Islands of the South Pacific


Cross the Pacific to New Zealand, calling on Polynesian-flavored islands along the way. From Santiago, embark on an epic transoceanic journey.

Members from: $12,745 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Ocean Cruise

  • Destination

    Worldwide

  • Booking Code

    VCISTSP


Includes


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

  • FREE UPGRADE TO DELUXE VERANDA

  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge

  • 24-hour room service

  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

  • Port taxes & fees

  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center


Cruise amid landscapes made of dreams

Cross the Pacific to New Zealand, calling on Polynesian-flavored islands along the way. From Santiago, embark on an epic transoceanic journey. Witness the stone figures of Easter Island and the dramatic mountains soaring from azure waters around Tahiti and Bora Bora. Cruise among the pristine Bay of Islands. Explore the Kiwi capital of Wellington and marvel at the vistas of Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Overnight stays in Auckland and Sydney help you delve more deeply into local culture.


Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    Santiago (Valparaíso), Chile

    Embark your ship in Santiago this morning, Chile’s modern capital blanketed with green parks and set at the foot of snowcapped Andean peaks. Settle in to your veranda stateroom and take time to explore your ship or the port of Valparaíso. Blessed with a magnificent setting in a steep natural amphitheater turned toward the Pacific, Valparaíso charms visitors with its colorful labyrinthine streets that rise up from the water’s edge and through the hills. Funiculars carry pedestrians up and down the slopes, where they ascend to marvel at the views over the port, and where artists, authors and poets have come for generations seeking inspiration.

  2. Day 2

    Cruise the South Pacific Ocean

    As you sail the South Pacific Ocean today, relax in the Explorers’ Lounge and enjoy the spectacular vistas from the ship. As you cruise, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, and attend a port talk about your upcoming destinations.

  3. Day 3

    Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

    More than 400 miles west of Valparaíso are the Juan Fernández Islands, a remote archipelago that is largely uninhabited with the exception of Más a Tierra, which is now better known as Robinson Crusoe Island. The fictional hero was inspired by the adventures of Alexander Selkirk, a Scotsman who was marooned here and spent more than four years on the island before being rescued. With a mere 600 inhabitants today, experience the tranquility of this once deserted island.

  4. Day 4

    Cruise the Pacific Ocean

    Enjoy the range of amenities on board as you spend four days at sea, cruising the Pacific Ocean. Sign up for a variety of activities on our Sports Deck, or join a cooking class and enhance your culinary repertoire. You may visit Mamsen’s, our casual gourmet deli, any time from early morning to late night for a taste of traditional Norwegian fare. Or, perhaps renew your body and spirit in our Scandinavian-inspired Spa, a Nordic sanctuary of holistic wellness, today while at sea. Indulge in a soothing massage, facial or body treatment.

  5. Day 5

    Easter Island, Chile

    On Easter Sunday in 1722, a Dutch merchant explorer named Jakob Roggeveen happened upon this remote island, promptly giving it the name it is known by today. The people living here called it Te Pito o Te Henua, the “Navel of the World.” With its enigmatic stone sculptures and a rich, expressive art heritage, this island with an ancient history is a fascinating place to visit. Immerse yourself in local traditions and folklore as you engage with islanders whose ancestors have resided here for generations, and shop for local handicrafts.

  6. Day 6

    Cruise the Pacific Ocean

    Spend six days at sea as you sail toward the islands of French Polynesia. Enjoy a range of international cuisine on board. Choose from casual café fare at the World Café, poolside cuisine cooked fresh to order at the Pool Grill, or fine dining and regional specialties in The Restaurant. While we sail, you may wish to visit the Explorers’ Lounge, where you can share your discoveries with fellow travelers or enrich your journey with a book from our collection. Or, sign up for a destination-themed cooking class.

  7. Day 7

    Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia

    Tahiti is the largest of the islands of French Polynesia and Papeete is its principal city. It breathes the same easygoing atmosphere as the rest of the archipelago, an earthly paradise with its turquoise, placid waters, tranquil beaches and stunning underwater world. The island’s French and Polynesian cultures can be seen in the town’s covered market, whose colorful displays are a feast for the senses. Admire the distinct artwork in the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the grand colonial design of the Papeete Town Hall, or Mairie de Papeete.

  8. Day 8

    Bora Bora (Vaitape), French Polynesia

    Cruise to the island of Bora Bora today, whose landscape is dominated by an extinct volcano in the shape of two moss-green peaks surrounded by an aquamarine lagoon. Bora Bora is the quintessential Polynesian paradise, as is exhibited by its lovely beaches and clear blue seas, through its cuisine or during its crimson sunsets.

  9. Day 9

    Cruise the Pacific Ocean

    During your sea days, you may wish to spend time in our Living Room, an ideal setting for relaxation and conversation that is contiguous with The Library and the Viking Bar. Enjoy classical music from our Viking Resident Musicians, or soft selections played on our Steinway grand piano. Perhaps use the Viking Art & Design Guide app to enhance a self-guided tour of your ship’s art collection. Enjoy insightful commentary about these artworks and our unique Scandinavian spaces as you peruse a thoughtfully curated collection of classic and contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs by esteemed Scandinavian artists.

  10. Day 10

    Cross the International Date Line

    As you cross the International Date Line today, you will “cruise into the future,” effectively skipping a day. Crossing this meridian is a time-honored travel milestone long marked by ceremony. You can raise a glass to the event, whether you are celebrating in the Explorers’ Lounge or on the Aquavit Terrace.

  11. Days 11–12

    Cruise the Pacific Ocean

    As we sail today, enjoy a swim in our glass-backed Infinity Pool, cantilevered off the ship’s stern with stunning views. Or perhaps take a dip in our all-weather Main Pool, with its retractable roof.

  12. Day 13

    Bay of Islands (Waitangi), New Zealand

    Today, call into Waitangi, located in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island. Its name means “weeping waters” in Māori and it was here, at this stunning seaside location, that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840. Captain William Hobson and 52 Māori chiefs signed the treaty, an act that was considered the founding of New Zealand as a nation. Today, it is celebrated annually with a public holiday and spirited bicultural ceremony on the grounds of Treaty House.

  13. Day 14

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Arrive in Auckland today, the cultural capital of New Zealand’s North Island. Auckland is known as the “City of Sails” and enjoys a stunning setting between two harbors. This seafaring city has hosted two America’s Cup challenges, and its marinas are brimming with world-class yachts.

  14. Day 15

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Take in Auckland’s beauty and history, touring the tree-lined Albert Park and the neoclassical Auckland War Memorial Museum. Cross the harbor bridge to enjoy sweeping views from Bastion Point and pass through Parnell Village, lined with upscale shops and cafés. If you wish, visit the region’s wine country this afternoon to sample some of its world-acclaimed vintages.

  15. Day 16

    Cruise the Pacific Ocean

    While you sail the Pacific Ocean today, relax in the Explorers’ Lounge and enjoy the spectacular vistas from the ship. As you cruise, mingle with newfound friends in The Living Room, browse the Scandinavian-inspired artwork throughout your ship and attend a port talk about your upcoming destinations.

  16. Day 17

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Visit Wellington today, hailed by many as “the coolest little capital in the world,” brimming with cultural institutions such as the Museum of New Zealand and the National Art Gallery. The political capital of New Zealand enjoys a splendid setting among mountains and the sea. Enjoy a tour of its main sites, including the summit of Mt. Victoria, the Wellington Cathedral and the New Zealand Parliament’s four buildings—including Parliament House, a dramatic neoclassical wonder, and the Executive Wing, known as the “Beehive” for its shape. You will also see the renowned Wellington Botanic Garden, home to the award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Perhaps join our Privileged Access visit to the Museum of New Zealand, or join a city tour fashioned for fans of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

  17. Day 18

    Cruise the Tasman Sea

    As you cruise the Tasman Sea, enjoy the amenities of your ship. You may wish to take in some insightful TED Talks that focus on history, geography, science, longevity and more, and promote a deeper understanding of the world. Join us for hourly screenings in our onboard theaters, or view them at your convenience in your stateroom. Perhaps dine at The Chef’s Table, where you can enjoy a multicourse tasting menu complete with wine pairings. Or, savor an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi’s trattoria-style restaurant, where you can enjoy freshly prepared pastas and Chianti by the carafe.

  18. Day 19

    Cruise the Milford Sound

    Te Wāhipounamu, or the “Greenstone Waters,” as the Māori call the area, is a land of overwhelming beauty on the southwest side of New Zealand’s South Island. Located along a tectonic fault line, the land rises to 13,000 feet just 20 miles from the sea, creating an unparalleled range in ecosystems. This brings an astounding diversity in flora, fauna and scenery that have made the region a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  19. Day 20

    Cruise the Tasman Sea

    As you cruise the Tasman Sea, enjoy the amenities of your ship. Tonight, perhaps savor an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi’s trattoria-style restaurant, where you can enjoy freshly prepared pastas and Chianti by the carafe.

  20. Day 21

    Sydney, Australia

    Arrive in Sydney, the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales. The city is celebrated for its magnificent natural harbor, the world’s largest. Begin your day in the heart of the city, at Sydney Cove. Explore the charming crooked streets of Sydney’s historic district of The Rocks, where some houses date back to the early days of European settlement. Or, start off your day touring the bustling fish market with a local chef and taking your “catch” on board a harbor sightseeing vessel to be prepared. Fabulous food and wine and good company enhance this scenic outing.

  21. Day 22

    Sydney, Australia

    Disembark in Sydney today, home to the famed Sydney Opera House and countless other cultural institutions beloved by Aussies. You may transfer to the airport for your flight home or explore more of this spectacular city.


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