What is your favorite South Pacific Port

Hi all what is your favorite South Pacific Port or country Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Noumea, Port Vila, Tahiti 

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New Zealand---Auckland---If all goes well we should be visiting there again on Feb. 10th.

Unfortunately we haven't had an opportunity to visit the South Pacific......yet.

There is a short three hour tour that leaves out of Honolulu.  It’s on this small fishing craft..........ummmmmmm..........never mind.

 

 

Our Hawaiian cruise was cancelled due to an unexpected layoff when I was an electrician.  We knew it was going to be about 6 months and couldn’t justify the expense.

Funny thing though, my father, who was living with us at the time, ( and was Mr. Negativity ) had fought in the Pacific.   When we told him where we were going, all he said was, “ I was there ! There isn’t anything there  ! “   All I could do was shake my head and say, dad, I’m sure they’ve at least put up a McDonalds in the last 50 years since you were there.

I love coming into Auckland on a sunny day past the islandsHappy

South Pacific is south of the equator.  North Pacific is north of the equator. I know it sounds strange for somebody like us, living at 61 degrees North L. but Hawaii is in the North Pacific and so is the Gulf of Alaska.

 

Most of Hawaii is in the tropics, of all the major Hawaiian islands, Kuai, is furthest north but it too is still in the tropics. None of Florida is in the tropics.

 

It is almost 1400 miles from Hawaii to the equator, from the equator to Tahiti it is another approx 1200 miles of southern sailing. From Anchorage to Seattle it is 1450 nautical miles.

 

Speaking of Tahiti. I know my first response on this thread was Auckland N. Z. and for things to do that would be my number one choice, south of the equator. But we were in Tahiti for a full day one time and I really enjoyed it. You can embark on a cruise at Tahiti  (Papeete), so I thought perhaps someday we could do that as I found a real nice hotel to stay in close to the isthmus in the eastern portion of the high land Papeete is on. See, the French aren’t all that bad.

 

When I was in Moorea, we stayed in a thatched bungalow over the lagoon.  It was expensive but a once in a lifetime experience.  I loved swimming in the lagoon and watch the fish swimming in the crystal clear water under a glass cutout in the floor the bungalow.

Moorea and Rangaroa then Bora Bora. We have not made it to New Zealand, Australia or Fiji yet. Bucket list items!

Any port your on a cruise ship what could be better

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