South Pacific Cruises

Tranquil waters, long sandy beaches and countless islands. Enjoy a new pace of life while cruising the South Pacific.

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.

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Magnificent trip from Sydney with Royal Caribbean
Magnificent trip from Sydney with Royal Caribbean
10 Nights with the Ovation of the Seas
 December 2019 - January 2020
p.p.from $1,850
11 day cruise with the Pacific Aria to Sydney
11 day cruise with the Pacific Aria to Sydney
10 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 18.12.2020
p.p.from $1,662
Cruising from Sydney with the Voyager of the Seas
Cruising from Sydney with the Voyager of the Seas
12 Nights with the Voyager of the Seas
 29.12.2019
p.p.from $2,399
Trip with P&O Australia from Sydney
Trip with P&O Australia from Sydney
10 Nights with the Pacific Explorer
 17.12.2019
p.p.from $1,514
15 day expedition from Sydney
15 day expedition from Sydney
14 Nights with the Ruby Princess
 13.01.2020
p.p.from $1,967
  Cruises to Papua New Guinea
11 day sail on board the Pacific Dawn from Brisbane
11 day sail on board the Pacific Dawn from Brisbane
10 Nights with the Pacific Dawn
 May 2019 - October 2020
p.p.from $1,159
Breathtaking voyage from Brisbane with P&O Australia
Breathtaking voyage from Brisbane with P&O Australia
10 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 March 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from $1,199
North Australia Enchantment
North Australia Enchantment
19 Nights Australia
 Sun Princess
 15.10.2019
p.p.from $3,599
27 day cruise on board the Sun Princess from Yokohama
27 day cruise on board the Sun Princess from Yokohama
26 Nights with the Sun Princess
 10.08.2020
p.p.from $3,485
Sailing with the Sun Princess to Sydney from Yokohama
Sailing with the Sun Princess to Sydney from Yokohama
22 Nights with the Sun Princess
 10.08.2020
p.p.from $2,985
  14+ Night Cruises
Travelling from Brisbane via Tauranga
Travelling from Brisbane via Tauranga
14 Nights with the Sea Princess
 November 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from $2,110
Journey across Tasman Sea to Auckland
Journey across Tasman Sea to Auckland
14 Nights with the Ruby Princess
 13.12.2019
p.p.from $2,139
17 day cruise with the Pacific Explorer to Sydney
17 day cruise with the Pacific Explorer to Sydney
16 Nights with the Pacific Explorer
 17.10.2019
p.p.from $2,327
Voyage from Melbourne with the Pacific Dawn
Voyage from Melbourne with the Pacific Dawn
14 Nights with the Pacific Dawn
 30.10.2020
p.p.from $2,113
15 day expedition from Sydney
15 day expedition from Sydney
14 Nights with the Ruby Princess
 13.01.2020
p.p.from $1,967
Our Recommendations
Gail
8 day cruise with the Pacific Dawn to Brisbane
Step aboard the Pacific Dawn and set sail from Brisbane across the stunning Coral Sea. There are plenty of port and cruising days, ensuring you get the perfect blend of time to embrace island life and enjoy life on-board the ship. In the French territory of Lifou, you can swim among glorious tropical fish and visit native huts. An island adventure you're sure to never forget.
Our advice:
Enjoy an exquisite meal at the famous Salt Grill by Australian chef Luke Mangan

  • Brisbane - Brisbane
  • Australia,South Pacific
  • April 2019 - October 2020

from $664
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Claire
Spectacular sail from Sydney with Carnival Cruises Australia
If you're looking for that idyllic summer getaway then let the Carnival Spirit take you on a 12 night jam packed island tour of the South Pacific. Stroll along the white sandy beaches of Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. When you arrive in Suva, visit stunning rain-forests bursting with wildlife. Be sure to pack your camera, this cruise takes you to places you'll want to keep in your memory forever.
Our advice:
To really get into the island groove, visit the RedFrog Pub on-board for some tropical inspired cocktails

  • Sydney - Sydney
  • Australia,South Pacific
  • 18.12.2019

from $2,200
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Jan
Travelling from Papeete, Tahiti to San Diego, California
Calling all adventurers! This is the perfect port intensive cruise for anyone who wants to get as much sight seeings done as possible. Visit the beautiful beaches in Hawaii and bask in the sun underneath the lush palm trees. Wake up in an exciting new destination every morning as the MS Maasdam takes you from Tahiti through French Polynesia to Bora Bora and beyond!
Our advice:
To learn more about the destinations you visit, sit in on an enrichment course ranging from photography to wildlife.

  • Papeete, Tahiti - San Diego, California
  • Pacific,Hawaii,South Pacific
  • 15.03.2020

from $3,739
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Top Ports in the South Pacific
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesiafrom
$2,100

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, New Caledoniafrom
$664

Nouméa is the capital of the French overseas territory New Caledonia and most rapidly growing city in the South Pacific. The capital is abundant with stunning white sandy beaches dotted with many different water spots activities so you'll always find a way to have fun in the sun. The city's features include a beautiful cathedral, the University of New Caledonia, the Bibliothèque Bernheim (Bernheim Library) and the lighthouse Phare Amédée. Some of the most popular spots on the island are Alma Street, the Promenade and Sebastopol

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, French Polynesiafrom
$2,100

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
Suva, Fijifrom
$794

Suva is the capital city of Fiji and is the perfect combination of modern city living, along with the quaintness and natural beauty of the South Pacific. Suva boasts diverse cultural activities, colonial era buildings and a vibrant nightlife. The natural beauty of Suva is evident in parks like Colo-I-Suva, where vistors will find a vast National Park with waterfalls, clear rivers and stunning landscapes. 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 and culture of Fiji at the Fiji Museum
  • Experience an everyday Fijian market at the Suva Municipal Market
  • Visit Colo-I-Suva National Park to truly experience the natural beauty of Fiji
Moorea, French Polynesiafrom
$2,100

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
Isle of Pines, New Caledoniafrom
$699

The Isle of Pines is over 100 square kilometers in size and inhabited only by around 2000 people. The island has the nickname "l'île la plus proche du paradis", which translated it means "the closest island to paradise" and with it's amazing aquatic possibilities it is sure to provide you with just that - a little piece of paradise. Relax at Oro's natural swimming pool as you float in the glistening waters surrounded by towering pine trees. A must-see is Queen Hortense’s Cave, just a short walk through a lush rain forest, learn about the tribal history of the island

Highlights of Isle de Pines
  • Swim in the natural lagoon, separated from the sea by forest and coral reef
  • Rent a traditional boat and sail around Upi Bay
  • Boat tours around the island to see parts not otherwise accessible
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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.

If you need any more information on a South Pacific cruises, don’t hesitate to call our cruise experts on 1300 877 590 today. If you have a short time until you travel, then browse through our last minute options or our cheap options. All cruises are available through our cruise experts.