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Imagine the ultimate paradise; you're likely to find it in the South Pacific. Reachable from Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific includes popular islands like Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Samoa as well as more remote stops that are diverse in culture, history, languages, geology and scenery. On a South Pacific cruise, you can enjoy relaxed beaches and some of the world's best water sports.
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Moorea -> Tahiti (Papeete) -> Moorea -> Tahaa -> Raiatea -> Raiatea -> Bora Bora -> Bora Bora -> Huahine
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Melbourne -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Auckland -> Tauranga -> Gisborne -> Wellington -> Akaroa -> Dunedin -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Melbourne
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Sydney (Australia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Isle of Pines (New Caledonia) -> Port Vila -> Cruising -> Port Denarau -> Suva -> Savusavu -> Dravuni Island -> Cruising -> Noumea -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Sydney (Australia)
Alotau
This major Milne Bay port has come alive in recent years, thanks ...
Bora Bora
Bora Bora is the haute haunt for honeymooners and celebrities, some ...
Champagne Bay (Vanuatu)
Famous for a sweeping curve of pink-tinged sand framed against a ...
Dravuni Island
Dravuni Island is one of those little patches of paradise. It has a ...
Fanning Island
If you're on Fanning Island, part of the Republic of Kiribati and ...
Huahine
Huahine, pronounced wah-ee-nee by the French and who-a-hee-nay by ...
Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)
The Isle of Pines is an island in the Pacific Ocean, found a little ...
Lautoka
Lautoka is the second-largest city (after Suva) of the island nation ...
Lifou
Lifou is the largest island in the Loyalty Islands, an archipelago of ...
Lombok
The beautiful Indonesian island of Lombok lies to the east of its ...
Luganville
Espiritu Santo, known locally as Santo, is the largest island of the ...
Madang
You can find a number of ways to describe remote Madang, which is ...
Mare
Mare, a raised coral atoll, is part of the Loyalty Islands, an ...
Moorea
They don't call the heart-shaped Moorea "the magical island" for ...
Mystery Island
A regular stopping place for South Pacific cruise ships, this tiny ...
Nadi
Golf pro Vijay Singh got his start by hopping a fence and darting ...
Norfolk Island
Home to the famous Norfolk Island Pine trees, Norfolk is located ...
Noumea
With a string of bays and beaches stretching along a peninsula ...
Pago Pago
Pago Pago (pronounced Pango Pango) is stunningly beautiful, so make ...
Pentecost Island
Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, is located north of the country's main ...
Port Denarau
Port Denarau is located on Denarau Island, a former mangrove swamp on ...
Port Moresby
The capital of Papua New Guinea is not somewhere most cruise ...
Port Vila
The capital of Vanuatu spreads around wide Vila Bay on the ...
Rabaul
Rabaul is an enthralling port for many reasons. There is copious war ...
Raiatea
Raiatea is one of the largest islands in French Polynesia -- second ...
Rangiroa
Located 220 miles northeast of Tahiti, Rangiroa is a stunning atoll, ...
Suva
The capital of Fiji is one of the original South Pacific ...
Tahiti (Papeete)
Two nearby volcanoes erupting from an emerald sea created Tahiti, the ...
Wala
A dot in the ocean, the tiny island of Wala lies a short canoe-paddle ...
Friends had said how great the Paul Gauguin and French Polynesia is and I can say it did not disappoint. It was an amazing experience!!! We took the 10 night cruise in late April. The staff was so friendly and the service was fantastic. The food ... Read more
We sailed on Celebrity Solstice March 22nd to the South Pacific, we are 3rd time cruisers (late 40’s early 50’s) this is our second cruise on the Beautiful Solstice having sailed almost 12 months to the day to New Zealand in 2014. Our ... Read more
We boarded Coral Princess Lines` `Ocean Discoverer`at Cairns for a 25 day voyage around the remote part of Melanesia - Papua New Guinea, Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands before returning to Darwin. It was a fascinating and action-packed adventure. ... Read more
04/15
Having many wonderful cruises over the past 30 years and some very happy ones with P&O we were looking forward to this cruise as it took in 3 ports that my husband had not been to. On arrival for priority boarding as we had a suite booked, it ... Read more
This was our third cruise on the Radiance and we could only say wonderful things about the ship and crew our first two cruises. We were looking forward to the journey from Sydney to Honolulu and all the "things" we had enjoyed on board ... Read more
17 days of heaven CruiseMacks
04/15
This was our 8th Oceania cruise, and by far one of our favorites. I was the organizer of our Cruise Critic Meet & Greet, all 170 of us. First the year of planning and chatting on Cruise Critic was by far the most fun I have experienced. A ... Read more
An Awesome Experience tlombardi93@cox.net
02/15
My husband and I are seasoned "cruisers" and have booked many, many cruises on different cruise lines..We cannot find enough adjectives to describe our experience on the Queen Victoria from Los Angeles to Australia...The entire 21 days ... Read more
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