Untouched forests, pristine white sand beaches, crystal waters filled with reefs and diverse sea life: A South Pacific cruise offers the ultimate getaway from winters in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
The South Pacific - with warm, humid temperatures hovering in the mid-70s - is a great destination at any time of the year. But don't let the humidity deter you, as the constant, brisk sea breezes make it more comfortable. The most popular cruising season in the South Pacific is the dry season from May to October
, when the winter trade winds that blow steadily during this time bring delightful temperature averaging between the upper 70's to lower 80's (degrees Fahrenheit) daily.
The Wet Season (November-April)
- Warmer wet season
- Higher humidity
- Tropical storm season (until March)
- Fewer travelers (discount pricing and more availability)
The austral summer, occurring from November to April, is the warmer and more humid wet season, and is characterized with heavy rainstorms interspersed with extreme sunshine. It is also important to keep in mind that tropical storm season is within the wet season, from November to
Trekking in the South Pacific
While the coastal temperatures remain balmy, remember that as you climb in elevation, temperatures drop. If you're planning an excursion up into the mountains, be prepared for chillier temperatures.
High vs. Low Season in the South Pacific
The South Pacific receives the most tourism during the dry season, which coincides with the July-August holiday in most northern hemisphere countries. The winter holiday in January and February are also a busy time in the South Pacific. If you are hoping to avoid the crowds or plan your trip with a bit more flexibility, consider traveling during the shoulder season in October-November and February-April.