New Caledonia

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from £3,139pp
Cabin type: Outside

South Pacific

A wide range of superbly appointed suites, family and staterooms choices , Award-winning cuisine from the iconic main dining room with a nightly-changing menu , Lawn Club aboard Soltice Class ships ,…

14 January 2018 | 8 Nights
Celebrity Cruises : Celebrity Solstice

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Sydney, Australia, Noumea, Lifou, Isle of Pines, Sydney, Australia

from £3,024pp
Cabin type: Inside

South Pacific

Spacious en-suite accommodation, A fantastic array of dining options, including the grand main dining room with flavours to suit every mood, A range of activities, from relaxing in the adults-only…

13 January 2019 | 8 Nights
Royal Caribbean International : Ovation of the Seas

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Sydney, Australia, Isle Of Pines, New Caledonia, Mystery Island, Noumea, New Caledonia, Sydney, Australia

from £2,074pp
Cabin type: Inside

South Pacific

Spacious en-suite accommodation, A fantastic array of dining options, including the grand main dining room with flavours to suit every mood, A range of activities, from relaxing in the adults-only…

16 November 2018 | 11 Nights
Royal Caribbean International : Explorer of the Seas

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Sydney, Australia, Lifou, Loyalty Island, Isle Of Pines, New Caledonia, Port Vila, Mystery Island, Noumea, New Caledonia, Sydney, Australia


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French-Pacific beauty


Kanumera Beach, Isle of Pines

Kanumera Beach, Isle of Pines

Maa Bay near Noumea

Maa Bay near Noumea

Mont-Dore, New Caledonia

Mont-Dore, New Caledonia

Noumea at Sunset

Noumea at Sunset

Oro Bay, Isle of Pines

Oro Bay, Isle of Pines

Saint Josef Cathedral and Moselle Bay

Saint Josef Cathedral and Moselle Bay

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1. Explore the watery world of New Caledonia

Life in New Caledonia is focused on water. The UNESCO-protected reef which surrounds the largest island of Grande Terre is home to an incredibly diverse marine life of turtles, sharks and rays, while the Piscine Naturelle on the Isle of Pines boasts a natural underwater rock pool filled with thousands of tropical fish. There are also ample opportunities for snorkelling, kitesurfing, kayaking and fishing, while taking water taxis between the islands is a commute like no other! 


2. Engage with a unique culture 

Visiting a French territory so far from France is a unique opportunity to experience an eclectic mix of cultures and customs. New Caledonia’s population is varied: descendants of European and North African prisoners and settlers, expats from other French regions, and the indigenous Kanak people all live and work on the islands, and their influences filter through.


3. Sample a range of cuisines

With a variety of cultural influences, New Caledonia offers a range of delicious dishes to suit all tastes. The city’s eateries serve up authentic traditional French food, from snails and frogs’ legs to chunks of Brie and fresh baguettes. Dining in New Caledonia also offers chances to experiment with native Melanesian cuisine, like Bougna: a traditional dish made with chicken, fish, bananas, yams and coconut milk, all wrapped in banana leaves and steamed under hot rocks inside an earth oven.


4. Fall in love with the Heart of Voh 

Improbably wonderful, the natural heart-shaped tropical mangrove known as the Heart of Voh is on the northwest coast of Grande Terre island. As it’s too big to be seen from ground level, keen visitors can either climb a track up Mount Kathépaïk to a viewing platform, which takes around two hours, or take a helicopter ride to gaze down at the heart from the air. A bonus of choosing the aerial viewpoint is the chance to see giant manta rays swimming in the blue lagoons nearby.

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