MS Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
February 5 - February 22, 2009

 
ITINERARY
·  Papeete, Tahiti
·  Moorea, French Polynesia
·  At Sea
·  Rarotonga, Cook Islands
·  At Sea
·  Nuku'Alofa, Tonga
·  At Sea
·  Suva, Fiji
·  At Sea
·  Noumea, New Caledonia
·  At Sea
·  Brisbane, Australia
·  At Sea
·  Sydney, Australia
 
 
LECTURES
·  Peoples, Cultures and History of
·  Oceania
·  How Ancient Polynesians Settled
·  the Vast Pacific
·  Cultural Differences in Ancient
·  Polynesia
·  Nuku’Alofa: Tongan Society Today
·  Fiji – Hawaiki, Hawai’i, Savai’i
·  - Polynesian Homeland
 
LINKS
·  Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
·  Trip Specific Photos
 
 
   
Map
   
 

Polynesia still fascinates us, not only for its natural beauty, friendly, gentle people, and rich ancient culture, but also because of the questions it poses about human migration. Starting out somewhere in Fiji, the Ancient Polynesians populated distant islands, across thousands of miles of ocean, in exquisitely designed double hulled canoes. Women, children, sailors, tailors, dancers, singers, and priests, all came together and started a new life in faraway islands such as Tahiti, Moorea, Tongatapu and, of course, the farther from all humanity, Hawaii.

Throughout this voyage we visited these landmarks of ancient voyaging, learning about the old and the new. Through lectures and superbly organized expeditions, we not only saw and visited Polynesia, but we experienced it. Here are the highlights of our stepping through the looking glass into a world that keeps its past but lives in the present.
 
     

WEST AFRICA - ACCRA TO DAKAR

WEST AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO ACCRA

RAIN FORESTS AND REEFS

BALTIC

TRACING THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA

LOST ISLANDS LOST WORLDS - HAVANA TO ANTIGUA

LOST ISLANDS LOST WORLDS - PUERTO LIMON TO HAVANA

LOST ISLANDS LOST WORLDS - BRIDGETOWN TO PUERTO LIMON

LEGENDARY CULTURES

BALTIC ODYSSEY

EXPLORER'S AFRICA, CAPE TOWN TO DAKAR

CHILE TO TAHITI VIA EASTER AND PITCAIRN ISLANDS

AROUND SOUTH AMERICA THROUGH THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN

EXPLORING THE BALTIC'S HISTORIC WATERWAYS 2010

VINTAGE EUROPE - LISBON TO PORTSMOUTH

ISLAND DAYS AND ARABIAN NIGHTS - TENERIFE TO LISBON

CHRISTMAS IN THE CARIBBEAN

EXPLORING THE BALTIC'S HISTORIC WATERWAYS 2009

TROPICAL WILDLIFE & WONDERS CRUISE

ANCIENT POLYNESIA, CIVILIZATIONS PROGRAM

CAPE TO CAPE

CALLAO, PERU TO PUERTO MONTT, CHILE

CULTURE & NATURE, PANAMA CANAL TO LIMA, PERU

EXPLORING THE BALTIC'S HISTORIC WATERWAYS 2008