Monday, 18 February 2013

Pacific Island Hopper- 7 nights in October 2013

Have a stunning week onboard the Pacific Dawn with this Pacific Island Hopper cruise out of Brisbane. The itinerary includes tried and true South Pacific favourites, with two stops in New Caledonia and one in Vanuatu.

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The first port of call after a relaxing sea day is Noumea, the capital city of New Caledonia. This city is full of french heritage as well as native Kanak culture, making it a fascinating place to explore, eat and shop. The next stop is Lifou, one of New Caledonia's beautiful Loyalty Islands. If you want to get in the water, here is the place to do it as the landscapes are just as breathtaking underwater as above. The final stop before the return to Brisbane is Port Vila in Vanuatu, a gorgeous town surrounding a natural harbour. There are great handicraft markets here.

Operator: P&O Australia
Vessel: Pacific Dawn
Ports of Call: Brisbane, Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Sailing Dates: Saturday 5th October 2012- Saturday 12th October 2012

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 7 nights

Day 1: Brisbane, departing Sat 5 Oct 14:00
Day 2: At sea
Day 3: Noumea, Mon 7 Oct 15:00- 23:00
Day 4: Lifou, Tues 8 Oct 09:00- 17:00
Day 5: Port Vila, Wed 9 Oct 08:00- 17:00
Day 6-7: At sea
Day 8: Brisbane, returning Sat 12 Oct 06:00

About the Pacific Dawn

Pacific Dawn was built by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy in 1991 as Regal Princess. Her distinctive curved profile—often referred to as 'dolphin-like'—was designed by Renzo Piano, She had a major refurbishment in 2000 and in September 2007 in Singapore. Like all of the well-loved P&O Australia ships, the Dawn is chock full of activities and great dining venues to keep all passengers occupied and well fed! 

See here for great deals on the Pacific Island Hopper in October 2013