Step aboard Sea Princess and prepare for a vacation that will dazzle your senses. From the four-story Atrium to tantalizing dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, including Movies Under the Stars®, you’ll find a relaxing retreat that’s as captivating as the places you’ll visit on this grand vessel.

Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare to Brisbane
  • 10 night cruise aboard Sea Princess
  • 1 post night hotel at Ibis Brisbane Airport Hotel
  • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport

 

January 8, 2019 Vancouver
Inside $2299
Oceanview Obstructed $2699
Oceanview $2899
Balcony $3199
Taxes & Fees $698
Victoria, Kelowna, Comox, Calgary, Edmonton add from $400 more

Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.

 

Map showing the port stops for New Caledonia & Vanuatu. For more details, refer to the List of Port Stops table on this page.

Date Port of Call Arrive Depart
Jan 10 Brisbane, Australia 4:00pm
Jan 11 At Sea
Jan 12 At Sea
Jan 13 Mare, New Caledonia
Tender Required, Wheelchair Access Limited
8:00am 5:00pm
Jan 14 Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Tender Required, Wheelchair Access Limited
8:00am 5:00pm
Jan 15 Port Vila, Vanuatu 8:00am 6:00pm
Jan 16 Champagne Bay, Vanuatu
Tender Required, Wheelchair Access Limited
8:00am 5:00pm
Jan 17 Luganville, Vanuatu 7:00am 5:00pm
Jan 18 At Sea
Jan 19 At Sea
Jan 20 Brisbane, Australia 7:00am

Brisbane
Once considered the “country cousin” among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis – and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches. The beaches south of Brisbane form Queensland’s Gold Coast. Travel tip: Brisbane is pronounced “Bris-bin.”

Mystery Island
This tiny, uninhabited inlet, originally named Inyeug, is located at the southernmost end of the Vanuatu archipelago approximately half a mile from the mainland, Aneityum Island. Used during World War II as an airstrip for the allied forces, it was dubbed “Mystery Island” because its location prevented the Japanese from seeing it from the water, making the appearance of allied planes a “mystery.” With its white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and spectacularly clear waters, Mystery Island still holds the allure of a secret oasis. You are greeted upon arrival by live music wafting through the air and a colorful marketplace with rows of stalls selling everything from handicrafts to local treats to hair-braiding services. For the adventurous, aquatic activities, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboards beckon, while a glass-bottom boat offers a more sedate and drier way to enjoy the Technicolor marvel of the surrounding coral reef. Round out your visit with a trip to a nearby cultural village to learn more about the traditions and customs of island life.

Port Vila
Vila is the capital of Vanuatu, an archipelago of some 83 islands in the Coral Sea. Vanuatu is a new republic, having achieved independence from France and Britain in 1988. Before then the archipelago was better known as the New Hebrides, the name given the islands by Captain Cook. Cloaked in dense rainforest, these volcanic islands were little known until World War II, when the islands of Espiritu Santo and Efate served as Allied bases. Today increasing numbers of travelers visit Vila, drawn by its easy-going charm, superb white-sand beaches and pristine rainforest. The islands are also renowned for their excellent dive sites and for their big game fishing. Vanuatu’s visibility on the American scene increased when the CBS television series “Survivor” filmed in the archipelago. Vanuatu is also noted among anthropologist – its island of Tanna is home to the unique “John Frum” cargo cult.

Luganville
The second largest town in Vanuatu – the former New Hebrides – Luganville is a child of World War II. When America forces arrived on Espirito Santo in 1942, there were no facilities to unload ships, house troops or land American bombers. Engineers went to work erecting both the town and the BP Wharf. The island was soon home to the largest Pacific military base outside of Hawaii. Today, Luganville remains an important copra shipping port – but more and more seasoned travelers are drawn to Espirito Santo’s promise of unspoiled beauty and relaxed island ways. Luganville is handy to superb white-sand beaches, tropical rainforest and some of the finest diving and snorkeling in the Pacific. Divers consider the wreck of the President Coolidge one of the world’s top dive sites. The 654-foot liner was serving as a troop transport when she struck two mines and went down in the Segond Channel in 1942. The ship’s holds are still filled with her cargo of military supplies.

 

Australia Visa: Canadians must also be in possession of an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Ensure that you travel with the same passport used to apply for your ETA. The cost is included when booked with one of our travel agents.

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