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Friday, 5 June 2009

Island Escape Cruises announce new 3 Night Vanuatu Cruise


Island Escape Cruises have announced a new 3 night Espiritu Santo Cruise in the Northern Islands of Vanuatu. The Espiritu Santo 3 night luxury cruise is carefully designed to get to know Vanuatu with a shorter duration without sacrificing the experience. Island Escape Cruises are offering six 3 night cruises departing from 11 to 29 July 2009.

The limited cruise season fits in between their 6 Day / 5 Night Topic of Paradise and Secrets of Bali Hai cruises. Expert guides travel with guests to uncover the region’s wildlife and stunning scenery as well as going on specialised expeditions like trekking, kayaking and village tours. Prices start at A$1395.00 per person twin share in an expedition cabin.

The cruise will travel along the protected sheltered waters of Espiritu Santo visiting Aese Island, Oyster Island and Champagne Beach, said to be one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Optional Tours include a dugout outriggers canoe trip up the rarely visited Riri River to view the spectacular fresh water “Blue Holes”. Other highlights include visiting remote local villages and seeing how the Ni Vanuatu people live and work on their outer islands of Vanuatu - all part of this most unique cruise.
Island Escape Cruises offer first class excursions led by an expert local expedition leader on board. These tours assist passengers to uncover the mysteries of the region's wildlife, enjoy guided walks and understand the rituals and festivals of the unique island cultures.

For those who prefer individual exploration there are small boats and kayaks available, giving passengers the freedom to do whatever they like. Passengers can take a boat out fishing, explore surrounding islands by kayak or spend time on a deserted island. Or they can simply relax on board with a good book from the boat’s library, iron out in a steamer chair in the sun or swim in Vanuatu’s crystal blue waters.
Island Escape cruises include; luxury accommodation, all onboard chef prepared meals, wine with dinner, juices, water, exclusive shore excursions, snorkel equipment, kayaks and small boat exploration, onboard expedition leader, fishing equipment and guides. A full bar service is available onboard.

The "Island Passage" has accommodation for just 22 guests. The ten spacious en-suite cabins have rich timber paneling and hand made furniture. All are individually styled with original NZ artworks, fitted with DVD, Audio, TV and air-conditioning. Most have doors opening directly to the outer teak deck. Cabins are amongst the largest for a ship of this size.

Visit www.islandescape.co.nz for more information, prices or to make a booking.

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