Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Island Fiesta: 10 nights in June 2013

Leave from Auckland on a tropical adventure on the Pacific Pearl next winter. This port-packed cruise first visits Mystery Island in Vanuatu after a few days at sea. This tiny uninhabited island will really get you into the swing of relaxing! Next is Port Vila, Vanuatu's capital and a charming city based around a natural harbour, then Lifou, a beautiful isle that is part of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands.  Lifou's diverse landscape is stunning and so is its seascape, so get snorkelling or diving. Stop in Noumea, New Caledonia's capital city, and the gorgeous Isle of Pines with white sand and tall pine trees before the ship returns to Auckland. All destinations are favourites in the South Pacific, with friendly natives and amazing beaches for watersports or sunbathing. Both cities mix a bit of European culture with the native Melanesian, and Port Vila is great for some market shopping.

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Operator: P&O Australia
Vessel: Pacific Pearl
Ports of Call: Auckland, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Lifou, Isle of Pines, Noumea
Sailing Dates: Wednesday 5 June 2013- Saturday 15 June 2013.

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 10 nights

Day 1: Auckland, departing Wed 5 Jun 16:00
Day 2-3: At sea
Day 4: Mystery Island, Sat 8 Jun 08:00- 17:00
Day 5: Port Vila, Sun 9 Jun 08:00- 17:00
Day 6: Lifou, Mon 10 Jun 08:00- 17:00
Day 7: Isle of Pines, Tues 11 Jun 08:00- 17:00
Day 8-10: At sea
Day 11: Auckland, arriving Sat 15 Jun 07:00

About the Pacific Pearl

The Pacific Pearl is a gem in the P&O fleet, full of the features that passengers love.  There is a rock-climbing wall, mini-golf, pool and gym for those who want to keep active, and sun loungers galore for the rest of us, as well as a great spa! Dining happens in the lovely Waterfront restaurant or the buffet, with the Salt Grill an option for the foodies at a small cover charge, where the menu is designed by celebrity chef Luke Mangan.

The Pearl docked in Auckland

See here for great prices on the Island Fiesta cruise!