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Cruises to the South Pacific

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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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 ...
Honiara
The capital of the Solomon Islands is the only real port with ...
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 ...
Kiriwina and Kitava (Trobriand Islands)
The two major ports in this remote and mysterious island group in the ...
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 sun is beating down, the water is a thousand shades of clear, ...
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 cruise ports ...
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 ...
As first time cruisers we were excited yet filled with trepidation - what to take , what to wear, theme nights , how much to allow for spending money. The usual questions that newbies would ask - but the info we got back from people varied on which ... Read more
This was our second sail on the PG....our first being only a 7 night cruise almost five years prior. We booked the 10 day itinerary because my husband wanted to dive Rangiiroa and Fakarava. Had friends sail with us and we were in Category B on ... Read more
We have travelled with P&O a few times and always still have a good time. Below is a list of things good and not so good. Good: a) "Salt" by Luke Managan. This is a great speciality restaurant and worth the high cover charge of ... Read more
3 star experience southsider20
07/16
I chose this cruise as my partner didn't have a passport but we wanted some sun, this was my third cruise one previously on Pacific Dawn and the other on Dawn Princess. In comparison I was not impressed, the Jewel was a smaller ship to the Dawn and ... Read more
First time cruisers Carol Merrett
07/16
My husband and I were first time cruisers so didn't know what to expect. We booked the cruise because we thought it was good value. We were on the Carnival Spirit that left Sydney to the South Pacific for 12 nights. We had a balcony on level 4. ... Read more

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Spirited Times to Fiji Travellingourmet
07/16
Our second trip on the Spirit, first was three years ago. She has had a refit since then and has new eating options. Main atrium, dining and theatre are still the same. Embarkation was painful as always and things weren't helped by a computer ... Read more
We are a couple in our late 50's who wanted to taste our first ever cruise. The Carnival Spirit was the one recommended to us by friends. We had booked a balcony cabin 7239 mid-ship close to the lift. It was very quiet and yet we were very ... Read more
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