Nearly anywhere you cruise in the South Pacific, you can expect expanses of water
in gorgeous hues of blue and turquoise, lush tropical forests, palm-lined white
sand beaches, reefs, colorful sea life, lots of sunshine, and friendly people.
Regions of the South Pacific:
- Polynesia – a large triangle with Hawaii
as the northern point, Easter Island in the east and New Zealand
in the west. Encompasses Samoa and American Samoa,
the Cook Islands, and some of the most popular South Pacific destinations
such as Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora.
- Micronesia, which lies just north of the equator, includes Guam
and the Marshall Islands.
- Melanesia includes the mountainous islands of the western South
Pacific, including New Guinea, the Solomon Islands
South Pacific Highlights:
- French Polynesia is served by several cruise lines. Cruises here often begin in
Papeete, Tahiti, and visit:
- Bora Bora and its famous lagoon
- Mountainous Moorea
- Tahaa, where the scent of vanilla-producing flowers fills the air
- Rangiroa, a favorite of divers
- Marquesas Islands, rugged and beautiful
- Fiji is a starting point for cruises of Melanesia, which typically sail to:
- The Yasawas, an archipelago of islands that have stunning white sand beaches, deep
blue water and coral reefs
- Some cruises of Melanesia begin on the island of Guam and visit other islands of
Keep in mind:
Remember the time you’ll need to fly there and back, which can add a day or
two to your itinerary.
Discuss the options with Cruise Holidays of Saratoga Springs, who will help you plan all the details of a
memorable South Pacific cruise.