Pacific Islands Cruises
A Pacific Islands cruise is quite possibly the most tropical cruise experience you could ever embark on. Soaking up the natural beauty of places like Fiji, the Cook Islands, American Samoa, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Tonga.
Each island offers a distinctly different experience, but if one thing does remain the same it’s the glistening sandy white beaches you will find on almost every island. Take a trek through lush green rainforests, go diving and witness the natural beauty of the many coral reefs or simply relax and enjoy a small slice of paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Pago Pago or Pango Pango as it is actually pronounced is the capital of American Samoa and possibly one of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific. The islands stunning mountain and coastal scenery are an absolute must for explorers and adventurers. If you prefer something a little more relaxing then the island also has some beautiful beaches on offer.
As your ship enters and leaves port be sure to get yourself out on deck as the waters surrounding the island are home to various species of Turtle’s and it’s not uncommon to see porpoises and Southern Humpback Whales.
Papeete is slightly more vibrant than some of the other Pacific Islands as you will see as soon as you leave the ship. The harbour is full of expensive mega-yachts and the roadsides are adorned with luxury cars and high-end boutiques, but venture further inland and you shall uncover what this island really has to offer.
Gorgeous beaches that stretch for miles and tropical lagoons await your arrival. It really is all about soaking up the sun here and grabbing an hour or two as you head back to the ship to do some shopping. The area is renowned for beautiful Black Pearls so why not treat yourself.
A visit to the Paul Gauguin museum and Botanical Garden is always a popular attraction here too.
Suva is Fiji’s capital and largest city and it has a wealth of things for you to discover, one of the most popular being the Fiji Museum. The museum is actually located within the Thurston Botanical Gardens. Inside you will find an extensive archaeological collection dating back 3,700 years along with many relics from Fiji’s indigenous cultural history.
The Thurston Gardens are an absolute delight and one of the prettiest things to see is actually the Clock Tower bandstand which was constructed in 1918 in memory of the first mayor of Suva. The gardens were also formerly known as the Suva Botanical Gardens, but this was changed to Thurston in in honour of the fifth governor of Fiji.
Noumea, New Caledonia
Noumea is a little piece of heaven on earth and it is bursting with things for you to see and do. Before we mention the things to see we must tell you about the one thing you must do and that is sample the local delicacy which is a dish known as Bougna. The dish is a delicious mixture of Yam, Taro, Sweet Potato, Banana and pieces of either Chicken, Lobster or Crab which is baked in a ground over and served in Banana leaves. It makes your mouth water just thinking about it.
Anse Vata Beach is the perfect place to head if you are hoping to relax and unwind for the day. For those of you who would like to go snorkelling then we would suggest the water off Rocher a la Voile around and into Baie des Citrons.
The Aquarium des Lagons is also popular and can be found between Anse Vita and Baie des Citrons. Museum of New Caledonia is also well worth visiting and it houses impressive Kanak and Melanesian art and cultural items like spears, decorations, weapons and huts.
Tonga is a typical tropical island which has only two seasons, wet and dry, which is ideal for those visiting as chances are it will be during the dry season.
You can enjoy souvenir shopping, beautiful beaches, great scuba diving and delicious food.
Ha’atafu Beach is one the best beaches in Tonga and can be found just 21km away from Nuku’Alofa. Some of the best scuba diving can be done here, but it is also a hot spot for surfers as the beach is unique in the South Pacific for world class waves all year long.
The Anahalu Caves are also a popular attraction. They are located near the village of Haveluliku on the eastern side of Tongatapu some 15km from Nuku’Alofa. The cave is 400m long and has several freshwater pools which are ideal for bathing in.
Book Your Pacific Islands Cruise with The Cruise Line
With so much on offer in this region we want to ensure you make the very most of it, that’s why our cruise experts are on hand to help you with every aspect of your pre-cruise arrangements. Flights, hotel accommodation, private transfers and shore excursions are just a few of the things we can help arrange for you so why not give us a call on 0800 008 6677 and we can begin planning your Pacific journey of a lifetime.