Fact: The Pacific Islands is one of the best cruise destinations
Written by P&O Cruises
Considering a cruise holiday but not sure where you’d like to go? Whether you’re finding your sea legs for the first time or the fiftieth, the Pacific Islands are a fantastic holiday destination that should be high on your list of places to visit. Recline on beautiful beaches, immerse yourself in pristine nature, and enjoy laidback island culture – Pacific Islands cruises offer something for everyone.
To explain the many things that make this beautiful part of the world one of the best cruise destinations, we’ve teamed up with the experts at P&O Cruises. Read on to discover why you should book into a Pacific Island cruise now.
1. Call in at idyllic island holiday destinations
P&O Cruises has sailed to the Pacific Islands since 1932 and knows the region almost as well as the locals do. As the first cruise company to cruise to the South Pacific, their ties to this beautiful part of the world go way back.
All this local experience means that you’re in for a treat when you book into a P&O Pacific Islands cruise. Their intimate knowledge of the area and a fantastic range of Shore Tours with trusted local guides ensure that you’ll get the very best of every port you call into.
Say “Bonjour” to a unique blend of laidback island culture and rich provincial French history in New Caledonia. Explore the heart of the French territory in Noumea, then marvel at the breathtaking sights at Isle of Pines, also known as the Jewel of the Pacific. In Lifou, you’ll be awestruck by amazing geological formations such as coral atolls, limestone caves, grottos, and imposing cliffs, while the verdant forests and pristine beaches of Mare are island paradise at its finest.
Reconnect with nature in Vanuatu, a picturesque island cruise destination and diver’s paradise. Surrounded by warm, crystal clear waters and world-class dive sites that ensure adventure at every turn, the archipelago is home to Port Vila, regarded by many as the adventure capital of the South Pacific. Revel in the mysterious beauty of the aptly named Mystery Island, or perhaps discover rich local culture entwined with intriguing World War II history in Santo.
Offering quaint villages, expansive beaches, and lush, wild jungles, Fiji is an irresistible island oasis. Explore the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island chains from the sophisticated gateway of Port Denarau, then step back in time with a visit to the virtually untouched Dravuni Island. For a cosmopolitan experience that combines the best of island life with opportunities for adventure, call into Suva, on the southeast corner of Viti Levu.
The last kingdom in the South Pacific, Tonga is a vibrant holiday destination like no other. Sample local cuisine and kayak through crystal-clear waters at Nuku’alofa, or head north to Vava’u, where you’ll have a chance to swim with whales and explore underwater caverns around the reef.
2. Enjoy unforgettable experiences ashore
Make the most of your time in the Pacific Islands by booking into a P&O Shore Tour. With options ranging from gentle walking tours to adrenaline-pumping adventures, there truly is something for every age, budget, and type of holidaymaker.
Get your heart racing on a Jungle Zipline Tour in Port Vila, where you’ll soar across a 220 metre-long canyon at an 80-metre elevation, or swim with sea life at the Isle of Pines on the Turtle Bay Encounter and Swim Shore Tour. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see a manta ray, shark, or dolphin up close!
If rest and relaxation are more your speed, join the Northern Seaside & Blue Hole tour in Santo, which will take you on a scenic drive through coconut plantations and coastal villages until you reach your destination, the stunning freshwater Blue Hole.
Alternatively, mix and mingle with the locals with a Modern Village Tour on Mystery Island, or immerse yourself in tropical island life in Noumea on the Amedee Island Marine Reserve tour, which has won Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 7 years running!
3. Arrive at your destination in style
One of the best things about a P&O Pacific Islands cruise is that the fun doesn’t start and stop when you arrive at your destination. From the minute you step onboard to the second you return to your home port, you’ll get to enjoy the many benefits of a cruise holiday.
Between well-appointed rooms, plenty of onboard dining and entertainment options, and over 60 cruise ship activities to choose from every day, there are endless things to love about P&O Cruises. As you make your way to the Pacific Islands, try a different activity every day, meet new friends at the many onboard bars and clubs, or simply recline on a deck chair and watch the world go by – the choice is yours!
Book a P&O Pacific Islands cruise today
If you’re looking for adventure, a relaxed island experience, or a chance to reconnect with nature, a Pacific Islands cruise could be your ideal holiday. With plenty of destinations on offer and a range of Shore Tours, P&O Cruises can help you make the most of your time in this incredible part of the world.
Ready to experience the tropical holiday of a lifetime? Discover P&O’s cruises to the Pacific Islands and book online today!