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Cruises to Mare

Mare (Photo:Nenad Basic/Shutterstock)
Mare (Photo:Nenad Basic/Shutterstock)

About Mare

Mare, a raised coral atoll, is part of the Loyalty Islands, an archipelago in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia.

Despite regular visits by cruise ships, Mare remains largely off the tourist track, which has helped maintain it as a tropical paradise. Palm trees overhang the crystal-clear waters surrounding the island, and Yejele Beach, with its pristine white sands, is a highlight.

A market selling local wares greets cruisers dockside. Thatched-roofed villages dot the island, and there is little in the way of traffic on the roads. Go for a wander, and take in the lovely views of the bay. The French-speaking locals, in their colourful dress, are always willing to return a smile and a "bonjour."

--By Giulio Saggin, Cruise Critic contributor

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DAY 1: Melbourne

14 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Melbourne
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Celebrity Cruises
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DAY 1: Sydney

10 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Royal Caribbean International
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DAY 1: Sydney

28 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Holland America Line
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DAY 1: Auckland

43 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Auckland
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Tauranga, Napier ...
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11 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Sydney
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Isle of Pines, Port Vila ...
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Celebrity Cruises
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18 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Sydney
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Noumea, Mare ...
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Holland America Line
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11 Night
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12 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Sydney
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Mare, Port Vila ...
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Royal Caribbean International
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11 Night
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Isle of Pines, Port Vila ...
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Royal Caribbean International
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11 Night
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Mare, Port Vila ...
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Royal Caribbean International
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8 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Mare, Noumea ...
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9 Night
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8 Night
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33 Night
Cruise to Mare

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Auckland
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Holland America Line
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10 Night
Cruise to Mare

Leaving:
Brisbane
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Mystery Island, Luganville ...
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Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Why go to Mare?

Pros:

Rest, relaxation and friendly locals abound in the relatively unspoiled tropical port of Mare

Cons:

There's not much to see beyond the beach and a small local market, which might not be ideal for active cruisers

Bottom Line:

If a quiet beach day is on your agenda, off-the-beaten-path Mare will fit the bill


Mare Cruise Reviews

Explorer of the Seas
Golddove
Sail Date: Dec 2018
Not certain why this Port is becoming such a regular Champagne Bay appears to have lost support CHAMPAGNE BAY is a 10/10 Mare is a 5/10... Read More
Carnival Splendor
Leannems
Sail Date: Jan 2020
Bus ride to swimming beach. Same excursion as everyone else... Read More
Carnival Splendor
Dmcg10
Sail Date: Jan 2020
Un avoidable expensive transfer from ship to the beach but it is picture perfect... Read More
Celebrity Solstice
Gunda A
Sail Date: Jan 2020
Beautiful Beach, there is a shuttle to ferry you back and forth from the ship.... Read More
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