9 Night Cruise sailing from Noumea to Lautoka aboard Wind Spirit.
The Wind Spirit is a sleek, 4-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,736, Wind Spirit feels like your own private yacht.
Wind Spirit features wide open, teak decks - quite unusual for small ships. Guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private veranda.
All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner's Suite includes a sitting area.
Wind Spirit offers two primary dining venues. AmphorA restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings and Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation for Candles which features steaks and skewers.
Wind Spirit amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Casino, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub.
Highlights of this cruise:
During World War II, Noumea was the headquarters for the U.S. military in the South Pacific, whose influence lingers today in the names of places and the general feeling of goodwill toward the U.S. The capital of New Caledonia offers magnificent beaches and incredible views from several bays that extend along the city. Look for the Aquarium des Lagoons, Noumea Cathedral, Coconut Palm Square and Jean-Marie Tijbaou Cultural Center.
Mare is home to stunning and varied beaches. Wabao and Kurine are known for their immaculate, fine white sand. Shabadran boasts rugged terrain and Pede Beach is hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches I the world. And there is Tadine, a natural aquarium with its wide array of multi-colored fish, making it a snorkeler's delight. In addition to the beaches the landscapes of the island offer steep cliffs, dense, wild forests, and delightful little coves on the ground of superimposed coral layers that reach down almost 427 feet (130 meters).
Isle of Pines
This beautiful island, nicknamed The Closest Island to Paradise, is uniquely home to native pines.. Surrounded by turquoise waters full of colorful coral, white-sand beaches, and tropical vegetation including thesetall native pine trees, it is a wonderful place to explore. Highlights here include Notre Dame de L'Assumption Church built in 1860, Grotto of Queen Hortense and St. Joseph's Bay with its outrigger-style pirogues.
Yasawa-I-Rara, Island, Fiji
The main attraction of this remote island is Mount Yasur, an active volcano considered one of the most accessible in the world. See the wild horses that roam the island, swim in the practically untouched underwater caves and snorkel some of the best coral reefs in the South Pacific.
Nicknamed the Sugar City due to its expansive sugarcane plantations, Lautoka's biggest employer is the Lautoka Sugar Mill, founded in 1903. Lautoka is the birthplace of PGA star Vijay Singh and is lovely with its tree-lined streets, colonial homes, outdoor markets and a cheerful, vibrant culture. Sights to see include South Sea Orchid Garden, Sabeto Village and Nadi Marketplace or Temple. This is also the place to make time for a relaxing mud pool bath.