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South Pacific Cruises

South Pacific cruises are incredibly popular with honeymooners, but the romance and excitement of the South Pacific can be enjoyed by all types of travelers. Most South Pacific cruises depart from locations in Australia or New Zealand. Common departure points include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. Occasionally, a cruise will begin and end at a location in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

On a South Pacific cruise, you’ll get to enjoy many wonders of the Southern Hemisphere. Common ports of call include locations in Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa and French Polynesia. Some cruises will include stops in New Guinea, New Zealand and Micronesia as well.

Cruise excursions give passengers an opportunity to see far more than they would on a land-based trip. Events such as an island discovery tour in Tahiti will expose travelers to the unique flora and fauna of the South Pacific as well as several museums and historical sites. Snorkeling or diving excursions provide opportunities to get close to a wide array of marine life. Back on land, off-road excursions allow visitors to see life in the South Pacific from another point of view. Beach resorts, sugar plantations and longboat tours are among some of the best attractions in Fiji. The markets, tropical gardens and plantations of Samoa offer a cultural experience like no other. Whatever excursions you choose during your South Pacific cruise vacation, you’re sure to be surrounded by stunning natural beauty and as well as rich historic tradition.

The time of year for travel matters greatly when it comes to South Pacific cruises. Especially if this is your first cruise vacation, you should plan to travel between late April and early October. In November, hurricane season is in full force. From November to April, the weather tends to be much warmer and more humid, and most ocean-going vessels will dock until the danger of hurricane season has passed. Flights to departure sites tend to be lower from the end of April into August, so you should be able to save money on airfare.

Travelers need to consider air travel when planning a South Pacific cruise vacation. Long flights to cruise departure spots will require that you add a couple of days to the beginning and end of your vacation.