South Pacific Cruise: 10 nights in March 2013

Isle of Pines
by Richard Taylor Flickr Creative Commons

See the South Pacific from an amazing Royal Caribbean ship on this 10-night cruise. It takes in some favourite tropical spots in Melanesia, where the french language and culture meets and mingles with the native Melanesian. First stop after a few sea days out of Sydney is the famous Isle of Pines, a beautiful island of white sand and pine trees off the coast of New Caledonia. Another island is next, the tiny Mystery Island which is part of the Vanuatu group. It is uninhabited but locals from across the water will come to share warmth, culture and wares. Enjoy this little south pacific gem! Lifou back in New Caledonia is the next port of call, an island paradise- and the next stop gets a bit more urban at Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu. This charming town is based around a natural harbour, and is a great spot to peruse the handicraft markets or just watch fishing boats come and go! The last stop is another lovely Melanesian/French fusion city- the lovely Noumea in New Caledonia. To see all the sights, take a tour on the 'Petit Train!'

Operator: Royal Caribbean
Vessel: Rhapsody of the Seas
Ports of Call: Sydney, Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Lifou, Port Vila, Noumea
Sailing Dates: Departing Friday 1 March 2013, returning Monday 11 March 2013

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 10 nights

Day 1: Sydney, departing Fri 1 Mar 18:30
Day 2-3: At sea
Day 4: Isle of Pines, Mon 4 Mar 08:00- 17:00
Day 5: Mystery island, Tues 5 Mar 08:00-17:00
Day 6: Lifou, Wed 6 Mar 08:00- 18:00
Day 7: Port Vila, Thurs 7 Mar 07:00- 16:00
Day 8: Noumea, Fri 8 Mar 10:00- 18:00
Day 9-10: At sea
Day 11: Sydney, arriving Mon 11 Mar 06:30

About the Rhapsody of the Seas:

The Rhapsody is, as are all Royal Caribbean ships, sumptuous and full of fun! She has recently undergone a refit to bring her more in line with some other RC ships such as the Radiance- new restaurants, both specialty and the complimentary healthy-food option Park Cafe, technology updates and more! You can eat at the main dining room, buffet or Park Cafe or try one of the amazing specialty restaurants, including the incredible Chef's Table dining experience- if you love food, a great option is to get a package that gives meals at a variety of the restaurants at a very discounted price. Burn it off in the gym, or the pool, or on the sports courts or rock climbing wall! In the evening, the Broadway-style entertainment, casino, bars and clubs will keep you occupied.

See here for great deals on the South Pacific cruise in March 2013!