Itinerary & Ports of Call
The cruise departs from new departure port BRISBANE on Sunday November 6th, 2016. It's time to relax into the cruise life as we sail towards The Isle of Pines.
ISLE OF PINES - If ever there was an unspoilt tropical paradise, this is it. Swim in the clear blue seas, and truly be immersed. Once back on board we cruise at a gentle pace to the picturesque Mare.
LIFOU - Lifou is the capital of the Loyalty Islands, a far-flung archipelago located off the French island New Caledonia, which is east of Australia. Known for its friendly inhabitants and its physical beauty, Lifou is truly an island paradise. The islanders are of mixed Melanesian and Polynesian heritage, with a small European minority. European whalers were the first visitors to the Loyalty Islands and contemporary visitors can still enjoy the islands' timeless beauty.
Please be prompt and follow your advised Terminal check-in times. These times will be advised when your set-sail cruise documents are sent out to you within a month prior to sail.
|6th November, 2016||Depart Brisbane|
|7th November||at Sea|
|8th November||at Sea|
|9th November||Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)|
|10th November||Lifou (Loyalty Islands)|
|11th November||at Sea|
|12th November||at Sea|
|13th November||Arrive back in Brisbane|
ISLE OF PINES (NEW CALEDONIA)
The Isle of Pines, known as the Jewel of the South Pacific, is one of New Caledonia’s most magical destinations. Untouched and breath-taking nature exposes powder white sand beaches and a turquoise lagoon lined with soaring Norfolk Island pines. Dominated by the peak Nga and enchanting landscapes, it is also as beautiful under water as it is on land, making it a divers’ paradise. Make your visit truly memorable by meeting its inhabitants, the Kunié people, and learning more about their culture.
LIFOU (LOYALTY ISLANDS)
Take your pick of serene white-sand beaches backed by lush jungle, some of which have coral outcrops rising above the water in a kaleidoscope of colors. Emerald waters, striking cliffs and even some caves – Lifou's gorgeous beaches will soon make you realize that you are truly on the far side of the world.
There are a number of ways to experience the rich marine life of Lifou - get up close and personal on a scuba diving jaunt, try pleasure boating or experience the thrill of the hunt on a deep-sea fishing excursion. Onshore, Lifou's forests offer fascinating nature walks and exhilarating cross-country biking.