Itinerary: Vancouver, Seattle
South Pacific & Hawaii
When people dream of their ultimate paradise, thoughts of swaying palms, pristine beaches and crystal-clear lagoons will paint a picture that very few places in the world can truly emulate. South Pacific cruises offer everything you’ve ever imagined – and so much more than you’d ever dared to dream of.
Cruise the South Pacific and visit islands dotted across the ocean like stepping stones to a magical other world. These gloriously colourful islands celebrate their isolation by setting their own timescales, dancing to their own rhythms, reflecting on their own ethos of ‘aloha’ – which means relaxation, fun and a welcome as warm as the sun.
There really is no better way of experiencing the essence of Hawaii, Tahiti and the other island groups of this amazing part of the world than by flitting between them on a cruise of a lifetime. You’ll often be accompanied by migrating whales, dolphins and porpoises as you drift to each new destination. There’s a huge range of cruise lines that offer South Pacific cruises, giving you a world of choice to plan the perfect holiday for you and your loved ones. Exotic island names like Maui, Kiribati and Ensenada are likely to feature on your voyage – each with its own distinct charm and cultural fascination. Turquoise seas may lead you to Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea as part of your chosen route –all waiting to reveal to you their own fantastic treasures.
Things to do in the South Pacific and Hawaii
- See volcanoes erupting into the ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Visit Lolani Palace, the only royal palace in the USA
- Canoe in the brilliantly blue ocean
- Watch humpback whales frolic in the sea
- Hike to hidden waterfalls
- Relax on sun-baked beaches
- Snorkel in crystal clear waters
Did you know?
Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, described the Pacific Ocean’s waters as ‘mar pacifico’ in 1521, meaning ‘peaceful sea’, hence its name.