For a truly unforgettable cruise experience and a chance to kick off 2022 in true style, it’s hard to beat ecruising’s 33-night Pearly Pacific Sands package. This sensational itinerary from Australia’s leading cruise travel expert offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the very best of the South Pacific on-board Oceania Cruises’ incomparable Insignia, topped and tailed by stays in luxury accommodation in Los Angeles and Auckland.
Your journey commences in Los Angeles on 4 January 2022 with 2 nights at the incomparable Fairmont Miramar – Hotel & Bungalows. Nestled amidst lush cliff-top gardens on 5 expansive acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the elegant Miramar mixes traditional hotel accommodation with a selection of well-appointed, individual bungalows. Within walking distance of the iconic Santa Monica Pier and Beach, and just a short drive to West Hollywood and Rodeo Drive, it’s the perfect base from which to explore Los Angeles at your leisure.
On 6 January prepare for the next exciting phase of your journey as you embark Ocean Cruises’ flagship, Insignia, for a 29-night voyage across the Pacific to New Zealand. Following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in January last year, the award-winning Insignia has been completely transformed. Catering for just 684 passengers, the ship features 342 entirely new lavish suites and staterooms throughout and Insignia’s public spaces have also been tastefully refreshed in Oceania Cruises’ stylish hallmark flair. Four unique, open-seating onboard restaurants ensure that the ship’s culinary offerings are a true highlight of any sailing, with a further 8 lounges and bars, a casino, a world-class fitness centre and spa, plus 400 highly attentive European staff, all guaranteeing a sublime cruising experience.
As does the itinerary! Charting a course across the pristine waters and lush landscapes of the South Pacific, the voyage takes in five iconic destinations including Hawaii, American Samoa, French Polynesia, Fiji and New Zealand! In Hawaii, visit Nawiliwili on the enchanting island of Kauai home and hike the spectacular Waimea Canyon; and Honolulu, the capital, with its many attractions from Pearl Harbour to Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States; while Hilo on Hawaii’s lush Big Island, is a chance to drive around the 11-mile rim of Kilauea volcano and marvel at the dramatic lava formations of Volcanoes National Park.
Sailing south west to French Polynesia, discover Nuku Hiva’s entrancing Cascade Tevaipo, one of the world’s tallest waterfalls and wander its unique black sand beaches; observe the colourful undersea life in the clear lagoon of Rangiroa;, immerse yourself in the island nation’s intriguing blend of French lifestyle and Polynesian culture in the capital, Papeete; and just relax on the idyllic island of Bora Bora with its turquoise seas, stunning sunsets, coral reefs, and volcanic landscapes.
Next stop is the remote, verdant island of Pago Pago in American Samoa, for a tour one of its many tuna canneries or a swim in one of its protected crystalline lagoons, before crossing the international date line to Fiji, where you can bask in the tropical rainforest climate of Suva, the South Pacific’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, and snorkel the pristine waters of Lautoka – the soft coral capital of the world.
Your voyage concludes with a day sailing through New Zealand’s sub-tropical, picturesque Bay of Islands, keeping a lookout for spectacular local wildlife, including dolphins, penguins, marlins and whales, before disembarking in Auckland on 4 February 2022. Here, spend your last 2 nights staying at the popular and contemporary Stamford Plaza Hotel Auckland, where you can explore New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city, with its melting pot of British, Asian, Pacific, and Māori cultures, before flying home on 6 February 2022.
ecruising’s Pearly Pacific Sands cruise package departs from Los Angeles on 4 January 2022 and is priced from just $13,899* per person twin share including return economy airfares from Australia, all accommodation and transfers as per itinerary.
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