Cruise Lines

Our Favorite Ships to Sail in the South Pacific

A treasure trove of natural beauty, the South Pacific has been a sought-after destination among distinguished travelers for decades. If you’re thinking of setting sail to the islands of sun and sand, check out our top three cruises to the South Pacific.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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What makes Regent stand apart from other luxury cruise ships sailing to the South Pacific? The all-inclusive travel experiences. Free roundtrip air on intercontinental flights, open bars and lounges, free unlimited shore excursions; and that’s just the beginning. It’s as if every luxury imaginable is included. So, enjoy sipping champagne at a sophisticated lounge or tasting freshly prepared French or Pan Asian fare at one of the ships specialty restaurants, all at no extra cost. Since there is so much to see off the ship – thanks to immersive cultural and local port excursions – it’s hard to imagine wanting to spend time onboard. But don’t discount the immeasurable onboard activities and world-class accommodations. Known for the legendary Canyon Ranch Spa, there is no better way to restore your mind, body, and spirit than an indulging spa treatment.


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From the mountains of New Guinea to remote lagoons, Silversea delivers unprecedented luxury both on and off the ship. Especially appealing to those who crave a more intimate sailing experience, Silversea prides itself on providing an attentive staff (including butler service), lavish accommodations, and perfectly curated shore excursions. Adding to the ease of traveling, Silversea all-inclusive amenities mean that the divine cuisine prepared by world-class chefs and the full butler service is all included in your cruise. If you prefer the peace of your own private verandah, simply grab your favorite spirit or wine from your in-suite mini-fridge, that has been stocked according to your preferences or explore the many indulgent flavors of the ship’s restaurants. The beauty of the restaurant is Silversea’s open seating policy, which means you can dine at your leisure. If these luxury amenities aren’t enough to convince you to sail to the South Pacific on Silversea, all expedition activities and onboard lectures are also part of the all-inclusive experience.

Oceania Cruises

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Oceania also tops our list of South Pacific cruises. While all-inclusive options are typically only run for limited times, if you are lucky enough to book an OLife Choice, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of roundtrip airfare as well as one of the following: eight free shore excursions, a free beverage package or an $800 shipboard credit per stateroom. Sailing through the aqua waters of the South Pacific, you’ll stop at breathtaking ports visiting one of the world’s tallest waterfall, Cascade Tevaipo, the crystal waters of Yejele Beach and a plethora of beautiful rain forests. Onboard accommodations include well-appointed staterooms boasting spacious accommodations, exclusive Prestige Tranquility bedding, and Bulgari amenities. Whether you’re relaxing at the prestigious Canyon Ranch Spa, retreating to your luxurious stateroom, or reveling in the culinary masterpieces, there’s no doubt your voyage on Oceania will exceed expectations.

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