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South Pacific Cruise Guide

Enjoy exotic islands lined with coral beaches and surrounded by translucent seas during a cruise to this enchanting region.

The islands known collectively as the South Pacific, which include well-known names such as Tahiti and Easter Island, promise luxurious and entertaining tropical escapes. Visit this breathtaking array of archipelagoes scattered across the Pacific Ocean for all the crystalline waters and swaying palm trees you could possibly want. Intrepid South Pacific cruise vacationers will also discover the distinct culture on each island.

Before you even land on an island, your cruise to the South Pacific offers heart-stopping sights. Pick a smaller, luxurious liner and gaze at multicolored ocean sunsets from your quiet deck. Or join dozens of other happy families watching dolphins and whales swimming through the perfectly clear waters. Dine on delicious seafood and drift past uninhabited atolls during your South Pacific cruise.

The adventure continues when you pull into port. Choose between three major regions regularly explored by cruise lines. In Melanesia, dive off the coast of Fiji and hike up a volcano in Vanuatu. In Polynesia, indulge in the luxury of Bora Bora or marvel at the finger-shaped peaks of the Marquesas Islands. The third region, Micronesia, beckons to visitors with the strongly held traditions of the tiny island of Yap and the diving and family-friendly watersports of Palau.

Cruises to the South Pacific definitely have a romantic appeal. Journeys between the islands are short, so you get lots of time on shore. Lounge on picture-perfect beaches and enjoy cocktails next to laid-back beach huts. Deluxe suites on the ships and world-class seafood restaurants onboard further add to appeal for couples.

Families, singles and older visitors can all find their needs met on a South Pacific cruise. Select from cultural, adventurous or relaxing shore excursions, during cruise itineraries that last anywhere between 7 and 14 days. Enjoy strolling through Luganville in Vanuatu for shopping or explore vanilla plantations outside Lifou in New Caledonia.

Year-round good weather further cements the multifaceted appeal of South Pacific cruises. Set sail at any time of year to enjoy this stunning and varied region. Look for a bundle of airfare and ocean travel for the best South Pacific cruise deals.

*Prices are cruise only, per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses not included. Rates are valid for US and Canadian residents only. Fuel supplement may apply. Savings advertised and Expedia Extras are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings.