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Stopovers and holidays

Discover the rest of New Caledonia

Transform your cruise and upcoming New Caledonian holiday into truly unforgettable adventures! New Caledonia, with its UNESCO-listed lagoon, pristine natural landscapes, and rich, authentic traditions, boasts an astonishing diversity across its various regions. During your cruise, you might get a brief glimpse of Nouméa, a vibrant and surprising capital, and explore beautiful islands like Lifou, the Isle of Pines, or Maré… with countless more treasures awaiting you should consider returning by plane for a more extensive and enriching experience. So, waste no time and commence planning your next New Caledonian getaway today.

Cruise stopovers

Lifou extends far beyond its breathtaking landscapes. The sheer natural beauty of this expansive coral island would captivate even the most discerning travellers. With its turquoise waters, awe-inspiring cliffs, lush tropical forests, and expansive caves, it boasts an environment that can satiate the desires of the most demanding tourists. Beyond mere folklore, the heartfelt reception from the tribal residents provides a genuine immersion into their traditions and offers insights into Kanak arts and craftsmanship. Make sure not to miss the chance to witness traditional singing and dancing performances, delve into the realm of vanilla, explore one of the world’s most exquisite reefs, or indulge in delectable local culinary delights.

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When you arrive at Kuto Bay, prepare to be mesmerised by the natural beauty of this location. The Isle of Pines stands as an unspoiled gem, where tall columnar pines and swaying coconut trees gracefully transition into expansive stretches of powdery white beaches that seamlessly merge with crystal-clear waters. Amidst this picture-perfect backdrop, visitors are welcomed by the local community with traditional songs and dances. You’ll discover an array of local products, handcrafted items, and a multitude of activities to partake in on the island: from scuba diving and snorkelling to cultural excursions and boat trips to nearby islets, the possibilities are endless.

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Nestled amidst towering cliffs, Maré beckons you into a breathtakingly unique setting. Its untamed and awe-inspiring beauty seamlessly blends with the warm hospitality of its residents, ensuring a fantastic experience. Secret coves, rugged basalt formations, and secluded beaches create an atmosphere where you’ll experience a profound sense of escape from the world, far removed from your daily routine. It’s an unmistakably distinctive destination!

The 5 regions of the archipelago

While on a brief cruise stopover, there’s simply not enough time to delve into everything this destination has to offer. Numerous captivating experiences and extraordinary tourist attractions, as splendid as they are unusual, still lie unexplored. Keen to extend your journey? Here’s a glimpse of the multifaceted beauty of New Caledonia that’s bound to persuade you to return for an extended stay and venture through this charming slice of France nestled in the heart of the Pacific.