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A cruise through the South Pacific will take you to some of the most remote, idyllic islands on the planet. The ancient civilizations of Easter Island left giant 100-ton stone Moai for travelers to ponder. Expeditions on small cruise ships enable you to access paradisical tropical destinations like the Cook Islands, Society Islands, the Marquesas and the spectacular Bora Bora. In addition, you can visit the Great Barrier Reef or snorkel with the giant pelagic species across the top of Australia. See Hawaii from a different perspective on a luxurious small ship cruise. Go way beyond the beach exploring the rainforests of Papua New Guinea and the fascinating cultures of Melanesia.

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Polynesia and Easter Island33%$635014RelaxedDiscover atypical destinations in the heart of the Pacific on this wonderful sailing expedition, starting from Papeete and cruising all the way to Hanga Roa. Le Boreal takes you on an unforgettable 14-day journey to one of the most magical and unexplored locations on the planet.
Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific$1200$1799018RelaxedThe NatGeo Orion hosts this 18-day Polynesian cruise of the South Pacific, from enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti. You'll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched and explore lost civilizations & idyllic Polynesian destinations.
Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas$1200$1568015RelaxedThis 15-day South Pacific cruise Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands on the National Geographic Orion explores craggy limestone waterline caves & grottoes, searches for rare colorful birds on the coastline, and ventures further inland to see ancient ruins. Snorkel or dive the warm seas that are home to one of the world's healthiest coral reef systems.
Epic Polynesia: Cook Islands to Tahiti$1200$1568015RelaxedEmbark on this 15-day cruise from Tahiti to Fiji aboard the National Geographic Orion. Experience the warm turquoise waters & genuine warmth of Polynesian hospitality boarding in Papeete, Tahiti sailing through the Society Islands to Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Samoa and Fiji. Snorkel or dive among colorful reefs in five South Pacific nations.
French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard$1200$76908RelaxedDiscover the authentic cultures of the infinite blue and green beauty of French Polynesia on this 8-day cruise aboard the National Geographic Orion. Choose to snorkel, dive, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration of Bora Bora, Society Islands, Raiatea,Tahaa, Huahine, Tuamotu Archipelago, Rangiroa and Tahiti.
Isles, Atolls, and Pristine Corals: Southern Line Islands$1200$76908RelaxedExplore Earth’s most pristine, vibrant undersea sites on this 8-day cruise from Tahiti on the National Geographic Orion. Snorkel or dive the Southern Line Islands over three full days to experience one of the healthiest reef systems in the world. Explore the beaches and enchanting lagoons of remote isles largely untouched by humans.
Hawaiian Seascapes$400$37958RelaxedBegin your exploration voyage with a warm Aloha! and board the boutique yacht, Safari Explorer for an 8-day cruise between four islands - Moloka'i, Lana'i, Maui, and Hawaii. Snorkel, paddle board, kayak, explore by skiff, or hike at Lana'i Island, then visit the Humpback Marine Sanctuary and search for dolphins & whales along the way.

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The South Pacific region comprises Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Easter Island, and the surrounding islands. Each of these regions is home to its own unique and endemic species:
  • Papua New Guinea - Between the flourishing endemic bird populations and an eclectic mix of other wildlife, Papua New Guinea offers exciting ways to experience nature and learn about the Melanesian cultures.
  • Solomon Islands Discover some of the most strategically important islands of World War II, where remnants of the military bases are being reclaimed into the tropical nature.
  • Easter Island - Snorkeling, biking, hiking, and swimming are just a few ways you can get to know this ancient island, where the renowned giant Moai statues have mystified travelers for years as to their origin or meaning.
  • Australia - Explore the natural beauty of the "Outback," bounding with mammals, birds, and marine life, and home to breathtaking waterfalls and the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef.
  • New Zealand - This is not only a great way to get to know the wildlife-rich Southern Islands, where penguins and seals abound, but also serves as a portal to exhilarating Antarctic cruises.
South Pacific FAQs
Do I need a visa to travel to the South Pacific?
It depends on where you are going - New Zealand & French Polynesia (Tahiti) do not require a visa. Papua New Guinea and Australia do. All countries require a passport valid for at least three months and some countries require six months validity from your departure date.

Is tipping customary in the South Pacific?
Generally, tipping is not an expectation in the South Pacific. Unless you receive absolutely phenomenal service at a relatively modern or western-style restaurant or if the guide really impresses you, you shouldn't feel obligated to tip. In certain places, a tip might be included in a bill, but in other places it might actually be considered a bit counter-cultural to offer a tip for service that many islanders consider their obligation to you as a guest.

What is internet access like in the South Pacific?
You will not likely have access to the internet for the majority of your stay in the South Pacific. It's possible that a hotel might offer WiFi, but most ships do not.

Can I use my cell phone while in the South Pacific?
Probably not. You could buy a SIM chip for your phone at the airport, but realistically you will be out of range of a cell signal for most of your trip.

Do I need power adapters?
Depending on where you are going, you will need either a European style two round prong plug adapter or an Australian style three flat slanted prong adapter. Power throughout the South Pacific is 220-240v, so if your 110v devices aren't compatible with this, you will also need a step-down converter.

What are the toilets like in the South Pacific?
Since most of our South Pacific journeys are cruises, you can count on modern flushing toilets in your suites. When you are touring the more isolated areas, you might encounter a squat toilet which requires you to hover and bring your own toilet paper, which you will then throw in a waste basket rather than the toilet.

Can I drink the water in the South Pacific?
No, it is not safe to drink tap water in the South Pacific, so we make sure that you will always have access to clean filtered or bottled water.

Are credit cards accepted in the South Pacific? Will I be able to find ATMs?
When arriving in the South Pacific, you should probably go on the assumption that you will not have frequent access to ATMs. Our trips are all inclusive, so other than souvenirs or if you plan to do things that are not on the itinerary you will not have to worry about using money.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
You should always purchase travel insurance before a trip. Our associates at TravelGuard have some excellent offers on our Once You're Booked page.
 

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