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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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Do all the islands in the South Pacific have you lost? Read our tips and get oriented.
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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 ...
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 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 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 ...
Before boarding I made an error by reading the very few negative reviews about this ship. It left me apprehensive about our upcoming cruise. It did not take long to realise I would have been better to read the several thousand possative ... Read more
Wonderful Experience davidratcliffe
05/15
My partner and I just completed an 11 night cruise through Society and Cook Islands. The experience was phenomenal. This was not our first time in these islands but it was our first time cruising. The Paul Gauguin is a lovely luxury ship. Great ... Read more
Sailing Yalumba
05/15
The embarkation was fast and efficient. Once on board we were directed to the Buffet on deck 9. The food was very average, no choice of breads, they did have gluten free bread. The salad bar was very small and yet they had large areas for junk food. ... Read more
We booked the inaugural 10-day voyage of the Wind Spirit in French Polynesia as our wedding venue, accompanied by our teen-and-older boys and my bride’s parents. The ship had just returned to Tahiti from extensive renovation, and was in ... Read more
Board ship and find stateroom not clean. Personal property including credit application belonging to previous passengers. Windjammer restaurant full of cigarette smoke from smoking area just outside the door on the starboard side. Pool full of ... Read more
A Dream Trip Los Angeles Travel Bug
05/15
Before my trip on the Paul Gauguin I read a review that said it was not a luxury cruise. That gave me pause and made me a little worried that it may not live up to my expectations. But I definitely found the cruise to be a luxury experience. I'm not ... Read more
This was our first cruise ever and we initially wanted our destination to be Hawaii. We asked a friend of ours who works as a travel agent if he could suggest a good cruise line. He had heard of Paul Gauguin cruises but he wasn't sure if they ... Read more
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