Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Island Delights: 9 Nights in May 2012

Pacific Jewel
by Kate Ausburn Flickr Creative Commons

See some of the most popular ports in New Caledonia and Vanuatu on this 9-night island hop. Leave from Sydney and get into the swing of relaxing with a few days at sea before arrival in Noumea, New Caledonia's tropical capital. The city is a blend of traditional Melanesian culture and French food and architecture, making it a fascinating- and yummy!- place to look around. Next stop is Maré in the beautiful Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia, and then the cruise continues to the picture perfect and tiny paradise of Mystery Island, part of the Vanuatu group. The island is uninhabited so passengers will encounter just palm trees, white sand, blue water and locals singing a welcome.The final stop before returning to Sydney with a few more sea days is the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia. There, pine trees meet white, white sand- a great place to get in for a snorkel.

Cruise Operator: P&O
Vessel: Pacific Jewel
Ports of Call: Sydney, Noumea, Maré, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines
Sailing Dates: Departing Thursday 10 May, Returning Saturday 19 May

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 9 nights.

 Day 1: Sydney, departing Thu 10 May 16:00
Day 2-3: At sea
Day 4: Noumea, Sun 13 May 08:00-17:30
Day 5: Maré, Mon 14 May 08:00-17:00
Day 6: Mystery Island, Tues May 15 08:00-17:00
Day 7: Isle of Pines, Wed May 16 08:00-16:00
Day 8-9: At sea
Day 10: Sydney, returning Sat May 19 07:00

About the Pacific Jewel

The Pacific Jewel joined P&O Australia's fleet in 2009, with the first oceangoing trapeze arena and the largest onboard spa. The famed Salt Grill by Luke Magan specialty restaurant is onboard, as well as P&O's usual flexible dining in the main dining room and casual dining options, inlcuding a self-serve buffet. The Jewel has extensive oceanview spa facilities. There are 8 bars and 4 entertainment facilities, a casino, kid's club, 2 pools and much, much more to keep you and your family busy. The Pacific Jewel's evening entertainment is legendary- broadway-type shows, comedy, live music and dancing. Read more about the Pacific Jewel here.

Book the Island Delights Cruise at a great price here!