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Pacific, Orient, Hawaii

South Pacific

Discover the exotic ports of the South Pacific aboard m/s Paul Gauguin - and SAVE up to 50% plus Free Air from Los Angeles! The m/s PAUL GAUGUIN was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can't reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury for only 332 guests. The 2017 schedule:

Explore the Marquesas Islands. The ARANUI 5 offers a selection of accommodations ranging from deluxe suites with private balcony to Standard Staterooms to economical dormitory style shared areas. The ARANUI 5 departs Papeete, Tahiti for Takapoto (Tuamotu Archipelago), Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka, ARANUI 5 package includes round trip air from LA to Papeete, 3-night hotel stay in Papeete, transfers and the cruise in a Standard Stateroom. 2017 package rates from $7,041 pp. (There are 19 departures scheduled for 2017, January through December; contact us for details.)

PONANT, Cultural Cruises & Expeditions is a luxury cruise line specializing in educational voyages. Each cruise features world-class scholars, scientists, authors, naturalists, and/or performing artists aboard deluxe small cruise ships accommodating up to 264 guests. Every suite and stateroom faces outside, and almost all feature a private balcony. The gourmet cuisine is French-inspired. On-board amenities include a spa and fitness center, panoramic lounges, and a theater. All ships are equipped with Zodiac landing craft for up-close viewing of wildlife and nature on expedition excursions. The all-inclusive fares (including open bar, port taxes, and gratuities) offer good value for a premium product. Pacific itineraries in 2017  include: New Zealand & Subantarctic Islands, Akaroa to Milford Sound for 16 days, January 7 – 22; Best of New Zealand, Milford Sound to Auckland for 10 days, January 22 - 31 and February 9 - 18; New Caledonia & Vanuatu Auckland to Port Vila for 12 days, February 18 – March 1; Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea & Malaysia, Port Vila to Kota Kinabalu for 18 days, March 1 – 18; From Philippines to Japanese Coasts, Kota Kinabalu to Osaka for 15 days, March 18 – April 1; Best Of Japan, Osaka to Maizuru for 9 days, departures April 1, 9, 17 and 25. 

Hawaii

Un-Cruise Adventures offers an inclusive adventure yacht-cruise experience in the Hawaiian Islands aboard the 36-guest SAFARI EXPLORER.  Explore remote coves, bays and shorelines; watch for humpback whales; visit ancient ruins; snorkel and kayak; bike and hike; explore the Halawa Valley on Moloka’i; enjoy a feast with local Hawaiians. The eight-day Hawaiian Seascapes voyage between Moloka'i and the Big Island via Maui and Lana'i offers opportunities to enjoy local beaches, view incredible wildlife and visit cultural and historical sites. The route is along the leeward side of the eastern-most islands, sheltered from the northerly winds and waves. Enjoy exceptional onboard amenities and inclusive pricing: shore excursions, activities, on-yacht meals and premium wines and liquors are included in the price of the cruise. The cruise operates seasonally each year November through April.

Call or e-mail for brochure & details on special savings: 800-872-8584 or cruises@travltips.com.

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