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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Journey with Royal Caribbean from Sydney
Journey with Royal Caribbean from Sydney
9 Nights with the Explorer of the Seas
p.p.from $1,507
9 day journey on board the Explorer of the Seas from Sydney
9 day journey on board the Explorer of the Seas from Sydney
8 Nights with the Explorer of the Seas
 December 2018 - February 2019
p.p.from $1,631
12 day expedition on board the Explorer of the Seas from Sydney
12 day expedition on board the Explorer of the Seas from Sydney
11 Nights with the Explorer of the Seas
p.p.from $1,725
Iconic expedition from Sydney with Norwegian Cruise Line
Iconic expedition from Sydney with Norwegian Cruise Line
13 Nights with the Norwegian Jewel
p.p.from $1,086
Sail from Sydney with the Carnival Spirit
Sail from Sydney with the Carnival Spirit
10 Nights with the Carnival Spirit
p.p.from $800
  Cruises to Papua New Guinea
Cruise from Sydney with the Sun Princess
Cruise from Sydney with the Sun Princess
15 Nights with the Sun Princess
p.p.from $2,450
Breathtaking voyage from Brisbane with P&O Australia
Breathtaking voyage from Brisbane with P&O Australia
10 Nights with the Pacific Aria
 October 2018 - September 2019
p.p.from $1,099
North Australia Enchantment
North Australia Enchantment
19 Nights with the Sun Princess
p.p.from $3,599
12 day cruise with the Sea Princess to Brisbane
12 day cruise with the Sea Princess to Brisbane
11 Nights with the Sea Princess
 December 2018 - January 2020
p.p.from $1,400
Cruise with Holland America Line from Sydney
Cruise with Holland America Line from Sydney
15 Nights with the ms Noordam
p.p.from $1,999
  14+ Night Cruises
Cruise from Melbourne with the Golden Princess
Cruise from Melbourne with the Golden Princess
14 Nights with the Golden Princess
p.p.from $2,200
Voyage with Princess Cruises from Brisbane
Voyage with Princess Cruises from Brisbane
14 Nights with the Sea Princess
 December 2018 - March 2020
p.p.from $1,750
15 day cruise with the Golden Princess to Melbourne
15 day cruise with the Golden Princess to Melbourne
14 Nights with the Golden Princess
p.p.from $2,272
Cruising with Carnival Cruises Australia from Sydney to Honolulu
Cruising with Carnival Cruises Australia from Sydney to Honolulu
17 Nights with the Carnival Spirit
p.p.from $2,350
Voyage with the Golden Princess from Melbourne
Voyage with the Golden Princess from Melbourne
14 Nights with the Golden Princess
p.p.from $2,100
Our Recommendations
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
  • October 2018 - April 2020

from $718
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13 day cruise with the Carnival Spirit to Sydney
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
  • February 2019 - November 2019

from $1,650
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15 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
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 Titikaveka beach in Rorotonga 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 - Papeete, Tahiti
  • Pacific,South Pacific
  • October 2018 - November 2018

from $1,999
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Ports in the South PacificTop Ports in the South Pacific
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesiafrom

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

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

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
Lifou, New Caledoniafrom

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. Dip you toes in at Jinek bay where you can swim among coral bursting with colour. Visit the Chief's hut for a delicious meal cooked by locals

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
Isle of Pines, New Caledoniafrom

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
Moorea, French Polynesiafrom

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
South Pacific

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.