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SALE: Cruise Brisbane to New Caledonia & Vanuatu return from $72 pp/night (Jan 2023)

Book by 22 Dec 2022 for exclusive savings!

Nothing says 'tropical holiday' like island hopping from one picturesque destination to the next! We've secured exclusive reduced rates on this voyage — but only if you book through Travel at 60, and only until 22 December 2022!

DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • directions_boatPort taxes & fees
  • restaurantAll meals
  • local_barSelected drinks

About this holiday

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Discover the magic of Melanesian culture when the ships docks in Lifou. Part of New Caledonia but a world away, the tiny Loyalty Islands beckon with rich culture and brilliant scenery.

Cruise on the Pacific Encounter from Brisbane. 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.

Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, and Shell & Bones or go casual in The Pantry. Head to the child-free Oasis for a cocktail and a perfect view of the ship’s wake or the chilled-out vibe in the Ocean Bar.

This cruise is a perfect introduction to the Frenchy-chic vibe of Noumea, the ancient culture of Lifou, the Caribbean atmosphere in Vila, and the many breathtaking beaches in between!

Inclusions

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    You can’t beat value for money with main meals, entertainment, stunning destinations and onboard activities – all included in the one low fare. 

    Activities
    • Swimming pools
    • Waterslides
    • Waterpark
    • Organised pool games
    • Spas
    • Fitness centre
    • Jogging track
    • A range of dance classes
    • Trivia and game shows
    • Organised crew vs guest games
    • Karaoke
    • Deck games, table tennis, deck chess, quoits, golf putting
    • Cooking demonstrations
    • Board games
    Entertainment
    • Production shows
    • Guest entertainers and comedians
    • Live music
    • Cinema
    • Party nights
    • Big Screen (sports, recent release movies and more)
    • Comedy 
    • Game shows

Accommodation

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Balcony Stateroom

Interior - Wake up with your loved ones! Our Interior rooms are perfect for both families and couples.

Oceanview - Oceanview rooms feature a window or porthole so you won’t miss a single ocean view.

Balcony - Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony room.

Travel dates

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14 January 2023, roundtrip from Brisbane

  • Interior cabin from $499 pp twin share*
  • Outside (obstructed) cabin from $649 pp twin share*
  • Balcony cabin from $699 pp twin share*
  • Mini Suite cabin from $949 pp twin share*

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.

Itinerary

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  • 1​4 Jan 23 - Brisbane, depart 3pm
  • 1​5 Jan 23 - At Sea
  • 1​6 Jan 23 - Noumea, New Caledonia 2pm to 9pm
  • 1​7 Jan 23 - Lifou, New Caledonia 8am to 5pm
  • 1​8 Jan 23 - Port Vila, Vanuatu 8am to 5pm
  • 1​9 Jan 23 - At Sea
  • 2​0 Jan 23 - At Sea
  • 2​1 Jan 23 - Brisbane, arrive 6am

Questions

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Handy packing tips:

  • Each bag can be no bigger than 140cm x 60cm x 40cm and weigh no more than 32kg.
  • If you’re flying to port, it’s important to note that airlines may have different luggage restrictions. 
  • All luggage, hand and check-in will be screened at embarkation and disembarkation.

Hand Luggage - Keep the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Duty and tax-free purchases including alcohol and tobacco. These purchases will be collected upon embarkation and stored during your cruise.
  • GST tax invoice for any Tourist Refund Scheme
  • Your Passport or Government Issued Photo ID for domestic cruises
  • Any medications, prescriptions, medical devices and your travel insurance policy
  • Guests must declare to Customs all amounts of alcohol in excess of the local Customs limits.

Day clothes:
When the sun’s out you can keep it casual. Decks can be slippery so low-heeled, rubber soled shoes are recommended along with comfortable walking shoes for going ashore. Shoes must be worn at all times in restaurants. Swimwear is only permitted around the pool and open deck areas. There are two dress codes for the restaurants; smart casual and cocktail.

Dinner dress:
If it’s after 5:30pm, smart casual clothing is required in the public lounges and restaurants. That means skirts, dresses, pants and blouses for women. For men it’s long trousers and a polo or collared shirt.

Cocktail evenings:
Women are required to wear evening or cocktail dress. Men are required to suit up or wear similar. Ties are optional. These evenings will be announced in the ships newsletter.
Here is a rough guide:
Cruises between 3-7 nights = 1-2 cocktail evenings.
Cruises between 7-13 nights = 2 cocktail evenings
Cruises 14 days or more = a minimum of 3 cocktail evenings.
Cruise less than 2 nights = no cocktail nights.

Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages onboard?

Each guest may bring onboard a max of 12 canned drinks in hand luggage. All luggage, including checked in luggage, will be x-rayed at embarkation. Items not allowed on-board include plastic and glass bottled drinks.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Room imagery is for illustration purposes only, actual room layout and design may vary and subject to change.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip.