Sail into Fiji and visit ports such as Suva which is built around a reef protected natural harbour and home to colonial buildings, sprawling parks and the interesting Fiji Museum and its surrounding Thurston Gardens. Lautoka is Fiji's second largest city and is known as the 'Sugar City' due to its surrounding lush sugarcane fields - visit one of its bustling markets to mingle with locals and pick up bargains on local jewellery, garments and Indian sweets.
Whilst in Fiji, visit the port of Levuka where you can enjoy an island tour, a rainforest walk or even just take a leisurely stroll along its picturesque Beach Street.
A cruise to the South Pacific allows you to call at ports on the paradise islands of French Polynesia. Cruise into Bora Bora and admire majestic mountains carved by ancient volcanoes and a shimmering lagoon with its stunning barrier reef. Bora Bora is regarded as perhaps the most stunning island in the South Pacific. Moorea lies only 12 miles across the lagoon from Tahiti and here you can enjoy lazing on the beautiful white sand beach of Afareaitu, admire the Cook's and Opunohu Bays which give the island its distinctive butterfly shape and visit the octagonal church, the oldest European building still in use in the South Pacific.
Other highlights of French Polynesia include Huahine where you can admire stunning panoramic views from Belvedere lookout and Raiatea with its wealth of archaeological sites, tropical scenery and reef fringed lagoons.
Cruise into Vanuatu with its 83 idyllic islands, one of the most popular being Efate and its capital Port Vila - voted one of the happiest places on earth, it's not hard to see why. With its fantastic visibility, deep-sea grottos and abundance of underwater wrecks, it is a diver's paradise! If shopping is more your thing, Vila is a duty free port so there is no better place to pick up a few bargains.
Luganville is Vanuatu's second largest town and its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters are world famous. It is home to the largest intact shipwreck and it draws an incredible variety of aquatic wildlife; for divers, it is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
For a more relaxed affair, visit Champagne Bay, one of the finest tropical getaways, it boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific, famous for its pink sand, coconut trees and sun-kissed waters. For a complete castaway experience, cruise into Mystery Island; completely uninhabited, it is perfect for couples, beach lovers or anyone looking to get away from it all.
Another highlight of a cruise from the South Pacific are the islands of New Caledonia. Cruise into Noumea, its charming capital and discover stunning coral in its lagoon; home to over 2000 species of fish and the Isle of Pines with its sleepy azure lagoons, untouched white sand and caves just waiting to be explored. Cruise into the Loyalty Islands and call at Lifou, take your pick of serene beaches backed by lush jungle and Ouvea where you can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and deep sea diving, if you are lucky, you may even be greeted by a sea turtle or two!
Whilst cruising the South Pacific, you may also call at Pago Pago in American Samoa with one of the most dramatic harbours in the South Pacific and Apia in Western Samoa, the charming capital city of Samoa, full of scenic natural wonders such as volcanoes, waterfalls, lush rainforests, pristine white sand beaches and tranquil lagoons.
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