Known to many as “Paradise on Earth,” the South Pacific is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Perfect in many ways, from the turquoise and azure blue waters to the unbelievably smooth white sand beaches, the beauty of the South Pacific has long attracted distant travelers. In addition to the comfortable, tropical temperatures and the remarkable natural beauty, the islands of the South Pacific have diverse cultures and rich history that every traveler can appreciate.
The only way to add to the magic of a trip to the South Pacific is to experience that magic from the comfort and convenience of a Crystal Cruise. Crystal Cruises’ world-famous luxury cruise ships have been designed to meet your every need, with the goal of ensuring you have the trip of a lifetime. When you book with All-Travel, you can receive exclusive deals and discounts you won’t find anywhere else.
Crystal Serenity & Symphony
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your Crystal Cruise of the South Pacific will take you on board the Crystal Serenity or Crystal Symphony. The Crystal Symphony is one of the most spacious cruise ships at sea, with amenities that include grand lounges, full-service fitness facilities, and a Feng Shui inspired spa for each of its 940 guests to enjoy. The Crystal Serenity is the newest addition to the fleet and raises the already lofty standards of Crystal Cruises to even greater heights. With an expanded space-to-guest ratio and elegantly appointed staterooms, each room has an unobstructed view of the ocean and surrounding land.
Things to Do in the South Pacific
There is truly something for everyone on a Crystal Cruise to the South Pacific. Miles and miles of pristine beaches will enable you to experience a new level of relaxation. Regardless of your cruise’s specific itinerary, every Crystal cruise to the South Pacific will expose cruisers to beautiful beaches where they can rest, play, or explore. Those interested in exploring the various islands of the South Pacific should pay close attention to the guided tours that are offered with some itineraries, as they provide additional insights into these beautiful locations that may not be accessible otherwise.
The South Pacific is home to many beautiful destinations, including Bora Bora, Tahiti, Fiji, and Hawaii to name just a few. Even though there are many geographic similarities, these islands and the people that inhabit them are considerably varied and diverse, with unique histories, cultures, languages, and scenery. Cruisers will find engaging people and picturesque landscapes at every turn. In addition to all of the natural beauty, cruises to the South Pacific also stop in some major cities, including Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney, to name a few. Each of these cities will provide the opportunity to sample world-class cuisine and shop. Regardless of your interests, the beauty and wonder of the South Pacific ensure that any time spent there is time well-spent.
South Pacific Cruise Tips
Because the South Pacific has a tropical climate year-round, it’s good to plan for warm weather as well as rain. The dry season, during which there is less rain, occurs from May to October. During the wet season (between November and April), there is more rain and higher temperatures and humidity, so if your cruise takes place during this time you should plan accordingly.
Getting around on various islands, such as Bora Bora or Papeete, is possible using buses or taxis. Some islands, however, do not have well-developed public transportation or taxi systems. On these islands, it’s best to stick with a guided tour. Consult your trip’s newsletter for warnings about limited transportation and take them seriously. Well-prepared cruisers will bring medications to deal with potential seasickness and plenty of sunblock to help guard against the harsh equatorial sun. Finally, if possible, it’s a good idea to consider an extended land stay before or after your cruise. An extended stay will allow you to spend more time exploring an island or two in greater depth.