South Pacific Crossing
with Holland America
- Departs: 16 April 2020
- Sydney to Vancouver
- Up to USD$300 Shipboard credit
Embark on this thoroughly relaxing adventure. Unwind on unspoiled beaches of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, American Samoa, across the equator, explore lush Hawaii and enjoy 21 leisurely days at sea.
Day 1 | Sydney
If you want a snapshot of Australia's appeal, look no further than Sydney: The idyllic lifestyle, friendly locals and drop-dead natural beauty of this approachable metropolis and its attractions explain why the country tops so many travelers' wish lists. But Sydney is more than just the embodiment of classic antipodean cool—the city is in a constant state of evolution.
Day 2 - 3 | At sea
Day 4 | Noumea, New Caledonia
Nouméa is a French city with Polynesian accents, cooled by ocean breezes and set among tropical flowers the size of dinner plates. With one of the healthiest reef systems left on earth, the island’s lagoons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hold more than 9,000 species of fish and marine life. The Kanaks, the native people to whom the French first gave cooking lessons, already lived lives rich with fish, taro and coconuts fresh from the tree.
Day 5 | Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
The Isle of Pines—Île des Pins in French, or Kunié to New Caledonia's indigenous Melanesian people—is located 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Grande Terre, the main island of the archipelago that makes up New Caledonia. With less than 2,000 inhabitants spread across its 152-square-kilometer (59-square-mile) size, Île des Pins brims with enough natural beauty to have earned it the nickname “l'île la plus proche du paradis” ("the island closest to paradise").
Day 6 | At sea
Day 7 | Lautoka, Fiji
Lautoka has a nice, fading colonial vibe with a 100-year-old sugar mill still in operation. The juxtaposition of Muslim mosques and Hindu temples in town, though, captures recent Fiji history in a nutshell. Indo-Fijians, many of whose ancestors had been brought over from India by the British in the 19th century as indentured laborers, eventually amassed enough power to begin buying up local stores and land.
Day 8 | Dravuni Island, Fiji
During the great age of exploration, when sailors were poking into every unknown corner of the globe, nobody went to the islands of Fiji, including Dravuni, some 65 kilometers (40 miles) to the south of the main island of Fiji. Ships would sail up far enough to see perfect beaches, blue-hole reefs and mountains big enough to be called mountains, but not so big you'd kill yourself hauling a cannon up one.
Day 9 | Savusavu, Fiji
Known as the hidden paradise of Fiji, the striking harbor town of Savusavu is located on the south coast of Vanua Levu Island. Backed by green hills and featuring a bustling marina and attractive waterfront, the town was originally established as a trading center for products like sandalwood, bêche-de-mer and copra. Today the town is known for its burgeoning eco-tourism infrastructure, which has spawned several luxury resorts. The surrounding waters mean an abundance of scuba diving and yachting. On land, there are historic hot springs, waterfall hikes, bird-spotting in the Waisali Rainforest Reserve and visits to traditional villages.
Day 9 | Cross International Date Line
Day 10 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
Pago Pago’s small size belies its historic stature and epic setting. The city—or more accurately, cluster of several fishing villages—lies along the shore of Pago Pago Harbor, which was carved from thousands of years of volcanic-crater erosion on Tutuila Island. The fjordlike harbor, one of the most stunning in the South Pacific, is bordered by steep and lush hills and dominated by Rainmaker Mountain.
Day 11 | At sea
Day 12 | Cross the Equator
Day 13 - 15 | At sea
Day 16 | Honolulu, Hawaii
Sitting pretty on Oahu's south shore, the capital of Hawaii—and gateway to the island chain—is a suitably laid-back Polynesian mash-up of influences and experiences.
Day 17 | Lahaina, Hawaii
Most of Polynesia has stories of the cultural hero and demigod Maui. In Hawaii, he's given credit for fishing up the islands from the ocean floor. He's also the one who caused the sun to move more slowly and who lifted the sky so people had room beneath. It's a long and complicated tale, snaking through dozens of variations.
Day 18 | Nawiliwili, Hawaii
The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai, sits under a steady blast of trade winds that sweep in abundant moisture. Expect a wet, tropical climate—especially in the eastern and central areas—complete with swamps and rain forests.
Day 19 - 23 | At sea
Day 24 | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Of all the cities in Canada, Victoria may be the furthest from Great Britain, but it has the most British vibe. Between sipping afternoon tea, visiting flower gardens and castles and stopping in at pubs, one could easily forget about the Pacific Ocean lapping at the other side of Vancouver Island. The influence of the First Nations culture is also strong here in Victoria, with totem poles taking a front-and-center position on the Inner Harbour and in Beacon Hill Park. Extensive galleries are devoted to the history of the First People at the Royal British Columbia Museum, too, one of Victoria's top tourist attractions.
Day 25 | Vancouver, Canada
Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble sawmilling settlement, today modern Vancouver, Canada is many things. It’s a bustling seaport, a hub for outdoor enthusiasts looking for active things to do in Vancouver, an ethnically diverse metropolis and Hollywood of the North. Hemmed in by mountains and sea, Vancouver seduces visitors with its combination of urban sophistication and laid-back attitude against a backdrop of glass towers and modern sights and plentiful green spaces.
Departs: 16 April 2020 | 25 nights
Promotions: Save on Sunshine - Offer available until 31 October 2019
Take advantage of low fares, bonus onboard credit plus receive free internet when booking a suite
Oceanview Staterooms - Receive US$50 per person onboard credit
Veranda Staterooms - Receive US$75 per person onboard credit
Suites - Receive US$150 per person onboard credit
||Per person, twin share
|MM - Interior||$3,685*|
|N - Interior||$3,685*|
|M - Interior||$3,715*|
|L - Interior||$3,745*|
|K - Interior||$3,775*|
|J - Interior||$3,804*|
|I - Interior||$3,834*|
|H - Obstructed Oceanview||$3,974*|
|HH - Obstructed Oceanview||$3,974*|
|G - Partial Oceanview||$4,042*|
|F - Oceanview||$4,112*|
|E - Oceanview||$4,178*|
|DD - Oceanview||$4,218*|
|D - Oceanview||$4,258*|
|C - Oceanview||$4,299*|
|VF - Veranda||$4,685*|
|VH - Veranda||$4,685*|
|VE - Veranda||$4,785*|
|VD - Veranda||$4,798*|
|VC - Veranda||$4,858*|
|VB - Veranda||$4,918*|
|VA - Veranda||$4,978*|
|SZ - Signature Suite||$6,9962*|
|SY - Signature Suite||$7,210*|
|SS -Signature Suite||$7,458*|
|SC - Neptune Suite||$8,952*|
Prices above are based on from prices in twin share cabins. Prices and availability are strictly subject to change.
- Prices advertised are correct as of 21 October 2019 and inclusive of all promotions, taxes, fees and port expenses
- All details, prices and cabin availability are strictly subject to change
- Save on sunshine offer is valid on new bookings made by 31 October 2019
- Deposits are non-refundable
- Suites receiving free internet package is per person for guests 1 and 2 sharing a stateroom
- Onboard credit is in USD, applies to new bookings only and is available to guests 1 and 2 sharing a stateroom
- Onboard credit is non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be used in the casino
- Onboard credit offer is valid on new bookings made by 31 October 2019
- Offers may be withdrawn at any given time without notice
- Guarantee cabins means cabin numbers will be selected by the cruise line prior to departure
- Credit card surcharges may apply
- Cruiseco and Holland America terms and conditions apply
*Terms and conditions apply: see RAC Travel general terms and conditions