South Pacific Islands: Beauty & History

Hiding among the azure lagoons, white-sand beaches, and tropical forests of places like the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, the scars of World War II are still very much present. As we call in on these remote sites on our Roots of the Pacific: Exploring New Zealand and Melanesia voyage, we’ll be joined by Ian W. Toll, author of a highly regarded, three-volume history of the Pacific War, who will help resurrect these stories from the past. “When I visit these places, I really do feel as if I’m seeing the history of that war through the eyes of those who were there and that makes it a much richer and more personal experience.”