Cruising to Lifou and Port Vila, Vanuatu
Posted on Jul 02, 2013 by
This coming Tuesday (Monday in the US) I am boarding the (much maligned and often with good cause) Pacific Star for an eight night cruise to Lifou in the Loyalty Islands and Port Vila, Vanuatu. I`m not overly concerned with the soon- to-be-retired ship - the cruise was an incredible bargain ($1050NZ/pp), especially since it departs from Auckland.
What I am interested in is things to do on the islands. P&O offers plenty of rather expensive excursions and I have discovered on previous cruises that venturing out on one`s own not only is more cost effective, but is usually more fun.
Has anyone been to either of these ports? Your thoughts and experiences would be most welcome.