Top South Pacific Cruises

Posted August 21st, 2014

Peaceful islands, charming cities, culture and cuisine; the South Pacific is a stunning cruise destination for those looking for tranquil surroundings while on holiday.

The South Pacific is becoming a top cruise destination, with an increasing number of cruise companies such as Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and many more tailoring itineraries to visit the region. The beauty of these cruise itineraries is that you can see as much, or as little, as you like.

Many South Pacific cruises are now part of world cruise itineraries, or include airfares to the departing port, providing convenience and greater options for cruisers. Be sure to check out some of our favourite South Pacific destinations to visit on a cruise.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is one of the most stunning islands in the South Pacific. With a small population of roughly 4,600 people living on the island, you can imagine the idyllic lifestyle on offer. Bora Bora is full of majestic mountains, ancient volcanoes, lagoons and barrier reefs perfect for snorkelling through.

Many cruises operate from Tahiti or Bora Bora, which often include the Society Islands and the Marquesas. If you enjoy the outdoors and natural rugged beauty, we recommend visiting Bora Bora.

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Fiji has a range of spectacular sites to explore and it's now more accessible than ever! Suva, Fiji’s capital is the largest city within the Pacific Islands. If you're interested in art, architecture and enjoy the odd activity away from the beach, take a look at the fascinating blend of British colonialism and modern Fijian style featured on buildings, murals and parks. To see the most of Fiji, talk to a one of the cruise specialist at Cruiseabout for suitable shore excursions with your cruise company.

New Caledonia

Holidays in New Caledonia offer glorious Pacific Island charm infused with a distinct French flavour.

In Noumea, you'll find fabulous dining, stylish boutiques and stunning bays and beaches. Outside the city, there is a wealth of diverse landscapes for those who enjoy nature walks or hikes. Isle of Pines, Lifou, Mare & Noumea are all ports of call in New Caledonia, allowing cruisers to see more of the country. New Caledonia is a great spot to make the most of the South Pacific and French fusion cuisine, fashion boutiques and picturesque beaches.


Vanuatu is a tropical island dream.

Many visit Vanuatu just to enjoy the warm water and accessible dive sites including the 'President Coolidge' ship wreck. If you are not a diver or snorkeller, no worries, Vanuatu is home to a fascinating mix of tribal cultures. Take a tour around local villages and communities and learn how many live in Vanuatu.

There are many cruise itineraries that visit Vanuatu islands including Port Vila, Mystery Island and many more.

For cruises to these destinations and more, contact a Cruise Specialist or call 0800 22 11 14.


Megan Henderson

Our resident intrepid traveller, Megan recently spent several months travelling through South and Central America, covering 14 countries and partaking in both group and solo travel.Her favourite memories of South America were local home-stays in Bolivia, volcano climbing in Chile, camping in Patagonia and wine tasting in Argentina; with Argentina being her favourite country in South America.Megan loves to test her comfort zone when she’s travelling and believes that everything is worth a go at least once. She has also enjoyed time in Thailand, the UK and Europe.

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