Cruise West Announces 2010 South Pacific Tours

Cruise West is offering some unique cruises this year, taking voyagers from Pitcairn Island, the final destination of the mutineers aboard the HMS Bounty, to the cosmopolitan sophistication of Sydney.

Starting in November 2010, the five voyages explore from Easter Island to Tahiti (Voyage 19); the Tahitian Islands to Fiji (Voyage 20); the Fijian Islands to New Zealand (Voyage 21); The Maori Coast (Voyage 22 ); and a New Year’s Eve discovery of Australia (Voyage 23).  Shore excursions are included at every port and each voyage will be enhanced by an "Ultimate Explorers Experience" (UEE), designed to "bring guests into direct personal contact with fascinating people, cultures and natural wonders," we hear.

Cruise West uses the 120-guest, all-suite Spirit of Oceanus – recently named by Frommer’s as the Top Small Ship for 2010. Guests will save up to $2,900 per cabin when booking and paying in full by March 26. Guests can book by individual voyage or multiple segments.

The five voyages mark the fifth chapter of the Voyages of the Great Explorers – a series of 24 separate and unique cruises that combine to form a 335-day circumnavigation of the world along the major routes inspired by history’s great ocean explorers. Beginning March 5, the world voyage will sail westward, returning to Singapore on February 3, 2011.

Price per voyage includes a pre-cruise hotel night, all excursions and transfers and a tour of the embarkation city. Guests who book more than one voyage will save an additional five percent. To book a Cruise West voyage for your client or for more information call 1-800-689-1783.