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The Pacific Ocean is a vast expanse of water, home to a host of unique and fascinating island cultures, as well as spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife. The island make-up of this region lends itself to exploration by sea, so an expedition cruise offers a constantly changing vista and a comfortable means of island hopping.
To the north and north east of Australia is the area known as Melanesia, the scene of many battles during the Second World War, and home to shipwrecks, remote islands and beautiful and unspoilt coral atolls. It may sound contrived but the women still wear grass skirts and the men loin cloths, and this is in no way for the benefit of western visitors. Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands remain little explored by travellers, while Fiji has a lot more to offer than just lazing on a white sand beach.
Once known as the Cannibal Isles because of its ferocious natives, the Fijian archipelago is a collection of 300 islands scattered across the South Pacific. With lush mountains rising over turquoise lagoons and pristine beaches, its beauty lies in its diversity. On land immerse yourself in authentic Fijian village life, and in the warm tropical waters discover majestic coral reef gardens that make for an unforgettable snorkelling or diving experience. Introductory and certified diving is available and you'll be diving amongst over 1,000 species of fish, along with Fiji's famous hawksbill turtle, now a protected species.