If you are someone that likes to travel to new and exotic places, but can do without the constant changing of hotel rooms and the endless nightmares in dealing with airports, then cruises can provide the perfect solution for you. Popular options include tropical, Mediterranean and Melanesian cruise packages. Melanesia offers a 4 island visit in one tour. With a Melanesian cruise, guests will get to visit Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. On their own, these islands are an intense journey, with a lot to do. Each islands contains hundreds of bird species for example, making the Melanesian cruise even more ideal for birders. During the 2 week Melanesian cruise, birders will get to visit each of these islands and immerse themselves in these tropical species. Unlike other birding adventures where guests will be inundated with a lot of travel, with the Melanesian cruise, birders arrive at each of these destination points straight off the boat.
There’s no need to depart a hotel and then make your way to the birding rich spot. The ship will dock close by to the area in question which will be a different part of the islands each day.The journey to each spot is made every night while guests are resting or enjoying one of the many on board activities. There is no time to be bored during the Melanesian cruise. During the journey to the islands itself or during the daily travel time, guests get to spend their time in the gyms, theatres, casinos, pools, kiddies centres or the many restaurants. The Melanesian cruise birding adventure will not be participated by all of the passengers on board the ship. Every passenger will have booked into different tour types such as adventure, cultural or even birding. Birding tours cannot be done with a whole lot of people. Birders need a quiet environment to indulge in their bird watching and photographing escapades.
This is hindered when there are too many people. Birding tours on the Melanesian cruise can also be combined with a photography tour. It is always nice for birders to have an advanced knowledge of this skill. Classes will be held on the ship, in the afternoons or at night. Mornings are always reserved for birding as this is the best time of day to observe them. Lessons are catered for both the beginner or advanced individual. For a solo birding trip on the Melanesian cruise, birders will have to bring along their own equipment in the form of sketchpads and binoculars. For the photography tour, all equipment is provided. There will be a dedicated tour guide on each birding tour. They are people who are really familiarized with the layout of the islands and can maximize birding opportunities for the tour guests. For photography based birding tours, the guide is an experienced birder as well as world renowned photographer. The Melanesian cruise birding adventure is a way for birders to expand their birding lists and additionally learn more about it from the best.