Monday, 12 December 2011

Island Gems Cruise: 11-nights in May 2012

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Bask in the Pacific Sun on this 11 night cruise from Brisbane. Arrive in Noumea 2 days later ready for some beautiful beaches and French Pacific culture. Explore the city by Le Petit Train, and visit the traditional Boulangerie (Bakery Shops), caf├ęs (where you can taste New Caledonia’s own coffee) and fabulous restaurants where you can sample fine New Caledonian foods cooked in a French style with imported French wines. 
The waters off the Isle of Pines must really 'wash whitest' because the sands of the Isle's Kato Bay will impress any visitor with its white, white, talcum-like beach.  The most difficult aspect of your visit to the Isle of Pines will be saying goodbye to its sunny skies, friendly faces, warm waters and of course those beautiful beaches. 
 Tiny Mystery Island is picture perfect, with sandy pathways that lead to white beaches edged with coconut trees and crystal clear lagoons offering great snorkelling. The locals from a nearby island will come to sell their few shells and goods and your day may be spent relaxing on the sand while the local band plays songs of welcome. 
The serene island of Wala has pristine beaches, forests and is home to 200-300 friendly smiley locals.  The soft coral white beach fringed with palms shelves down to bright turquoise waters and the inky blue of the deep channel dividing the island from the mainland. Dugouts ply the foreshore and the snorkelling is excellent. On the beach there is a bar serving cool Tusker Vanuatu beer and soft drinks.
Champagne Bay will amaze with the breathtaking views of the most spectacular stretch of beach fringed with palm trees. If you're feeling energetic, then you might like to take part in a game of beach volleyball, or just relax on the sand and enjoy the views. 
Vila- The harbour is quite active with fishing boats, yachts and speedboats passing between the various nearby islands. The dock bustles with dancers and music and there are lots of friendly locals selling handicrafts. The covered market place is a colourful and interesting place to visit selling handicrafts, fruits and colourful tropical flowers.

Port Vila aerial
Cruise Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Vessel: Adventure Of The Seas
Ports of Call: San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Basseterre, Oranjestad, Willemstad (CB), San Juan.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Tue, May 1 2012 Arrives: Sat, May 12 2012

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7 Nights.

Island Gems Itinerary
Days/ Ports of call/ Arrivals and Departures
Day 1 - Brisbane - Tue, May 1 2012 14:00
Day 3 - Noumea - Thu, May 3 2012 15:00 - Thu, May 3 2012 23:00
Day 4 - Isle Of Pines - Fri, May 4 2012 08:00 - Fri, May 4 2012 17:00
Day 5 - Mystery Island - Sat, May 5 2012 08:00 - Sat, May 5 2012 17:00
Day 7 - Wala - Mon, May 7 2012 08:00 - Mon, May 7 2012 18:00
Day 8 - Champagne Bay - Tue, May 8 2012 08:00 - Tue, May 8 2012 18:00
Day 9 - Port Vila- Wed, May 9 2012 08:00 - Wed, May 9 2012 17:00
Day 12 - Brisbane - Sat, May 12 2012 06:00

About the Pacific Dawn

With P&O Cruises your holiday begins the moment you step on board. No waiting in airports. No hotel arrangements. Just unpack your bags once and relax as your journey begins. Whether it’s on board activities, on shore adventures, entertainment or dining – simply pick a pace you’re happy with and let the P&O crew do the rest. With pools, whirlpool spas, themed party nights and live music, what better way to relax than on the Pacific Dawn. Read more about the Pacific Dawn here!

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