Port reviews and tips for 23 Night South Pacific Crossing (San Francisco To Sydney) on 2017-09-28.

San Francisco, California Departs at 6:00pm - Sep 28, 2017

"If they had offered ten stars then thats what I would have given. Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge into the bay with Sausalito to the left, Alcatraz dead ahead, San Francisco with its cable cars to the right. Yes, heavenly. The ship ties-up next to a tram stop from which you can turn left and travel inexpensively into the city (six minutes) or, turn right and visit the various Pier 39 attractions and find the terminus for the cable car (five minutes). Take a tour, cross the bridge, visit Sausalito, go to Alcatraz, ride the cable car...fill your boots! " - johnnierainey
"San Francisco was nice we went to the aquarium and Pier 39 in went to Chinatown and we were surprised at how large Chinatown Was and then we went to the zoo and we had a good time ." - wynnrose60
"What's not to like about San Francisco (other than the politics)? Cable cars, water front, China Town - all neat. " - ItaVero

Hilo, Hawaii Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 04, 2017, Departs at 6:00pm - Oct 04, 2017

"Black Sand Beach and the National Volcanoes Park are must sees at this stop! " - sehoran86
"Again, discount Hawaii car rental and Jeep on over to Volcano National Park. Get the Gypsy guide app for the Big Island and it will direct you to all the must see areas. I suggest going to the Punaluu Beach Park first to see the black sand and sea turtles and then make your way to the Volcanos. " - Cruiser65184240
"We did an excursion went thru a lava tube that was really intresting, saw beautiful waterfalls but went later in the day. We were told that the rainbow only comes out in the morning. The plants and flowers were just beautiful." - KodaBear3

Honolulu, Oahu Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 05, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 05, 2017

"Make sure to schedule a tour to Pearl Harbor. " - sehoran86
"Don't miss Pearl Harbor. Town is super crowded with lots of shopping but nothing that isn't on the mainland. Do the Diamondhead stairs their worth the view " - bigdogclaire
"Wwe spent 5 days before the cruise and saw everything. " - c2sharks

Pago Pago, American Samoa Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 11, 2017, Departs at 6:00pm - Oct 11, 2017

"Very poor HAL excursions" - Swisscruisers

Cross International Dateline

"had a fun party onboard ship with balloons and cake" - williaml632
"Get your certificate." - glomarrone
"Cool, but gained a day and lost a day, jet lag. " - BucketList7

Suva, Fiji Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 13, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 13, 2017

"Rewa culture and kava ceremony is great. all the locals are friendly and welcoming. at the end of the tour, we were dropped off in Suva for some shopping be aware - the locals are vultures and prey on the vulnerable. we were told a guy was "security" and forced into a store that sold wooden items at expensive prices. they don't take no for an answer and make you feel very unsafe. they look in your wallet, physically push you up to the counter and then ask for a fee. id avoid the town altogether if you go to Suva. stick to the shore tours through the cruise line so you know you are safe." - kky
"nothing much to do but good experience " - moringreys
"Highly recommend the "best of Fiji" tour to local village and longboat ride to spectacular waterfall!" - mattpickard

Lautoka, Fiji Islands Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 14, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 14, 2017

"For your day excursion in Lautoka you can book with Windflow Tours and Travel or pm Ulalia Nakanacagi on Facebook. 4hrs Tour- Site seeing,country side,mud pool,beach and shopping. Price:$55 AUD pp No other hidden cost." - Summergal
"Sort of a dumpy town but we hired a van on shore with 8 other people at $25 apiece to take us to a resort and it was a long drive but turned out to be the perfect blue lagoon for swimming and laying on the beach. The way you have imagined Fiji to be." - Koalcash
"Very good pricing, hot, they take Aus money if need be, don't forget camera " - Kara97

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 16, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 16, 2017

"Snorkelling in the best here but take your coral shoes!" - Yorkshiretyke
"Lovely little island :) enjoyed the walk up to the Church - so gorgeous up there. Beaches are lovely, remember your reef shoes and a mask and snorkel." - LuluB53
"We did not visit Lifou isle, instead we went to Mare, New Caledonia. This had the most amazing beach with great snorkelling. But we had to catch a bus to get there, which cost $15 per adult and $13 per child. We were not told about this prior to the trip. So we had to pay an extra $86 we had not budgeted for. But the beach was totally worth the bus fare. Jus would have been good if we had been told this before departure." - thedenniss

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 17, 2017, Departs at 4:00pm - Oct 17, 2017

"Beautiful beach within walking distance of the ship. " - The1edge
"Have a local lunch. The lobster tails, avocado and papaya salad were amazing. " - MelnWal
"Beautiful snorkeling right at your toe tips. Food and drink available. On the turtle excursion the snorkeling was fantastic and the school of cuttlefish that swam by, a first." - K8ee

Noumea, New Caledonia Arrives at 8:00am - Oct 18, 2017, Departs at 4:00pm - Oct 18, 2017

"Noumea was a little disappointing I think next time I would do a tour of the islands as the city is looking a bit tired " - leeanddonna
" Make sure you book an tour with Fernando https://www.fernandos-tours.com/ best thing you will do " - hatturo
"Went to the Cultural Centre it has a lot of information and great views" - Jules12

Sydney, Australia Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 21, 2017,

"Add a couple of nights to stay in the heart of Sydney. The Circular Quay area is next to the main port with convenient access to Sydney's excellent water taxis and Train systems. It walking distance to them, plus walking distance to the iconic Sydney Opera House, botanical gardens, and the Rocks (shopping/dining)." - sharonsarkisian
"Whats not to like? As with San Francisco, Auckland, HongKong etc we were there for two days. Yes, we visited the bridge, the opera house, blue mountains, Featherdale Park (kangaroos and much more) , Manly beach etc. Too much to do, so little time" - johnnierainey
"We went 5 days early and stayed at the Holiday Inn in the Rocks then at Potts Point. Walked across the Harbor Bridge. Took the train to the Blue Mts. one day which I highly recommend - then just take the hop on bus. Went to Manley for a day and went to Bondi." - Koalcash