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Paul Gauguin Cruises To Visit Papua New Guinea In 2014

Paul Gauguin Cruises is introducing TWO exciting NEW itineraries this year aboard the wonderful m/s Paul Gauguin that take in the beauty of Papua New Guinea.

On June 14th 2014 the m/s Paul Gauguin will depart on an 11-night voyage from Fiji to Australia. This voyage shall chart a course to popular and undiscovered ports alike from exotic Fiji to the Great Barrier Reef.

Guests will embark the ship in Lautoka, Fiji’s “Sugar City” and heart of its sugarcane industry, and cruise to Vanuatu, the island chain that inspired James A Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific. Guadalcanal, whose very name is synonymous with a turning point of World War II followed by Papua New Guinea, set on the second-largest island in the world. Here, guests will visit the island of Bougainville, with its World War II sites, traditional handicrafts, and natural wonders; Samarai Island, a National Historical Heritage Island; and Port Moresby, the capital and most populous city in the country. The cruise will finish in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. This one-of-a-kind voyage also features special guests such as as oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, champion freediver Herbert Nitsch, "extreme artist" Jean Francois Detaille, art history professor Carol ine Boyle-Turner and Polynesian anthropologist Mark Eddowes.

Full Itinerary: Lautoka, Fiji | At Sea | Porta Vila, Vanuatu | Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu | At Sea | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | Kieta, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea | Rabaul, Papua New Guinea | At Sea | Samurai Island, Papua New Guinea | At Sea | Cairns, Australia

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The 12-night Australia to Fiji voyage departing 18th August is the same as the above but in reverse. It also includes an additional port of call in the serene island of Malolo where guests will experience the ultimate in relaxation. Special guests include oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, Nobel Peace Prize winner John E Hay, onboard lecturer Helen Henry, concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer, musicians Seth Taylor and Monica Ripamonti and Polynesian anthropologist Mark Eddowes.

Full Itinerary: Cairns, Australia | At Sea | Samurai Island, Papua New Guinea | At Sea | Rabaul, Papua New Guinea | Kieta, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | At Sea | Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu | Porta Vila, Vanuatu | At Sea | Malalo Island | Lautoka (overnight in port before disembarkation)

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Both voyages are expected to be incredibly popular so for the very best fares please call one of our cruise experts today on 0800 008 6677