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Fiji and South Pacific - 1356 Royal Princess departing 15 Dec 2023

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Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
15 Dec 2023
Duration
13 Nights
From / To
Sydney / Sydney
Ports of call
Sydney - Isle of Pines - Aneityum Island, Vanuatu - Suva - Dravuni See full itinerary

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 15/12/2023
Location Sydney
In
Out 16:00

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

Date 16/12/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 17/12/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 18/12/2023
Location Isle of Pines
In 08:00
Out 18:00

With radiant turquoise waters hiding a wealth of colorful corals and fish below, Isle of Pines is a wonderful place to dive and explore. Although this breathtaking island has been nicknamed “the closest island to Paradise,” it once served as a penal colony to thousands of French deportees.

Pottery found on the island dates back to 1500 B.C., although the discovery of the island is most often attributed to Captain James Cook, who sailed by during a voyage to New Zealand in the 18th century. Cook named the island after its towering native pines, but he never set foot on land, presumably threatened by the sight of smoke rising above the trees.

The great explorer missed out on some of the most fascinating treasures ashore. From the tiniest endemic creatures to the far-reaching views offered by its highest peak, Isle of Pines is a unique island destination with plenty to discover.

Date 19/12/2023
Location Aneityum Island, Vanuatu
In 08:00
Out 18:00

Aneityum is the southernmost island of Vanuatu, in the province of Tafea.

Date 20/12/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 21/12/2023
Location Suva
In 08:00
Out 18:00

The Fiji archipelago is at the cross roads of the South Pacific. In the days of sailing ships, it was known as “The Cannibal Isles,” where mariners carefully avoided its fierce warriors and perfidious waters. Thankfully, Fiji’s pagan days live only in the tales recalled by tour guides – in rituals such as firewalking, Kava Ceremonies and in renditions of tribal drumming, dance and song.

Fiji is an exotic destination, with 333 islands that provide an exciting adventure or peaceful repose. The northwest region, where the sun shines almost every day and a tropical shower ends as quickly as it began, is home to the majority of the resorts. Suva, the political, administrative, educational and commercial center, has a backdrop of lush rainforest maintained by the inevitable “tropical downpour.” The people of Fiji are the most multiracial and multicultural of all South Pacific island countries – this being reflected in churches of all denominations, mosques, temples and shrines.

Built around a reef-protected natural harbor, Suva, with its colonial buildings nestled alongside modern commercial venues, shops and local markets, parks and residential sprawl, is home to nearly half of Fiji’s urban population.

Date 22/12/2023
Location Dravuni
In 08:00
Out 18:00

Less than two miles in length from north to south, Dravuni Island lies in the Kadavu Island group of Fiji. Its volcanic peaks give way to a remote village of just 200 or so friendly villagers who live amongst the island’s shady palms. These welcoming locals and their children often sing to arriving visitors.

Well-worn trails scattered with coconuts snake around the unspoiled beaches, the soft sands beckoning underwater adventurers towards the crystal-clear waters. Many visitors come to snorkel in the Great Astrolabe Reef, or to hike Dravuni Island’s highest peak for magnificent once-in-a-lifetime views of the surrounding islands.

Date 23/12/2023
Location Lautoka
In 07:00
Out 17:00

The second-largest city of Fiji, Lautoka is located in the west, on the island of Viti Levu. It is nicknamed The Sugar City due to its expansive sugarcane plantations producing the island’s most important crop. Its soft-sand beaches are fringed with swaying palm and coconut trees reflected in the crystalline turquoise waters. A drive through the city center allows glimpses of tree-lined streets, colonial houses, colorful markets and a vibrant local culture.

Date 24/12/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 25/12/2023
Location Noumea
In 09:00
Out

The capital of New Caledonia, Noumea is a little piece of France in the middle of the Coral Sea. Before World War II, New Caledonia was a little known and seldom-visited French possession known for its penal colony and its natural resources. (Nickel smelting still plays a major role in the island economy.) Today, travelers are drawn to New Caledonia for its scenic beauty. The island is famed for its white-sand beaches while its west coast is the site of the world’s second longest barrier reef. The offshore waters also offer superb diving and snorkeling.

In 1774, James Cook thought the island’s rugged hills resembled those of his native Scotland. Hence he christened the island New Caledonia. The island and its outlying groups became a French colony in 1854 and an overseas department of France in 1956.

Date 26/12/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 27/12/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 28/12/2023
Location Sydney
In 06:00
Out

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

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