Tuesday, 22 May 2012

South Pacific: 10 nights in May 2013

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See the sights of New Caledonia and Vanuatu with this Carnival South Pacific cruise. Leaving from Sydney, after a few relaxing days at sea to explore the ship, you will arrive in Port Vila, Vanuatu's capital. This is a charming town situated around a natural harbour where you can sit and watch the fishing boats come and go. The markets are popular here, and tours can be done to nearby waterfalls and the botanic gardens and cultural centre. The next stop is Mystery Island, which is more tropical and amazing than it is mysterious! It is uninhabited, but locals will come over from neighbouring islands to greet and entertain. Moving on to New Caledonia, next up is the french and melanesian fusion that is New Caledonia. Try some amazing french cuisine in the city, and take a trip out to the Tjibaou Cultural Centre to learn a bit about the native culture! Then move on to Poum in the less-inhabited north of the New Caledonian mainland. It is situated in the world's largest lagoon, and white sand beaches abound. Head back to Sydney with a few more relaxing sea days!

Operator: Carnival
Vessel: Carnival Spirit
Ports of Call: Sydney, Port Vila, Mystery Island, New Caledonia, Poum
Sailing Dates: Thursday 9 May 2013- Sunday 19 May 2013

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 10 nights

Day 1: Sydney, departing Thu 9 May 18:30
Day 2-4: At sea
Day 5: Port Vila, Mon 13 May 08:00- 17:00
Day 6: Mystery Island, Tues 14 May 08:00- 17:00
Day 7: Noumea,  Wed 15 May 08:00- 17:00
Day 8: Poum, Thurs 16 May 08:00- 17:00
Day 9-10: At sea
Day 11: Sydney, arriving Sun 19 May 06:30

About the Carnival Spirit:

The Carnival Spirit is heading Down Under to be based permanently out of Sydney, and has had a few additions for her new audience, including the super-fast Green Thunder waterslide! An outdoor BBQ area has also been added for barbie-loving Aussies and Kiwis. The main dining room is the two-deck Empire with sumptuous decor and food. Carnival Classics are popular, and there are Spa Carnival healthier options. La Playa Grill is the place for casual buffet options, and if you get hungry between meals, afternoon tea is served in the Artists' Lobby! A complimentary limited menu room service is available. Public areas on the ship are decorated in an array of styles from all over the world, and there are many things to keep you busy, from the bars, clubs, theatres and live music to the more outdoorsy pursuits such as the waterpark, the gym with ocean views, and of course the pool.

Click here to book the South Pacific cruise!