A Passage to the Solomons – Battles & Beaches: The 75th Anniversary of WWII Cruise
Fri 23 Oct - Fri 4 Dec
Commemorating The End of WWII
13 Nights | Departs Honiara, Solomon Islands, 23rd October 2020 | Arrives Port Vila, Vanuatu, 4th November 2020
Join Coral Expeditions and partners onboard expedition vessel Coral Discoverer on a 13–night expedition voyage through the autonomous regions of Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in May 1945. This journey will be conducted in partnership with the Australian Geographic Society and recognises the sacrifices and honours the legacy of Allied and Axis Forces that fought in the theatre of the Pacific War.
These battles were fierce confrontations between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy with combined forces of Allied nations including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom forces. Many significant battles took place in the South Western Pacific countries of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as well as Bougainville, and this expedition visits battle sites where relics remain either on land or below the sea.
Pacific Islanders were greatly impacted by the war on their doorstep with some playing crucial roles, like the scouts who found John F Kennedy after his patrol boat was sunk. This expedition explores the history of the period and will also offer guests an immersion into the idyllic island landscapes, strong cultural traditions of Pacific Islanders and the renowned warmth and hospitality of the peoples of the Pacific. Special guest lecturer Rear Admiral Allan du Toit will join you on board to share his knowledge.
Book online at www.coralexpeditions.com
NHSA Member Discount
To qualify, NHSA members must book directly with Coral Expeditions quoting promotional code NHSA10. Offer ends 20/10/20. Terms and conditions are listed below.
* NHSA members only
* Direct bookings only
* Not available in combination with other offers
* Entrants must quote promo code NHSA10 when booking on our website or by calling 1800 079 545
* Offer ends 20 October, 2020