Explorations - (Page 30)
Across the Blue Pacific Australia, New Zealand, Asia & South Pacific Vast and powerful, rimmed with exotic lands, there is something about the pacific that draws us to its distant shores. for early explorer captain James cook the call came from the british admiralty: chart the islands of the pacific, record what’s there. modern adVenturers, howeVer, need only answer their heart’s desire. the wonders down under, mysterious asia, dreamy south pacific isles — all are worth crossing an ocean for. The wonders down under Give in to the sunny, can-do spirit of the locals as you explore the best of Australia and New Zealand. Australian highlights: cruising past the lyrical silhouette of Sydney’s Opera House, witnessing sunrise on the Great Barrier Reef, journeying into the remote Red Centre for a look at Ayers Rock and Aboriginal culture. In New Zealand, prepare for enchantment as you behold the primeval splendor of Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; meet the fascinating Maori and 60 million sheep, give or take a few million! Australia Circumnavigation: Join the ms Volendam in March 2010 for a 34-day voyage around the entire continent of Australia, calling on the capital cities of all eight states, from Sydney to Perth, Darwin to Melbourne. Plus, five incomparable days cruising the Great Barrier Reef in its entirety. 30 E xplorations
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