6 Lifou Cruise Reviews

Short walk, tiny cave, "hunting" experience was really basic. Disappointed. Also, cruise line made this one VERY difficult to book. Didn't even have it available until we were on the ship.
Short walk, tiny cave, "hunting" experience was really basic. Disappointed. Also, cruise line made this one VERY difficult to book. Didn't even have it available until we were on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia Lifou is a tender port and there is not a lot available around the jetty as you depart from the tender. There are several tin huts and small structures with a two tent area for fried and barbeque ... Read More
Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia Lifou is a tender port and there is not a lot available around the jetty as you depart from the tender. There are several tin huts and small structures with a two tent area for fried and barbeque food items and souvenirs. Some of souvenirs are made in China, so be sure to check. The items are also pretty expensive and there is no bargaining. The nearby beach was rather small but adequate with toilet facilities nearby. As you leave the area, there is a main road: to the left is the old Catholic church requiring some vigor with 200 steps to reach it. You can see the church from the beach. To the right is a road leading to a small area with another church. There are ship tours available that take you to farther out regions. There are some mildly interesting areas to explore around the port. A campground, huts and some houses were nearby. The ship passengers were unaware of a ceremony that took place between the island officials and the ship’s officers as this was the Explorer of the Seas inaugural sailing to Lifou. There was a local cultural performance before the ceremony. The ship’s officers received a lei and traditional woven straw hat and the ship had several bags of gifts for the islanders. We were nearby when we heard the singing and went to view the ceremony. Unfortunately, it was raining, but the officers were under a tent and the natives didn’t seem to be bothered by rain. Those of us who had umbrellas or gear were more fortunate. I suspect that the ship didn’t want that many people to crowd the ceremonial area and that is why we were not told ahead of time. Most people on the ship were totally unaware of this event ever happening. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We werent very impressed by this island. We had a swim however the water was somewhat murky so didnt stay long.
We werent very impressed by this island. We had a swim however the water was somewhat murky so didnt stay long. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Another missed opportunity for Lifou - non English speaking driver left us to see the sights, with no background information. Second occurrence on Lifou. Won't be back until can actually learn about Lifou, not just see some of it.
Another missed opportunity for Lifou - non English speaking driver left us to see the sights, with no background information. Second occurrence on Lifou. Won't be back until can actually learn about Lifou, not just see some of it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016

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