Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Sunshine Melodies: 9 Nights in August 2012

Pacific Jewel
by Lee Gilbert Flickr Creative Commons

See some South Pacific paradise on this Sunshine Melodies cruise in August. If you're a southern hemisphere dweller, escape the winter and see some gorgeous parts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The first stop is 3 days into he cruise, so you will be well and truly chilled out when you arrive! Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu, and is a pretty city set around a natural harbour. The markets are a highlight here- for handicrafts, fresh produce and food.The next port of call is Lifou, one of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands. Lifou is known for it's golden beaches, and for those who are sick of sunbathing, at the northern end of the island is a tiny white building that is a base for snorkelling in some of the most amazing underwater vistas in Melanesia. The final stop is the Isle of Pines, also off the coast of New Caledonia. The bright white sand here, backed by charming pine forests, makes it a vision of the tropics- and you can take this home with you when you return to Sydney!

Cruise Operator: P&O Australia
Vessel: Pacific Jewel
Ports of Call: Sydney, Port Vila, Lifou, Isle of Pines
Sailing Dates: Departing Sunday, August 5th 16:00, returning Tuesday August 14th 07:00

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of cruise: 9 nights

Day 1: Sydney, Sun Aug 5 departing 16:00
Day 2-4: At sea
Day 5: Port Vila, Thu Aug 9 08:00-18:00
Day 6: Lifou, Fri Aug 10 09:00-18:00
Day 7: Isle of Pines, Sat Aug 11 08:00-16:00
Day 8-9: At sea
Day 10: Sydney, arriving Tue Aug 14 07:00

About the Pacific Jewel

The Pacific Jewel joined P&O Australia's fleet in 2009, with the first oceangoing trapeze arena and the largest onboard spa. The famed Salt Grill by Luke Magan specialty restaurant is onboard, as well as P&O's usual flexible dining in the main dining room and casual dining options, inlcuding a self-serve buffet. The Jewel has extensive oceanview spa facilities. There are 8 bars and 4 entertainment facilities, a casino, kid's club, 2 pools and much, much more to keep you and your family busy. The Pacific Jewel's evening entertainment is legendary- broadway-type shows, comedy, live music and dancing. Read more about the Pacific Jewel here.

Book the Sunshine Melodies Cruise here!