Melanesia, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu

An Epic Island Adventure Aboard the Island Sky

Trip Cost

Prices are for 2020
Per person, double occupancy
CategoriesPriceSingle Price
Category 1 $14,480
Category 2 $16,980 $16,980
Category 3 $20,280 $20,280
Category 4 $23,180
Category 5 $27,880
Category 6 $33,480
Owners Suite $40,580
Scuba diving is available and limited to 16 Advance Open Water (AOW) certified scuba divers. You must complete two open water dives within the 12 months prior to the trip's departure: $500

Extension Costs

Papua New Guinea: Cultural Connections Extension: from $8480


Sep 10-27, 2020

Deck Plan

Cabin Descriptions

  • All suites feature ocean views and have two twin beds that can be reconfigured into one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, large wardrobes, vanity table, small refrigerator, television, personal safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, and American-style outlets (two flat prongs) at 110 volts.
  • Magellan Deck suites are 230 square feet and have two to four portholes.
  • Columbus Deck suites are 240 square feet with large picture windows.
  • Marco Polo Deck suites range between 225 to 240 square feet with a sliding mirrored glass door leading directly to the promenade.
  • Erikson Deck suites are 270 square feet including 40 square foot private balconies.
  • Explorer Deck suites are 325 square feet including 80 square foot private balconies. The two-room owner’s suite is 385 square feet with a 110 square foot balcony.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Port activities and excursions including cultural tours, nature walks, and Zodiac cruises
  • All gratuities
  • All accommodations
  • World-class lecture and expedition team
  • All onboard meals and group meals ashore, including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner
  • All entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges
  • Arrival and departure transfers on group dates
  • Gift certificates for recommended expedition gear and reading materials
  • Medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance

Trip Cost Does Not Include

Airfare from your home city/Port Moresby, Vila/Brisbane, and Brisbane/home city; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and or/visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, alcoholic beverages (other than listed), and other incidentals; email/internet/fax/telephone charges; trip cancellation insurance.

Trip Payment Schedule*

At time of reservation: 25% of trip cost
130 days prior to departure: Balance

*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule*

Minimum Cancellation Fee: $750 per person
179-120 days prior to departure: 25% of cruise cost
119 days or less: 100% of cruise cost

*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.