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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Paul Gauguin11 Night South Pacific CruiseTahiti , Huahine, Rarotonga, Bora Bora, Bora Bora, Moorea, Moorea, Tahiti , TahitiNow
Radiance of the Seas8 Night South Pacific CruiseSydney , Noumea, Isle of Pines , Isle of Pines , SydneyNow
Explorer of the Seas10 Night South Pacific CruiseSydney , Noumea, Isle of Pines , Port Vila, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines , SydneyNow
Explorer of the Seas8 Night South Pacific CruiseSydney , Noumea, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines , SydneyNow
Paul Gauguin7 Night South Pacific CruiseTahiti , Huahine, Bora Bora, Bora Bora, Moorea, Moorea, Tahiti , TahitiNow
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The South Pacific is Australians' favourite cruise destinations, not least because of its welcoming, friendly people. It offers more than just a sand and sun escape, with a wide choice of opportunities that sees visitors indulging in tropical cuisine, learning about local cultures, and getting a
It's one of the most common cruising questions: When is the best time to cruise Alaska, Australia, the Caribbean, Canada/New England, Hawaii, Europe or the South Pacific? The answer depends on many variables. Fall foliage enthusiasts, for instance, will find September and October the best time to take that Canada/New England cruise, whereas water sports-lovers (and families) much prefer to sail the region in the summer when school is out and temperatures are warmer for swimming. The best time to cruise to Alaska will vary depending on your preferences for viewing wildlife, fishing, bargain-shopping, sunshine, warm weather and catching the northern lights. For most cruise regions, there are periods of peak demand (high season), moderate demand (shoulder season) and low demand (low season), which is usually the cheapest time to cruise. High season is typically a mix of when the weather is best and popular travel periods (such as summer and school holidays). However, the best time to cruise weather-wise is usually not the cheapest time to cruise. The cheapest time to cruise is when most travelers don't want to go because of chillier temperatures or inopportune timing (too close to holidays, the start of school, etc.). But the lure of cheap fares and uncrowded ports might make you change your mind about what you consider the best time to cruise. As you plan your next cruise, you'll want to take into consideration the best and cheapest times to cruise and see what jibes with your vacation schedule. Here's a when-to-cruise guide for popular destinations.
The romance and allure of the South Pacific have entranced sailors and adventurers for centuries, but in recent years, many of the same ports have featured on cruise itineraries. More recently, cruise lines have begun sailing to lesser-known islands to satisfy the growing appetite for year-round sunny destinations. Here's a look at some of our far-flung favourites.
While big ships impress with onboard surf simulators and corkscrew water slides, smaller vessels like the six ships in Windstar Cruises' fleet are upping their game in another direction: putting you directly in the water instead of several stories above it. Windstar's water sports platforms give passengers complimentary access to water toys, water skiing and more directly from the back of the ship.