Polynesian Paradise with Iconic Sydney

Departed 29th Jan 2021 35 nights Sails from Havana Black Watch W2104
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Sailing between two iconic cities, Black Watch will show you the stuff dreams are made of among the faraway idylls of the South Pacific. As you journey towards Australia, you’ll island-hop in Polynesia and Melanesia to immerse yourself in a world of pristine white-sand beaches, sparking lagoons, coral reefs, exotic flora and fauna, and more – a simply unforgettable experience.

You begin your epic voyage in the Americas, where diverse, culture-rich cities will be the perfect appetisers before stunning South Pacific islands appear on your horizon. [ReadMoreMob]After embarking your smaller ship in legendary Havana, you’ll sail first to the Panamanian port city of Colón – starting point for tours to the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake. You can learn about the construction of the canal’s impressive locks and dams, and then see them in action from on board Black Watch as you navigate one of the world’s great feats of engineering. Before heading across the Pacific, there’s a visit to Costa Rica too, where Puerto Caldera will serve as your gateway to lush nature reserves and rainforests. The nearby Carara National Park is a haven of dry and wet forests, thick with various species of trees, and is famous for providing a beautiful natural habitat for over 400 types of birds, as well as crocodiles that live in and around the Tárcoles River. [ReadMoreDesk]

You will then head for the ‘Land Down Under’, stopping at a string of spectacular South Pacific islands en route. The long list of astonishing destinations includes Nuku Hiva, where you’ll be beckoned ashore to explore by unspoilt volcanic landscapes; and Fakarava, a UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve and breathtaking natural habitat for rare species of land and water-based fauna. Paradise awaits on the idyllic islands of Tahiti, Raiatea and Bora-Bora, renowned for their postcard-perfect beaches, soaring mountains and tumbling waterfalls, while you’ll also visit the ‘island where time begins’, Tonga. An intoxicating mix of uncanny tranquillity and unmolested beauty is yours to experience at uninhabited Mystery Island and Savusavu, Fiji’s ‘best kept secret’, found well off the beaten track. Finally, after a visit to Noumea – the picturesque capital of the South Pacific archipelago – you once-in-a-lifetime holiday concludes in Sydney. You’ll be afforded time to take in Sydney’s world-famous attractions, including the instantly recognisable Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the revered Royal Botanic Garden; and even tour to Bondi Beach, to capture one of Australia’s most photographed scenes.

Your Itinerary

  • Bring dreams of the South Pacific’s faraway idylls to life and immerse yourself in a world of pristine white-sand beaches, sparking lagoons, coral reefs, exotic flora and fauna, and more.
  • You can marvel at the breathtaking, unspoilt landscapes of Nuku Hiva and Fakarava; indulge in paradise at Tahiti, Raiatea and Bora-Bora; and explore the ‘island where time begins’, Tonga.
  • There’s memorable calls at remote, uninhabited Mystery Island and the Fijian gem of Savusavu too, while unforgettable experiences to enjoy either side of your Polynesian exploration include a navigation of the Panama Canal and time to explore iconic Sydney.
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