Tranquil waters, long sandy beaches and countless islands. Enjoy a new pace of life while cruising the South Pacific.
The South Pacific is full of iconic landscapes, reflective beauty and adventure, all awaiting to be discovered. 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 water-sports 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 introduce you to cultures and ways of life that will inspire you to return again and again.
The South Pacific is considered 'Paradise on Earth', and each group of islands have their own distinct culture and are very diverse. Cruising the South Pacific is the easiest way to island hop, and some cruise lines take you to very remote islands. Looking for a unique experience? Then try a cruise with Blue Lagoon or Captain Cook Cruises, with up to 70 passengers on board you'll enjoy a cultural and historical cruise itinerary.
South Pacific cruises are great all year-round. The Isle of Pines and the Conflict Islands, for example, boast great year-round temperatures of 20-25°C.
There is a rainy season which peaks in November, but don’t let that put you off. The daily rainfall is moderate and doesn't last long, so you get to enjoy the rest of the day.
Finding the right South Pacific itinerary for you will be easy, considering how many cruise lines offer sailings to the paradise islands. Here are some of the most popular ones that have dedicated South Pacific cruises and include the destination in their world and repositioning routes:
Fiji is a phenomenal destination in the South Pacific with its:
The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands are among the best havens for:
For a remote hideaway destination, look no further than Kadavu. Discover the local prehistoric-looking jungle coves and the island's chirping endemic birds.
Visit the Cook Islands for the perfect mix of New Zealand hospitality and azure Polynesian waters:
Aquamarine lagoons, that are plentiful here, are perfect for tranquil midnight strolls and harmonious swimming or snorkelling.
Rarotonga - the capital island, is the youngest of the Cook Islands. It is known for spectacular vistas and a fantastic range of water activities.
The Samoan Islands make up two countries:
However, both of these island nations proudly remain traditionally Polynesian. Most locals live in basic open beach huts.
Delight in the views of:
The tropical American Samoa is a haven of relaxation appealing to all tastes. The unspoilt pathways and strips of sand in the Manu’a Islands make up the perfect routes to some of the best wildlife areas around. Avid snorkellers will revel in the coral-filled waters of Ofu Beach, a region of striking and colourful landscapes.
There are so many islands that comprise the South Pacific as a cruise destination, and they are all different. There are some things, though, that unite them.
The waters of the South Pacific Ocean surrounding the islands are calm, warm and stunning, so there is no wonder, there are so many water activities on offer here:
A cruise to the South Pacific is culture rich. The local traditions, customs and way of life have changed very little in the past centuries, making it fascinating to us today.