12 Night South Pacific & Fiji Cruise on Radiance of the Seas from Sydney, Australia Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Cliffs of Jokin Coral Reefs
The 12 Night South Pacific & Fiji Cruise from Sydney, Australia visits Noumea, New Caledonia; Lifou, Loyalty Islands; Suva, Fiji Islands; Lautoka, Fiji Islands; Mystery Island, Vanuatu; Sydney, Australia. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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12 Night South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Sydney, Australia
Day 2 - 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Noumea, New Caledonia
Day 5 - Lifou, Loyalty Islands
Day 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Suva, Fiji Islands
Day 8 - Lautoka, Fiji Islands
Day 9 - Cruising
Day 10 - Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Day 11 - 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - Sydney, Australia
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Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Cliffs of Jokin Coral Reefs
Coral reefs in the water at the Cliffs of Jokin on Lifou, Loyalty Islands
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12 Night South Pacific & Fiji Cruise

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Leaving from
Sydney, Australia
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Sydney, Australia
Departs at 6:45 PM
2 - 3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Noumea, New Caledonia
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5
Lifou, Loyalty Islands
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6
Cruising
Day at sea
7
Suva, Fiji Islands
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8
Lautoka, Fiji Islands
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9
Cruising
Day at sea
10
Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11 - 12
Cruising
Day at sea
13
Sydney, Australia
Arrives at 6:30 AM
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Your ship Radiance of the Seas

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Radiance of the Seas
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Get to know
Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

WANDER THE WORLD OVER

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

Day 1: Sydney, Australia

Day 1
Sydney
Australia
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Sydney, Australia, Circular quay and opera house
View of the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay with the Skyline in the distance in Australia
Things to do in
Sydney
Departs at 6:45 PM
You won't have any trouble filling up an itinerary in Sydney — there's a wealth of sights, sounds and activities here to delight adventurers of all stripes. Visit one or all of the city's three iconic landmarks: the Sydney Opera House, the massive arched Harbour Bridge and white-sanded, crescent-shaped Bondi Beach. Get your culture on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with works from ancient tribal Australia to medieval Europe to modern times. Cruise to Sydney and check out the North Head Cliffs at Manly Beach, which offer panoramic views of the bay and the skyline, or go snorkeling along the underwater nature trail at secluded Gordon's Bay to spot starfish and sea urchins.
Sydney, Australia, Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

Go in Circles

Circular Quay is the perfect place to start exploring Sydney. You can find the Opera House here, and Harbour Bridge is within walking distance. Stride into one of the many walking and pub tours that leave from here. Just 20 minutes away, you can stretch your legs on the iconic Harbour Bridge walk, the first of its kind in the world.
Insider tip
Central Sydney is extremely walkable, so take the time to explore the little streets close to Circular Quay.
Sydney, Australia, Manly beach
People enjoying Manly beach in Sydney, Australia

Get Manly

Bondi Beach gets all the attention, but Manly Beach in the Northern Beaches is a bit more local. The Corso is lined with shops and restaurants, including local favorite, Hugo's. If surfing is your thing, this is the place to be. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a fantastic way to soak in the city's coastline.
Insider tip
Taronga Zoo is filled with indigenous animals (and yes, you can pet a koala). This zoo's biggest secret is that it has one of the best views of the city.
Sydney, Australia, The Gap at Watsons Bay
The Gap at Watsons Bay in Sydney, Australia

Walk Watsons

Hop on the ferry or one of the regular buses that go to Watsons Bay to enjoy the scenic hike around South Head. During your journey, you'll enjoy views of Sydney Harbour, North Head, the historic Hornby Lighthouse and, of course, the sapphire-blue Pacific Ocean. The Gap offers breathtaking views of the sea from the rocky cliffside.
Sydney, Australia, Fresh Rock oysters
A plate of fresh Sydney rock oysters

Local Cuisine

With all the water surrounding you, it's no surprise seafood takes center stage on many plates in the city. Head to Sydney Fish Market for giant Sydney Rock oysters or classic fish and ships. Stop into a local pie shop for a traditional Australian meat pie, or explore Sydney's international side with udon or ramen noodles at a Japanese noodle bar, or seek out shrimp dumplings in Chinatown.
Sydney, Australia, Opal ring
An opal ring displayed on a stone

Shopping

There are plenty of shopping malls in the heart of the city, including Westfield Mall, Pitt Street Mall and the wonderful Queen Victoria Building, which is now a shopping mall featuring top designers. Seek out cutting boards made from local camphor laurel — they're not only beautiful but also have natural antimicrobial properties. During your Sydney cruise vacation, look for jewelry made from opal, the national gemstone of Australia.

Day 2 - 3: Cruising

Day 2 - 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 4: Noumea, New Caledonia

Day 4
Noumea
New Caledonia
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Noumea, New Caledonia Street Beach Views
Views of Noumea's streets and city along the beaches with tikis over the water
Things to do in
Noumea
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A melting pot of ethnicity and culture, sunny Noumea will quickly win you over with its upbeat city vibe. The capital city of New Caledonia offers some of the best weather in the South Pacific. Noumea's cultural pride shines through in its museums, theaters and art galleries — check out the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre to explore the traditional Kanak culture. Head to the top of the Noumea Cathedral for views of the island, dotted with palms, hibiscuses and coconut trees. Hop a ferry out to Amedee Island to see its lighthouse and swim with sea turtles. Cruise to Noumea and relax on the picturesque beach at lemon tree-lined Baie des Citrons, or go snorkeling in Anse Vata Bay.
Noumea, New Caledonia Kiteboarding
Kiteboarding over the beach in Noumea, New Caledonia

Wet and Wild

Noumea has every water sport imaginable. Head on over to the Bay of Anse Vata to speed across the water with a kitesurfing lesson. From Anse Vata Beach, catch a water taxi to Duck Island ("Ile aux Canards") and snorkel in the majestic underwater world.
Insider tip
Taxis will only come to the port if ordered by phone, so plan in advance.
Noumea, New Caledonia Grey Kagu Birds
The face of a grey kagu bird from New Caledonia

Walk With Nature

Stretch your land legs and take a tour around the Michel Corbasson Zoological and Forest Park. Full of lush greenery and unique species of fauna native to New Caledonia, the park lets you catch glimpses of giant geckos, flying foxes and exotic birds, including New Caledonia's national bird, the kagu.
Insider tip
The easiest way to get around the city is on foot — take a tour or hop on a bus if you're planning to go further afield.
Noumea, New Caledonia Statue Musem
Old Caledonian statue on the cultural center of Tjibaou in Noumea

Kanak Culture Lesson

Although New Caledonians speak French, their native culture is called Kanak. The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre is a spectacular feat of architecture that celebrates Kanak culture and educates visitors on its core beliefs. Check out traditional Kanak totems and artifacts, as well as recreated traditional huts.
Insider tip
Most shops close between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a leisurely lunch.
Noumea, New Caledonia Escargots
Escargots de Bourgogne, snails with herbs butter in Noumea, New Caledonia

Local Cuisine

Discover the abundance of French-influenced food found on Noumea. Head to Baie de Citrons to find the best restaurants, bistros and bars. Cruise to Noumea and sample French classics like slow-cooked lamb shanks and escargots, or experience island-inspired twists on Old World cuisine, like choucroute (a filling platter-style meal typical in Alsace) with sweet potato, cabbage, papaya and pumpkin. And look out for the bakeries — they stock bread worthy of a Parisian cafe.
Noumea, New Caledonia French Wines
Hard to find French wines found in Noumea, New Caledonia

Shopping

There are two main shopping attractions in Noumea: grocery stores and open-air markets. Head to the Casino (a grocery store) and indulge in the array of French goodies — pick up some hard-to-find French wine to take home. At the market, you'll find local spices, including regionally produced vanilla, alongside Kanak artifacts. For souvenirs, browse the market for Melanesian masks or tribal turtle sculptures.

Day 5: Lifou, Loyalty Islands

Day 5
Lifou
Loyalty Islands
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Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Cliffs of Jokin
View of the water surrounding the Cliffs of Jokin on Lifou Island
Things to do in
Lifou
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The largest of three islands in the diverse Loyalty Island coral archipelago, Lifou is surrounded by secluded coral reefs, limestone grottoes and powdery white beaches. The locals protect their coral reefs with reverence — head to Jinek Bay to find some of the world's most beautiful and untouched coral gardens. Cruise to Lifou and take a dip in the natural pool at Jinek, surrounded by steep cliffs, or go snorkeling with the vast array of tropical fish. Stroll the village of Easo, and visit the Notre Dame de Lourdes church, dating back to 1898 — its cliff-top perch is the perfect spot for views of the coral sea.
Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Reef fish
An assortment of reef fish in the ocean

Rainbow of Fish

Jinek Bay is a marine reserve, a natural swimming pool and a delightful aquarium. In its aquamarine waters, you'll snorkel among 2,000 varieties of fish darting around the pristine coral reef. Each visitor makes a donation that goes towards the upkeep of this natural marvel.
Insider tip
Respect the culture of the island, and always ask before entering a beach, grotto or hut.
Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Easo Beach
A beach at Easo in Lifou, Loyalty Islands

Wander the Water's Edge

Lifou's beaches are long stretches of postcard perfection. Sand as soft as talc powder and oceans as blue as the lapis lazuli will tempt you to stay forever. Luengoni Beach is a prime spot to work on your island tan. If you want to do some exploring, take a special tour of the nearby limestone caves.
Insider tip
Chemicals in sunscreen can harm baby coral, so make sure you wear coral-safe sunscreen.
Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Traditional hut
A traditional hut on a beach on Lifou, Loyalty Islands

Get Cultural

Native culture still thrives in Lifou. The Melanesian people on the island follow a meaningful traditional way of life in harmony with nature. Find out more about their culture by visiting one of the traditional huts — while most are private, a few are marked with signposts that invite visitors to view them, including one on the route to Notre Dame de Lourdes church.
Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Grilled fish in banana leaf
Grilled fish in a banana leaf

Local Cuisine

Try the native dish bougna, a melt-in-your-mouth combination of crab and island yams cooked to perfection in banana leaves during your Lifou cruise. The dish is sometimes served with chicken instead of seafood and often contains sweet fruits like taro or pawpaw. The marketplace is near the port and is the perfect place to grab lunch on the go.
Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Colorful necklaces
An assortment of colorful necklaces for sale

Shopping

At the open-air marketplace, you'll find vendors dressed in traditional island garb selling native creations. The local culture is called Kanak, and they create beautiful tribal masks and jewelry you can take home as a keepsake. While you shop, grab a freshly hulled coconut to stay hydrated island-style.

Day 6: Cruising

Day 6
Cruising
At Sea
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Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Windjammer Breakfast Eggs and Avocado Toast
Windjammer Breakfast Eggs and Avocado Toast

Windjammer

The Windjammer is your go-to restaurant for tantalizing global flavors served complimentary. Like just-pressed paninis packed with all your favorite meats and cheeses. Flaky pastries fresh from the oven and omelets any way you like them. And hearty mains that run the gamut from crispy buttermilk fried chicken to Vietnamese braised Ho Chi Minh pork.
Room Service Bottle Glass
Room Service Bottle Glass Champagne and Strawberries

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 7: Suva, Fiji Islands

Day 7
Suva
Fiji Islands
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Suva, Fiji Islands Stream
A stream though a forest in Suva, Fiji
Things to do in
Suva
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The largest city in Fiji, Suva is a melting pot of hustle and bustle. The diverse population represents a blend of Indian, Fijian, Chinese and even Japanese culture. Visit the Fiji Museum, where you can learn more about the region's history through 3,500 years of archaeological findings, including a full-size war canoe. Wander the Thurston Botanical Gardens under royal palms and alongside gingers and water lilies. Cruise to Suva, Fiji and hike to the summit of Tamavua Heights, where you can see the exotic coastline from above. Or trek through the rainforest at Colo-I-Suva forest park just north of the city, and take a dip in one of the waterfall pools.
Suva, Fiji Islands Waterfall
A waterfall in a forest in Suva, Fiji

Into the Jungle

The Colo-I-Suva rainforest will entrance you with its stoic grace. Green branches provide shelter from the sun and a resting place for darting tropical birds. At the end of the path, you'll find a series of natural pools you can daringly jump into using a rope swing. Don't forget to yell "Canonball!" as you splash through its crystal blue surface.
Insider tip
Don't engage the street peddlers and sword salesmen — they tend to be pushy and are difficult to turn down.
Suva, Fiji Islands Dancing feet
A Fijian man dancing

Fiery Feet

On your arrival at the Pacific Harbor arts village, you'll be greeted by beating drums and whistling conch shells. The Beqa Firewalkers brave white-hot coals to tell the story of their ancestors. See acrobatic displays complete with laughter and thrills, and watch locals create traditional handicrafts.
Insider tip
Popular activities attract crowds. For a more relaxing day, wander around the city and soak up the sights.
Suva, Fiji Islands Masi Tapa
A hand made Masi Tapa in Fiji

All Things Fiji

All the cultural customs of Fiji will leave you with more questions than answers. Head over to the Fiji Museum for a crash course in all things Fiji with your cruise. With boat building artifacts, war canoes and lessons on the gift-giving customs, you'll quickly become an expert.
Insider tip
Suva runs on island time. If you're not taking a tour, be near the cruise ship one hour before departure.
Suva, Fiji Islands Raw fish salad
A raw fish salad in a coconut in Fiji

Local Cuisine

Suva Municipal Market holds all manner of seasonal tropical fruits, freshly caught fish, spices and exotic vegetables. With fusion dishes from India, China and Japan, you'll find an array of unique flavors to delight any palette. Narrow city streets house tiny aromatic curry shops enticing you with their unique spice mixes. During your Fiji cruise vacation, be sure to try kokoda, the island's equivalent of South America's ceviche, made up of finely chopped raw mahi-mahi fish, dressed with coconut milk and citrus.
Suva, Fiji Islands Straw skirt
A straw skirt

Shopping

Take a break from the tropical heat and step into the air-conditioned Tappoo City shopping mall. A mix of high-end stores and everyday shops, it's a shopaholic's island dream. At the Municipal Handicraft Center, find bargains on tapa cloth, jewelry, traditional wood carvings and decorated bowls.

Day 8: Lautoka, Fiji Islands

Day 8
Lautoka
Fiji Islands
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Lautoka, Fiji Islands, Island off the coast of Lautoka
An island off the coast of Lautoka, Fiji
Things to do in
Lautoka
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Lautoka, the second-larget city in Fiji, you'll find wide-open streets lined with swaying palm trees and colonial-style houses. To start your journey, check out the Lautoka Sugar Mill, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere — it's this establishment that's earned Lautoka its name "The Sugar City." Take the ferry to the nearby Mamanuca Islands, and relax in the turquoise waters under coconut palms; don't forget to bring your snorkeling gear. Or stay inland: Find rejuvenating mud baths at the Sabeto Hot Springs, and explore waterfalls and mountain streams at Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. Or take the short drive to nearby Nadi, with its Hindu temples and retail-centric Main Street filled with the tones of Hindi and Fijian music.
Lautoka, Fiji, Village
A village in Fiji

Dance With the Locals

Take a tour to Nawaka Village for a cultural experience unlike any other. Feel the passion in the footsteps of the local warrior's dance, and join in the fun by learning the Ta Ra La. Sip on the famous kava drink, produced from the kava root, with mild relaxation effects.
Insider tip
If you take a taxi to your destination, make sure you agree on a fair fare beforehand.
Lautoka, Fiji, Sleeping Giants Garden
An uphill path at Sleeping Giants garden

Visit the Sleeping Giants

Raymond Burr, a late American actor, kept a magical garden of orchids and sleeping giants. A dazzling two thousand varietals of Asian orchids and Cattleya hybrids, all perfectly maintained, await you. Walk through the gentle gardens and bubbling fountains and spot the hidden sleeping giant statues.
Insider tip
Before you leave the ship, convert some cash into local currency. Only big international stores will take a credit card.
Lautoka, Fiji Islands, Coconut filled with kokoda
A coconut filled with Kokoda, a raw fish salad

Local Cuisine

Fijian food is founded on sweet potato, rice, cassava, coconut — and of course, fresh fish. Try kokoda, the Pacific answer to ceviche, with raw mahi-mahi dressed in a sauce of coconut cream, chilies and lemon or lime juice. To round off your meal, indulge in a cocktail made with the award-winning Bounty rum, distilled from sugar freshly produced by the local sugar mill.
Insider tip
Don't forget your swimming costume and sunblock — it's going to be warm!
Lautoka, Fiji Islands, Handcrafted wooden turtle
A handcrafted wooden turtle souvenir

Shopping

Lautoka market is bustling with life and trade. Feel the pulse of the city as you shop for a special keepsake. From traditional Tapa cloth paintings to handmade wood-carved turtles, you'll find something unique. Don't forget to sample some sugary goodness directly from the sugar mill.

Day 9: Cruising

Day 9
Cruising
At Sea
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Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie
Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Champagne Drinks
Champagne Drinks

Champagne Bar

Whether you spent the day chasing onboard thrills or soaking up beachside chill, raise a glass of bubbly at the Champagne Bar and celebrate another day in paradise. From bold bruts to crisp cremants, discover your perfect pairing for good times at sea.
VY, Voyager, revite, public rooms, revitalization, The Pig & Whistle, pub, bar, dining, restaurant, relaxation, entertainment, entrance

English Pub

If you’re looking to grab a pint, this fleetwide favorite is the spot. Pop-up musical performances keep the vibe here is as lively as London, and the pub’s impressive drink menu offers a sweeping selection of beers that range from ales to lagers, with UK-themed cocktails and an inspired collection of spirits.
Under the Big Top Cruise Show, Performers in Medieval Style Stage, Independence of  the Seas
Performers in Medieval Style stage during the Big Top Cruise Show on Independence of the Seas

City of Dreams

Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world— both real and imaginary— in a show that will hypnotize your senses.
DJ Nightlife Music Spin
DJ Nightlife Music Spin

Night Life

The sun has retired for the day— but you don't have to, thanks to entertainment across the ship. You've got plans tonight, with dancing, laughs and live music at bars, clubs and lounges that never require a cover charge. It's like the ultimate night out on the town— but you never have to leave the ship.

Day 10: Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Day 10
Mystery Island
Vanuatu
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Mystery Island, Vanuatu Beach Palm tree
The beach with palm trees in Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Things to do in
Mystery Island
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Uninhabited and untouched by modern society, Mystery Island will make you believe it wouldn't be so bad to be a marooned sailor in an old storybook. You'll find no electricity, roads or telephones here. A comfortable 30-minute walk will take you on a self-guided tour of the entire island. Only accessible by cruise ship and the nearby inhabitants of Aneityum, you'll truly get to experience life on a deserted island. Cruise to Mystery Island and explore the white-sand shoreline and its warm waters — go for a snorkel and see an incredible underwater world untouched by human influence.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu Underwater Sea Life
View of underwater sea life in Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Go on a Coral Safari

Because Mystery Island is so secluded, the coral is exceptionally healthy and the fish plentiful. Whether you are swimming or snorkeling, you'll pass clown fish, parrot fish, barracudas and majestic sea turtles. You might even be lucky enough to glimpse a seahorse.
Insider tip
There are no rentals on this island, so bring your own snorkeling gear. It's worth it.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu Aerial View Paddle Boarding
Woman on a stand up paddle boat over turquoise waters

What's SUP?

Hop on a quick boat ride to the nearby inhabited island of Aneityum for a little adventure. From there, you'll be given a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and a quick beginner's lesson on how to use it. Enjoy the remainder of your time by SUPing around the lush bay in cool island style.
Insider tip
AUS and VAV are accepted, but notes are not. Make sure you only bring coins.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu Beach Boat Sticks
A beach paradise with a wooden boat in Mystery Island

Embrace the Escape

Unlike most of your other stops, this island is unfrequented and small — give yourself permission to slow down. Take a break from the real world and take in the shimmering turquoise ocean with your Mystery Island cruise. Dig your toes into the white powdery sand, and breathe in the warm, tropical air.
Insider tip
If you are interested in local culture, you can take a quick trip to the nearby Aneityum Island.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu Grilled Lobster
Grilled lobster on the beach

Local Cuisine

The inhabitants of the nearby Aneityum come to the island to prepare food and entertainment for visitors. They serve traditional Vanuatuan food, which is simple and delicious. Cruise to Mystery Island and tuck in to freshly caught grilled lobster for lunch, and treat yourself to island banana pie for dessert.
Mystery Island, Vanuatu Sarongs
Sarongs for sale on the beach

Shopping

Along the beach, you can find small market stalls set up by locals. They sell postcards, sarongs and traditional trinkets. For a more cultural experience, have your hair braided by one of the local women or enjoy a traditional Vanuatu massage on the beach.

Day 11 - 12: Cruising

Day 11 - 12
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 13: Sydney, Australia

Day 13
Sydney
Australia
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Sydney, Australia, Aerial View
Aerial view of Double Bay in Sydney, Australia
Things to do in
Sydney
Arrives at 6:30 AM
You won't have any trouble filling up an itinerary in Sydney — there's a wealth of sights, sounds and activities here to delight adventurers of all stripes. Visit one or all of the city's three iconic landmarks: the Sydney Opera House, the massive arched Harbour Bridge and white-sanded, crescent-shaped Bondi Beach. Get your culture on at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with works from ancient tribal Australia to medieval Europe to modern times. Cruise to Sydney and check out the North Head Cliffs at Manly Beach, which offer panoramic views of the bay and the skyline, or go snorkeling along the underwater nature trail at secluded Gordon's Bay to spot starfish and sea urchins.
Sydney, Australia, Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

Go in Circles

Circular Quay is the perfect place to start exploring Sydney. You can find the Opera House here, and Harbour Bridge is within walking distance. Stride into one of the many walking and pub tours that leave from here. Just 20 minutes away, you can stretch your legs on the iconic Harbour Bridge walk, the first of its kind in the world.
Insider tip
There are a surprising number of interesting museums in Sydney, including the Maritime Museum, which explores the seafaring history of the city.
Sydney, Australia, Manly beach
People enjoying Manly beach in Sydney, Australia

Get Manly

Bondi Beach gets all the attention, but Manly Beach in the Northern Beaches is a bit more local. The Corso is lined with shops and restaurants, including local favorite, Hugo's. If surfing is your thing, this is the place to be. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a fantastic way to soak in the city's coastline.
Sydney, Australia, The Gap at Watsons Bay
The Gap at Watsons Bay in Sydney, Australia

Walk Watsons

Hop on the ferry or one of the regular buses that go to Watsons Bay to enjoy the scenic hike around South Head. During your journey, you'll enjoy views of Sydney Harbour, North Head, the historic Hornby Lighthouse and, of course, the sapphire-blue Pacific Ocean. The Gap offers breathtaking views of the sea from the rocky cliffside.
Sydney, Australia, Fresh Rock oysters
A plate of fresh Sydney rock oysters

Local Cuisine

With all the water surrounding you, it's no surprise seafood takes center stage on many plates in the city. Head to Sydney Fish Market for giant Sydney Rock oysters or classic fish and ships. Stop into a local pie shop for a traditional Australian meat pie, or explore Sydney's international side with udon or ramen noodles at a Japanese noodle bar, or seek out shrimp dumplings in Chinatown.
Sydney, Australia, Opal ring
An opal ring displayed on a stone

Shopping

There are plenty of shopping malls in the heart of the city, including Westfield Mall, Pitt Street Mall and the wonderful Queen Victoria Building, which is now a shopping mall featuring top designers. Seek out cutting boards made from local camphor laurel — they're not only beautiful but also have natural antimicrobial properties. During your Sydney cruise vacation, look for jewelry made from opal, the national gemstone of Australia.

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