ROYAL CARIBBEAN SOUTH PACIFIC

Sold Out

The South Pacific Cruise from Brisbane, Australia visits Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Port Vila, Vanuatu and Mystery Island, Vanuatu. Explore the cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms. Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center. 

Inclusions

Itinerary

Day 1 Brisbane

Discover the capital of Queensland, Australia's Sunshine State. Laid-back Brisbane feels like a big country town, but it's actually Australia's third-largest city. Cruise from Brisbane, Australia and experience its charm in any season thanks to year-round warm temperatures. Head to South Bank, where you join the locals cooling down in one of the many museums and galleries, or enjoy the sunshine at the man-made Streets Beach. Two of Australia's beach-going meccas, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, border Brisbane – take a short drive out and hop on a surfboard or relax in the sun-soaked sand.

Depart: 4:30pm

Day 2 At Sea

A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Films by the pool and mini golf on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

Things To Do

  • Mini Golf - Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Outdoor Film Nights - Watch newly released movies and major sporting events the way they were meant to be seen – on a 20.4 square metre outdoor movie screen above the main pool area. On selected ships.
  • Rock Climbing Wall - Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Chef's Table - Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course menu and wine tasting.
  • Chops Grille - For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
  • Giovanni's Table - A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
  • Izumi - Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
  • City Of Dreams - Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world – both real and imaginary – in a show that will hypnotise your senses.
  • Guest Entertainers - How do you make the best line-up of performers at sea even better? Invite special guests to lend their talents, too.
  • Piano Man - Take a trip down memory lane as pianists tickle the ivories to the great contemporary piano ballads of our time.
  • Piano Sing-Alongs - Join in a chorus of classics led nightly by a live piano player at the Schooner Bar on every Royal Caribbean® ship.

*Some listed activities and services are optional extras which are not included in your fare and can be booked onboard. Facilities, services and entertainment may vary by cruise.

Day 3 At Sea

A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Films by the pool and mini golf on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

Things To Do

  • Mini Golf - Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Outdoor Film Nights - Watch newly released movies and major sporting events the way they were meant to be seen – on a 20.4 square metre outdoor movie screen above the main pool area. On selected ships.
  • Rock Climbing Wall - Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Chef's Table - Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course menu and wine tasting.
  • Chops Grille - For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
  • Giovanni's Table - A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
  • Izumi - Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
  • City Of Dreams - Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world – both real and imaginary – in a show that will hypnotise your senses.
  • Guest Entertainers - How do you make the best line-up of performers at sea even better? Invite special guests to lend their talents, too.
  • Piano Man - Take a trip down memory lane as pianists tickle the ivories to the great contemporary piano ballads of our time.
  • Piano Sing-Alongs - Join in a chorus of classics led nightly by a live piano player at the Schooner Bar on every Royal Caribbean® ship.

*Some listed activities and services are optional extras which are not included in your fare and can be booked onboard. Facilities, services and entertainment may vary by cruise.

Day 4 Lifou, New Caledonia

The largest of three islands in the diverse Loyalty Island coral archipelago, Lifou is surrounded by secluded coral reefs, limestone grottoes and powdery white beaches. The locals protect their coral reefs with reverence — head to Jinek Bay to find some of the world's most beautiful and untouched coral gardens. Cruise to Lifou and take a dip in the natural pool at Jinek, surrounded by steep cliffs, or go snorkeling with the vast array of tropical fish. Stroll the village of Easo, and visit the Notre Dame de Lourdes church, dating back to 1898 — its cliff-top perch is the perfect spot for views of the coral sea.

Things To Do*

  • Rainbow Of Fish - Jinek Bay is a marine reserve, a natural swimming pool and a delightful aquarium. In its aquamarine waters, you'll snorkel among 2,000 varieties of fish darting around the pristine coral reef. Each visitor makes a donation that goes towards the upkeep of this natural marvel.
  • Wander The Water's Edge - Lifou's beaches are long stretches of postcard perfection. Sand as soft as talc powder and oceans as blue as the lapis lazuli will tempt you to stay forever. Luengoni Beach is a prime spot to work on your island tan. If you want to do some exploring, take a special tour of the nearby limestone caves.
  • Get Cultural - Native culture still thrives in Lifou. The Melanesian people on the island follow a meaningful traditional way of life in harmony with nature. Find out more about their culture by visiting one of the traditional huts — while most are private, a few are marked with signposts that invite visitors to view them, including one on the route to Notre Dame de Lourdes church.
  • Local Cuisine - Try the native dish bougna, a melt-in-your-mouth combination of crab and island yams cooked to perfection in banana leaves during your Lifou cruise. The dish is sometimes served with chicken instead of seafood and often contains sweet fruits like taro or pawpaw. The marketplace is near the port and is the perfect place to grab lunch on the go.
  • Shopping - At the open-air marketplace, you'll find vendors dressed in traditional island garb selling native creations. The local culture is called Kanak, and they create beautiful tribal masks and jewelry you can take home as a keepsake. While you shop, grab a freshly hulled coconut to stay hydrated island-style.

*Shore Activities are optional extras not included in your fare which can be booked onboard.

Arrive: 08:00 Depart: 17:00

Day 5 Port Vila, Vanuatu

In Port Vila, Vanuatu's energetic capital, you'll be greeted by friendly Bislama-speaking locals and street-side markets. Walk around the centre of town – you'll see a touch of French influence still remains in the form of bistros and murals. Cruise to Port Vila to explore the hidden waterfalls of the Mele Cascades, tucked away in the Mele village rainforest with plenty of gently sloping hiking trails. Check out Mama's Market, the cultural hub of Vanuatu, where you can sample local bananas or shop for traditional island handicrafts. Or take the 10-minute boat ride out to Pele Island: Here, you'll find picturesque beaches shaded by palm trees overlooking turquoise waters that are prime for snorkelling.

Things To Do*

  • One For The History Books - The history of Port Vila alone is impressive – add that to the story of the entire South Pacific, and you've got the Vanuatu Cultural Centre. It houses one of the most extensive collections of South Pacific artifacts on the planet. Outrigger canoes, photos, videos and traditional sand drawing exhibitions await.
  • Natural Heat Remedy - It gets pretty hot and sticky on a tropical island. Do like the locals do and cool down at the Mele Cascades Waterfall. At 45 metres high, the spray alone is refreshing. A bus ride and a brief walk up the valley gets you to this spectacular feat of nature.
  • Find The Perfect Hideaway - A quick drive and a water taxi trip will bring you to the tiny Hideaway Island. Jump right in and snorkel in crystal clear waters teeming with rainbows of fish. Jump onboard a Port Vila, Vanuatu cruise to swim to the world's only underwater post office, and post a waterproof postcard to your friends back home.
  • Local Cuisine - For cheap eats, go to Mama's Market, where you can sample taro root pancakes, Vanuatu French fries – delicious flakes of coconut deep fried and salted to perfection – or traditional lap lap, grated yam and banana cooked with coconut cream in an earthen oven. Or dine al fresco along the waterfront: Modern eateries serve up French-inspired takes on local fish and grass-fed beef, which is some of the world's best.
  • Shopping - Along Wharf Road in the centre of town, you'll see the charming Vanuatu Handicraft Market. Here, local vendors sell authentic Vanuatu wooden carvings, as well as prints and other crafts. If you're looking for something a bit more tailored during your cruise, pop in at the nearby Pandanus shop, which supports local creators.

*Shore Activities are optional extras not included in your fare which can be booked onboard.

Arrive: 8:00 Depart: 17:00

Day 6 Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Uninhabited and untouched by modern society, Mystery Island will make you believe it wouldn't be so bad to be a marooned sailor in an old storybook. You'll find no electricity, roads or telephones here. A comfortable 30-minute walk will take you on a self-guided tour of the entire island. Only accessible by cruise ship and the nearby inhabitants of Aneityum, you'll truly get to experience life on a deserted island. Cruise to Mystery Island and explore the white-sand shoreline and its warm waters – go for a snorkel and see an incredible underwater world untouched by human influence.

Things To Do*

  • Go On A Coral Safari - Because Mystery Island is so secluded, the coral is exceptionally healthy and the fish plentiful. Whether you are swimming or snorkelling, you'll pass clown fish, parrot fish, barracudas and majestic sea turtles. You might even be lucky enough to glimpse a seahorse.
  • What's SUP - Hop on a quick boat ride to the nearby inhabited island of Aneityum for a little adventure. From there, you'll be given a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and a quick beginner's lesson on how to use it. Enjoy the remainder of your time by SUPing around the lush bay in cool island style.
  • Embrace The Escape - Unlike most of your other stops, this island is unfrequented and small – give yourself permission to slow down. Take a break from the real world and take in the shimmering turquoise ocean with your Mystery Island cruise. Dig your toes into the white powdery sand, and breathe in the warm, tropical air.
  • Local Cuisine - The inhabitants of the nearby Aneityum come to the island to prepare food and entertainment for visitors. They serve traditional Vanuatuan food, which is simple and delicious. Cruise to Mystery Island and tuck in to freshly caught grilled lobster for lunch, and treat yourself to island banana pie for dessert.
  • Shopping - Along the beach, you can find small market stalls set up by locals. They sell postcards, sarongs and traditional trinkets. For a more cultural experience, have your hair braided by one of the local women or enjoy a traditional Vanuatu massage on the beach.

*Shore Activities are optional extras not included in your fare which can be booked onboard.

Arrive: 08:00 Depart: 17:00

Day 7 At Sea

A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Films by the pool and mini golf on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

Things To Do

  • Mini Golf - Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Outdoor Film Nights - Watch newly released movies and major sporting events the way they were meant to be seen – on a 20.4 square metre outdoor movie screen above the main pool area. On selected ships.
  • Rock Climbing Wall - Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Chef's Table - Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course menu and wine tasting.
  • Chops Grille - For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
  • Giovanni's Table - A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
  • Izumi - Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
  • City Of Dreams - Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world – both real and imaginary – in a show that will hypnotise your senses.
  • Guest Entertainers - How do you make the best line-up of performers at sea even better? Invite special guests to lend their talents, too.
  • Piano Man - Take a trip down memory lane as pianists tickle the ivories to the great contemporary piano ballads of our time.
  • Piano Sing-Alongs - Join in a chorus of classics led nightly by a live piano player at the Schooner Bar on every Royal Caribbean® ship.

*Some listed activities and services are optional extras which are not included in your fare and can be booked onboard. Facilities, services and entertainment may vary by cruise.

Day 8 At Sea

A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Films by the pool and mini golf on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

Things To Do

  • Mini Golf - Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Outdoor Film Nights - Watch newly released movies and major sporting events the way they were meant to be seen – on a 20.4 square metre outdoor movie screen above the main pool area. On selected ships.
  • Rock Climbing Wall - Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
  • Chef's Table - Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests, treats you to a five-course menu and wine tasting.
  • Chops Grille - For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.
  • Giovanni's Table - A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.
  • Izumi - Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
  • City Of Dreams - Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world – both real and imaginary – in a show that will hypnotise your senses.
  • Guest Entertainers - How do you make the best line-up of performers at sea even better? Invite special guests to lend their talents, too.
  • Piano Man - Take a trip down memory lane as pianists tickle the ivories to the great contemporary piano ballads of our time.
  • Piano Sing-Alongs - Join in a chorus of classics led nightly by a live piano player at the Schooner Bar on every Royal Caribbean® ship.

*Some listed activities and services are optional extras which are not included in your fare and can be booked onboard. Facilities, services and entertainment may vary by cruise.

Day 9 Brisbane

Discover the capital of Queensland, Australia's Sunshine State. Laid-back Brisbane feels like a big country town, but it's actually Australia's third-largest city. Cruise from Brisbane, Australia and experience its charm in any season thanks to year-round warm temperatures. Head to South Bank, where you join the locals cooling down in one of the many museums and galleries, or enjoy the sunshine at the man-made Streets Beach. Two of Australia's beach-going meccas, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, border Brisbane – take a short drive out and hop on a surfboard or relax in the sun-soaked sand.

Arrive: 6:30am

WHY HOLIDAY WITH PLAY
  • Interest Free Instalments
    Weekly or Fortnightly
  • 30 Day 'Cancel For Any Reason'
    Get a full refund, no matter the reason!
  • VIP Customer Service
    Call 1800 780 880 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST) LiveChat (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm AEST)
  • Flexible Holiday Deals
    We understand plans can change