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  • Lifou

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  • Pacific Encounter

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  • Waterfront Restaurant

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  • Noumea

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  • Mele Cascades near Port Vila

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  • Moselle Bay, Noumea

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  • Dragon Lady Restaurant

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  • Blue Lagoon near Port Vila

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  • Port Vila

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  • Noumea

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  • Angelo's Italian

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  • Lifou

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  • Pacific Encounter

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Lifou

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Pacific Encounter

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Waterfront Restaurant

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Noumea

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Mele Cascades near Port Vila

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Moselle Bay, Noumea

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Dragon Lady Restaurant

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Blue Lagoon near Port Vila

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Port Vila

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Noumea

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  • Angelo's Italian

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  • Lifou

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  • Lifou

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9 Day South Pacific Cruise

  • Discover the shining jewels of the South Pacific
  • Slip into island time in New Caledonia & Vanuatu
Includes 4-star Pacific Encounter cruise

There’s more to the South Pacific than sandy beaches, turquoise water and emerald palms that sway in the tropical breeze. There’s a cultural side too, from its remote villages to eclectic cities shaped by centuries of history and living tradition. Taking in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and the endless blue horizon, this nine day cruise ex Brisbane is your passport to an unforgettable adventure.

Kick off the holiday with a night at leisure to soak up the diverse delights of Brisbane and then climb aboard the newly transformed Pacific Encounter for a seven night cruise among the jewel-like islands of the South Pacific. Sporting a fresh and modern new look, together with a delicious array of bars and restaurants, the Pacific Encounter is much more than just a way of getting from A to B. During the voyage you’ll get to visit the French-infused city of Noumea in New Caledonia, fall in love with the natural beauty and local culture of Lifou in the Loyalty Islands, and also experience a taste of daily life in Vanuatu's vibrant capital of Port Vila. With one night centrally located hotel accommodation and a seven night P&O cruise, the only thing missing from this South Pacific getaway is you.

ITINERARY

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Today make your own way to Brisbane and check in to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to soak up all this multicultural city has to offer. The restaurants and parklands of South Bank, the vibrant shopping strip of Queen Street Mall, and the nightlife mecca of Fortitude Valley are all worth exploring.

Overnight: Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel and Apartment, or similar
Meals included: None

Spend a morning exploring Brisbane at leisure. In the late morning, make your own way to the cruise terminal where you will embark on your exciting seven night Pacific Islands cruise aboard the ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship.

The cruise departs at 2:00pm this afternoon.

Overnight: P&O Cruises - ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

Enjoy a day to experience all the fantastic features on board the Pacific Encounter.

Overnight: P&O Cruises - ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

All the flavour and ambience of a bustling, sophisticated provincial french town with the friendly charms, adventure and heavenly climate of the pacific islands.

Overnight: P&O Cruises - ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Long stretches of white sand beach, small coves, limestone caves, grottos and imposing cliffs give the island one of the most dramatic landscapes in the pacific.

Overnight: P&O Cruises - ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Port Vila has seen more history and change than many towns ten or even a hundred times its size. When it comes to culture, tradition and history, this is a city with an incredible depth of each. Just a short distance from the city you'll find local icons including the Mele Cascades and the Blue Lagoon.

Overnight: P&O Cruises - ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy another day to experience all the fantastic features on board the Pacific Encounter.

Overnight: P&O Cruises - ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy another day to experience all the fantastic features on board the Pacific Encounter.

Overnight: P&O Cruises - ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before disembarking.

Please make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Set sail on a South Pacific voyage of discovery ex Brisbane
  • Savour the delights of sunny Brisbane on a day at leisure
  • Cruise among the jewel-like islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu
  • Dock in Noumea, a taste of France with a tropical twist
  • Stroll along the white sand beaches of beautiful Lifou
  • Fall in love with the culture of Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • 7 night South Pacific cruise with P&O Cruises
  • Sail aboard the 4-star ‘Pacific Encounter’ ship
  • 1 night central hotel accommodation in Brisbane
  • Enjoy 20 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Cruise gratuities, taxes and surcharges

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on the 5th of May 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.  
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, no discount applies (twin share purchase must be made)
 
Departure Date
5th May 2022
 
Departure City
Brisbane



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

About the Pacific Encounter 
- Pacific Encounter will showcase many of P&O’s favourite features, as well as a range of new ones that guests are going to love.
- Guests will love the new celebrity chef dining venues, Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco.
- The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. Choose from Charlie’s, The Deli and Ivy + Brie. You can meet in the morning for coffee, relax in the afternoon with your favourite drink and a cheese board and come back at night for chilled live music.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

- Brisbane: Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel and Apartment, or similar

 

4 star (self-rated)

- P&O Cruises: Pacific Encounter

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



- Domestic flights / transfers
- Visa fees and requirements (not required if travelling on an Australian passport.N)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
New Caledonia
- New Caledonia has a beautiful semi-tropical climate. The weather is consistent all year round, despite distinct warmer and cooler months. Temperatures average 24°C, dropping to 20-22°C in the cooler months (June/July/August) 
- New Caledonia’s dry season runs from May to September. It is only slightly cooler than the summer, featuring spring-like temperatures. August is the coolest month of the year, with temperatures dropping as low as 17°C.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Cruise gratuities (tips) are included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour.
 
Shopping
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



New Caledonia / Vanuatu
A tourist visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Important: Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
 
Passport Validity
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.