South Pacific Adventure Cruises
Say ‘South Seas’ to anyone and the chances are you will conjure up images of idyllic islands, impossibly beautiful beaches, volcanic landscapes and lush forests. And you wouldn’t be wrong in the slightest.
In fact, you can add in friendly, welcoming people, fascinating indigenous cultures, amazing sea-life and warm, tropical breezes that add that perfect note of sun-kissed tranquility.
It is a remote, distant region, where islands are scattered across the ocean like a series of jewels, each multi-faceted and glimmering with new, exotic adventures. The waters are the perfect temperature for swimming and snorkelling and the shores offer the siren lure of hospitable smiles and indulgent lifestyles.
The list of destinations trip off the tongue like a litany of travel fantasy, an epic journey of discovery under unbroken azure skies – Maui, Hawaii, Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahaa and Tahiti – and there is an almost endless fascination for their get-away-from-it-all ambiance.
The five main islands of Hawaii form one part of this gentle assault on the senses, a wildly contrasting group that feature active volcanoes, lush rainforest, outlandish flora, endemic bird species and stunning coastline, equally ideal for active exploration or more casual excursions.
Captain Cook’s Society Islands of French Polynesia make up the other half of the South Seas equation, a more widely spread archipelago, some little more than atolls but all possessing a charm and friendliness based around time-honoured traditions and ceremonies.
Nature lovers are equally at home here with the more sybaritic, for this is truly a place where time has little meaning and the slow drift of your cruise ship is in tune with the peace and harmony of a totally serene regime.
Best time to travel to the South Pacific: April-May and September-October; June-November is officially hurricane season but big storms are very rare.
Weather: Warm year-round (25-32°C), summers can very hot and humid (up to 40°C with frequent showers.
Flight times: Approx. 18 hours from London-Hawaii, via
Recommended South Pacific Tours: Enjoy a pre/post cruise stay in Moorea or break journey with a stopover in
Other tailor-made pre and post cruise hotel stays and land tours are available on request.
Recommended South Pacific specialists:
Paul Gauguin Cruises: Paul Gauguin are the ultimate specialists when it comes to South Pacific cruises. With their sole vessel (also called Paul Gauguin) based in the region for all 12 months of the year, you know that they are not only going to offer exceptional standards in accommodation and amenities, but their incredible knowledge of the area will only serve to enhance your cruise. More about Paul Gauguin Cruises
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If you would like more information on adventure cruises to the South Pacific, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.