Wind Spirit, Polynesia, Australia & Indonesia ex Papeete to Benoa

46 Night Star Collector: Crossing Cultures: Polynesia, Australia & Indonesia Cruise sailing from Papeete to Benoa onboard Wind Spirit.

Departure date: 6 February 2020
Embark port: Papeete, Tahiti
Cruise line: Windstar Cruises
Ship: Wind Spirit

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
06/02/20 Papeete, Tahiti 04:00PM
07/02/20 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 09:00AM 05:00PM
08/02/20 At sea - -
09/02/20 At sea - -
10/02/20 Rarotonga, Cook Islands 07:00AM 02:00PM
11/02/20 At sea - -
12/02/20 At sea - -
13/02/20 Niue Island, Niue 11:00AM 06:00PM
14/02/20 Date Line Crossing
15/02/20 At sea - -
16/02/20 At sea - -
17/02/20 At sea - -
18/02/20 Taveuni Island (Naselesele), Fiji 08:00AM 10:00PM
19/02/20 Savusavu Fiji 07:00AM 03:00PM
20/02/20 Suva Fiji 07:00AM 03:00PM
21/02/20 Lautoka, Fiji 08:00AM 05:00PM
22/02/20 Yasawa Islands, Fiji 09:00AM 04:00PM
23/02/20 At sea - -
24/02/20 At sea - -
25/02/20 Port Vila Vanuatu 08:00AM 09:00PM
26/02/20 At sea - -
27/02/20 Lifou, Loyalty Islands 08:00AM 05:00PM
28/02/20 Mare Island, New Caledonia 08:00AM 03:00PM
29/02/20 Noumea, New Caledonia 06:00AM 05:00PM
01/03/20 At sea - -
02/03/20 At sea - -
03/03/20 At sea - -
04/03/20 At sea - -
05/03/20 At sea - -
06/03/20 At sea - -
07/03/20 Cairns, Queensland, Australia 08:00AM 05:00PM
08/03/20 Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia 08:00AM 06:00PM
09/03/20 At sea - -
10/03/20 At sea - -
11/03/20 Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia 07:00AM 04:00PM
12/03/20 At sea - -
13/03/20 Yirrkala, Australia 08:00AM 04:00PM
14/03/20 At sea - -
15/03/20 At sea - -
16/03/20 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 07:00AM 09:00PM
17/03/20 At sea - -
18/03/20 At sea - -
19/03/20 Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia 09:00AM 03:00PM
20/03/20 Ende (Flores), Indonesia 09:00AM 05:00PM
21/03/20 Komodo Island, Indonesia 12:00PM 06:00PM
22/03/20 At sea - -
23/03/20 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia 06:00AM
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46 Night Star Collector: Crossing Cultures: Polynesia, Australia & Indonesia Cruise sailing from Papeete to Benoa onboard Wind Spirit.

The sunny beaches of Papeete warmly welcome you to the start of your South Pacific adventure before setting off to Bora Bora for world-class snorkeling in crystal-clear lagoons. Get a taste of the Cook Islands in Rarotonga—an up-and-coming foodie destination and natural playground. Niue charms visitors with its friendly locals, pristine beaches, coral reefs and mystical caves. Taveuni offers unspoiled waters where snorkelers encounter soft coral reefs. Discover Savusavu’s abundant waterfalls, rainforests, and beautiful black pearls. Explore Suva’s British colonial buildings and farmer’s market. Upon arriving in Port Vila, feel the mist of Mele Cascades waterfall, or hop on the boat to Tranquility Island to visit the Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary. The World War II headquarters for the U.S. military in the South Pacific, Noumea features magnificent beaches and incredible views from its string of beautiful bays. Cross the Coral Sea en route to Cairns and experience the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Cooktown charms visitors with its quaint fishing community, pristine beaches and tropical lagoons, while Thursday Island offers an introduction to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders. Cultural exploration continues in Yirrkala, an Aboriginal artisan city where you’ll find bark paintings, weaving and Didgeridoos. In Darwin, don’t miss Mindil Beach, Kakadu National Park, and Crocosaurus Cove. Cross the Timor Sea to Kupang, Indonesia where friendly locals delight in showing their tenun ikat woven cloths. Expand your idea of color upon entering Ende Flores, the launch point to visit Mount Kelimutu volcano and Blue Stone Beach. Wildlife lovers prepare to be amazed in Loh Liang. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is home to nearly 6,000 Komodo Dragons, orange-footed scrub fowl, Timor deer, Dugong sharks, manta rays, whales, dolphins and sea turtles. The finale in Benoa does not disappoint. Bali’s spectacular beauty, calm waters and small village atmosphere is a taste of pure paradise. Don’t miss the view of Bali Volcano from Batur Caldera and be sure to bring home some of the island’s beautiful Batik.

Highlights of this cruise:

Papeete, Tahiti
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.

Bora Bora, Tahiti
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.

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.

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!

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.

Yasawa-I-Rara, Island, Fiji
The main attraction of this remote island is Mount Yasur, an active volcano considered one of the most accessible in the world. See the wild horses that roam the island, swim in the practically untouched underwater caves and snorkel some of the best coral reefs in the South Pacific.

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.

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.”

Cairns, Australia
Here is the gateway to see the Great Barrier Reef and no one should miss it if you’ve come this far, so plan to expand your stay here. Other highlights of Cairns include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with stories of the indigenous aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the beautiful gorges, beaches and mountainous rainforest of Daintree National Park and the Cairns Esplanade full of local flavor in its bars and restaurants.

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Port Douglas is known for sitting adjacent to two UNESCO sites, the world’s largest reef system, Great Barrier Reef and the biodiverse Daintree Rainforest. It has delightful beach resorts and popular Macrossan Street, lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Swim in crystal-clear Mossman Gorge, crocodile watch at Daintree River, relax on the palm-fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach or snorkel the Low Isles and the outer reef.

Kupang, Timor, Indonesia
This remote off the path area is the first port of entry to Indonesia from Australia. During World War II it served as a refueling and landing site for the long flights from Europe. The locals here are very friendly and love to laugh. They will delight in showing you their woven cloths called tenun ikat with their beautiful and sometimes mysteriously formed patterns. For some secluded relaxing try Tablolong Beach or Lasiana Beach.

Ende, Flores, Indonesia
Located on the island of Flores, Ende has both a hospital and a university and people with good English skills. This remote harbor is located near Mount Kelimutu volcano where the 3 crater lakes change colors all the time, and also near Blue Stone Beach with rocks of all colors, At Wologai Traditional Village you will see traditional houses, master wood carvers and traditional cloth weavers.

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Described as paradise, Bali’s spectacular beauty is difficult to describe in words. The calm waters and beautiful white sand beaches of the small village of Benoa have made it the prime water sports area of Bali. Bali Volcano, also known as Mount Batur is a popular sightseeing destination with magnificent views from the Batur Caldera. Batik is still very popular in Bali and is considered one of the country’s most highly developed art forms.

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