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Oceania Cruises Reveals Its ‘Top Three’ Island Adventures in The South Pacific

July 30, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

For those thinking of cruising the crystal blue waters of the spectacular South Pacific for their next dream holiday, Oceania Cruises has revealed its ‘Top three’ island adventures for guests considering an island-hopping cruise.

With the South Pacific cruising season starting in November 2018, and a number of ‘Exceptional Offers’ now available on select voyages in the region, it’s a terrific time for travellers to experience Oceania Cruises’ diverse offering.  An Oceania Cruises itinerary features longer stays in must-see ports, an elegantly casual onboard ambience, personalised service, and open-seating restaurants dishing up The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ – all onboard one of Oceania Cruises’ intimate luxury vessels, which cater for between 684 and 1250 guests.

“From towering rainforests on remote islands, immersive cultural experiences in local villages and exploring the magical marine life of picture-perfect lagoons, the South Pacific by sea is a desirable adventure for many Australians and New Zealanders,” said Oceania Cruises’ Vice President Sales, Mr. Steve McLaughlin.

“We’ve canvassed the opinions of our Oceania Cruises Destination Specialists to come up with these three exotic experiences – all available as unique onshore excursions – we believe should be added to the itineraries of any of our potential South Pacific guests,” he added.

Kava Ceremony & Village Lunch – Suva, Fiji

Travel to the remote village of Raiwaqa on a longboat cruise up the Navua River to experience Fiji’s local flavours and ancient traditions on Oceania Cruises’ Navua River by Longboatexcursion. Take in soaring mountains, dramatic gorges and tropical rainforests alive with native birds. Join chiefs and local villagers in a traditional kava ceremony – a significant, sacred element of the ancient Fijian welcome ritual. Later on, enjoy a flavoursome lunch and a unique chance to mingle with the locals, browse handicrafts and even join in the musical entertainment.

Epic Off-Road Adventure – Bora Bora, French Polynesia

While Bora Bora’s famed lagoon is at the top of virtually every traveller’s list, many cruise lines only pass through briefly. To ensure you have as much time as possible to enjoy one of the jewels of the South Pacific in all its glory, many Oceania Cruises’ itineraries include an overnight stay in blissful Bora Bora. This provides enough time to take part in an The Off-Road Adventure excursion designed to reveal an unexpected side to this iconic island destination – taking in pristine locations only accessible via rugged vehicles. You’ll visit a World War II cannon location and local pareo house along the way, where you can recharge with some tropical fruit and fossick for souvenirs.

Snorkelling the Blue Lagoon – Moorea, French Polynesia 
Regularly named among the South Pacific’s ‘Top Five’ spots to snorkel, it’s easy to see why. The magnificent marine life of Moorea includes dolphins, stingrays, blacktip reef sharks and more. Choose from the Snorkel & Stingray Safari, which sails along Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay to two prime islet snorkelling locations; or enjoy a lazy afternoon with a BBQ lunch and plenty of time for snorkelling and swimming on a secluded sandy islet with the Motu Picnic Escapade.

Book now to take advantage of exceptional offers, with guests opting for one of three select sailings from Oceania Cruises forthcoming South Pacific season able to take advantage of Oceania’s OLife Ultimate* Offer, which includes four free amenities: free internet, free shore excursions, free beverage package and a free shipboard credit.  Additional South Pacific itineraries are offering OLife Choice, which includes free internet plus the choice of either free shore excursions, a free beverage package or a free shipboard credit.

Sailings featuring the OLife Ultimate* Offer include:

Sparkling South Pacific – a 10-day round trip from Papeete aboard Marina departing on January 21st or 31st, 2019, calling at Moorea, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Huahine and including an overnight stay in Bora Bora

Pure Polynesia – a 12-day round trip from Papeete aboard Marina departing February 10th, 2019, visiting Moorea, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Huahine and including overnight stays in Bora Bora and Nuku Hiva

*OLife Ultimate offer is valid for new bookings until date of sailing or until sold out.

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