If you close your eyes and imagine paradise, you might picture crystal clear blue seas and white sandy beaches with palm trees. A cruise in the stunning Pacific Islands will bring this daydream into reality.
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Why cruise to the Pacific Islands?
Cruises in the Pacific Islands typically stop at Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu and Samoa.
The Pacific Islands were first discovered by Captain Cook in the 1700s and today they remain largely unchanged – aside from the addition of a few modern amenities. They allow visitors to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of these volcanic islands and offer the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.
You will stop at Fiji, the picturesque island which, although it contains over 350 tropical islands, only 100 are inhabited. Explore Suva, the capital of Fiji, which is the largest city in the Pacific Islands, and boasts fascinating architecture of both British colonialism and traditional Fijian style. Fiji has world renowned stunning beaches, a unique culture and friendly locals – you will gain memories to last a life time.
Vanuatu is a picture postcard tropical island dream! Pristine sandy beaches, spectacular cascading waterfalls and beautiful underwater life are plentiful in the 83 islands which make up Vanuatu. You can enjoy some of the best scenery in the world on the shore, and underwater there are numerous accessible dive sites to explore with great visibility and warm waters.
A landscape of rugged mountains, deserted white beaches, lush rainforests and dramatic cascading waterfalls await you in Tahiti. Not to be missed trips include a visit to the Museum of Tahiti and Tahara’s “One Tree Hill” – the historical site of a lone brightly coloured tree which was used by Captain Cook as a navigational landmark, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding areas.
Samoa has undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and most enchanting landscapes in the South Pacific. The main islands of Samoa were created by countless volcanic eruptions, leaving visible volcanic cones throughout the islands. Although none of the volcanoes are currently active, the lava fields that remain can easily be visited. Multi-coloured corals and marine fish thrive in clear lagoons – a paradise just waiting to be discovered.
A cruise in the Pacific Islands will take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful islands on Earth. Cruise operators currently running cruises to the Pacific Islands include P&O, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Spirit and Celebrity Cruises.
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