Princess Cruises will return to Tahiti in autumn 2020 with sailings available on the 670-guest Pacific Princess. Tahiti and French Polynesia cruises allow holidaymakers the opportunity to discover the region's unspoiled lagoons and beaches on five 10-day Tahiti & French Polynesia departures.
Pacific Princess will sale round trip from Tahiti around the islands of French Polynesia. Every voyage will include overnight calls in Tahiti's capital Papeete and Bora Bora, as well as a late-night stay in Raiatea. Additional ports of call include Huahine, Rangiroa, and Moorea.
Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises' vice president UK and Europe, said: “With its volcanic and coral islands, French Polynesia is always a popular destination for holidaymakers seeking a once in a lifetime experience. With sailings on our smaller ship Pacific Princess, guests can enjoy a more intimate voyage around these remote islands.”
With four Grand Adventure & Crossings itineraries also available ranging in length from 19-35 days, Pacific Princess additionally offers longer sailings for guests to experience the Aloha spirit of the Hawaiian Islands or discover the treasures of South America including Easter Island renowned for its Moai, stone statues of human figures carved by the Rapa Nui.
Air Astana has once again been recognised as a winner in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines, ranking in two categories - Travellers' Choice Regional Airline Asia and Travellers' Choice Passenger Comfort Asia. The airline retained the award for Regional Airline Asia in recognition of its customer service, cabin cleanliness, food & beverage, seat comfort, value for money, check-in and In-flight entertainment.
Air Astana has also been recognised as the best in a new category: the Travellers Choice for Passenger Comfort, which reflects ratings travellers have given for seat comfort and legroom. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travellers worldwide over a 12-month period (Jan-Dec 2018).
“Air Astana has always been dedicated to delivering the very highest standards of service to its passengers and I’m naturally delighted we have been named a Travellers’ Choice Airlines winner again this year,” said Peter Foster, President and CEO of Air Astana. “I’d like to sincerely thank every one of our passengers around the globe, who submitted a review to TripAdvisor following their flight. We look forward to your continued support for Air Astana.”.
Kluane National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and largest internationally protected area on the planet. It is home to the largest non-polar icefields in the world and 17 of Canada's 20 tallest mountains including Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak. Ancient glaciers feed the Alsek River that flows through the sprawling Alsek Valley and dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou, wolves, grizzlies and black bears roam the massive park.
Flightseeing tours are a quick way to get deep into the park. Land and step out onto a glacier to take in the vast surroundings. Some adventurers experience Kluane by rafting a Canadian Heritage River to see grizzlies, eagles and glaciers. Paddling Kathleen Lake which has campsites, a day-use site and trails, is slower paced but every bit as wonderful. See wildflowers on a stroll along the lakeshore or hike up to the cirque of King's Throne for far reaching views of the lake and landscape.
Besides spectacular scenery in the Kluane Region, the First Nation cultures wait to be explored.
For 5,000 years the Champagne area has been occupied by Indigenous people. The site just off the Alaska Highway is also home to Long Ago Peoples Place, an authentic recreation of a traditional First Nations village. Pay a visit to learn about the Southern Tutchone history and culture, enjoy bannock, hear stories and feel the connection to the land.
A scenic drive leads from Haines Junction to the Kluane Museum of Natural History in Burwash Landing on the shores of Kluane Lake. The museum's fascinating exhibits include many that offer another look at the traditional way of life of the area's Southern Tutchone people.
Just before the Canada-US border is Beaver Creek home to the White River First Nation. Archeological evidence shows people have lived in this area for 10,000 years. The Visitor Information Centre displays examples of intricate beadwork and other traditional crafts.
Besides these interesting stops along the highway, First Nation tour operators offer unique, immersive experiences. Hear captivating legends, learn about living off the land and spot wildlife and medicinal plants.
Interested in visiting? see www.windowsonthewild.com and www.audleytravel.com