Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
The Australia travel specialists at Down Under Endeavours, a travel agency specializing in handcrafted luxury vacation packages, are noticing a new trend amongst families booking luxury vacations. Early 2013 results show a rise in the number of families booking in January and February as they prepare for their spring break and summer vacation travel plans, according to Down Under Endeavours. Topping the favorite travelers list for families is Down Under Endeavours’ 12-day luxury cruise vacation of Bora Bora and Tahiti aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Parents can enjoy the luxury cruise and overwater bungalow experience, while kids explore the extraordinary natural wonders of French Polynesia through Paul Gauguin’s Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program.
“More and more families are traveling together these days,” said Corinne Goodman, owner of Down Under Endeavours. “We are thrilled to be able to offer such a unique cruise experience through our partnership with Paul Gauguin cruises.”
Travelers will get to explore Polynesia’s world-renowned islands sailing past volcanic islands and atolls strewn lazily across the crystal-clear Pacific Ocean. Travelers will enjoy 7-nights aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, a small luxury cruise ship, perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience. Call on Raiatea and its reef-bound lagoon, and Taha’a, its companion island, where travelers will enjoy a full day of exploration. Then sail to Bora Bora and her siren sister, Moorea where travelers will get to experience a one-of-a-kind stay in an overwater bungalow for 3-nights.
The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically for luxury Tahiti vacation packages to sail the shallow seas of French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms, an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard the recently renovated ship radiates warmth, informality and Polynesian flair. And the beloved troupe of Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers and storytellers—add the unique personality of Tahiti to every sailing.
The Ambassadors of the Environment Program is a unique and groundbreaking program that introduces young travelers to the wonders of French Polynesia through direct, hands-on, interactive learning. Introduced by Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and his Ocean Futures Society, it is their mission to educate and inspire kids throughout the world to act responsibly when it comes to protecting the world’s oceans. The Ambassadors of the Environment Program explores coral reefs, learns about volcanic islands and forest ecology, experiences Polynesian culture, hikes rainforest trails, visits marae (ancient Polynesian temples), and more. Best of all for parents, they have the option to join their children on eco-excursions and other activities aboard and ashore.
The Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program is available on summer voyages. For more information speak to one of the trusted Australian travel agents at Down Under Endeavours by calling 312-951-8517 or visiting http://www.downunderendeavours.com/.
About Down Under Endeavours
Down Under Endeavours is a travel industry wholesaler dedicated to booking travelers once-in-a-lifetime experiences. With special contracts between luxury properties, airlines and local tour groups in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and Africa, the destination specialists at Down Under Endeavours create custom vacation packages tailored to traveler’s interests and imaginations. Exceeding expectations is what they specialize in and they go above and beyond adding extras to make a vacation truly special for those who wish to travel half way around the world to find the unexpected. Travelers can rest assured they know what they’re getting into as every destination, airline and tour is tested personally by the employees first at Down Under Endeavours.