South Pacific Cruises
Cruise lovers living in New Zealand are fortunate to have an amazing cruising ground right in their backyard and the easy access of the Pacific Islands for a cruise holiday. The South Pacific islands are just small dots in a vast ocean, but they hold many delights for visitors - white beaches fringed with palm trees, friendly villages and sleepy tropical cities, interesting history, wonderful markets selling produce and handicrafts, caves, waterfalls, mountains and an endless array of landscapes both above and underneath the water which will take your breath away. ... Read more
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Unique islands, many cruise lines
The region is as diverse as it is far-reaching, and you won't be bored visiting the many islands big and small, which are all unique but united by one theme: tropical paradise. The South Pacific is visited by almost every major cruise line, and frequently on the itineraries of P&O, Princess, Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America and Royal Caribbean, it is easy to get to and a South Pacific cruise is the perfect getaway. Cruise Sale Finder has the cheapest deals, packages and specials for your cruise to the South Pacific, for however many days or nights you are after for your Pacific island cruise.
Melanesia is the most common destination for ships departing to cruise the South Pacific from Australia and New Zealand, as New Caledonia and Vanuatu are just one or two day's voyage from Sydney and Brisbane, and a maximum of three days from Melbourne.
These French speaking island nations offer a fabulous city stopover in Noumea and a small-town vibe at Port Vila, their respective capitals, but it's the smaller and more remote isles which are the star of the show. Isle of Pines, the Loyalty Islands, tiny Mystery Island and gorgeous Champagne Bay on Espiritu Santo welcome cruisers onshore for a day of bliss.
Fiji in Polynesia is part of the slightly longer South Pacific cruise itinerary, and here you can see the sights of Suva, Port Denarau and the timeless Dravuni Island, or get onboard a small ship like those in the Captain Cook fleet to visit the many tiny islets surrounding the â€œmainlandâ€.
Beyond Fiji, you might find a rare cruise visiting Rarotonga, Samoa, Tonga or the Cook Islands, all gorgeous Polynesian nations offering a relaxing day onshore. In the furthest reaches of Polynesia is the famous Tahiti, honeymoon destination extraordinaire and idyllic island chain. Yes, you can visit the notoriously beautiful Bora Bora, and Tahiti even has its own luxury cruise line, Paul Gauguin, which will get you well acquainted with white sand, turquoise seas and South Pacific utopia. Cruises to Tahiti are frequent in comparison to other Pacific Islands with options to visit the beautiful French influenced archipelago on your South Pacific cruise from Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and several other significant ports.
Browse our South Pacific island cruises and start dreaming of all the beaches on which you could be lying in the immediate future.