260 Isle of Pines (New Caledonia) Cruise Reviews

Lovely little island - great for swimming and snorkelling. Good to see something of the island though so would recommend a tour either from the ship or plenty on shore to choose from.
Lovely little island - great for swimming and snorkelling. Good to see something of the island though so would recommend a tour either from the ship or plenty on shore to choose from. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We LOVED this port! We didn't do an excursion here because the island is just so easy to go off and do your own thing on. We did attempt to get to the natural swimming pool, however the guide told us the "high chief" closed ... Read More
We LOVED this port! We didn't do an excursion here because the island is just so easy to go off and do your own thing on. We did attempt to get to the natural swimming pool, however the guide told us the "high chief" closed it to anyone that isn't staying at a resort. Okay, whatever. We still had a really fun time. The local kids were extremely nice and helpful and loved to show us the sea snakes and ride on the back of our kayaks. I'm glad they got to have a fun day on the beach! Snorkeling here is alright, not the best we saw but definitely fun for someone who maybe hasn't been snorkeling before. The current was calm enough for kids to snorkel as well. I was very upset to see many people stomping on and kicking coral, however. I didn't want to be "that person" but I did find myself explaining to people that coral is ALIVE and you shouldn't be touching it, much less stomping on it and kicking it around. I wish cruise lines had a mandatory presentation, perhaps before or after the muster drill, that explained the importance of leaving wildlife alone when out in ports. In a perfect world, this shouldn't have to be mentioned, but based off what I saw, it definitely should. There were some local food options available on this island, with a little bit of light shopping as well. We didn't eat on land, but it smelled good! I bought a few trinkets as I always do and they took AUD. There were stray dogs on this island, and although none of them seemed rabid or hostile, we did see them pee on a lot of people's bags and towels laid out. Fortunately, we had a bag we were able to hoist up onto a tree branch and we just hung everything that way. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
A local Willy drove us around the island and took us to many places a church and local historical places ,it was an interesting tour.
A local Willy drove us around the island and took us to many places a church and local historical places ,it was an interesting tour. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
this is excellent because we never take excursions we just snorkel and relax on the beach. however it is expensive on the island - for an hour boat glass bottom ride it was $25 pp - and we didnt see much wild life.
this is excellent because we never take excursions we just snorkel and relax on the beach. however it is expensive on the island - for an hour boat glass bottom ride it was $25 pp - and we didnt see much wild life. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
My favourite island in the S Pacific. Again great for swimming and snorkelling. More shaded areas to sit and relax. Some 2-hr tours were offered by private tour operators. Again locals set up stalls to sell food and things.
My favourite island in the S Pacific. Again great for swimming and snorkelling. More shaded areas to sit and relax. Some 2-hr tours were offered by private tour operators. Again locals set up stalls to sell food and things. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Love this port of call! We hired a car from a private company and drove around the island to many hidden bays. Great way to see the islans at your own speed.
Love this port of call! We hired a car from a private company and drove around the island to many hidden bays. Great way to see the islans at your own speed. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Amazing snorkelling - great restaurant at the end of the beach.....glass bottomed boat, food vendors AND proper toilets (but take your own toilet paper)
Amazing snorkelling - great restaurant at the end of the beach.....glass bottomed boat, food vendors AND proper toilets (but take your own toilet paper) Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Exciting snorkeling around the sacred island then went to the other fab white sand beach facing the ship. Beautiful powdery sand and warm, clear water.Went for a jog, much of it was in the shade.Lots of happy passengers enjoying ... Read More
Exciting snorkeling around the sacred island then went to the other fab white sand beach facing the ship. Beautiful powdery sand and warm, clear water.Went for a jog, much of it was in the shade.Lots of happy passengers enjoying themselves. Many beach vendors selling reasonably priced fruit, coconuts and cooked island food. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We all loved the Isle of Pines .... a truly beautiful location. It would be nice if there were more excursions that travelled around the islands showing passengers more of the natural environment away from the townships and ports.
We all loved the Isle of Pines .... a truly beautiful location. It would be nice if there were more excursions that travelled around the islands showing passengers more of the natural environment away from the townships and ports. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
It's a beautiful island, the snorkeling is pretty good near the sacred rock - didn't see many seasnakes as others had mentioned, but got a few boxes ticked as we saw a seaturtle, 3 stingrays separately and a lionfish! Please look ... Read More
It's a beautiful island, the snorkeling is pretty good near the sacred rock - didn't see many seasnakes as others had mentioned, but got a few boxes ticked as we saw a seaturtle, 3 stingrays separately and a lionfish! Please look after this place and don't walk on the corals, I saw many people walking all over it and someone even dive to break a coral off, it was disgusting behaviour. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Get off here ! if nowhere else you must stop here and have a walk around. The waters are crystal clear and plenty of beach space. Dont bother with the tour, wew heard many people wre disapointed at the tour they got for their money.
Get off here ! if nowhere else you must stop here and have a walk around. The waters are crystal clear and plenty of beach space. Dont bother with the tour, wew heard many people wre disapointed at the tour they got for their money. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016

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