New Caledonia

A Taste of New Caledonia Aboard P&O’s Pacific Explorer

Set sail from the iconic city of Sydney to the gorgeous tropical Pacific Islands of New Caledonia where palm-fringed white sands meet crystal-clear waters. Soak up the beauty of Noumea, the Isle of Pines – known as the ‘jewel of the Pacific’ for its exquisite beauty – and Lifou during a nine-day voyage aboard P&O’s Pacific Explorer, with all-inclusive main meals and select activities and evening entertainment included for you on board.

travel Options


Earn 899 Qantas Points
9 Days
INTERIOR - TWIN SHARE
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  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • Eight nights in an interior cabin
  • All-inclusive main meals onboard (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Entertainment onboard (waterpark, outdoor movie nights and more)
  • All port taxes
Earn 1,149 Qantas Points
9 Days
OCEAN VIEW - TWIN SHARE
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  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • Eight nights in an ocean view cabin
  • All-inclusive main meals onboard (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Entertainment onboard (waterpark, outdoor movie nights and more)
  • All port taxes
Earn 1,299 Qantas Points
9 Days
BALCONY - TWIN SHARE
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  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • Eight nights in a cabin with a balcony so you can admire the passing views
  • All-inclusive main meals onboard (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Entertainment onboard (waterpark, outdoor movie nights and more)
  • All port taxes
Earn 1,749 Qantas Points
9 Days
MINI SUITE - TWIN SHARE
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  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • Eight nights in a spacious Mini Suite with a sitting room and balcony
  • All-inclusive main meals onboard (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Entertainment onboard (waterpark, outdoor movie nights and more)
  • All port taxes
Earn 2,199 Qantas Points
9 Days
SUITE - TWIN SHARE
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  • Package is for one traveller staying in a twin-share room. You must purchase two packages
  • Eight nights in a spacious Suite with a balcony, separate living area, Nespresso coffee machine, priority embarkation
  • All-inclusive main meals onboard (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Entertainment onboard (waterpark, outdoor movie nights and more)
  • All port taxes

Discover the exquisite beauty of New Caledonia’s paradise islands on a nine-day cruise aboard P&O’s Pacific Explorer.

This cruise departs from Sydney on 17 January 2019 returns to Sydney on 25 January 2019.

What You’ll Love…

The Ship – Wine, dine and enjoy family fun on the Pacific Explorer

Get a taste for the laid-back cruise lifestyle aboard P&O’s impressive Pacific Explorer. Fun for all the family awaits on board with a waterpark, two water slides, zip-lining, rock-climbing, barefoot bowls and live entertainment including the Black Circus cabaret-style show and performances from homegrown Australian talent. When it comes to gastronomy, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and pubs to indulge in, with 12 included in the cruise fare. Sample premium dining and the ‘Best Pizza in the World’ at 400 Gradi, overseen by the chef behind the famed outlet in Melbourne, tuck into gourmet burgers at Luke’s by Luke Mangan, and try your hand at gin-making at The Bonded Store & Archie Rose.

The Experience – Discover the beauty of New Caledonia’s palm-fringed paradise islands

Take some time to explore your departure city of Sydney, home to the most iconic harbour in the world.

Head out on the Coral Sea to Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia packed full of French influences from its luxury boutique hotels to its Parisian shopping, beautiful spas and fine restaurants. The island is also a natural paradise with the hilltop Parc Forestier, rainforests home to exotic flora and fauna, and beautiful beaches.

Isle of Pines is known as the jewel of the Pacific, and it’s not hard to see why: one of the region’s most beautiful islands, aquamarine lagoons meet pristine white sands and plentiful lush Araucaria pine trees. Your time on this island paradise is yours to spend as you choose. Relax on the beach, go swimming and snorkelling and visit Queen Hortense’s Cave nestled in the rainforest.

Lifou is the largest island in the archipelago of coral atolls known as the Loyalty Islands. Long stretches of white sand beach, small coves, limestone caves, grottos and imposing cliffs give the island one of the most dramatic landscapes in the pacific.

With days at sea you’ll be able to make the most of all the fantastic facilities onboard. Take an exhilarating ride down the disco-themed waterslide with its bright lights and music, enjoy a movie on the poolside Big Screen or watch an after-dinner show such as the 1930s-style Let’s Misbehave – the time is yours to enjoy.

Perfect for couples, families or friends

With twin cabins available and a plethora of activities onboard from gin-making classes for adults to splashy waterpark fun for little ones, this cruise is perfect for all ages (see Fine Print for all cabin and traveller details).

Valid for cruise departing 17 January 2019 from Sydney and returning 25 January 2019. Cannot be substituted for any other cruise.

Please note – your purchase does not complete your booking, a customer service agent will contact you for further booking details. Bookings must be completed within 24 hours of purchase or your cabin will be released. Luxury Escapes reserves the right to refund any booking not completed within 24 hours of purchase.

Important: If you do not provide the necessary booking details by 1st of October 2018, we have the right to refund your purchase via the original payment method.

Refund Policy: Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments or change of date - fees are at the cruise company's discretion. The ’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.

Package is valid for ONE PERSON (twin share). You must purchase and redeem two packages.

Specific cabin requests cannot be accommodated. Valid only for the cabin type chosen at purchase. Cabin upgrades are not available to purchase.

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

Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately.

CABIN SIZES AND BEDDING CONFIGURATION:

Interior Cabin: Two single beds that convert into a queen bed or single bunks for twin-share rooms.

Balcony Cabin: Two single beds that convert into a queen bed for twin-share rooms.

Mini Suite: Two single beds that convert into a queen bed.

Suite: Two single beds that convert into a queen bed.

Ocean view cabins may have an obstructed view or portals instead of windows.

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.

Women 24 weeks pregnant and over are not permitted on this cruise.

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

Travelling with Children - P&O will allow a certain number of children 18 years and under onboard the ship at any given time. Your purchase does not complete your booking until the children’s ages are verified by the reservations team. Any passenger aged 18 or younger on the day they board the cruise must travel in the same cabin as a responsible adult aged 19 or older.

Price includes main meals at the a la carte restaurants and food court for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all taxes, applicable port fees.

Price includes standard dining package. Additional fees apply to premium dining, including 400 Gradi, Luke’s by Luke Mangan, A Taste of Salt, Shell & Bones and the Love Riot dinner show package.

Beverages, specialty dining, shore excursions, spa treatments, select entertainment (including P&O Edge Adventure Park), personal expenses, Wi-Fi and personal services are not included and will incur an extra charge.

Travelling with Children - P&O will allow a certain number of children under 18 years onboard the ship at any given time. Your purchase does not complete your booking until the children’s ages are verified by the reservations team.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

For extra guest information please contact our Concierge Team on 1300 459 334.

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