New Caledonia

9-Day Taste of New Caledonia with P&O Cruises

Leave winter behind and set off on an nine-day cruise of the stunning islands of New Caledonia aboard the Pacific Explorer – with P&O Cruises. Depart from Sydney on 13 August 2018 and journey to the Pacific islands with a stop at Noumea, Lifou and Maré while enjoying all meals and entertainment on board.

travel Options


9 Days
INTERIOR QUAD
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  • QUAD SHARE
  • Eight nights of cruise accommodation in an Interior room
  • Package is for one traveller staying in a quad-share room. You must purchase four packages
  • All-inclusive main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All-inclusive entertainment (fitness centre, multiple pools, theatre-style shows, outdoor movie nights and more)
9 Days
INTERIOR TWIN
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  • TWIN SHARE
  • Eight nights of cruise accommodation in an Interior room
  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • All-inclusive main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All-inclusive entertainment (fitness centre, multiple pools, theatre-style shows, outdoor movie nights and more)
9 Days
OCEANVIEW TWIN
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  • TWIN SHARE
  • Eight nights of cruise accommodation in an Oceanview room featuring spectacular views of the passing scenery
  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • All-inclusive main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All-inclusive entertainment (fitness centre, multiple pools, theatre-style shows, outdoor movie nights and more)
9 Days
BALCONY TWIN
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  • TWIN SHARE
  • Eight nights of cruise accommodation in a spacious Balcony room featuring a balcony
  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • All-inclusive main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All-inclusive entertainment (fitness centre, multiple pools, theatre-style shows, outdoor movie nights and more)
9 Days
MINI SUITE TWIN
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  • TWIN SHARE
  • Eight nights of cruise accommodation in a Mini Suite room featuring a separate living area and furnished balcony
  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • All-inclusive main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All-inclusive entertainment (fitness centre, multiple pools, theatre-style shows, outdoor movie nights and more)

Discover the dreamy islands of New Caledonia, with long white-sand beaches, tropical reefs and lush nature, and a charming mix of French elegance and Malaysian hospitality. Board the incredible Pacific Explorer from the iconic city of Sydney, for an unforgettable cruise taking you to Noumea - the cosmopolitan capital city of New Caledonia surrounded by picturesque bays, Lifou - home to secluded bays with coral shelfs teeming with tropical fish, and Maré, with its scenic coastline and crystal clear waters.

What you'll love

The Ship – Enjoy international dining, activities, shopping and nightly entertainment

A world of experiences and outstanding hospitality awaits you aboard the Pacific Explorer! Perfect for couples and families, you’ll have access to pools and waterslides and a child-free sundeck, while the ship will keep you more than entertained with its theatre-style shows and movie nights on the outdoor big screen.

Taste your way from Asian to modern Australian and Italian cuisine at the ship’s 12 restaurants and cafes, as part of your package. For an additional cost you can also enjoy the delights of the ship’s specialty restaurants including 400 Gradi - home to an award-winning margherita pizza - Luke’s by Luke Mangan burger restaurant and Shell & Bones seafood and steak restaurant.

Big and little kids can enjoy P&O Edge, the largest adventure program at sea (charges apply).

Shop your heart out with onboard boutique shopping or enjoy some much-needed ‘me time’ in the spa before dancing the night away or mingling with fellow cruisers at one of the ship’s bars, pubs or nightclubs.

The Journey – Discover Sydney, Noumea and the perfect islands of Lifou and Maré

*Sydney: *Your adventure at sea starts and ends in Sydney, known for the spectacular Sydney Opera House, dazzling entertainment and fascinating heritage. Take time to visit the Opera House, walk around the Circular Quay, brimming with shops and cafes, taking in the vibrant atmosphere of this beautiful city.

Noumea is the cosmopolitan capital city of New Caledonia. This laid-back city sits on a large peninsula, surrounded by picturesque bays with sapphire blue waters. Packed with French influences, Noumea boasts numerous sassy French restaurants, together with remarkable boutique shops.

Lifou is the largest, most populous island of the archipelago of New Caledonia, a true natural oasis waiting to be discovered. Long stretches of white sand beaches, small coves, limestone caves and imposing cliffs give the island one of the most dramatic landscapes in the Pacific.

*Maré *is possibly the best kept secret of New Caledonia, an untouched gem in the Pacific ocean. Admire Mare’s pristine beauty, the perfect white-sand beaches, crystalline waters and beautiful hidden lagoons.

Perfect for...

Take the whole family on an epic adventure around the Pacific, seeing some of the most beautiful islands in the world.

This cruise departs on *13 August 2018 *from Sydney. Please book within 24 hours of purchase. All bookings must be finalised by 3 June 2018 or your cabin will be released.

Please note – your purchase does not complete your booking, details of all passengers must be provided to Luxury Escapes after purchase.

Package is valid for ONE PERSON (twin or quad share). You must purchase and redeem two packages per TWIN SHARE BOOKING and you must purchase and redeem four packages per QUAD SHARE BOOKING.

Refund Policy: Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments or change of date - fees are at the cruise company's discretion. The Luxury Escapes ’7-Day Change of Mind No Questions Asked Refund Guarantee’ does not apply for cruise bookings. Cancellation policy differs from P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage conditions available at www.pocruises.com.au. For cancellations more than 15 days prior to sailing, forfeit 50% of the fare. For cancellations within 14 days to sailing, fare is non-refundable.

Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately.

Only valid for Pacific Explorer X839 departing Sydney 13 August 2018. Cannot be substituted for any other cruise.

Passport with at least 6 months’ validity at time of sailing required for this voyage. Passport is required as photo identification and must be supplied during your booking.

Cabin Information:

Interior Room

*Room size: *14sqm

*Bedding configuration: *Two single beds that convert into a queen bed for twin-share rooms or four single bunk beds (two upper, two lower) in a quad-share room.

Oceanview Room

*Room size: *14sqm

*Bedding configuration: *Two single beds that convert into a queen bed for twin-share rooms or four single bunk beds (two upper, two lower) in a quad-share room.

Ocean view cabins may have an obstructed view.

Balcony Room

*Room size: *16sqm

Bedding configuration: Two single beds that convert into a queen bed for twin-share rooms or four single bunk beds (two upper, two lower) in a quad-share room.

Mini Suite Room

Room size: 34sqm

Bedding configuration: Queen bed.

Special requests including cabin allocation will be considered, but not guaranteed.

Valid only for the cabin type chosen - Cabin upgrades not available to purchase.

Women 24 weeks pregnant and over are not permitted.

Twin Room feature twin beds which convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds.

Children under 6 months not permitted. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult in their cabin.

Cancellation policy differs from P&O Cruises Australia Booking and Passage conditions available at www.pocruises.com.au . For cancellations more than 15 days prior to sailing, forfeit 50% of the fare. For cancellations within 14 days to sailing, fare is non refundable.

Price includes main meals at the a la carte restaurants and food court for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all taxes, applicable port fees. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Excludes soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, specialty restaurant fees, shore excursions, spa treatments, personal expenses and any other onboard activities incurring an expense

Wi-Fi, specialty restaurants and personal services may incur an extra charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

*Refund Policy: *Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments or change of date - fees are at the cruise company's discretion. The Luxury Escapes ’7-Day Change of Mind No Questions Asked Refund Guarantee’ does not apply for cruise bookings.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this package.

The package cannot be split.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

Day 1 - Sydney

Sydney is a city that needs no introduction. The city is home to two of the world’s most famous landmarks – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, both perfectly situated on the magnificent harbour.

Day 2 and 3 – At Sea

P&O are always coming up with new and improved experiences so you can cruise, cruise and cruise some more. With so many experiences onboard you can choose to do it all or do nothing at all. It’s your holiday, your way!

Day 4 – Noumea, New Caledonia

All the flavour and ambience of a bustling, sophisticated provincial French town with the friendly charms, adventure and heavenly climate of the Pacific islands.

Day 5 – Lifou, New Caledonia

Lifou is largest, most populous island of the archipelago of New Caledonia, dotted with incredible beaches. A true natural oasis waiting to be discovered

Day 6 – Maré, New Caledonia

The best kept secret of all of New Caledonia’s islands, Maré is about as close to paradise as any will ever come.

Day 7 and 8 – At Sea

Do as much or as little as you want while at sea.

Day 9 – Sydney

Arrive into Sydney at 9am.

  • Loads of onboard activities including a child-free sundeck, pools, waterslides and more
  • Multiple outstanding restaurants and cafes to dine in (additional charges apply)
  • Several bars, pubs and and nightclubs
  • Live entertainment including theatre-style shows
  • P&OEdge, the largest adventure program at sea (additional charges apply)
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Movie nights on the outdoor big screen
  • Plus boutique shopping, day spa and MORE

Cruise starts and ends in Sydney. Flights to Sydney depart from all major Australian airports with services on offer from Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and other primary carriers.

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

Multi-Stop Trips (departing Australia only): If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.