Adelaide – Australia

  Though we didn’t know exactly what to expect of Adelaide, we were pleasantly surprised to find this vibrant, beautiful city in the south of Australia! The ship docks… in the middle of nowhere to be honest;) but luckily there is a train that leaves just a stone’s throw away from the harbour. From there …

Savusavu – Fiji

Savusavu is such a lovely underdeveloped area in Fiji. Where villages work together, people depend on the river for water, coconuts (with all its goodness) are used on a daily basis, cattle are free-roaming and the people are unbelievably friendly. For our day out, we went to the Vuadomo Waterfall. This beautiful waterfall is about …

Suva – Fiji

Suva is the capital of Fiji. This, of course, means that there are a great variety of things to do in Suva. We did only one thing, but it was utterly and totally fantastic!! We went to the Suva waterfalls. There are a series of 7 or 8 waterfalls and you can start at the …

Noumea – New Caledonia

Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia, and as of 2007, has been the fastest growing city in the Pacific. Noumea also has more sunshine days than any other Pacific Island capital and that, combined with excellent beaches, equals FUN! Once you get off the ship there is a fantastic Info Centre from which you …

Lifou – Loyalty Islands

You know those pictures you always see in magazines or in holiday ads, with the perfectly white beaches, crystal clear water, palm trees and sun sun sun!? That is exactly what you find when the ship stops at Lifou. I want to say it is paradise, but it depends on what your definition of ‘paradise’ …

Bay of Islands – New Zealand

Consisting of 144 small islands, Bay of Islands is probably best seen from above. A close second is from the ship though, so you’re in for a treat ;)! This is definitely the place to book one of Princess’ shore excursions to make sure you get the most of your day and experience Bay of …

Auckland – New Zealand

Let’s go to the famous Sky Tower! Situated in the middle of the CBD, and within walking distance from Queens Warf where the ship docks, this should definitely be at the top of your to-do list. Here are some interesting facts we learned while visiting the Sky Tower: It took 2 years, 9 months and …

Hobbiton, Tauranga – New Zealand

  a.k.a. The Shire!! For all those The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans – you will absolutely love this shore excursion when stopping in Tauranga! So, if you read my post last week, you will remember that I said there are 2 things that I highly recommend to do in Tauranga. Mount …

Mount Maunganui, Tauranga – New Zealand

When you stop in Tauranga, there are 2 things you just HAVE to do! The first thing you see when the ship docks at Tauranga is Mount Maunganui, and that’s where we headed. There are 2 options, you can either take an easy hike around Mt Maunganui, or you can take a moderate hike to …

Napier – New Zealand

Make yourself ready to spend the day outdoors in Napier :)! This beautiful town, on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand, lends itself out to be active in any way that suits you: walking, running, cycling, kayaking… the list is endless! And if you combine it with other fun things like, …