Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Alotau is not very large and the people are very friendly, so walking will give you a good chance to meet them. The local word for foreigner is DimDim, so if you hear children calling that after you it does not mean that they laugh at you.
Apia is a natural harbour, on Opolu island, one of the Samoa islands. Apia is the largest city and the capital of Samoa. Exept the modern city, still exists the small village of Apia, with the local inhabitants that are living according to their traditional customs.
Bali (Benoa) belongs to an island complex in Southeast Asia and attracts millions of tourists worldwide. A paradise on earth, with beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, rivers, volcanoes and the Balinese people who are polite, highly spiritual, with rich culture and customs still alive through traditional dances and religious, mystic ceremonies, all these will fascinate you.
Celucan Bawang, is the major port of Bali. It is a very scenic place with beautiful beaches with black volcanic sand. Full of coral reefs, it is an ideal spot for snorkelling. A walk in the village gives the the visitor the chance to get a feeling for the locals' life. It is a very religious place to and you will be astonished by the beauty of the Balinese temples. These religious areas offer a unique and peaceful environment. It is an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the heavenly atmoshpere. Do not forget to taste the delicious local cuisine.
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 127,532, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre. Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities.
Laoutoka is located in the western part of the Viti Levu island, in Fiji islands, at the Pacific. Laoutoka is known as the "Sugar City", because of its sugar cane belt areas. It is worthwhile visiting the "Sugar Mill", the temple "Hare Krishna", the beautiful Botanical Garden, walk to the central shopping street and shop at duty-free shops and handicraft markets.
Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. One of the famous attractions on Huahine is a bridge that crosses over a stream with 3- to 6-foot (1.8 m) long eels. These eels are deemed sacred by the locals, by local mythology. While viewing these slithering creatures, tourists can buy a can of mackerel and feed the eels. The Fa'ahia archaeological site in the north of the island has revealed subfossil remains of several species of extinct birds exterminated by the earliest Polynesian colonists of the island. Local people mostly work in agriculture, fishing and tourism.
The island is famous not only for its heritage of convits but also for the unique fauna which roam it.The komodo dragon the world's largest living lizard,takes its name from the island.
Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia.The island is particularly nutable as the natural habitat of the Komedo dragon,the largest lizard on earth and consequently named after the island.Komodo Island has a surface area of 390km and a permanent population of over 2.000.
The capital of Malaysia has a unique charm that attracts visitors from all around the world. Wander the streets of the city and enjoy all the amazing sights and landscapes. Otherwise visit one of the many outdoor markets and experience the diversity of Asian culture
French Polynesia is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of the French territory. The most famous island of French Polynesia is Tahiti, where is located Papeet. Here you can wonder around and visit on foot all the attractions such as Bougainville Park, the cathedral of Notre Dame, the presidential mansion, the city hall and the papeete market.
The skyscrapers and bright lights of Singapore hide an eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial influences that give to the city a distinct identity. A much different environment you are going to meet at the city's outskirts, with the lush rainforests of the nature reserves Boukit Timach and Central Katsment.
Suva is the capital and main port of Fiji. In the city center stands the building of the Old Parliament. The library of the city, which was built in 1909, is a sample of colonial architecture. You must visit the Museum of Fiji,in Therston Gardens, where is exhibited a collection of Fijian artworks, the largest one worldwide. In Suva there are many parks with local species of flora of the South Pacific area.
Thursday Island is the administrative and commercial centre of the Torres Strait Islands, north of Queensland, Australia. The Thursday Island is noteworthy for being the most northerly in Australia.
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth, that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates one calendar day from the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but it deviates to pass around some territories and island groups.
The International Date line is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian helps to define Universal Time and is the meridian from which all other time zones are calculated. The International Date Line and the moving point of midnight separate the two calendar days that are current somewhere on Earth.
|1||Papeete (Tahiti French Poly)||------||21:00|
|2||Huahine, Societe Islands||07:00||14:00|
|15||Alotau, Papua new Guinea||07:00||19:00|
|17||Thursday Island, Australia||08:00||20:00|
|27||Celukan Bawang, Indonesia||07:00||16:00|
Debuted: in 1998
Length: 593.7 feet
Beam: 83.5 feet
Maximum Draught: 19.5 feet
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC
Guest Capacity: 684 (Double Occupancy)
Staff Size: 400
Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1
Nationality of Officers: European
Nationality of Staff: European
Country of Registry: Marshall Islands
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Year Built: Marina 2011, Riviera 2012 / Gross Tonnage : 66.084 / Length : 239.24 metres / Beam : 32.2 metres / Cruising Speed : 20 knots / Guest Decks : 11 / Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy) : 1.250 / Staff Size : 800 / Guest to Staff Ratio : 1.56 to 1/ Nationality of Officers : European
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Year Built: Regatta & Insignia 1998, Nautica 2000 / Refurbishment Dates : Regatta, May 2014, - Insignia, April 2014 - Nautica, May 2014 / Gross Tonnage : 30.277 / Length : 180.96 metres / Beam : 25.45 metres / Cruising Speed : 18 knots / Guest Decks : 9 / Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy) : 684 / Staff Size : 400 / Guest to Staff Ratio : 1.71 to 1/ Nationality of Officers : European