Best time to cruise to South Pacific Islands?

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#1
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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Joined Apr 2009
Hi folks,

We're planning to take either the 7 day Week Fantastique or 9 day Island Adventure cruise from Brisbane sometime during the second half of next year. Both these cruises go to the pacific islands.

We'd like to stay away from school holidays, so when would be the best time to sail, taking into account weather on-board and on-shore?

Possible departures are:

Week Fantastique (7 days)
21 Aug 2010
4, 11, 18 Sep 2010
23, 30 Oct 2010
13, 20 Nov 2010

Island Adventure (9 days)
02 Oct 2010
18 Dec 2010 (Xmas Cruise)

Thanks
Kylie
#2
Brisbane
2,797 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Originally posted by sassenach.girl
Week Fantastique (7 days)
21 Aug 2010
4, 11, 18 Sep 2010
23, 30 Oct 2010
13, 20 Nov 2010

Island Adventure (9 days)
02 Oct 2010
18 Dec 2010 (Xmas Cruise)

Thanks
Kylie
hi Kylie,
My recommendation is 2nd October Island Adventure. We find that 7 day cruises are just far too short and have decided we will not go on another one.

We have cruised in November and in December and found it to be incredibly humid. On the December cruise we would come back on to the ship with our clothes soaking wet from perspiration. (Sorry to be so graphic.) Keep in mind that Noumea is the same latitude as Rockhampton and Vila is almost as far north as Cairns. December is well and truly into the wet season. This is just my opinion - you might love hot and humid weather.

Evon.
#3
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
50 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Thanks for the reply Evon! We've just come back from 8 days in Vanuatu and it was humid humid humid, even for late March! Luckily we only got rain the last two days

And while we didn't mind the humidity, my parents may be joining us on this cruise and I'm not sure the humidity will be a winner for them. But in saying that, they would only be subject to the humidity on short days.

hmmmm decisions decisions! The 9-day Xmas cruise would be lovely .

Kylie
#4
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
2,008 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Originally posted by sassenach.girl
Thanks for the reply Evon! We've just come back from 8 days in Vanuatu and it was humid humid humid, even for late March! Luckily we only got rain the last two days

And while we didn't mind the humidity, my parents may be joining us on this cruise and I'm not sure the humidity will be a winner for them. But in saying that, they would only be subject to the humidity on short days.

hmmmm decisions decisions! The 9-day Xmas cruise would be lovely .

Kylie
Hi Kylie

Are you taking kids? Just check that the kids clubs arn't already full.

My choice would be the October one too! The 7 night is way too short .
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I'd go for the Oct 2 one..warm enough for a swim and not humid yet. The islands are about the same latitude as Rockhampton/Yeppoon, which is one of our best months.
Hope this helps with your decision and booking.
Cheers,
Anna
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