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    15 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland roundtrip aboard Pacific Jewel.

    P&O Cruises welcomes superliner, Pacific Jewel, the 70,310 tonne sister ship to Pacific Dawn, to our fleet, Pacific Jewel will sail from Sydney from December 2009 to a number of idyllic South Pacific and Australian destinations on cruises ranging from 7 – 21-nights.

    On board you'll find a fantastic combination of spacious cabins, indulgent spa and fitness centre, dazzling aerial entertainment. Plus, there's all of the great value inclusions that come with every P&O Cruises' holiday including all main meals and a wide range of activities to keep you entertained, day and night.

    Highlights Include:

    Auckland’s waterside location has fostered the locals’ love affair with the sea, and has earned itself the nickname “the City of Sails”. With more boats per capita than any other country in the world, it truly is a water lover’s paradise.

    Suva, Fiji's capital is on the south-eastern coast of the big island of Viti Levu. Suva is the country's political and administrative centre as well as the major port. Suva and its urban surrounds are home to half of Fiji's urban population, and it is one of the South Pacific's largest and most sophisticated cities, housing the University of the South Pacific, the fascinating Fiji Museum and many interesting colonial-era buildings. It's a multicultural city with many mosques, temples, churches and cultural centres. The Roman Catholic Cathedral (1902) is one of the city's most prominent landmarks. The waterfront area is very interesting, and the Suva Municipal Market is a must-see for visitors for its exotic fruits and vegetables, kava, fish and seafood, and spices. It has an exciting multicultural flavour, with vendors selling brightly coloured Indian sweets and savouries, and fruit drinks from glass tanks.

    Port Denarau
    Just off the coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, Denarau Island is comprised of luxurious hotels, a golf course, immaculately manicured residential estates, palm tree-lined streets and excellent shopping and sporting facilities that are among the best in the Pacific. As well as all this, it provides a port for travelling to the many spectacular islands off its coast.

    Dravuni Island
    Dravuni Island is a very small island at the northern end of the Kadavu Group. It is virtually surrounded by the Great Astrolabe Reef, renowned as a diver's paradise. The reef was named after French explorer Dumont d'Urville's ship "Astrolabe", which struck the reef in the 1820’s.

    There are no vehicles, no department stores, no cinemas. In fact, nothing much at all that tells you we are living in the 21st century. It is one of the Pacific's most unspoilt destinations. It is also one of the least populated islands in the Fijian islands group, with less than 200 inhabitants.

    The sheer beauty of Vava’u can be overwhelming. It’s a photographer’s dream. The heavily forested main island, actually a coral atoll, rises in to more than 150 metres.

    The first humans in Vava’u "island-hopped" from nearby islands around 2,000 years ago. They are believed to have come from as far west as New Guinea and Indonesia. Spanish navigator Don Francisco Antonio Mourelle discovered the Vava’u islands in 1781, just a few years after Cook landed on Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu. Although Mourelle claimed Vava’u for Spain, the Spanish never took proper possession or colonised the group of islands. In the mid 1800’s Vava’u united with other islands in the region and became part of the Kingdom of Tonga.

    Apia is situated on Upolu, the second largest island in the Samoan Islands group. It is the capital, and the largest city in Samoa.

    Nuku'alofa, which translates to 'home of love', is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga.

    The first humans to settle Tonga arrived around 3,000 BC. They were Polynesians from the surrounding islands in the area between New Zealand and Hawaii. In the 1600’s various European navigators such as Abel Tasman sailed past Tonga. However, it wasn’t until 1773, and again in 1777 that European contact occurred when Captain James Cook landed and named the islands "the Friendly Islands". Missionaries and traders followed the first European explorers. However, Tonga retained its indigenous governing structure, becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy in 2010 when the first democratically elected Prime Minister took office. In the island’s interior the volcanic stone burial tombs of ancient Tongan kings, and a coral-stone arch, known as the Ha'amonga, are vivid reminders of Tonga’s past. The Ha'amonga is known as the "Stonehenge of the Pacific" and reputed to be about 800 years old.

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      • Departing:4 Sep 17
      • From:Auckland, New Zealand
      • Price from: $1,779
*Terms and Conditions

Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or eftpost only. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.

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