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Why Choose a Pacific Island Cruise

Our Pacific Island cruises explore far-off islands that only a small ship or yacht can reach, offering the perfectly intimate mode of transport and ability to be ever-ready to observe the marine life, sunsets and coastlines. Cruise in the company of expert naturalist guides with daily off-vessel explorations to actively experience the Pacific Islands up close. With our diverse selection of small ship South Pacific cruises in 2024, let the AdventureSmith team guide you through the sprinkling of islands that reside in this incredible destination. The best South Pacific cruises by small ship focus on remote unexplored regions away from big ship crowds. Visit Hawaii as you never have before, exploring several islands while never missing a sunset. A truly cultural experience, Papua New Guinea cruises offer a look into a world that very few outsiders see. French Polynesia, including Tahiti and Bora Bora, focus on explorations of secluded atolls, lush volcanic peaks, pristine coral reef, remote cultures and infinite shades of azure. Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is cloaked in mystery with its widely known but seldomly visited, intriguing moai statues. We are Pacific Island cruise specialists with the perfect small ship for your interests, style and budget.

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The Pacific Islands and Polynesia span over 7,000 miles from Hawaii to Rapa Nui and over 4,000 from Rapa Nui to New Zealand, comprising some 30,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Island cruises are a traveler’s paradise—and not just for the tropical landscapes and diverse sea life. Everywhere, you are greeted by warm smiles of a culture where wealth is measured not by how much they have but by how much they can give away. With limited air travel to small islands, there is no better way to explore the vast Pacific than on our small ship cruises in the Pacific Islands. Pacific Island cruises, including South Pacific cruises, encompass a wide range of exciting geography amid pristine crystal-clear waters. The best South Pacific cruises feature spectacularly beautiful land formations. Explore dramatic volcanic and coral islands while having the unique chance of meeting many of the locals whose rich cultural heritage is evident in fascinating archaeological ruins. Small ship cruises in the Pacific Islands are the ultimate way to explore the Pacific Islands and Polynesia.

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Pacific Island cruises by small ship focus on remote unexplored regions away from big ship crowds. Discover Easter Island’s moai statues, French Polynesia’s azure seas, Papua New Guinea’s unique communities and Hawaii’s lesser-known gems in an active way with expert guides.
Why book your Pacific Island cruise with AdventureSmith?

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Work one-on-one with a dedicated Adventure Specialist to research, book & prepare for your South Pacific cruise.

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Our South Pacific cruises get you out hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, diving & stand-up paddleboarding.

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Let our experience with South Pacific cruises help match you with the best small ship cruises in the pacific islands.

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Our longstanding partnerships in South Pacific cruise destinations translate into savings for you.

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What Are The Best South Pacific Cruises?

The best South Pacific cruises incorporate your priorities, whether they be cultural visits, education, celebration, activity, romance or all of the above. Our experienced Adventure Specialists are ready to talk through all of your options for small ship cruises in the Pacific Islands, with insights into which Pacific Island is the best to visit based on your interests. Our options for South Pacific cruises in 2024 & 2025 range from the crystal-clear waters of Hawaii to Easter Island, Papua New Guinea and French Polynesia’s Tahiti, the Marquesas and Bora Bora.

Luxury South Pacific Cruises

Cruise around the Pacific Islands in style aboard the refined yet relaxed Safari Explorer. Ideally sized at only 36 guests, this ship offers many opportunities for camaraderie with fellow guests as well as private spaces to take in amazing Hawaiian sunsets. Or consider exploring the islands of French Polynesia on luxury South Pacific cruises in 2024 that feature the best guides from National Geographic.

Our South Pacific luxury cruises all feature stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and unique visits to locations without the tourist crowds; they also emphasize the luxury of time to truly explore, with most luxury South Pacific cruises spanning well over a week.

Aerial view of jagged green volcanic peaks leading down to turquoise waters seen during luxury South Pacific cruises.

Pacific Island cruises by small ship focus on remote unexplored regions away from big ship crowds.


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Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 81 81 81 77 73 72 70 70 72 72 75 77
Avg. Low (F) 68 68 68 66 64 61 61 59 61 61 63 64
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 3.5 3.1 3.1 4.3 4.7 3.9 3.5 3.1 3.1 2.8 3.1 3.5

Ideal Pacific Islands Weather for Cruising

Small ship cruises in the Pacific Islands operate during the Northern Hemisphere’s cooler months, October through May. Take the opportunity to escape the cold and enjoy some sun, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters on South Pacific cruises during North American winter. While our small ship cruises in the Pacific Islands sail the North Pacific, South Pacific and Indian Ocean, they all offer a lush climate that’s easy to enjoy. Note that the climate data referenced above is for Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile, in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Pacific Island Cruises

Adventure Specialist Andrew Browning reviews his 14-day Islands of the South Pacific cruise aboard the 72-guest Coral Discoverer.
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An AdventureSmith expert shares his experience on the 8-day Hawaiian Seascapes cruise aboard the 36-guest Safari Explorer.
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Pacific Island Cruises

An AdventureSmith cruise expert goes aboard in Australia to write this ship review of the 120-guest Coral Adventurer. Read about her favorite features and cabin insights.
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Pacific Island Cruises

As I drift off to sleep I begin to dream of the amazing experiences that I couldn't even have imagined only seven days ago. I dream of diving with manta rays, of Pele, the goddess of fire, of paddle boarding at Shark's Fin Cove and swimming in the cool water under the cascading falls of Moâ'oula.
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What’s the first question a newly-married couple gets? “Where did you guys go on your Honeymoon?” We are outdoorsy and adventurous. We enjoy hiking and getting out there, we want to experience things that others could only read about. We didn't want to completely rough it on our honeymoon but we also didn't want the resort or the 2,000 person cruise ship.
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