P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Port Vila, Vanuatu

P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Port Vila, Vanuatu

This was my second time and Belinda’s first time in Vanuatu, so I knew what to expect when it came to haggling for a tour guide. Or at least I thought I did. We were one of the first groups off the cruise ship as we planned on spending the whole day abroad. After being channelled through the makeshift markets, we were greeted by a barrage of taxi drivers and tour bus operators. Due to the location of the docked…

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P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Lifou Island

P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Lifou Island

We didn’t know what to expect when arriving at Lifu Island. We knew that the place would likely be very small and very little infrastructure, which was the case. We were surprised by the overall lack of cleanliness of the island. Most places we looked we could see bits of rubbish just left laying around. Other than that, the natural beauty of the island was amazing. We walked about a couple of kilometers down the road and found a little…

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P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Noumea, New Caledonia

P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Noumea, New Caledonia

When we got to Noumea we were pretty happy to see land again. We purchased the “hop on, hop off” bus ticket which was recommended by friends that had also recently done this cruise. We were a little disappointed with Noumea, as other than going to the beach or to a bar there wasn’t really much else to do or see. This may have been due to the time we arrived in Noumea, which was late in the afternoon. We…

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P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Brisbane to Noumea

P&O Cruise – Pacific Dawn – Brisbane to Noumea

360° view of the top deck of the ship (drag image to view) We started our cruise on Saturday 13th April 2019, which just so happened to be the day of our 6th wedding anniversary. We spent the first few days at sea and would reach out first destination of Noumea, New Caledonia on Monday afternoon. Here are some photos of the trip so far.