37 nights onboard Seabourn Pursuit

37-Day New Guinea & Cultures Of Oceania

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Construction for Seabourn Pursuit began in fall 2020 during a ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy, and the build process is well underway. The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2023, with its sister ship, Seabourn Venture, slated for delivery in 2022.

Leaving from: Darwin, Northern Territory
Cruise ship: Seabourn Pursuit
Visiting: Darwin, Northern Territory Agats Kokas Misool, Raja Ampat
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Seabourn

For decadent luxury that sails hand-in-hand with personalised experience and in-depth access to world heritage, may we introduce Seabourn Cruises.

Blending nimble power and grace with beautifully designed spaces, Seabourn ships can be likened to lavish resorts. Except, uniquely, the staff already know you just as they also remember your favourite drink.

264
Passengers
120
Crew
2023
Launched
23000t
Tonnage
170m
Length
26m
Width
19kts
Speed
8
Decks
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Day 4
Agats, Indonesia
Day 6
Kokas, Indonesia
Day 7
Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Day 8
Kri Island, Indonesia
Day 8
Gam Island, Indonesia
Day 9
Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Days 10 - 11
Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia
Day 12
Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Day 13
Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
Day 15
Garove Island, Papua New Guinea
Day 16
Duke of York Island, Papua New Guinea
Day 16
Rabaul, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea
Day 18
Gizo, Solomon Islands
Day 19
Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
Day 21
Vanikoro Island, Solomon Islands
Day 22
Ambrym, Vanuatu
Day 24
Lautoka, Fiji
Day 25
Kadavu Island, Fiji
Day 26
Fulaga Island, Fiji
Day 27
Nukupule, Tonga
Day 27
Pangai, Tonga
Day 28
Vava'u, Tonga
Day 31
Apia, Samoa
Day 32
Alofi, Niue
Day 34
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Day 36
Raiatea, French Polynesia
Day 37
Huahine, French Polynesia
Day 38
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia image
Day 1
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Darwin is Australia's most colorful, and exotic, capital city. Surrounded on three sides by the turquoise waters of the Timor Sea, the streets are lined with tropical flowers and trees. Warm and dry in winter, hot and steamy in summer, it's a relaxed and casual place, as well as a beguiling blend of tropical frontier outpost and Outback hardiness. Thanks to its close proximity to Southeast Asia and its multicultural population it also seems more like Asia than the rest of Australia. Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival. The seductiveness of contemporary Darwin lifestyles belies a history of failed attempts that date from 1824 when Europeans attempted to establish an enclave in this harsh, unyielding climate. The original 1869 settlement, called Palmerston, was built on a parcel of mangrove wetlands and scrub forest that had changed little in 15 million years. It was not until 1911, after it had already weathered the disastrous cyclones of 1878, 1882, and 1897, that the town was named after the scientist who had visited Australia's shores aboard the Beagle in 1839. During World War II it was bombed more than 60 times, as the harbor full of warships was a prime target for the Japanese war planes. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve 1974, the city was almost completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy, Australia’s greatest natural disaster. It's a tribute to those who stayed and to those who have come to live here after Tracy that the rebuilt city now thrives as an administrative and commercial center for northern Australia. Old Darwin has been replaced by something of an edifice complex—such buildings as Parliament House and the Supreme Court all seem very grand for such a small city, especially one that prides itself on its casual, outdoor-centric lifestyle. Today Darwin is the best place from which to explore Australia's Top End, with its wonders of Kakadu and the Kimberley region.
Agats, Indonesia image
Day 4
Agats, Indonesia
Kokas, Indonesia image
Day 6
Kokas, Indonesia
Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia image
Day 7
Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Kri Island, Indonesia image
Day 8
Kri Island, Indonesia
Gam Island, Indonesia image
Day 8
Gam Island, Indonesia
Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia image
Day 9
Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia image
Days 10 - 11
Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia
Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia image
Day 12
Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Vanimo, Papua New Guinea image
Day 13
Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
Garove Island, Papua New Guinea image
Day 15
Garove Island, Papua New Guinea
Duke of York Island, Papua New Guinea image
Day 16
Duke of York Island, Papua New Guinea
Rabaul, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea image
Day 16
Rabaul, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea
Rabaul, the former provincial capital, has quite a remarkable location. The town is inside the flooded caldera of a giant volcano and several sub-vents are still quite active today! The fumes of the volcano Tavurvur can be seen continually and the town suffered greatly during the last major eruption of 1994 when some 80% of the houses collapsed due to the ash raining down onto their roofs. Rabaul has a Volcano Observatory sitting atop the town’s center, monitoring the 14 active and 23 dormant volcanoes in Papua New Guinea. A small museum opposite the bunker used by Yamamoto during World War II shows exhibits relating to Rabaul’s local, German, Australian and Japanese past from the 19th century to Papua New Guinea’s independence in the 1970s.
Gizo, Solomon Islands image
Day 18
Gizo, Solomon Islands
Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands image
Day 19
Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
Honiara is the capital city of the Solomon Islands on the north-western coast of Guadalcanal Island. It is the hub of all activity in the archipelago which has recently undergone an ‘urban boom’. Discover the cities beautiful landscapes and the significance of the city in the World War II.
Vanikoro Island, Solomon Islands image
Day 21
Vanikoro Island, Solomon Islands
Ambrym, Vanuatu image
Day 22
Ambrym, Vanuatu
Unlike Espiritu Santo with its raised coral reefs and white sand, Ambrym is a volcanically active island with dark sand beaches. Ambrym is known as the island of magic and is the source of five local languages that all evolved on Ambrym. This handful of languages contributes to the well over 100 languages of Vanuatu. Some of Ambrym’s magic takes place in the lush greenery of the local community of Ranon. Here the people perform a very special and traditional ‘Rom’ dance. Participants prepare their masks and costumes in secrecy and the dance is reserved for special occasions.
Lautoka, Fiji image
Day 24
Lautoka, Fiji
North of Nadi through sugarcane plantations and past the Sabeto Mountains is Lautoka, nicknamed the Sugar City for the local agriculture and its big processing mill. With a population of around 50,000, it's the only city besides Suva and, like the capital, has a pleasant waterfront. It's the sailing point for Blue Lagoon and Beachcomber Cruises but is otherwise unremarkable for tourists, itself having few hotels and fewer good restaurants. Locals recommend the city as a less-expensive place to shop for clothing, but note that it can take as long as 45 minutes to drive here. Legend has it that Lautoka acquired its name when two chiefs engaged in combat and one hit the other with a spear. He proclaimed "lau toka" (spear hit) and thus the future town was named.
Kadavu Island, Fiji image
Day 25
Kadavu Island, Fiji
Fulaga Island, Fiji image
Day 26
Fulaga Island, Fiji
Nukupule, Tonga image
Day 27
Nukupule, Tonga
Pangai, Tonga image
Day 27
Pangai, Tonga
Vava'u, Tonga image
Day 28
Vava'u, Tonga
Nuku is a small tropical island to the west of the larger Kapa Island in the Tongan group. The vivid green vegetation of the low lying island is fringed by white sand beaches that were likely formed by centuries of bright white coral skeletons being eroded into sand grains by waves and time. Living coral reefs surround the tear-drop shaped island of Nuku with a kaleidoscope of color and diverse marine life.
Apia, Samoa image
Day 31
Apia, Samoa
Samoa is a group of ten islands located in the South Pacific. The tropical climate and volcanic landscape create a picturesque location for visitors to explore, together with the experience of Fa'a Samoa, the three thousand year old way of life on Samoa.
Alofi, Niue image
Day 32
Alofi, Niue
Niue, or “The Rock” as it is known to its inhabitants, is one of the largest raised coral atolls in the Pacific, an island type named “Makatea” after an island in French Polynesia. Niue’s coast lends itself to exploration with stops at points of historical and scenic interest including opportunities for snorkeling, exploring limestone caves, and swimming in Niue’s crystal clear water.
Aitutaki, Cook Islands image
Day 34
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Even high praise like the 'world's most beautiful island' from Lonely Planet's co-founder, Tony Wheeler, won't prepare you for the intoxicating intensity of the coal blue ocean, the glow of the pure white sand, and the soothing ripple of the palm-tree forests at incredible Aitutaki. Breathless romance hangs thick in the air here, especially when a riot of purples, reds and oranges are spreading across the sky, accompanying the sun's descent each evening. It wasn't until 1789 that Europeans discovered this island haven, with the HMS Bounty's crew arriving, just a few weeks before a mutiny tore them apart. The Europeans were beaten to the islands, however, by the streamlined wooden canoes of the Polynesian settlers, who arrived around 900AD. While Western missionaries would eventually visit to spread Christianity to the island - evidenced by the white, coral-encrusted walls of the many churches - their efforts to repress the people’s deep love of communal singing and dancing ultimately failed, and music forms a key component of the islanders' culture to this day.The beaches here are flawless, and swaying in a hammock, suspended between leaning palm trees, as the ocean gently ruffles the sand nearby, feels gloriously indulgent. Aitutaki Lagoon is a huge aquamarine pool of water, alive with a kaleidoscopic swirl of tropical fish, which lurk just below the surface. You may even be lucky enough to spot turtles padding across the sand, scraping themselves towards the open ocean.The snorkelling opportunities here, and on One Foot Island - where you'll want to acquire the badge of honour of having your passport stamped with the island's iconic huge footprint - are sublime. Don't miss the tiny island of Moturakau either, which is crammed full of exotic birds and crabs, who have dominion over the island's tangled, jungle terrain. 
Raiatea, French Polynesia image
Day 36
Raiatea, French Polynesia
Huahine, French Polynesia image
Day 37
Huahine, French Polynesia
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia image
Day 38
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Papeete will be your gateway to the tropical paradise of French Polynesia, where islands fringed with gorgeous beaches and turquoise ocean await to soothe the soul. This spirited city is the capital of French Polynesia, and serves as a superb base for onward exploration of Tahiti – an island of breathtaking landscapes and oceanic vistas. Wonderful lagoons of crisp, clear water beg to be snorkelled, stunning black beaches and blowholes pay tribute to the island's volcanic heritage, and lush green mountains beckon you inland on adventures, as you explore extraordinary Tahiti. Visit to relax inside picturesque stilted huts, which stand out over shimmering water, as you settle into the intoxicating rhythm of life, in this Polynesian paradise.
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Seabourn Pursuit

Construction for Seabourn Pursuit began in fall 2020 during a ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy, and the build process is well underway. The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2023, with its sister ship, Seabourn Venture, slated for delivery in 2022.

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