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Expedition South Seas: Welcome to Paradise
Lautoka, Fiji - Papeete, Tahiti
MS Hanseatic - November 6 - 22, 2013
Voyage HAN1320
5% early booking discount if booked before April 8, 2013!

Lush green rainforests and turquoise blue bays, colourful coral gardens and fabulous white beaches – the colours of the South Seas are even more beautiful than you could ever imagine. With the Zodiacs, you will explore the pristine diversity of Polynesia and make your South Seas dream come true.
Date Destination
Wed 06-Nov-2013 Embarkation in Lautoka/Fiji, overnight stay on board. 
Thu 07-Nov-2013 Lautoka/Fiji, departure 4.00 hrs
Thu 07-Nov-2013 - 10-Nov-2013 Fiji (Mamanuca Islands , Sava-i-Lau , Ovalau , Leleuvia , Taveuni )
Fiji: Paradise on Earth
Against the backdrop of the endless horizon composed of the azure sea and the light blue sky, the Fijis stand out like jewels shimmering in shades of green. With the HANSEATIC, you will discover stunningly beautiful islands off the usual tourist tracks that still provide an authentic and pristine image of the South Seas with their tropical vegetation. Zodiacs landings are planned at destinations such as the almost untouched Mamanuca Islands, the white beaches of which invite you to relax, swim and snorkel. On Sava-i-Lau, you will be fascinated by the bizarre limestone caves – through their little openings, you can marvel at the sun being reflected by the water. You will also enjoy wonderful moments in the course of a traditional kava ceremony, allowing you to experience the famed friendliness of the Fijians for yourself. Additional unforgettable experiences await you on Ovalau, which has preserved the charm of the colonial era to the present day, and on the coral island Leleuvia, which you can explore in the shade of laurel and goldenrain trees. The “garden island“ Taveuni will cast a spell on you with its abundant flora, too – much more than half of the island is covered with tropical rainforest amidst which sparkling waterfalls can be spotted. Explore the fascinating landscape and attractions such as the Church of St. Gabriel.
Mon 11-Nov-2013 Relaxation at sea
Tue 12-Nov-2013 - 14-Nov-2013 Tonga (Neiafu , Ha’apai , Nuku’alofa )
Tonga: Regal Discoveries
“Malo e lelei“ are the words you will hear when you receive a warm welcome in Tonga. A walk through tranquil Neiafu to the highest point of Mount Talau reveals to you magnificent views across the natural forest and the idyllic port. Fantastic vistas also await you on Ha’apai. You will approach the island featuring countless palm trees with the Zodiacs and land on a white beach which you will have almost entirely to yourself. The paradisiacal archipelago of Tonga is governed from Nuku’alofa, where the royal palace built of Norfolk pines from New Zealand is well worth seeing. Unforgettable island impressions* can be gained during a visit to the museum for Tongan culture and to the blowholes, awe-inspiring plumes of water.
Fri 15-Nov-2013 Relaxation at sea (crossing the International Date Line, this day counts twice)
Sat 16-Nov-2013 - 17-Nov-2013 Cook Islands (Aitutaki Atoll , Rarotonga )
Cook and Society Islands: Legends of the South Seas
Having crossed the International Date Line, you will reach the legendary islands the secluded lagoons, marvellous beaches and green volcanic slopes of which are worthy of all superlatives. Look forward to exciting expedition days with a magnificent beginning on the Aitutaki Atoll. Wonderful experiences await you in the context of swimming, snorkelling and barbecue in the Blue Lagoon*. A picture-perfect South Seas idyll will also be revealed to you on Rarotonga. You can marvel at the dense tropical rainforest, the unique bloomage and the white Muri Beach on a sightseeing flight over the island*. If you join the jungle hike with Pa*, you will encounter a genuine Polynesian islander and a true character who will introduce you to the secrets of the primeval forest.
Mon 18-Nov-2013 Relaxation at sea
Tue 19-Nov-2013 - 20-Nov-2013 Society Islands (Bora Bora, Huahine)
Bora Bora is the epitome of a South Seas dream. The ring of islands around the green mountain peak and the radiant lagoons offer an indescribable sight which you can enjoy from the most spectacular perspective during a helicopter flight over the island paradise*. Alternatively, a trip in a glass-bottom boat* grants you wonderful insights into the colourful diversity of life on the edge of the reef. Atmospheric South Seas magic also awaits you on the island of Huahine, which actually consists of two islands. According to legend, the god Hiro created the narrow waterway between them with a boat in the distant past. Learn more about the fascinating myths of the island when you discover Huahine with an off-road vehicle*. Explore the maraes, stone platforms on which gods and ancestors were worshipped
Thu 21-Nov-2013 Moorea, Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia, arrival 19.00 hrs and overnight stay on board the MS Hanseatic
One of the most frequently photographed sights in the South Seas is the heart-shaped island of Moorea, which you will immediately fall in love with. In the course of an off-road vehicle tour* through tropical vegetation and past pineapple plantations you will reach Magic Mountain, which offers you a beautiful panoramic view across the island. A magical sight that, just like all the other impressions gained during your dream expedition, you will remember forever.
Fri 22-Nov-2013 Disembarkation in Papeete.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition on the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.

5% early booking discount if booked before April 8, 2013! ²


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