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Cruises to Isle of Pines


The Isle of Pines is nicknamed ‘the closest island to paradise’ and once you disembark upon its shores, you’ll understand why.

White sands, blue waters and a rich colonial history define the experience of visiting this South Pacific Islands destination.

Carnival transports you to heaven on earth in a range of Isle of Pines cruise deals. These vary from 7 to 12 nights in duration and set sail to the Isle of Pines and other charming South Pacific locations.

Fun Fact: The island was actually named by Captain Cook yonks ago when he was sailing by one day. Interesting stuff.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Where is Isle of Pines?

The Isle of Pines is located within the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, and is a gem in the south of New Caledonia.

The French-Pacific territory is well renowned for its tropical climate, pristine beaches, untouched coral reefs, along with a relaxed, island culture.

What to do in Isle of Pines from a cruise ship?

Exploring Kuto Bay, in the Kuto Peninsula, and the nearby Kanumera Bay, is a must. The powder-soft sands and turquoise waters provide calm, sheltered, crystal-clear swimming and snorkelling conditions for all ages.

The French culinary influence and Melanesian hospitality of Isle of Pines also afford endless food and drink options to suit all tastes. You could easily find yourself eating foie gras on a pristine beach, tucking into abundant tropical fruits and vegetables, or paying a visit to a restaurant with the local island flair.

Where do cruise ships dock in Isle of Pines?

Cruise ships dock in Kuto Bay, which is located on the island’s southwest coast. Passengers are transported to the pier via cruise ship tenders.

Do I need a visa for Isle of Pines?

Generally speaking, if you are visiting Isle of Pines and have a return ticket, you won’t need a tourist visa. You will, however, require a passport with six months’ validation following your cruise departure date when you set sail with Carnival.

How far is Isle of Pines from Sydney?

If you’re talking nautical miles, Isle of Pines is 1,240 or more from Sydney. For the laidback cruise goer, you can set foot on this pine-flanked piece of paradise on your 7-to-12-night Pacific Islands cruise deal departing Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane with Carnival.