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  • Enjoy a tropical holiday with this "9 Days South Pacific Cruise" package from $1,564pp $1,099pp after GCash travel credits:

    • Soak up 9 days of cruising 3 tropical South Pacific islands
    • Cruise starts and ends in sunny Sydney
    • Indulge in a range of onboard entertainment and activities
    • Take in the scenery as you cruise with a luxurious ocean view stateroom

    Save up to 30% off standard retail value. Limited 2023 departures. Enquire today.

    Welcome to tropical paradise
    Welcome to tropical paradise



    Trip Highlights

    Regularly referred to as paradise on earth, the tropical islands of the South Pacific are the perfect destination to escape normality, to recharge the batteries and to unwind. Enjoy everything it has to offer with 9 days of exploring and cruising.

    Trip highlights*:

    • Kick back and relax with 9 days cruising the South Pacific islands
    • Cruise starts and ends in sunny Sydney, Australia
    • Immerse yourself in culture as you meet the locals of Noumea, Mystery Island & Mare
    • Full-days in each destination to spend however you wish
    • Relax in luxury with a spacious Ocean view stateroom
    • Take advantage of the fantastic range of included activities on your cruise such as the onbaord waterpark, outdoor cinema, and more


    * Package price varies slightly according departure dates and stateroom availability.

    Global Escapes Travel

    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

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    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    "Adrift in the daydreamy South Pacific - deliciously remote and surprisingly diverse - you can de-stress or ramp up the action, with some super-fresh seafood awaiting at day's end."

    Board the Carnival Splendor and enjoy 9 peaceful days exploring the archipelago of islands that make up the South Pacific. From New Caledonia to Vanuatu, relax on white sandy beaches under the shade of tropical palm trees, or explore the inlands and get to know the locals, immersing yourself in their culture. Onboard, enjoy a different aspect to relaxing with a range of restaurants, casinos, and more to indulge in.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Package inclusions:

    • 9-day South Pacific cruise with Oceanview stateroom
    • Access to the onboard casino, bars, restaurants, and more
    • Lonely Planet guide for the South Pacific
    • Pre/post cruise nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

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    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

    Special value:

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    Lonely Planet is renowned for its first-hand approach, up-to-date maps and commitment to providing the best information for travelers. Lonely Planet authors are experienced, insightful travel experts. They personally research the places they write about - both in the first and in subsequent editions - and provide essential travel details along with a wealth of insider information and first-hand tips.

    South Pacific

    You will receive this guide to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guide with you in your luggage.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Flights not included but can be arranged at an additional charge. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    There aren't too many places in the world more beautiful than those you'll visit on a South Pacific island cruise. Boarding in Sydney, enjoy four full-days at sea, indulging in the ship's onboard activities, with stops at Noumea, Mystery Island, and Mare along the way. White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, frilly palm trees, and welcoming locals await. You won't want to forget your camera!

    "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign" - Robert Louis Stevenson


    Channel your inner explorer and immerse yourself in the diverse cultures and untamed fauna with this fantastic 8 day South Pacific cruise. Spectacular Sydney Harbour is your departure point, leaving the docks at 4pm.

    Spend 9 cruise cruising onboard the Carnival Splendor

    After checking in, take some time to settle into your oceanview stateroom before heading upstairs to enjoy a delicious meal and meet your new cruising friends.

    DAY 2: AT SEA

    Enjoy a fun day at sea as you cruise to your next destination. There’s a variety of fantastic activities you can participate in, such as the onboard waterpark. Splash the day away with the Twister Waterslide,  spiralling hundreds of feet in the air. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, why not kick back and watch a movie poolside with the large outdoor cinema.

    In the evening, dine in elegance at one of the ship’s many onboard restaurants, watch a live show, or even visit the onboard casino.

    DAY 3: AT SEA

    With another full-day at sea, take advantage of the great facilities offered on your cruise to relax. Sip on cocktails from the bar as you lounge poolside, or even visit the Cloud9 Spa for a decadent massage and facial treatment.

    Relax with a leisurely day at the onboard spa


    Effortlessly combining the breathtaking beauty of the South Pacific with the elegance of Europe, Noumea, New Caledonia is a captivating cosmopolitan capital that you have a full-day to explore. Lined with magnificent beaches, beautiful waterways and no shortage of breathtaking vantage point, you’ll be spoilt for choice on how to spend your day.

    Immerse yourself in rich Polynesian culture


    Step into an untouched paradise and be surrounded by crystal clear waters, white sand, colourful reefs and more with a full day on Mystery Island, Vanuatu. Locals from the surrounding islands will journey across to meet you, giving you an opportunity to learn about their culture and peruse their market wares.

    A full day to explore Mystery Island, Vanuatu

    DAY 6: MARE

    Mare is the South Pacific at it’s best - and you’ll see why today with a full day to explore. Quintessential New Caledonia, think crystal blue waters, so full of colourful fish and turtles that you’ll want to spend the whole day snorkelling.

    White sands and crystal blue waters await on the island of Mare

    DAY 7: AT SEA

    After 3 days of exploring the South Pacific, you’ll be glad to enjoy a full day relaxing onboard your cruise ship. Take the time to indulge in experiences you might’ve missed on the previous days.

    DAY 8: AT SEA

    Today marks your final full-day of cruising. Take the time to indulge in experiences you might’ve missed on the previous days.

    Have some fun at the onboard casino


    Arriving back into Sydney, say goodbye to the friends you made on the ship and disembark. After such an unforgettable journey, we’re sure to see you again. Until next time, you have the photos and memories you made along the way.


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