South Pacific Cruises
Tranquil waters, long sandy beaches and countless islands. Enjoy a new pace of life while cruising the South Pacific.
The South Pacific is iconic landscapes, a reflective beaty and an outback adventure ready to be discovered on a cruise. Sprinkled across the world's biggest ocean, the countries of the South Pacific are vast and diverse and include The Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Easter Island and so much more.
For culture, diverse and beautiful flora and fauna, beaches and inviting waters, backpacking opportunities and watersports such as surfing and diving, Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji are just some of the unmissable charms of the South Pacific. Cruising the South Pacific is simply a dream for lovers of the outdoors and adventure. A cruise is guaranteed to take you to the best of the South Pacific and introuduce you to cultures and ways of life that will encourage you to return again and again.
Papeete is located on Tahiti, the largest in a chain of islands that make up French Polynesia. Papeete is the capital city of Tahiti and is the ideal location to explore the best of Tahiti's natural beauty. The downtown market in Papeete, Le Marché, is a perfect example of the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere in the city. The lush landscapes of Tahiti are waiting to be explored and the abundance of shady hiking trails, pleasant beaches and calm waters are sure to impress all visitors. You can also embrace the ocean with activities like snorkeling, jet skiing and surfing.Highlights of Papeete
- Enjoy a celebration of Polynesian culture and dance at the Heiva I Tahiti festival
- Catch world famous waves at Teahupo'o
- Head to Vai'ete Square after dark to see the waterfront promenade come to life
Bora Bora is an idyllic island in the Western part of French Polynesia and is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Known as an exclusive island, Bora Bora is one of the most popular tourist islands of the South Seas, due to the beautiful turquoise lagoon, imposing mountain peaks and iconic overwater bungalows. On the island, there is plenty of oppurtunity to explore, from 4x4 safaris to shark feedings and a natural underwater park perfect for seeing the local fish and coral. Bora Bora will be sure to capture your heart and provide you with unforgettable memories.Highlights of Bora Bora
- Take a trip to the top of Mount Otemanu for unrivaled views of Bora Bora
- Enjoy a boat trip and discover the beauty of the lagoon
- Discover the maritime wildlife on a scuba-diving, shark diving and whale watching tour
Apia is the capital of Samoa and is a perfect location to discover the island, with a mix of colonial buildings and traditional Samoan houses situated alongside beautiful reef-bordered beaches. Apia is a town with a wealth of culture to be discovered, from the Samoa Cultural Village to the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. The natural beauty on the island is everywhere, from beaches like Lefaga and Tafa Tafa to amazing waterfalls like Papaseea Sliding Rock and Papapapaitai Falls.Highlights of Apia
- Explore the history and culture of the island at the Samoa Cultural Village
- See the marine wildlife in the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
- Experience the vibrant nightlife in various bars and nightclubs
Moorea, Tahiti, is one of the most beautiful Polynesian islands and manages to maintain a small island feel despite being a popular tourist destination. The island is a naturally beautiful location, with 8 striking mountain peaks rising from the inviting clear water of the lagoon. The lagoon is an ideal location to try activities like snorkelling, paddle boarding and even swimming with dolphins at the Moorea Dolphin Centre. On the island, the charming local villages and picturesque beaches are sure to leave a lasting impression on even the most discerning traveller.Highlights of Moorea
- Journey to the top of the Magic Mountain for views that are hard to beat
- Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture at the Tiki Village Cultural Centre
- Swim with rays, sharks and thousands of fishes in the Lagoonarium
Suva is the capital city of Fiji and is a modern city with a good blend of cultural activities, colonial era buildings and a vibrant nightlife. Here you will find not only good hospitality, but also a relaxing atmosphere. The natural beauty of Suva is evident in parks like Colo-I-Suva Forest Park. There is an abundance of ways to learn about the culture of the island, with the Fiji Museum being a highlight. Orchid Island is also a great way to find out more about the Polynesian way of life. The city's blend of modern city living in a lush green enviornment is an ideal way to experience the South Pacific.Highlights of Suva
- Uncover the history of Fiji at the Fiji Museum
- Experience an everyday Fijian market at the Suva Municipal Market
- Take a walking tour to discover the stunning surrounding areas of Suva
Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa and is located on the volcanic island of Tutuila. Mount Matafao is the highest peak on the island and offers a fantastic view of the tropical scenery of the island. The National Park of American Samoa offers dramatic hiking trails to historic sites, secluded beaches and picturesque villages. The beaches and reefs of Pago Pago are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving and fishing. Full of idyllic beaches, Pago Pago is the ideal place to relax, with locations like Two Dollar Beach providing the perfect place for you to unwind.Highlights of Pago Pago
- Explore the many different highlights of the National Park of American Samoa
- Hike to the top of Mount Alava for a stunning view of the island
Best South Pacific Cruises - Fiji
Renowned for its warm and friendly locals and exotic wildlife, Fiji is an island nation waiting to be discovered on one of our many options on South Pacific cruises.
Underwater adventurers will delight in the sea scapes of dense coral forests in a multitude of colours. The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands are among the best havens for white sand beaches, turquoise waters and holiday resorts. For a remote hideaway destination look no further than Kadavu, where you can pass by prehistoric-looking jungle coves and be in awe over the regions chirping endemic birds. It is a phenomenal destination for cruising the South Pacific with its fishing and organic produce.
Rarotonga & the Cook Islands
Visit the Cook Islands for the perfect mix of New Zealand hospitality and azure Polynesian waters. Experience first-hand a local dance performance and indulge in a cultural ‘Island Night’ Polynesian feast. Aquamarine blue lagoons are plentiful in this charming island nation, which allow for tranquil midnight strolls and harmonious swimming and snorkelling. Rarotonga is the capital island and also the youngest of the Cook Islands and is renowned for its scenic vistas and water activities.
The Samoan Islands
The Samoan Islands consist of two countries, independent Samoa and American Samoa, an American territory. Traditionally Polynesian, these spectacular island nations proudly remain traditionally Polynesian. Much of the accommodation can be found in the form of fale, basic open beach huts.
Delight in the views of wonderfully tranquil bays, charismatic villages and magnificent mountain ridges. The tropical American Samoa is a haven of relaxation appealing to all tastes. The unspoiled pathways and strips of sand in the Manu’a Islands make up the perfect routes to some of the best wildlife areas around. Avid snorkelers will revel in the coral-filled waters of Ofu beach, a region of striking and colourful landscapes.
Best time to cruise the South Pacific
South Pacific cruises are great year-round. Year-round temperatures are normally between 20-25 degree. There is a rainy season which peaks in November, but don’t let that put you off. Normally the rain only stays around for a short while, so you get to enjoy the rest of the day. Popular departure ports in Australia include Sydney and Brisbane.
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