara, Island, Fiji


Yasawa-I-Rara, Island, Fiji
This small, hidden island in a group of 6 islands offers a private beautiful beach off the beaten path with crystal-clear waters inviting amazing snorkeling. In 2002 a developer offered to buy one of the islands, which the villagers declined and instead signed an agreement with Seacology prohibiting island development for 20 years and establishing a no-take fishing reserve for 10 years
TUE NOV 30
8:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Port Vila

day 20 Port Vila, Vanuatu


Port Vila, Vanuatu
Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, offers a downtown with a delightful mix of colorful market stalls selling produce and local crafts and Mama’s Market with fresh seasonal fruit samples. Take a boat to Tranquility Island to see the Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary there. Or head to Mele Cascades, a multi-tiered waterfall with lovely rock pools or Jade Beach with excellent swimming and snorkeling.
THU DEC 2
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lifou

day 22 Lifou, New Caledonia


Lifou, New Caledonia
Lifou is the largest of the Loyalty Islands, a fossilized coral atoll now raised high above sea level and is a center of traditional Melanesian culture. The towering cliffs here, Jokin Cliffs, are made up of layers of compressed coral stone. The Mucaweng Vanilla Plantation is a must-see as is the Jinek Beach for some of the best snorkeling and diving and possibly dolphin and whale watching.

Important Notice
New Caledonia authorities have advised that travelers/guests are now required to have travel insurance that covers both medical expenses and repatriation costs in order to enter into New Caledonia.  To guarantee that you do not encounter any problems while traveling we encourage you to obtain appropriate travel insurance for your trip.”
FRI DEC 3
11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Iles de Pins

day 23 Iles de Pins, New Caledonia


Iles de Pins, New Caledonia
This beautiful island, nicknamed “The Closest Island to Paradise,” is uniquely home to native pines.. Surrounded by turquoise waters full of colorful coral, white-sand beaches, and tropical vegetation including thesetall native pine trees, it is a wonderful place to explore. Highlights here include Notre Dame de L’Assumption Church built in 1860, Grotto of Queen Hortense and St. Joseph’s Bay with its outrigger-style pirogues.

Important Notice
New Caledonia authorities have advised that travelers/guests are now required to have travel insurance that covers both medical expenses and repatriation costs in order to enter into New Caledonia.  To guarantee that you do not encounter any problems while traveling we encourage you to obtain appropriate travel insurance for your trip.”

SAT DEC 4
6:00 AM TO Noumea

day 24 Noumea, New Caledonia


Noumea, New Caledonia
During World War II, Noumea was the headquarters for the U.S. military in the South Pacific, whose influence lingers today in the names of places and the general feeling of goodwill toward the U.S. The capital of New Caledonia offers magnificent beaches and incredible views from several bays that extend along the city.  Look for the Aquarium des Lagoons, Noumea Cathedral, Coconut Palm Square and Jean-Marie Tijbaou Cultural Center.

Important Notice
New Caledonia authorities have advised that travelers/guests are now required to have travel insurance that covers both medical expenses and repatriation costs in order to enter into New Caledonia.  To guarantee that you do not encounter any problems while traveling we encourage you to obtain appropriate travel insurance for your trip.”

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