The first port of call is Noumea, a city on the main island of New Caledonia. It is a place of both native Melanesian flair and colonial french culture, language and food. The city is a wonderful place to explore, or you could venture further with an expedition to a rural area or the Tjibaou Cultural Centre. The next stop is again in New Caledonia, this time at a smaller island which is part of the Loyalty Islands group. It is a beautiful island with plenty of opportunity to swim, snorkel and dive- unless you would rather just enjoy the sun and sand!
The final port is Port Vila, a charming town which is the capital of Vanuatu. The natural harbour is usually bustling with local fishing boats, and there is a popular handicraft markets near the docks. Port Vila is a small place but there are shops, bars and restaurants there.
The cruise end with two days at sea before returning to Brisbane.
Vessel: Sea Princess
Ports of Call: Brisbane, Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Sailing Dates: Sunday, 1st June 2014- Sunday, 8th June 2014.
Length of cruise: 7 nights
Day 1: Brisbane, departing Sun 1 June 16:00
Day 2: At sea
Day 3: Noumea, Tues 3 June 14:00- 21:00
Day 4: Lifou, Wed 4 June 08:00- 17:00
Day 5: Port Vila, Thurs 5 June 08:00- 16:00
Day 6-7: At sea
Day 8: Brisbane, arriving Sun 8 June 07:00
About the Sea Princess
The Sea Princess is one of Princess Cruises' Sun-Class ships. She is mid-sized and has a traditional feel about her which really makes you feel like an oceangoer! Dining in the main dining room is a treat, and you can also choose from a specialty steakhouse and a number of complimentary casual dining venues including the buffet, a grill, and an ice-cream bar. There are traditional afternoon teas onboard the Sea Princess which hark back to ocean liner tradition. Entertainment includes the usual pools, gym, classes, demonstrations and organised activities during the day, with excellent social groups which aiming to get like-minded people together. A recent upgrade added The Sanctuary to the ship's repertoire, an Adults-Only area which is just that- a sanctuary! The evenings bring variety acts in the 600-seat theatre, and plenty of opportunity to relax and chat in the bars and lounges. There is a casino, a nightclub and a stately pub.
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