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South Pacific Cruises

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About South Pacific Cruises

Imagine the ultimate paradise; you're likely to find it in the South Pacific. Reachable from Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific includes popular islands like Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Samoa as well as more remote stops that are diverse in culture, history, languages, geology and scenery. On a South Pacific cruise, you can enjoy relaxed beaches and some of the world's best water sports.

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Pacific Encounter
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Pacific Encounter

7 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer

7 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

133 Reviews
Leaving:Adelaide
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer

4 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Carnival Splendor
Carnival Splendor
Carnival Splendor

8 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

1,446 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

1,126 Reviews
Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Splendor

8 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Splendor

8 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Pacific Explorer

3 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Pacific Explorer

8 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Pacific Encounter

14 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Quantum of the Seas

7 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Pacific Encounter

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Pacific Explorer

12 Night
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Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Carnival Splendor

3 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Royal Princess

13 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Spirit

7 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Pacific Explorer

12 Night
Cruise to South PacificDetails

Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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What is the best time to cruise to the South Pacific?

South Pacific cruises run year-round, but the dry season is from May to October, making it an ideal time to visit. Reachable from Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific includes popular islands like Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Samoa.

Which cruise lines go to the South Pacific?

Paul Gauguin specializes in South Pacific cruises and sails the region all year, while lines including Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Holland America feature South Pacific ports on world cruises and repositioning cruises. Luxury lines including Seabourn and Silversea can be found in the area, as well.

What are some things to do in the South Pacific?

Experience the local cultures by attending dedicated cultural presentations and shows; visit villages; snorkel and dive the South Pacific's famously clear water; watch for wildlife or shop -- these are  some of the top diversions throughout the South Pacific.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the South Pacific?

Yes, a passport is required for South Pacific cruises.

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