The Best Itineraries On A South Pacific Cruise

The South Pacific is a beautiful area of the world encompassing 11 million square miles, from Australia, New Zeland and Hawaii to the smaller Polynesian islands including Fiji and Papa New Guinea. 
It's such a large area, one of the best ways in which to visit in on a South Pacific cruise. There are a number of South Pacific cruise itineraries that will give you interesting experiences and will let you visit different countries, so let's have a look at where you can visit on a South Pacific cruise. 
Australia



Many cruises will depart from or encompass Australia. The largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area, Australia comprises of the country as well as Tasmania and lots of smaller islands. It is full of iconic cities like Sydney with the famous opera house, and Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australia as well as vast landscapes with desert, tropical rainforests and beautiful coastline such as along the Great Ocean Road. On a cruise, you may visit the Hunter River with its saltwater crocodiles and many species of birds or Collier Bay with the stunning Montgomery coral reef. Excursions booked from the ship could include a scenic Cessna flight over the Bungle Bungle region, or an Ord River experience where you can spot fish, birds, crocodiles and wallabies.

New Zealand



With two large islands - the North Island, and the South Island, and over 600 smaller islands, New Zealand is a remote country and one of the last lands to be settled by humans. A lush green landscape, New Zealand is totally different from Australia and is a popular filming location due to its beauty. One of the lowest populated countries in the world, a number of cruises will combine its big brother Australia with New Zealand.  On a cruise, you may call in at Picton famous for its vineyards and submerged valleys or visit White Island, a volcanic island with a lunar landscape. Take the chance on an excursion to meet the Maori people and also stop off in Wellington the capital of New Zealand, but some culture.

Fiji


Fiji, an area of the South Pacific with over 300 islands, is home to some of the happiest people on earth. A tropical climate makes this country an idyllic stop on a South Pacific cruise. The white sand beaches dotted with palm trees are particularly fantastic. Viti Levu is the largest of the islands, popular for dolphin spotting.  For a taste of island life, stop at Suva the capital port city with British colonial architecture, a lively food market, a number of parks, and museums and a vibrant nightlife, For a more peaceful scene Vanua Levu the second largest island is less tourist orientated.   Whilst Taveuni, the third largest island, is popular for its secluded waterfalls and abundant wildlife. 

Easter Island

Easter Island, a remote 63 square mile island, home to 5000 inhabitants, is very famous for its 800 moai, giant stone statues. Owned by Chile, this volcanic island, also named Rapa Nui is such a tranquil place, being the most South-Eastern point of the Polynesian triangle.  Rapa Nui National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site, and this is one island which is perfect to see on a cruise due to its remoteness and its place on many people's bucket list. The landscape again is extremly beautiful and wildlife including a large number of wild horses, the Tavake, a tropical bird, and huge giant lobsters in the ocean. 
Tahiti
Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia is a perfect cruise ship destination. Divided into two parts it is made up of the northwestern part, Tahiti Nui, and the smaller, southeastern part, Tahiti Iti. A mountainous island, it was formed from volcanic activity and is surrounded by coral reefs. A visit to Tahiti should take in the beautiful waterfalls, whilst culture lovers would enjoy The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands for a history of the island and its people, The Gaugin Museum for amazing art and the Black Pearl Museum. 
So here are a number of countries you can visit on a South Pacific cruise. Let me know, have you ever wanted to visit the South Pacific? Which country would you like to visit the most?
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15 comments

  1. Oh wow this would be an incredible collection of places to visit! I would love to visit Fiji :)

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  2. I want to visit them all! Australia in particular is at the top of my bucket list. If money was no object it's the first place I would go.

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  3. I'd love to do a cruise one day, although hadn't considered doing one around Australia and New Zealand - food for thought

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  4. These are all places I'd love to go but I think if I was travelling that far I'd rather spend 2-3 weeks in one place than a cruise x

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    1. I guess a cruise like this is brilliant if you haven't got that time to spend in one place.

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  5. Going on a cruise is on my 'to do' list, but this looks like such a lovely one to do. I love the idea of a cruise because you can see so many places.

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    1. Yes, it's great to see a number of countries in a short period of time.

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  6. I've never done a cruise before but a South Pacific cruise visiting all of these places would be dreamy!

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  7. Oh wow so many beautiful places! A cruise sounds like the perfect way to see lots of these amazing places and definitely something I would love to do sometime in the future! x

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    1. A cruise is great if you are short on time and want an overview.

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  8. Wow, these are all fab locations to view and visit.

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  9. New Zealand is an absolute dream for me! I'd love to head there and visit Australia too (why not eh?!)

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