Pacific Islands and New Zealand
See the sinking sun dip into Hawaii’s colourful landscape when you book an exclusive South Pacific Islands cruise and go sight-seeing along its picture postcard rustic to luxury beach huts to get a taste of islander living, where swaying palms and soft breezes whisper serenades inspire you to leave the modern world of cares behind.
Set like gems in a necklace of blue water-bodies, Hawaii and islands of the South Pacific offer scenes of great natural beauty, which have long been the inspiration for great artists, film-makers and luxury resort owners that value the diversity of activities that can be organized here. Some of these interesting activities include whale watching, dressing up islander style, enjoying a beach barbeque and sing-a-long to watching local movies on latest flat-screens suspended from tall palm trees!
You can also go kayaking through verdant mangroves surrounded by romantic lagoons and lots of secret inlets that weave the magic of a holiday in paradise. You can visit villages on an eco-tour of the Pacific Islands, taste simple but nourishing sea-food caught fresh in front of you, celebrate a holiday in local style, or even choose to combine a golf cruise with port-stops in San Pedro, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, Hilo then sail onwards to Maui and Kauai before concluding journey at Ensenada, Mexico.
You can also opt for the Hawaii and Polynesian Paradise cruise, like the one offered by Crystal Cruises. Their cruise lets you drop anchor at Papeete, Tahiti to enjoy lively music, fine food and introduction to island living, tour the Society Islands, visit the Cook Islands, drop sail at Lautoka, Fiji and explore natural wonders here before exploring the Bora Bora, Society Islands and virgin beauty of Nuku'Alofa, Tonga prior to disembarking in Auckland, New Zealand.
Another expert organizer on this sector is P&O Cruises. They offer a special cruise package called the 'Island Fiesta' for their modern vessel, Pacific Pearl, which departs from Auckland, NZ on a 10-night spectacular tour of the South Pacific’s most fascinating islands. Cruise highlights includes port stops like Vila (a bargain lover’s paradise), the Isle of Pines (immense natural beauty), Lifou (best place to enjoy snorkelling in colourful underwater gardens) and Noumea, where travellers can’t get enough of high fashion boutique shopping, streets lined with tropical boulevards and classic colonial architecture. A point to be noted on their New Zealand cruise is that duty-free shopping is only available fro Queensland cruises that cover Willis Island.