Sunday, 6 May 2012

Bounty Adventure Cruise: 16 nights in October 2012

Pacific Jewel
by Lee Gilbert Flickr Creative Commons

This amazing and lengthy Bounty Adventure cruise will have you well and truly acquainted with the South Pacific. The Pacific Jewel will take you to some amazing destinations while you relax and enjoy what the ship has to offer! Leaving from Sydney, first on the agenda are a few sea days so you can get into the swing of cruising. Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia is the first stop, and this tropical city will wow you with the blend of French and Melanesian food and culture. Fiji is the next stop, with a call in at Port Denarau. Have a look around the local markets whilst there, before heading to the capital city, Suva. Experience the multicultural flavour of this city with a wander around the city centre and waterfront area. Dravuni island is the next port of call, a small island with around 200 inhabitants who will make you their guest and show you what island style is all about! You can hike up the highest peak on the island if you are feeling adventurous, or just chill on the beach and enjoy the near-perfect weather that Dravuni gets. The next part of the cruise is scenic cruising- you will pass the island that the crew landed the day before the infamous mutiny occured, and also the island where the loyalists and Captain Bligh landed afterwards. Learn all about the event with a guest lecturer and special activities onboard! Nuku'alofa in Tonga is the next stop, and it will fulfill your dreams of a palm tree-and-white sand paradise, before you move onto the Vava'u group of islands. The great visibility in the water around these unspoiled islands makes for great diving and snorkelling. See the pines on Norfolk Island before returning to Sydney.

Operator: P&O Australia
Vessel: Pacific Jewel
Ports of Call: Sydney, Noumea, Port Denarau, Suva, Dravuni Island, Mutiny on the Bounty (Scenic Cruising), Nuku'alofa, Vava'u, Norfolk Island
Sailing Dates: Departs Sun 7 Oct 2012, arrives Tues 23 Oct 2012

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 16 nights

Day 1: Sydney, departing Sun Oct 7 17:00
Day 2-3: At sea
Day 4: Noumea, Wed Oct 10 08:00-16:00
Day 5: At sea
Day 6: Denarau, Fri Oct 12 09:00-19:00
Day 7: Suva, Sat Oct 13 07:00-18:00
Day 8: Dravuni Island, Sun Oct 14 07:00-17:00
Day 9: Scenic Cruising (Mutiny on the Bounty)
Day 10: Nuku'alofa, Tues Oct 16 08:00-18:00
Day 11: Vava'u, Wed Oct 17 07:00-17:00
Day 12-13: At sea
Day 14: Norfolk Island, Sat Oct 20 08:00-18:00
Day 15-16: At sea
Day 17: Sydney, arriving Tues Oct 23 07:00

About the Pacific Jewel:

A jewel in P&O Australia's fleet, the Pacific Jewel has everything that P&O is nown and loved for- a great spa, a theatre with high-wire arena, music venues and bars, Luke Mangan's Salt Grill and other dining options, pools, Kids Club and much, much more! Cruising on a P&O Australia is relaxed and laid-back with Your Choice Dining and plenty of opportunities to lie in the sun, but also offers plentiful; entertainment for both young and old.

Get a great deal on the Bounty Adventure Cruise in October 2012 here!