Evocatively-named islands hint at the other-worldliness of this fabulous region – who could not be drawn to discover Mystery Island’s secrets or what flowers may scent the airs of Bougainville?
Being so far apart, by far the most pleasurable way to experience these islands is on an unhurried voyage of pleasure and discovery aboard a cruise ship.
Cruises may encompass a departure from Australasia to visit the South Pacific Islands or from the Americas to visit the far flung outposts of enigmatic Easter Island and heavenly Hawaii.
You’ll arrive languidly at a variety of small, precious ports of call and these islands’ size mean that everything is ‘on hand’, enabling you to enjoy the unique essence of each of these wonderful jewels of the Pacific, be it on land or under the alluring waters.
You can revel in the culture, cuisine and atmosphere that makes each island so different and so special. Their beauty is complemented by their hospitable peoples. The cheerful everyday greeting of “Kia Orana” (May you live long) heard in the Cook Islands is typical of the mellow vibe.
A gentle cruise in the South Pacific is the perfect way to enjoy a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences.