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Melbourne & South Pacific Serenity

  • Departure Date04 Feb 2023
  • Princess Cruises Grand Princess
  • 20 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,799 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Melbourne
  • Melbourne
  • Isle of Pines
  • Lautoka
  • Suva
  • Dravuni, Fiji Islands
  • Noumea
  • Melbourne

This wonderful holiday starts with a 3 night stay in magnificent Melbourne. Visit the Botanical Gardens, considered one of the most beautiful in the world and take a journey on the over 100 year old Puffing Billy Train, one of the most popular steam railways in the world. Next explore the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’, the Isle of Pines which is one of the most spectacular islands in the Pacific. Visit Lautoki, Suva and Dravuni Island just a few of Fiji’s 333 tropical islands that offer breathtaking natural beauty, incredible beaches, and friendly locals. Lastly relax in Noumea, the capital city of New Caledonia which boasts several bays extended along the city, providing magnificent beaches and points of view.

Highlights

  • FREE Melbourne Stay
  • FREE Puffing Billy Tour 
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive

What's Included?

  • FREE Puffing Billy Tour
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Feb 2023£2,799£2,999£3,399£3,749

Price based on 04 Feb 2023. Transfers are not included. Prices based on flights from London. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
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Outstanding service, expertise and experience, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Outstanding service, nothing is a problem, Nicola Boyd seems to go above and beyond top service to solve the many problems that Covid cancellations and rescheduling cruises throws up. She has been excellent and has a great deal of expertise and experience and has booked us cruises in the past, but in the current Covid situation she had to cancel our Alaska trip, dealing with airlines, hotels, train and cruise lines. All of this she took in her stride, and then she helped us book a different cruise from Southampton, and sorted out all the various questions we had to our complete satisfaction. We love cruises and won’t be going anywhere else to book, other than Scotland’s Cruise Centre, and I highly recommend them to friends or anyone looking to book a cruise.

Mr Lorimer / September 2021

Pleased with service.

Prompt at answering telephone. Dealt with query and booking well. Also dealt with adjust well. Explained when to book trips etc.

Mrs Matthews / September 2021

Fantastic Service, staff very helpful and friendly

Booked a last minute cruise, staff very helpful and ensured that I had all relevant documentation and cover for the cruise, great service

Mrs Graham / September 2021

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Itinerary for Melbourne & South Pacific Serenity

Day 1 - Fly UK to Melbourne

Day 2 - Enjoy Melbourne

Day 3 - Enjoy Melbourne

Day 4 - Enjoy Melbourne

Day 5 - Embark Grand Princess in Melbourne

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Isle of Pines

With radiant turquoise waters hiding a wealth of colorful corals and fish below, Isle of Pines is a wonderful place to dive and explore. Although this breathtaking island has been nicknamed "the closest island to Paradise," it once served as a penal colony to thousands of French deportees. Pottery found on the island dates back to 1500 B.C., although the discovery of the island is most often attributed to Captain James Cook, who sailed by during a voyage to New Zealand in the 18th century. Cook named the island after its towering native pines, but he never set foot on land, presumably threatened by the sight of smoke rising above the trees. The great explorer missed out on some of the most fascinating treasures ashore. From the tiniest endemic creatures to the far-reaching views offered by its highest peak, Isle of Pines is a unique island destination with plenty to discover.

Day 10 - At Sea

Day 11 - Lautoka

The second-largest city of Fiji, Lautoka is located in the west, on the island of Viti Levu. It is nicknamed The Sugar City due to its expansive sugarcane plantations producing the island's most important crop. Its soft-sand beaches are fringed with swaying palm and coconut trees reflected in the crystalline turquoise waters. A drive through the city center allows glimpses of tree-lined streets, colonial houses, colorful markets and a vibrant local culture.

Day 12 - Suva

The Fiji archipelago is at the cross roads of the South Pacific. In the days of sailing ships, it was known as "The Cannibal Isles," where mariners carefully avoided its fierce warriors and perfidious waters. Thankfully, Fiji's pagan days live only in the tales recalled by tour guides - in rituals such as firewalking, Kava Ceremonies and in renditions of tribal drumming, dance and song. Fiji is an exotic destination, with 333 islands that provide an exciting adventure or peaceful repose. The northwest region, where the sun shines almost every day and a tropical shower ends as quickly as it began, is home to the majority of the resorts. Suva, the political, administrative, educational and commercial center, has a backdrop of lush rainforest maintained by the inevitable "tropical downpour." The people of Fiji are the most multiracial and multicultural of all South Pacific island countries - this being reflected in churches of all denominations, mosques, temples and shrines. Built around a reef-protected natural harbor, Suva, with its colonial buildings nestled alongside modern commercial venues, shops and local markets, parks and residential sprawl, is home to nearly half of Fiji's urban population.

Day 13 - Dravuni, Fiji Islands

Less than two miles in length from north to south, Dravuni Island lies in the Kadavu Island group of Fiji. Its volcanic peaks give way to a remote village of just 200 or so friendly villagers who live amongst the island's shady palms. These welcoming locals and their children often sing to arriving visitors. Well-worn trails scattered with coconuts snake around the unspoiled beaches, the soft sands beckoning underwater adventurers towards the crystal-clear waters. Many visitors come to snorkel in the Great Astrolabe Reef, or to hike Dravuni Island's highest peak for magnificent once-in-a-lifetime views of the surrounding islands.

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - Noumea

Nouméa is the capital of the South Pacific archipelago and overseas French territory New Caledonia. Situated on the main island, Grand Terre, it's known for beaches and its blend of French and native Kanak influences. The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre showcases Kanak heritage, and the Musée de Nouvelle-Calédonie has exhibits from across the Pacific region.

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - Melbourne, disembark & transfer to airport

Victoria may be Australia's smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 2.7 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne's growth to prominence and prosperity.

Day 20 - Fly Melbourne to UK

Fly Melbourne to UK/Arrive UK

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Outstanding service, expertise and experience, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Outstanding service, nothing is a problem, Nicola Boyd seems to go above and beyond top service to solve the many problems that Covid cancellations and rescheduling cruises throws up. She has been excellent and has a great deal of expertise and experience and has booked us cruises in the past, but in the current Covid situation she had to cancel our Alaska trip, dealing with airlines, hotels, train and cruise lines. All of this she took in her stride, and then she helped us book a different cruise from Southampton, and sorted out all the various questions we had to our complete satisfaction. We love cruises and won’t be going anywhere else to book, other than Scotland’s Cruise Centre, and I highly recommend them to friends or anyone looking to book a cruise.

Mr Lorimer / September 2021

Pleased with service.

Prompt at answering telephone. Dealt with query and booking well. Also dealt with adjust well. Explained when to book trips etc.

Mrs Matthews / September 2021

Fantastic Service, staff very helpful and friendly

Booked a last minute cruise, staff very helpful and ensured that I had all relevant documentation and cover for the cruise, great service

Mrs Graham / September 2021

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