On this adventure you'll revisit many of the iconic locations involved in the infamous "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1789, not to mention a great variety of South Pacific "must sees".
Departing Sydney 20 October 2023 on the Pacific Explorer
A guest lecturer will bring history to life, telling the story of this famous seafaring saga. You’ll travel past Nomuka Island where Bligh visited the day before the Mutiny occurred. You will also cruise past Tofua Island where Bligh and his loyalists landed.
And for the non-history buffs? There will be beaches to lie on, islands to explore, and plenty of shopping to enjoy!
You can’t beat value for money with main meals, entertainment, stunning destinations and onboard activities – all included in the one low fare.
Did you know about the added extras included when you book a Suite?
This cruise is so popular the new release departing Sydney 14 October 2022 has all sold out.
Ask us about an upgrade to the Value Plus fare, which includes drinks and Wi-Fi for every day of your cruise.
*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.
Day 1 - Departs Sydney 4:00pm
Days 2 and 3 - At sea
Day 4 - Norfolk Island (Tender required)
Your ship will anchor offshore and the ships tender boats will provide a regular service to and from Norfolk island throughout the day. Morning tours will depart from the wharf and return you into town. Afternoon tours will depart from town and return to the wharf. Norfolk Island offers a unique historical experience with museums housed in buildings constructed by convicts. Visit the fascinating House Museum, restored to its 1844 state and marvel at artefacts from HMAS Sirius (flagship of the First Fleet) wrecked on the reef. Explore the historic township of Kingston, founded by Norfolk’s first settlers; or look around the island’s largest settlement and main commercial centre, Burnt Pine. Shop in the duty-free stores or relax in a café.
Days 5 and 6 - At sea
Day 7 - Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa, which translates to 'home of love', is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. A must do would be to take in the natural wonders, a cultural performance, local history and a traditional ‘Umu’ style lunch on a shore excursion tour visiting beautiful Oholei Beach and the fascinating rock formations of Hina Cave.
Day 8 - Vava'u, Tonga
Your ship will anchor offshore and tenders will provide a regular service to and from Vava’u throughout the day. See Tonga’s only botanical garden on our Polynesian Cultural Tour and Swim. Ene’io Botanical Garden offers visions of incomparable natural beauty and is only minutes from one of the most awe-inspiring beaches on the Vava’u mainland. After exploring the gardens, enjoy a swim and relax on the beach with a cool drink from the Beach Bar.
Day 9 - Mutiny on the Bounty (Scenic Cruising Port)
Many of these small islands and islets are uninhabited. They are literally just drops of sand in the ocean. We won’t be landing here, but thought you might like to take a closer look, so we’ve arranged to anchor just offshore. Enjoy some time contemplating the quiet and tranquility, and marvelling at the sights.
Day 10 - Dravuni Island, Fiji
A perfect example of timelessness, Dravuni Island is a Pacific island virtually unchanged for thousands of years.
Day 11 - Lautoka, Fiji
If you think about Fiji and picture an island oasis, you’d be right on the money. Picture hammocks swaying in the breeze, friendly, vibrant local culture and people, interesting villages and wild jungle that ends where bright beach begins.
Day 12 - At sea
Day 13 - Noumea, New Caledonia
All the flavour and ambience of a bustling, sophisticated provincial french town with the friendly charms, adventure and heavenly climate of the pacific islands.
Days 14 and 15 - At sea
Day 16 - Disembark ship in Sydney
Tipping is not required but if you’d like to thank the crew who provide you with great service, you are welcome to tip them personally or visit the Reception Desk to have the tip added to your onboard account.
Guests are requited to cover-up swim suits when entering the ship’s public rooms. During the day, casual clothes are suitable. After 5.30pm, smart casual attire is required in the public lounges and restaurants or as published in the daily newsletter 'Good Times'.