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Battles & Beaches - 16 Night Fly, Cruise, Stay Package (COR14745)

This expedition voyages through the regions of Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in May 1945.

Tour Departure: Oct 22, 2020

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Main Deck CatA$12,255
Promenade Deck CatA$13,760


Don't miss this departure - it is the 75th Anniversary of WWII Expedition! This is an Australian Geographic Partnership Voyage.


16 Night Package Includes: 
  • Economy Class airfare from Australia to Honiara, returning from Vila
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay at the Heritage Park Hotel, including breakfast
  • 13 night cruise from Honiara to Vila aboard Coral Discoverer
  • All main meals and expeditions whilst on-board
  • 2 nights post-cruise hotel stay at Chantilly's on the Bay, Port Vila, including Continental Breakfast
  • Port charges, government fees, air taxes and on-board gratuities
Exclusive to Cruiseco: Receive a bottle of Louis Roederer Premier NV in your Stateroom, AND a $100 on-board spending credit per Stateroom! 


Package Details

Expedition Highlights:

  • Informative, insightful commentary and presentations by special guest lecturers and wartime historians
  • Visit Torokina in Bougainville, site of the Japanese surrender in 1945
  • Walk in the footsteps of John F Kennedy on Kennedy Island and learn about his crews’ rescue
  • Cruise Iron Bottom Sound and pause to pay tribute to Allied troops at wreck sites like the HMAS Canberra
  • Snorkel and scuba dive over WWII wrecks, now vibrant marine habitats, at Million Dollar Point, Tulagi and Havannah Harbour
  • Cruise into the caldera of a sunken volcano at Ureparapara
This expedition explores the history of the period and will also offer guests an immersion into the idyllic island landscapes, strong cultural traditions of Pacific Islanders and the renowned warmth and hospitality of the peoples of the Pacific. Special guest lecturer Rear Admiral Allan du Toit will join you on board to share his knowledge. 


Day 1:Virgin Australia Tcl Ex BNE to Honiara OJ Port Vila

Depart from BNE



SALES VALIDITY: until further notice

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking class T

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.


Thu 22 Oct 2020
Day 1 - 2:Heritage Park Hotel

This comfortable hotel is situated in Honaira. A total of 87 units are available for guests' convenience at Heritage Park Hotel. Apart from the services and amenities offered,

guests can take advantage of the wired and wireless Internet connection available in public areas. Travelers may contact the reception desk any time during the day. 

Thu 22 Oct 2020
Day 2:Honiara
Fri 23 Oct 2020
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3:Rendova Island
Sat 24 Oct 2020
Day 4:Blackett Strait & Kennedy Island
Sun 25 Oct 2020
Day 5:Blackett Strait & Kennedy Island
Mon 26 Oct 2020
Day 6:Buin & Kangu Beach - Bougainville
Tue 27 Oct 2020
Day 7:Cape Torokina - Bougainville
Wed 28 Oct 2020
Day 8:Tetepare Island
Thu 29 Oct 2020
Day 9:Tassafaronga Point & Iron Bottom Sound
Fri 30 Oct 2020
Day 10:Tulagi
Sat 31 Oct 2020
Day 11:Mboli Passage
Sun 1 Nov 2020
Day 12:Ureparapara
Mon 2 Nov 2020
Day 13:Luganville
Tue 3 Nov 2020
Day 14:Havannah Harbour
Wed 4 Nov 2020
Day 15:Port Vila
Thu 5 Nov 2020
Arrive 8:00 AM
Day 15 - 17:Chantilly's on the Bay

Situated on the waterfront of magnificent Fatumaru Bay, Chantilly’s on the Bay is a small friendly hotel located in the heart of Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Relax and enjoy all Chantilly’s has to offer, including recently refurbished apartments, all with stunning ocean views and a sparkling pool overlooking the bay.

Thu 5 Nov 2020
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.

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*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.