A tropical paradise is waiting for you when you cruise to the South Pacific! This is a unique destination with thousands of islands to explore. These peaceful islands and their French Polynesian culture will charm you. From breathtaking sunsets in Fiji, the dramatic landscapes of Vanuatu, or the crystal blue waters and pristine beaches a cruise here offers the ultimate in fun and relaxation!
A cruise to the South Pacific brings you to some of the most remote islands in the world. Walk in the footsteps of ancient civilizations with a visit to Easter Island with the mammoth 100-ton stone Moai. Go way beyond the beach and explore the rainforests of Papua, New Guinea!
Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. You will find white sandy beaches here as well as reefs full of colorful marine life. The crystal blue waters make it a perfect place to dive or snorkeling to see the amazing coral gardens. You will see the British influence here with the colonial architecture. Known for its luxurious private-islands, all-inclusive resorts, top spas, culinary destinations and outdoor adventures, Fiji is most widely celebrated for its culture. There are over 100 different dive sites around Fiji and it is considered the soft coral capital of the world.
Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia. Visitors will find a true tropical paradise! With volcanic sand black beaches, pearly white sand beaches, crystal blue lagoons, waterfalls and two extinct volcanoes there is plenty of beauty here. Pick up some cultured Tahitian pearls, enjoy a nurturing spa treatment at one of the luxurious beachside resorts, or spend the day soaking up some sun and snorkeling in the island's pristine waters. Explored by Captain James Cook in the 18th century, it was also often painted by French artist Paul Gauguin.
New Caledonia is the perfect blend of French and Pacific Island charm. Filled with colorful boutiques selling Parisian fashions and restaurants serving French cuisine and delicious pastries. New Caledonia is a French territory comprising dozens of islands. You will find beautiful beaches and a one of the worlds larges lagoons. The islands are surrounded by a large barrier reef, teeming with marine life which is a major scuba diving destination.
Vanuatu is a nation made up of over 80 islands. It is known for dramatic landscapes, friendly locals and postcard-perfect beaches. The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks such as the WWII-era troopship SS President Coolidge or a luxury liner! While there you can sample the local cuisine, learn more about the culture by visiting traditional island villages, and explore an active volcano.
Papua, New Guinea
Papua is known for its beaches and coral reefs. Travel inland and you will find active volcanoes, rain forests and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail. It is one of the most diverse countries in the entire world, home to many different tribes, and cultural traditions, making it one of the world’s most exotic and mysterious destinations with over 850 indigenous languages still spoken. Papua is also part of the Ring of Fire; a zone where frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place.