The hidden bays, turquoise lagoons, brilliant white beaches of the South Pacific islands are as beautiful as any photograph, and the outlying island communities are virtually untouched by the modern world. Slip away to the crystal waters and welcoming smiles of New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. South Pacific cruises generally operate May to June from Auckland and year round from Australia.
Why cruise the South Pacific?
The South Pacific Islands are home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches with white sandy beaches lined with palm trees and aquamarine waters. Whether you want to kick back and relax with a good book or get out and explore the tropical waters, the South Pacific Islands offer something for everyone. Many of the islands are home to lush bushland and mountainous terrain which is perfect for trampers and day walkers.
South Pacific Destinations
Choosing your South Pacific destination is going to be one of the trickiest decisions you face with so many amazing places to visit. Part of your decision will be based on the time of year you sail and whether you have a particular preference for cruise line, however one thing is guaranteed – whichever South Pacific cruise you choose you will have the most amazing time. • Vanuatu • Fiji • Galapagos • New Caledonia • Mare • Vila • Noumea
Who's sailing to the South Pacific?
Each cruise line company offers something a bit different from the luxurious P&O liners to the more intimate Blue Lagoon Cruises. Picking the right cruise for you is about deciding what is important – are you a swimming pool lounger or more of an activity junkie? Do you like to sample cuisine from around the world or are you happy with a relaxed dining environment? We have a team of expert cruise advisors who can tell you much more about life on board or follow our blog where we regularly do features on our most popular cruise lines and destinations.
When is the best time of year to go to the South Pacific?
The South Pacific experiences year round sunshine making it an attractive destination any time of the year. For those living in Australia and New Zealand, May to September is a very popular time to head to the South Pacific as the colder weather sweeps the country making it a perfect winter getaway for some guaranteed sunshine. This is also dry season in the South Pacific with very few days of average rainfall. Although November to March are some of the hottest months with temperatures regularly in the 30s, it’s also rainy season with anywhere up to 19 days of average rainfall.
Find out more and book today
To choose your South Pacific cruise simply click on the cruise lines above or alternatively us the search function on the left of the page to enter the dates and destination. If you are new to cruising or you have any questions, check out our FAQ section for more information. If you are looking for more personal advice do not hesitate to give our travel consultants a call and we will be more than happy to help to plan your dream cruise to the South Pacific. Happy cruising!