South Pacific Paradise

Posted September 5th, 2011

In the vast blue Pacific Ocean, between Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, lie some of the most spectacular, unspoiled island destinations on the planet. And, what better way is there to discover the hidden treasures and unspoilt beauty of these South Pacific islands than on an exciting and relaxing cruise?

A cruise to the islands can be whatever you need it to be – a romantic getaway; a fun-filled family holiday or a relaxing break for anyone who wants to unwind with a cocktail in their hand and a cool sea breeze on their face.

Island cruises can take you to another world where you can chill out on warm sand, swim in clear waters, snorkel in incredible blue lagoons or visit traditional island villages.

You can discover all of the islands that make up Hawaii, with many cruises hopping between the major islands such as Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii’s Big Island. On this cruise you can watch the Humpback whales that frequently visit the waters of Oahu, or catch glimpses of Hawaiian turtles and spinner dolphins.

You can explore Fiji’s remarkable volcanic islands or marvel at the crystal turquoise waters and white beaches of Vanuatu. Or how does Samoa sound with its swaying palms and pearly beaches, perfect for experiencing the timelessness of South Pacific island culture?

Another amazing cruise opportunity is the remote Easter Island (Rapa Nui) where the mysterious giant monoliths, the moai, continue to fascinate people, just as they did when they were first encountered in 1722 by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen. This island is 165km2 and some 3300km’s from Tahiti and the coast of South America.

In all, there are three types of islands that you can visit:

  • Melanesian islands (black islands of volcanic origin) including Fiji and the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, the Torres Strait Islands and Vanuatu
  • Micronesian islands (small islands of coral origin) including the Marshall Islands, Guam, Marianas, Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Polynesian islands (many islands of coral origin) including the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, the Midway Islands, Tonga, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands and Easter Island

And let’s not forget, with a cruise you aren’t just getting the destination. You also get the whole cruising package – an onboard resort complete with bars, ballrooms, swimming pools, fabulous views, sports arenas, casinos, restaurants and much, much more! What more could you need in paradise?

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