Mysteries of Melanesia

9 Days
Nadi to Sydney
From (CAD)
$ 9,103
Dates & Pricing

2024 Nadi > Sydney

Stunning Natural Wonders

There is nowhere else in the world quite like Melanesia, and on this Scenic Eclipse voyage across the vast archipelago, you’ll be captivated by their timeless charm and exquisite beauty. No matter which island you find yourself on, from Tanna Island in Vanuatu, to L’Ile-des-Pins or Norfolk Island, every moment will be a revelation.
Our Mysteries of Melanesia voyage takes you some of the world’s least traversed seas, where you will explore remote archipelagos and isolated communities that have preserved their traditional lifestyles away from the gaze of the modern world. Adventurous souls can get immersed into the surroundings: swimming in the pristine waters of deserted beaches and encountering rare and endemic species in the sky, jungle and ocean.
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9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lautoka, Fiji

    Bula! Fiji’s second-biggest settlement is nestled in the heart of a sugar-cane growing region. This sweet start to your voyage opens up a world of blissful beaches, turquoise seascapes, dense jungle and the always-smiling Fijian locals. Your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse.   

    Please book your flight to arrive into Nadi prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At sea

    Settle into your ultra-luxury suite and enjoy a day of sailing in deep blue seas, making the most of the amenities on the World’s First Discovery Yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Tanna Island, Vanuatu

    Tanna’s erupting Mount Yasur is regarded as the world’s most accessible active volcano. Known for its continuous activity since Captain James Cook observed ash eruptions in 1774, it’s considered a sacred area by members of the John Frum cargo cult, who believe their deity resides inside.


    Soak in the Sulphur Bay hot springs at the base of Mt Yasur, or explore Tanna’s Blue Cave, carved in a limestone cliff. Alternatively, see one of the island’s most magnificent waterfalls, taste the world-renowned Tanna coffee, or venture up to the smoking rim of Mt Yasur for an unforgettable experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Maré, New Caledonia

    The highest island in the New Caledonian archipelago, Maré lures guests with its unmatched scenery. Wild by nature, the island’s landscapes effortlessly combine the spectacle of steep cliffs and dense, dark forests with fine sand coves and impressive rocky headlands. Relax on one of the many beautiful, white sand beaches. 


    Discover the rich and colourful history with your on board Historian, or be immersed the island’s rugged interior nature hikes. Alternatively, snorkel, kayak or stand-up paddleboard with your Discovery team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    In between islands, savouring the ship’s facilities and activities or enjoy some down-time in your ultra-luxury suite.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Norfolk Island, Australia

    Roughly halfway between New Zealand and Australia, this tiny island is an outlying self- governing Australian territory. Claimed by Captain James Cook for the British in 1774, Norfolk was settled as a convict colony, and in 1855, Queen Victoria sent the descendants of The Bounty mutineers here. Explore convict ruins, four museums, sheltered beaches and towering pines.


    Discover the life of world-renowned author Colleen McCullough during a visit to her home, as part of an exclusive guided tour of the author’s magnificent property, or learn about the unique language of Norfolk Island, a fascinating mix of English and Tahitian, created by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives. Alternatively, see pots being thrown on the wheel by a master potter at Cottage Pottery, followed by a tasting platter of home-grown goats cheese, or take an early morning walk through the rainforest at Palm Glen and learn about the local wildlife as you walk beneath a canopy of Norfolk Island palms. For the active, enjoy nine holes of golf at the local course.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    As we sail towards Sydney, spend two more glorious days indulging in the many luxuries onboard Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Sydney

    Sailing into Sydney is an unmissable moment, so be sure to wake up for the dramatic arrival into the world’s most spectacular harbour, showing off the famous landmarks of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Disembark after breakfast as you farewell the crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. 

    Please book your flight to depart out of Sydney after 12:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the voyage will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

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