Majestic Princess is the newest sister ship to Royal Princess® and Regal Princess®, offering the Princess experience and signature favorites you’ve always loved, plus exciting new features with a Chinese flair. She is also the first ship in our fleet to feature a brand-new Seawitch livery design at her bow with hair flowing toward the stern.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Sydney
- 12 night cruise aboard Majestic Princess
- Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
September 13 – 27, 2018
|Inside||Balcony||Taxes & Fees|
|Victoria, Kelowna, Comox from $300 more|
Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.
|Date||Port of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Sept 15||Sydney, Australia||-||6:45pm|
|Sept 16||At Sea||-||-|
|Sept 17||At Sea||-||-|
|Sept 18||Noumea, New Caledonia||8:00am||5:30pm|
|Sept 19||Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Tender Required, Wheelchair Access Limited
|Sept 20||At Sea||-||-|
|Sept 21||Suva, Fiji||7:00am||6:00pm|
|Sept 22||Lautoka, Fiji||7:00am||6:00pm|
|Sept 23||At Sea||-||-|
|Sept 24||Lifou, New Caledonia
Tender Required, Wheelchair Access Limited
|Sept 25||At Sea||-||-|
|Sept 26||At Sea||-||-|
|Sept 27||Sydney, Australia||6:00am||-|
As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney – hailed by many seafarers as “the most beautiful harbor in the world.” Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains. Australia’s oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the “First Fleet” transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.
The capital of New Caledonia, Noumea is a little piece of France in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Before World War II, New Caledonia was a little known and seldom-visited French possession known for its penal colony and its natural resources. (Nickel smelting still plays a major role in the island economy.) Today, travelers are drawn to New Caledonia for its scenic beauty. The island is famed for its white-sand beaches while its barrier reef is the world’s second longest. The offshore waters also offer superb diving and snorkeling. In 1774, James Cook thought the island’s rugged hills resembled those of his native Scotland. Hence he christened the island New Caledonia. The island and its outlying groups became a French colony in 1854 and an overseas department of France in 1956.
This tiny, uninhabited inlet, originally named Inyeug, is located at the southernmost end of the Vanuatu archipelago approximately half a mile from the mainland, Aneityum Island. Used during World War II as an airstrip for the allied forces, it was dubbed “Mystery Island” because its location prevented the Japanese from seeing it from the water, making the appearance of allied planes a “mystery.” With its white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and spectacularly clear waters, Mystery Island still holds the allure of a secret oasis. You are greeted upon arrival by live music wafting through the air and a colorful marketplace with rows of stalls selling everything from handicrafts to local treats to hair-braiding services. For the adventurous, aquatic activities, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboards beckon, while a glass-bottom boat offers a more sedate and drier way to enjoy the Technicolor marvel of the surrounding coral reef. Round out your visit with a trip to a nearby cultural village to learn more about the traditions and customs of island life.
The Fiji archipelago is at the cross roads of the South Pacific. In the days of sailing ships, it was known as “The Cannibal Isles,” where mariners carefully avoided its fierce warriors and perfidious waters. Thankfully, Fiji’s pagan days live only in the tales recalled by tour guides – in rituals such as firewalking, Kava Ceremonies and in renditions of tribal drumming, dance and song. Fiji is an exotic destination, with 333 islands that provide an exciting adventure or peaceful repose. The northwest region, where the sun shines almost every day and a tropical shower ends as quickly as it began, is home to the majority of the resorts. Suva, the political, administrative, educational and commercial center, has a backdrop of lush rainforest maintained by the inevitable “tropical downpour.” The people of Fiji are the most multiracial and multicultural of all South Pacific island countries – this being reflected in churches of all denominations, mosques, temples and shrines. Built around a reef-protected natural harbor, Suva, with its colonial buildings nestled alongside modern commercial venues, shops and local markets, parks and residential sprawl, is home to nearly half of Fiji’s urban population.
The second-largest city of Fiji, Lautoka is located in the west, on the island of Viti Levu. It is nicknamed The Sugar City due to its expansive sugarcane plantations producing the island’s most important crop. Its soft-sand beaches are fringed with swaying palm and coconut trees reflected in the crystalline turquoise waters. A drive through the city center allows glimpses of tree-lined streets, colonial houses, colorful markets and a vibrant local culture.
The largest of the Loyalty Islands, Lifou lies some 118 miles to the northwest of New Caledonia. The island is an ancient makatea – a fossilized coral atoll raised high above sea level. Whalers were the first Westerners to visit this Melanesian paradise – though greedy traders lured by the island’s aromatic sandalwood trees soon followed. Today’s visitors are drawn attracted to the island’s spectacular scenery, which ranges from dense tropical forest to dramatic cliffs towering above the crashing waves. Lifou’s white-sand beaches are some of the finest to be found in the entire Pacific. Lifou and the other Loyalty Islands are part of New Caledonia, which, like Tahiti, is an overseas province of France. The island is a center of traditional Melanesian culture.
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