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Cruises to Mare

74 Reviews
Mare (Photo:Nenad Basic/Shutterstock)

About Cruising to 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." Explore Mare for yourself on your next cruise to New Caledonia.

--By Giulio Saggin, Cruise Critic contributor

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Europa 2
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Australian Lifestyle And South Seas Vibe

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Hanseatic Spirit (Image: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

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Expedition South Seas - Exotic, Beautiful And Hidd...

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Grand Odyssey: Pacific Islands, French Polynesia &...

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Why Cruise 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
Bus ride to swimming beach. Same excursion as everyone else Read More
Leannems
Un avoidable expensive transfer from ship to the beach but it is picture perfectRead More
Dmcg10
Beautiful Beach, there is a shuttle to ferry you back and forth from the ship.Read More
Gunda A
Stayed on-board. Looked ok but decided not worth the tender boat queueing. And the bars were open and quiet.Read More
Spicetest67

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