Star Collector: Intersecting Cultures of the South Pacific: Melanesia, Australia & Indonesia

01/15/2021 through 11/21/2021
01/15/2021 through 12/27/2021
Windstar Cruises

This month-long voyage from Melanesia to Australia and Indonesia offers a chance to relax and take in a wide range of unforgettable cultural experiences and breathtaking natural wonders. Begin your journey in Lautoka, Fiji with a visit to Nadi Temple or a relaxing mud pool bath before diving into the crystal clear waters of Yasawa-I-Rara Island. Snorkel your way through the colorful lagoons of Melanesia and visit the Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary at Port Vila. Spend time at sea with virtually no interruptions. Witness several live volcanoes, and experience the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Cultural exploration continues in Yirrkala, an Aboriginal artisan community where bark paintings, weaving and some of the finest didgeridoos abound. Cross the Timor Sea to Kupang, Indonesia where friendly locals delight in showing their tenun ikat woven cloths and secluded beaches. Wildlife lovers prepare to be amazed in Loh Liang. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is home to nearly 6,000 Komodo dragons, orange-footed scrub fowl, Timor deer, Dugong sharks, manta rays, whales, dolphins and sea turtles. The finale in Benoa boasts Bali’s spectacular beauty, calm waters and small village atmosphere-pure paradise.

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Day 1 Lautoka
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Day 2 Yasawa-I-Rara
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Day 3 At Sea
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Day 4 At Sea
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Day 5 Mystery Island
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Day 6 At Sea
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Day 7 Lifou
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Day 8 Iles de Pins
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Day 9 Noumea
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Day 10 At Sea
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Day 11 At Sea
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Day 12 At Sea
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Day 13 At Sea
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Day 14 At Sea
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Day 15 At Sea
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Day 16 Cairns
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Day 17 Port Douglas
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Day 18 At Sea
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Day 19 At Sea
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Day 20 Thursday Island
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Day 21 At Sea
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Day 22 Yirrkala
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Day 23 At Sea
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Day 24 At Sea
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Day 25 Darwin
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Day 26 At Sea
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Day 27 At Sea
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Day 28 Kupang
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Day 29 Ende
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Day 30 Loh Liang
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Day 31 At Sea
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Day 32 Benoa
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