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Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia

Experience a truly timeless journey exploring the Vanuatu Archipelago.

From Nouméa to Honiara, you will set sail aboard Le Lapérouse on a 12-day expedition cruise into the heart of the South Pacific.

Considered by some as the “happiest country in the world”, Vanuatu, with its 83 islands, unfurls a palette of extremely varied landscapes. Active volcanoes, beaches bordered by palm trees, and tropical forests welcome visitors to this exceptional archipelago located in Melanesia.

In Tanna, home to the John Frum Cargo Cult, do not miss out on exploring the imposing Mt Yasur, considered to be the most accessible active volcano in the world.

During your cruise, you will have the opportunity to visit several traditional villages, particularly on the islands of Malekula, Ambrym and Ureparapara. Their inhabitants will be happy to share their customs, notable for singing, dancing and art, with you.

Le Lapérouse will also allow you to disembark onto dream beaches. The famous “blue holes” of Espiritu Santo, the archipelago’s main island, promise you an unforgettable bathing experience in an idyllic setting.

The end of your cruise will be marked by the discovery of the Solomon Islands, a real tropical Eden.

Please Note: your cruise prices include Transfer + Flight Honiara / Brisbane.

20 April, 2019 to 01 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia, departing on 20 April, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Deluxe Stateroom £ 5044 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 19 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 4m² Private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 £ 5335 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 19 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 4m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi 2 cabins of 27 5 m² with a private balcony of 6 m² for people with reduced mobility.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5 £ 5500 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 19 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 4m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6 £ 5654 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 19 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 4m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Deluxe Suite Deck 5 £ 7592 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 27 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 6m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Deluxe Suite Deck 6 £ 7592 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 27 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 6m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Deluxe Suite Deck 3 £ 7592 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 27 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 6m² Private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Prestige Suite Deck 5 £ 10875 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
8m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access wifi.
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Prestige Suite Deck 6 £ 11200 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
8m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access wifi.
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Privilege Suite Deck 6 £ 11536 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 32 m² Capacity :up to 4 passengers per cabin 8m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Bathtub Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access wifi.
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Privilege Suite Deck 5 £ 11536 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 32 m² Capacity :up to 4 passengers per cabin 8m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Bathtub Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet access wifi.
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Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5 £ 11878 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 45 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 30m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Bathtub Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6 £ 11878 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 45 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 30m² private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Bathtub Minibar Flat screen Satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand Safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Owner's Suite £ 12226 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 780 AUD pp)
Area : 45 m² Capacity :up to 2 passengers per cabin 30m2 private balcony Individually-controlled air-conditioning King-size bed or twin beds Shower Minibar Flat screen satellite TV Desk with stationery Ipod(TM) players Video on demand safe Hairdryer Bath robes Satellite direct line telephone 110/220 volts outlet French bath products 24hr room service Internet acces wifi.
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Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia itinerary:

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Day 1 - NOUMEA
Perched on a peninsula between bays and hills, on the south-west coast of Grande Terre, Noumea enjoys a magnificent natural setting. The town shelters some exceptional biodiversity, thanks especially to the coastal mangroves. To feel the town’s heartbeat, you can mosey in the place des Cocotiers, where Noumeans love to gather. The Tjibaou cultural centre unveils the secrets of the kanak culture. As for the Hagen castle or the maison Célières, these are precious witnesses of a colonial past. But Noumea is also about sumptuous beaches.
Day 2 - LIFOU
Day 3 - TANNA ISLAND
Day 4 - AT SEA
Day 5 - PARADISE LAGOON ESPIRITU SANTO
Day 6 - SOUTH WEST BAY, MALAKULA
Day 7 - AMBRYM ISLAND
Day 8 - UREPARAPARA & SANA ISLAND
Day 9 - VANIKORO
Day 10 - AT SEA
Day 11 - SANTA ANA
Day 12 - HONIARA, GUADALCANAL
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia reverse itinerary:

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Itineraries are subject to change.
Perched on a peninsula between bays and hills, on the south-west coast of Grande Terre, Noumea enjoys a magnificent natural setting. The town shelters some exceptional biodiversity, thanks especially to the coastal mangroves. To feel the town’s heartbeat, you can mosey in the place des Cocotiers, where Noumeans love to gather. The Tjibaou cultural centre unveils the secrets of the kanak culture. As for the Hagen castle or the maison Célières, these are precious witnesses of a colonial past. But Noumea is also about sumptuous beaches.
* = Indicative
Map for Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia
Le Laperouse, the ship servicing Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia

Le Laperouse

Vessel Type: Yacht

Length: 131 metres

Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins

Built: 2017/2018

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

RESTAURANTS

As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Lapérouse will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism.

In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts.

To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals.

PUBLIC AREAS

Le Lapérouse has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.

A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.

A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.

A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.

Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.

Cabin layout for Le Laperouse
• Expedition voyage discovering Vanuatu: traditional villages, tropical beaches, coral reefs, active volcanoes.

• Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team.

• Visit the last known location of the 1788 “lost voyage” of La Pérouse in Vanikoro.

• Sail into the Caldera of Ureparapara.

• Stand on the edge of an active volcano on Tanna Island.

• Swim in the famous “blue holes” of Espiritu Santo.

• Discover a wide range of cultures and traditions, like the Rom dances of the inhabitants of Ambrym Island.
Enquire now about Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia

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