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Journey Through the South Pacific

  • Departure Date26 Sep 2024 & 07 April 2025
  • Princess Cruises Royal Princess
  • 33/34 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £3,649 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Los Angeles
  • Honolulu
  • Lahaina
  • Papeete
  • Moorea
  • Pago Pago
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • Picton, NZ
  • Sydney
  • Stay 2 nights in Sydney

This holiday of lifetime begins with a 2 night stay in glamourous Los Angeles where you can live life amongst the stars of Hollywood. Then you will embark Royal Princess and explore the paradise islands of Polynesia. From the swaying palms of Honolulu, you’ll discover astounding ancient lava flows, blooming flora and fauna and sublime beaches to the bright blue lagoons of Tahiti. Get lost amongst picturesque waterfalls and winding jungle roads and savour the delectable local cuisine and cool island cocktails. You’ll then experience fascinating ports in New Zealand, such as Tauranga, Auckland and Picton. You’ll end your trip in sensational Sydney where you’ll have 2 nights to see iconic sights such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the surrounding areas of Australia’s largest city.

Highlights

  • FREE Sydney Stay
  • Experience Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Zeland & Australia
  • Overnight in Tahiti Port
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities
  • FREE Princess Premier Upgrade from Princess Plus - Book by 04 Mar 24

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • Stay 2 nights in Los Angeles on room only basis
  • 29 night cruise on board Royal Princess on full board basis 
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities
  • FREE 2 night stay in Sydney on room only basis 
  • Baggage Allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Sep 2024£3,649-£3,899£5,799
Apr 2025£4,299-£5,419£7,929

Price based on 26 Sep 2024 & 07 Apr 2025 flying from London. Transfers are not included. Suite priced based on Mini Suite. Itinerary & duration varies depending on date and also operates in reverse. 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.

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Itinerary for Journey Through the South Pacific

Day 1 - Fly UK to Los Angeles / Enjoy Los Angeles

Day 2 - Enjoy Los Angeles

Day 3 - Embark Royal Princess in Los Angeles

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way? Los Angeles is a port of embarkation and disembarkation for some cruises.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - At Sea

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Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - Honolulu

Home to nearly half a million people, Honolulu is Hawaii's state capital and only major city. The city of Honolulu and the island of Oahu offer a wealth of historic, cultural and scenic attractions. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are two of the city's enduring symbols. Pearl Harbor, site of the USS Arizona Memorial and the "Punchbowl," are haunting reminders of the tragic events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. Honolulu is also home to the historic Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's last royals. Beyond the city lie tropical rain forests, the Pali Lookout and the North Shore known for its surfing beaches.

Day 10 - Lahaina

Lahaina is the largest census-designated place in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, United States and includes the Kaanapali and Kapalua beach resorts. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a resident population of 11,704.

Day 11 - At Sea

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Day 15 - At Sea

Day 16 - Papeete

Tahiti is not just an island - Tahiti has always been a state of mind. The bustling capital of Tahiti and her islands, Papeete is the chief port and trading center, as well as a provocative temptress luring people to her shores. Immortalized in the novel "Mutiny on the Bounty," who could blame the men of "HMS Bounty" for abandoning their ship in favor of basking in paradise? And what would Modern Art be without Tahiti's influence on Gauguin and Matisse? Today the island is a charming blend of Polynesian "joie de vivre" and Gallic sophistication. But venture out from Papeete and you find a landscape of rugged mountains, lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and deserted beaches. Contrasting with other French Polynesian ports, Papeete's coastline initially greets you with a vista of commercial activity that graciously gives way to both black and white-sand beaches, villages, resorts and historic landmarks.

Day 17 - Papeete / Moorea

Tahiti is not just an island - Tahiti has always been a state of mind. The bustling capital of Tahiti and her islands, Papeete is the chief port and trading center, as well as a provocative temptress luring people to her shores. Immortalized in the novel "Mutiny on the Bounty," who could blame the men of "HMS Bounty" for abandoning their ship in favor of basking in paradise? And what would Modern Art be without Tahiti's influence on Gauguin and Matisse? Today the island is a charming blend of Polynesian "joie de vivre" and Gallic sophistication. But venture out from Papeete and you find a landscape of rugged mountains, lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and deserted beaches. Contrasting with other French Polynesian ports, Papeete's coastline initially greets you with a vista of commercial activity that graciously gives way to both black and white-sand beaches, villages, resorts and historic landmarks.

To discover the storied Polynesia of Melville, Gauguin and Michener, you have to travel to Tahiti's outer islands. Moorea, the former haunt of Tahitian royalty, is one such island where you still see fishermen paddling outrigger canoes, pareo-clad women strolling along the roads and children fishing from island bridges. Moorea is an island of vertiginous mountains - most of its 18,000 people live along the narrow coastal shelf. Behind tin-roofed wooden houses lie lush green mountains rushing up to fill the sky. French Polynesia comprises some 130 islands, of which Tahiti is the best known. Just 12 miles across the lagoon from Tahiti lies Moorea.

Day 18 - At Sea

Day 19 - At Sea

Day 20 - At Sea

Day 21 - Pago Pago

Pago Pago Bay is one of the most dramatic harbors in the South Pacific, a region known for dramatic landscapes. Eons ago, the massive seaward wall of a volcano collapsed and the sea poured in. Today, dramatic mountain peaks encircle the deep harbor. The capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago is more village than city. The town is dominated by looming Mt. Pioa, whose summit draws moisture-bearing clouds, earning it the nickname of "The Rainmaker." Indeed, Pago Pago draws more than its fair share of rain - the island of Tutuila is a vision of deep, verdant green. Pronounced "Pango Pango," this island paradise awaits exploration.

Day 22 - At Sea

Day 23 - Cross International Dateline

The International Date Line is an imaginary line extending from the North Pole to the South Pole through the Pacific Ocean. It serves as the 180th meridian of longitude, and is used to designate the beginning of each calendar day. As you know, each adjacent time zone on the map has an hour time difference. However, at the International Date Line, +12 hours and -12 hours meet, bringing about a 24-hour time change. So while a person standing just to the west of the line may be celebrating Christmas Eve at 6 pm, someone just to the east will already be sitting down to Christmas dinner on December 25th. Therefore, when your ship crosses this line heading west, a day is added, and while crossing in an easterly direction, a day is subtracted. Crossing the International Date Line has long been a rite of passage for sailors, who often must participate in a line-crossing ceremony to become part of the sacred "Order of the Golden Dragon", an honorary naval fraternity.

Day 24 - At Sea

Day 25 - At Sea

Day 26 - Tauranga

New Zealand's natural bounty is always on display at the Bay of Plenty. It was Captain James Cook who in 1769 aptly named this bay after he was able to replenish his ship's provisions, thanks to the prosperous Maori villages of the region. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is also the gateway to Rotorua - a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture. A 90-minute drive from Tauranga, Rotorua is New Zealand's primary tourist attraction. Your ship docks near the foot of Mt. Maunganui, which rises 761 feet above the bay. Across the harbor, Tauranga offers scenic tidal beaches at Omokoroa and Pahoia. The region boasts fine beaches, big-game fishing, thermal springs and seaside resorts.

Day 27 - Auckland

Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland. Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

Day 28 - At Sea

Day 29 - Picton, NZ

Located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is your gateway to the South Island's famed Marlborough District. Once known primarily for its lush farm lands and many sheep stations, Marlborough came to international attention thanks to a new agricultural product - wine. The release of the 1985 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the map and changed the world's focus on winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, the Marlborough region boasts dramatic sea and landscapes, fascinating wine country, excellent restaurants and a number of the nation's finest gardens. Military names abound in this corner of New Zealand - the region is named for the first Duke of Marlborough, while the largest town, Blenheim, is named after his most famous battle. Picton is named for Sir Thomas Picton, a favorite of another general, the first duke of Wellington.

Day 30 - At Sea

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Day 32 - At Sea

Day 33 - Sydney, disembark & make way to hotel / Enjoy Sydney

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

Day 34 - Enjoy Sydney

Day 35 - Fly Sydney to UK

Arrive UK

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