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South Pacific Cruises

With its immaculate beaches, warm weather, and crystal-clear waters, the South Pacific is a real-life paradise. Ready to explore it for yourself? No problem! We have a huge selection of South Pacific cruises available from all the major cruise lines, including P&O Australia, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess, and Celebrity Cruises. Popular departure ports in Australia include Sydney and Brisbane. At Cruise1st, we have brought together some of the best South Pacific cruises for you, so you can experience the white sands of the Pacific Islands without breaking the bank.

Imagine calm waves splashing on the long coastal beaches of countless tropical islands. While you’re cruising the South Pacific, you can escape the rush of everyday life and enjoy life a slower pace. If you have any questions or queries about our South Pacific cruise packages, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experienced cruise specialists are ready and waiting to take your call!

A Taste of Cruises to the South Pacific

Carnival Splendor
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Great Barrier Reef from Sydney, Australia
27th Jan 22 - 8 nights
From A$690pp
Pacific Encounter
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Pacific Island Hopper from Brisbane
3rd Dec 22 - 7 nights
From A$931pp
Pacific Adventure
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Discover Vanuatu
25th Jul 22 - 10 nights
From A$977pp
Pacific Encounter
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Pacific Island Hopper from Brisbane
7th Jan 23 - 7 nights
From A$1303pp
Ovation of the Seas
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*2023 South Pacific from Sydney - Balcony Special*
4th Jan 23 - 9 nights
From A$1699pp
Pacific Explorer
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*New Zealand to Tonga & Fiji Fly/Stay/Cruise*
12th Aug 22 - 13 nights
From A$1999pp
Pacific Explorer
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*Mountains, Mutiny on the Bounty & the South Pacific
29th Aug 22 - 18 nights
From A$2599pp
Radiance of the Seas
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*Hawaii & Tahiti to Sydney Fly/Stay/Cruise*
1st Oct 22 - 19 nights
From A$2799pp
Quantum of the Seas
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*Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific*
10th Oct 22 - 22 nights
From A$2899pp
Pacific Explorer
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*Snowfields, Tonga, Fiji & Mutiny on the Bounty*
16th Jul 22 - 21 nights
From A$3199pp
Radiance of the Seas
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*New Zealand, Tahiti & Waikiki - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
14th Apr 23 - 19 nights
From A$3199pp
Quantum of the Seas
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*Tahiti & Hawaii from Brisbane Fly/Cruise/Hotel*
12th Apr 23 - 19 nights
From A$3299pp

Highlights of the South Pacific

If you love the outdoors and adventure, a cruise in the South Pacific will be a dream! Islands like Vanuatu, Samoa, and Fiji offer travellers a range of activities, such as backpacking through the wildness to witness the beautiful flora and fauna or taking to the water with water sports like surfing and diving. A cruise will ensure that you travel to the highlights of the South Pacific. Get ready to learn about colourful cultures and different ways of life. The rich cultures of these islands make them charms of the South Pacific that you would be foolish to miss.

Teaming with gorgeous landscapes, natural beauty, and blood-pumping adventure, the South Pacific is waiting to be discovered. From New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji to the Cook Islands, Easter Island, and Tonga, the island nations of the South Pacific boast so much diversity. And there are so many smaller islands sprinkled across the ocean.


Spectacular sights await you in Nouméa, the capital of the French territory of New Caledonia. Join a shore excursion and relax along the world’s largest lagoon. Or take the opportunity to kayak down pristine waters surrounded by picture-perfect scenery. As the largest and most cosmopolitan city of the South Pacific archipelago, Nouméa isn’t short of incredible restaurants and eateries either. We highly recommend giving the authentic French croissants and cheese a try.

Isle of Pines

A visit to the Isle of Pines, nicknamed the “Jewel of the Pacific” by Captain James Hook, is an absolute must. Although there are a few tourist attractions and resorts on the island, much of the landscape has remained untouched, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The Cook Islands

Warm New Zealand hospitality and the turquoise waters of Polynesia meet at the Cook Islands. Indulge in a mouthwatering Polynesian feast and watch a cultural dance performance firsthand. The island nation is known for its sparkling blue lagoons. These are the perfect locations for quiet evening strolls after dinner as well as activities like snorkelling and swimming during the day.

The Samoan Islands

Samoa and the US territory American Samoa make up the Samoan Islands. Despite international interference, these amazing island nations have retained their Polynesian traditions. On these islands, beach fales, basically thatched huts, have boomed in popularity as low-cost accommodations.

From the mountains touching the clouds down to the charming villages below and sweeping into the tranquil bays, the tropical backdrop of American Samoa will drop you into a relaxing haven. The sand trails and pathways zigzagging the Manu’a Islands of American Samoa will lead you into the lush embrace of green sceneries. Under the waters of Ofu Beach, you will find a coral kingdom. Snorkellers can view the bright colours in all their glory.


Many cruise lines offer South Pacific itineraries that include the island nation of Fiji. Known for its exotic wildlife and friendly locals, the island is just waiting to be discovered. Go for a dive and admire the dense coral forests. Brandishing a multitude of tropical hues, these seascapes will simply amaze you! Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands and Yasawa Islands are at the top of the list for holiday resorts overlooking white sand beaches and azure waters. If you’re looking for a holiday destination that off the beaten road, consider Kadavu. Listen to the chirping of the native birds flying overhead as you explore untouched jungle coves.

Best time to visit

No matter the time of year, South Pacific cruises are the perfect getaway. On the tropical islands of the South Pacific, you should anticipate temperatures between 20C and 25C year-round. The rainy season peaks in November, so expect high humidity with the high heat and heavy rainfall. Don’t let the summer weather put you off though: Showers go as quickly as they come, so you’ll still be able to enjoy your day.

Don’t hesitate to give our Australia-based cruise consultants a call if you have any questions. Are you looking for a spontaneous getaway? Then browse our last-minute options and reduced cruise deals.

Cruise Lines to the South Pacific

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