STAR COLLECTOR: CROSSING CULTURES: POLYNESIA, AUSTRALIA & INDONESIA

09/25/2020 through 11/06/2021
09/25/2020 through 12/27/2021
Windstar Cruises

The sunny beaches of Papeete warmly welcome you to the start of your South Pacific adventure before setting off to Bora Bora for world-class snorkeling in crystal-clear lagoons. Get a taste of the Cook Islands in Rarotonga-an up-and-coming foodie destination and natural playground. Niue charms visitors with its friendly locals, pristine beaches, coral reefs and mystical caves. Taveuni offers unspoiled waters where snorkelers encounter soft coral reefs. Discover Savusavu’s abundant waterfalls, rainforests, and beautiful black pearls. Explore Suva’s British colonial buildings and farmer’s market. Upon arriving in Port Vila, feel the mist of Mele Cascades waterfall, or hop on the boat to Tranquility Island to visit the Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary. The World War II headquarters for the U.S. military in the South Pacific, Noumea features magnificent beaches and incredible views from its string of beautiful bays.  Cross the Coral Sea en route to Cairns and experience the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Cooktown charms visitors with its quaint fishing community, pristine beaches and tropical lagoons, while Thursday Island offers an introduction to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders. Cultural exploration continues in Yirrkala, an Aboriginal artisan city where you’ll find bark paintings, weaving and Didgeridoos. In Darwin, don’t miss Mindil Beach, Kakadu National Park, and Crocosaurus Cove. Cross the Timor Sea to Kupang, Indonesia where friendly locals delight in showing their tenun ikat woven cloths. Expand your idea of color upon entering Ende Flores, the launch point to visit Mount Kelimutu volcano and Blue Stone Beach. Wildlife lovers prepare to be amazed in Loh Liang. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is home to nearly 6,000 Komodo Dragons, orange-footed scrub fowl, Timor deer, Dugong sharks, manta rays, whales, dolphins and sea turtles. The finale in Benoa does not disappoint. Bali’s spectacular beauty, calm waters and small village atmosphere is a taste of pure paradise. Don’t miss the view of Bali Volcano from Batur Caldera and be sure to bring home some of the island’s beautiful Batik.

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Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
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Day 2 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Day 3 At Sea
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Day 4 At Sea
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Day 5 Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Day 6 At Sea
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Day 7 At Sea
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Day 8 Alofi, Niue
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Day 9 International Dateline, At Sea
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Day 10 At Sea
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Day 11 At Sea
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Day 12 At Sea
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Day 13 Waiyevo, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Day 14 Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
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Day 15 Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Day 16 Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Day 17 Yasawa-I-Rara Island, Fiji
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Day 18 At Sea
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Day 19 At Sea
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Day 20 Mystery Island, Vanuatu
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Day 21 At Sea
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Day 22 Easo, Lifou Island, New Caledonia
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Day 23 Ile De Pins, New Caledonia
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Day 24 Noumea, New Caledonia
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Day 25 At Sea
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Day 26 At Sea
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Day 27 At Sea
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Day 28 At Sea
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Day 29 At Sea
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Day 30 At Sea
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Day 31 Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Day 32 Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Day 33 At Sea
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Day 34 At Sea
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Day 35 Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
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Day 36 At Sea
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Day 37 Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia
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Day 38 At Sea
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Day 39 At Sea
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Day 40 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Day 41 At Sea
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Day 42 At Sea
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Day 43 Timor, Kupang, Indonesia
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Day 44 Flores, Ende, Indonesia
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Day 45 Loh Liang, Komodo National Pk, Indonesia
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Day 46 At Sea
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Day 47 Benoa (Denpasar), Bali, Indonesia
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