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South Pacific Cruises

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About South Pacific Cruises

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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Noordam
Noordam
Noordam

34 Night
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Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
$5,979*pp
$176/night • inside Cabin

Holland America

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10 Night
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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises

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Oosterdam
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Oosterdam

39 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

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Star Breeze

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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Star Breeze

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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Star Breeze

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Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Norwegian Spirit

12 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line

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Oosterdam

25 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Wind Spirit

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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Coral Princess

11 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises

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Wind Spirit

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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Norwegian Spirit

12 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Spirit

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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

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Noordam

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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Holland America Line

Holland America

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Norwegian Spirit

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Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line

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Star Breeze

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Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Star Breeze

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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Royal Princess

13 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises

Princess

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Norwegian Spirit

10 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line

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Wind Spirit

10 Night
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Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises

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Crystal Serenity

25 Night
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Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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What is the best time to cruise to the South Pacific?

South Pacific cruises run year-round, but the dry season is from May to October, making it an ideal time to visit. Reachable from Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific includes popular islands like Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Samoa.

Which cruise lines go to the South Pacific?

Paul Gauguin specializes in South Pacific cruises and sails the region all year, while lines including Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Holland America feature South Pacific ports on world cruises and repositioning cruises. Luxury lines including Seabourn and Silversea can be found in the area, as well.

What are some things to do in the South Pacific?

Experience the local cultures by attending dedicated cultural presentations and shows; visit villages; snorkel and dive the South Pacific's famously clear water; watch for wildlife or shop -- these are  some of the top diversions throughout the South Pacific.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the South Pacific?

Yes, a passport is required for South Pacific cruises.

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