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 beauty 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.
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- Papeete, Tahiti - Papeete, Tahiti
- South Pacific
- December 2017 - November 2019
This ship is perfect value for money for the 45yr plus cruiser! Don't forget your camera!
- Sydney - Auckland
- New Zealand
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
Nouméa is the capital of the French overseas territory New Caledonia and most rapidly growing city in the South Pacific. The city's features include a beautiful cathedral, the University of New Caledonia, the Bibliothèque Bernheim (Bernheim Library) and the lighthouse Phare Amédée.Highlights of Nouméa
- Visit lle aux Canards (Duck Island)
- See Ilot Laregnere and Ilot Signal, two Unesco World Heritage Sights
- Have lunch at Le Ponton, a restaurant boat in the middle of the largest lagoon in the world
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 opportunity 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 of the South Pacific.Highlights of Bora Bora
- Take a trip to the top of Mount Otemanu for unrivalled 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
Moorea, Tahiti, is one of the most beautiful Polynesian islands and is a very popular tourist destination for romantic breaks and family holidays. The island boasts fantastic natural scenery, 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
The 1,500-square-foot island was discovered in 1606 by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernández de Quirós. It is the southernmost island of the island nation of Vanuatu. The Mystery Island's coastline is dominated by crystal clear waters and white sand beaches. Numerous water sports facilities and beautiful natural scenery make the stay at Mystery Island a special experience.Highlights of Mystery Island
- Spend the morning on a guided snorkeling tour
- Village markets steeped in local culture
- Glass bottom boat tours to see the reef
With an area of 1,200 square km, Lifou is the largest atoll in the Loyalty Islands and belongs to New Caledonia. Pristine, white sand beaches, dense tropical forestation, villages steeped in local culture and incredible volcanic cliffs are what make this island so beautiful and somewhere cruises can't wait to return to.Highlights of Lifou
- Go snorkeling and swimming in the crystal clear water
- Explore the hidden grottoes and villages of the island
- Watch the sun set from the top of the famous 40-foot Joking Cliff
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.
Other great Islands and best time to cruise
South Pacific cruises are great year-round. With the likes of The Isle of Pines or Conflict Islands offer great Year-round temperatures that 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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