Trans - Tasman Explorer
Vasco de Gama
Visit the beautiful tropical islands and atolls of the Pacific with Barrhead Travel.
Separating Asia in the west from the Americas in the east and stretching from the Arctic Ocean to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's oceans, covering almost one-third of the Earth's surface. It is home to some of the world's most beautiful archipelagos, coral atolls and volcanic island chains, each with its own unique native history, traditions and cultures, several of which can be visited on a Pacific cruise.
Polynesia is the largest region within the Pacific, encompassing the Hawaiian Islands in the north, Tonga and Samoa in the west through the Cook Islands, Society Islands, the Marquesas Islands to Easter Island in the eastern Pacific. Many world cruises call at various Polynesian islands as they cross the Pacific, and it is also possible to fly to Tahiti to join a cruise for an extended tour of the islands with a number of cruise lines including Holland America Line and Oceania Cruises. Melanesia incorporates the South Pacific islands of New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands, and many cruise lines offer voyages to these islands departing from Australia or New Zealand.
As a cruise will usually visit a number of islands and regions, they can offer the perfect way to explore the highlights of the Pacific. You can also combine a Pacific cruise with pre or post-cruise hotel stays or extended tours - either on the islands themselves or in North America, Australia or Asia as part of a longer holiday. Call our friendly cruise consultants today to find out more about cruising the Pacific and the options available.