Eclipse, South Pacific Cruise ex Melbourne Return 14 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Celebrity Eclipse.
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14 Night Cruise sailing from Melbourne roundtrip aboard Celebrity Eclipse.
Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Eclipse continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Renowned for her contemporary décor and an extraordinary choice of dining options—you can also enjoy a wide selection of bars and lounges to suit every mood, almost endless entertainment from the impressive theater shows to the peace and quiet of the library, and variety of activities to keep mind, body, and soul in tune.
Highlights of this cruise:
Melbourne offers modern elegance that stays true to its local Aboriginal and Australian roots. As Australia’s cultural hub, the city is home to over a dozen fascinating museums. Melbourne Museum features diverse interactive exhibits, as well as an extensive collection of indigenous and postmodern art. Explore Gold-Rush-era buildings in trendy multicultural neighborhoods where chic restaurants, stylish rooftop bars, and street art vie for attention. Unwind at the Royal Botanic Gardens and meet kangaroos, wallabies, and Tasmanian Devils at the Healesville Sanctuary. For more action, enjoy a lively football, cricket, grand-slam tennis event, or Formula One race. Just outside the city, you’ll find some of the most spectacular natural scenery. Take a dramatic coastal ride along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road. Or, visit the 12 Apostles, a land of stunning rock stacks that rise out of the ocean, each with its own story. Melbourne’s cultural diversity is also reflected brilliantly in its cuisine. Sample Chinese fare in Chinatown, enjoy Spanish tapas at bohemian Fitzroy, or sample Lebanese cuisine at Brunswick. Try fish and chips and a strong stout at a local pub.
Isle of Pines
Untouched white sand beaches, tranquil blue water, lush vegetation, amazing underwater wonders, and superbly friendly people reside on this tiny island on the southern tip of New Caledonia. Its unique habitat and pristine coastline has earned Isle of Pines the UNESCO World Heritage designation, protecting it from overdevelopment. Here you can explore an underwater paradise of sea turtles, fragile coral reefs, and tropical fish on a snorkeling or SCUBA adventure. Float on a clear lagoon as tropical fish swim around you. Experience the white-sand coast, mysterious grottoes, and stunning white cliffs that rise out of the clear sea. After you’ve built up an appetite, rejoice in the fact it’s a land of French cuisine served in an island paradise. Enjoy famous Isle of Pines escargots drizzled in butter. Toast a day of sun and beauty with a glass of French champagne. Or, savor a fresh-baked croissant or a locally-sourced seafood dish. To bring home a piece of paradise, discover native Kunié handicrafts as you explore the island’s local boutiques that sell these wood carvings and leather work. Isles of Pines is nicknamed the "closest island to paradise" and we think you'll agree.
Known for its friendly residents and beautiful landscape, Lifou is located off the French island of New Caledonia. The first visitors to this island paradise were European whalers and today's guests can enjoy the same relaxed, timeless beauty. Picturesque cliff-top views, secluded beaches, fascinating caves, and rich traditional culture create a backdrop for a perfect stop.
Located on the southernmost point of the Vanuatu archipelago, this little jewel of the South Pacific is completely uninhabited. Formerly used as an allied force landing strip during WWII, today only palm trees and sweet seclusion grow from the white sand of Mystery Island. The locals live across the waters on Tanna and visit the island during the day to spread their warmth, culture and wares. It's the perfect spot for couples, beach lovers, or anyone looking to lounge in an ocean of beauty and literally get away from it all.
Journey to a casual and cosmopolitan French colonial city of turquoise water and white-sand beaches. Nouméa offers world-class beaches, incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities, and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for shopping, sitting at a seaside café, or strolling. Called the French Riviera of the Pacific, Nouméa boasts lovely French seaside restaurants, boutiques selling the finest Parisian designs, and streets lined with French colonial architecture. Nouméa’s cuisine reflects the city’s French roots. French flavors, fresh seafood, and local specialties such as Bougna (a Melanesian dish of seafood, chicken, and local produce) and mangrove oysters are all on the menu at Nouméa. Visit the Place des Cocotiers, where you can explore local artisanal goods, fashion, and taste delicious homemade specialties. Journey to the summit of Ouen Toro Hill for incredible views of the bay and city below. Explore the city’s rich colonial and World War II history at key landmarks and museums which feature World War relics and Melanesian art. Visit Nouméa’s aquarium, where you can view endangered sea turtles, or plunge into Nouméa’s wildlife-rich water and see a beautiful coral reef.