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THE "ISLAND PASSAGE"

This sample itinerary introduces you to the "Secrets of Bali Hai" on a 6 day luxury cruise alongside expert guides and on-board staff. Along with the all-inclusive package comes the adventures of trekking, kayaking, village tours, soft sand beaches, and stunning landscapes.

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THE SHIP

Day 1 - After an arranged pickup from your Santo resort or the airport, you board the ship in Luganville Harbour and begin settling into the ship. Champagne is served prior to the noon departure for the short cruise to Oyster Island for an afternoon at anchor. Spend time swimming, beachcombing, kayaking or snorkeling and just relaxing in the beautiful tropical surroundings. Evening Captain's Welcome cocktails under the stars. Welcome to Paradise!

Day 2 - Steam north along the coastline to Champagne Beach, often described as the most beautiful beach in the world. Anchor inside Hogg Harbour to explore the numerous bays and coral islands. Swim, beachcomb, relax, and kayak. There are visits ashore including the famous blue holes, village tours, and a real insight into daily Santo life. In the evening, enjoy a dinner on board on route to Maewo, passing the island of Ambae with its active volcano glowing red in the night.

Day 3 - Arrive in the mornign at Asanvari with lush rainforests, spectacular swimming pools and natural waterfalls. Explore ashore, roam the white sandy beaches, and visit the waterfall right in the bay.

Day 4 - An early arrival for a full day at Pentecost Island, home to one of the most impressive rituals in the South Pacific, the native bungee jumpers. A lush, mountainous island, Pentecost bungee jumping can be witnessed when the yams are ripe for picking in April, May, and June.

Day 5 - Venture ashore Ranon Island for visits to the local village and to witness the famous Rom dancing performed especially for you. The local handicrafts are well known and sought after throughout the Pacific. After dinner, set sail for the small island of Wala off the island of Malakula. Watch the glow from the nearby active Mt. Marum and Mt. Benbow volcanoes en route.

Day 6 - Awaken to the stunning jewel-like island of Wala, anchored meters from the coconut-fringed beaches lined with white sand. After a morning of beachcombing, swimming, and visits ashore, cruise back to Luganville for an afternoon arrival back to Santo and a transfer to your hotel or the airport.

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