Also in New Caledonia, the next port is Lifou, a beautiful island off the coast where snorkelling is a favourite pastime due to the spectacular landscapes above and below the sea. Here you can experience even more of New Caledonia' native Kanak culture thanks to the friendly local people.
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The final stop for the week is Port Vila in Vanuatu. This charming town is based around a natural harbour where fishing boats come and go, and you can browse the local handicraft markets. Return to Brisbane refreshed and tanned after another few days at sea.
Operator: P&O Australia
Vessel: Pacific Dawn
Ports of Call: Brisbane, Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila
Sailing Dates: February 1st 2014- February 8th 2014
Length of cruise: 7 nights
Day 1: Brisbane, departing Sat 1 Feb 14:00
Day 2: At sea
Day 3: Noumea, Mon 3 Feb 15:00- 23:00
Day 4: Lifou, Tues 4 Feb 09:00- 17:00
Day 5: Port Vila, Wed 5 Feb 08:00- 17:00
Day 6-7: At sea
Day 8: Brisbane, arriving Sat 8 Feb 06:00
About the Pacific Dawn
Pacific Dawn was built by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy in 1991 as Regal Princess. Her distinctive curved profile—often referred to as 'dolphin-like'—was designed by Renzo Piano, She had a major refurbishment in 2000 and in September 2007 in Singapore. Like all of the well-loved P&O Australia ships, the Dawn is chock full of activities and great dining venues to keep all passengers occupied and well fed!
Have a look here for great deals on the Pacific Island Hopper in February 2014!