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Cruises to Noumea


Carnival transports you to the heart of Noumea, in its vibrant capital city of New Caledonia. Renowned as the Paris of the Pacific, you can channel French-style savoir-faire on a Noumea cruise with Carnival.

Aside from ordering delicious croissants (in perfect French of course), there’s plenty of other great stuff to keep you busy. All you gotta do is choose which is more your style.

Are you more in the mood for a day at the beach? Or would you rather the hustle and bustle of the city? Perhaps a bit of both?

Cruise to Noumea and explore the exotic South Pacific Islands on your Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne to Noumea cruise with Carnival.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What to do in Noumea from a cruise ship?

When visiting Noumea, you can explore, snorkel and gain a zest for family-friendly fun at one of the island’s beautiful white sandy beaches.

If the cityscape is more your scene, you can enjoy the excitement of the capital city, where you can yearn to savour the fusion flavours of French and Melanesian cultures combined.

Of course, you can also absorb yourself in the rich, artistic culture of Noumea and learn the true history of New Caledonia from your Carnival cruise ship.

Where to go if exploring Noumea on a cruise?

When you cruise to Noumea, a Noumea cruise tour is a must for exploring the sights. Marvel at the amazing marine life and coral species in New Caledonia.

You can also sample French cuisine enhanced by the freshest Melanesian produce and hospitality, and indulge your inner fashionista at the luxury boutiques and concept stores of New Caledonia.

Do you need a passport for a cruise to Noumea?

You will need to present a passport with six months’ validation following your cruise departure date if you’re counting on a port visit to Noumea on your Carnival cruise.

Where do cruise ships dock in Noumea?

The Noumea cruise port is centrally located in New Caledonia on Grande Terre island: just a five-minute stroll to the downtown centre of Coconut Square, which features a handicraft market and all amenities. The port's main terminal facilities are situated on the second floor of the terminal building.

How long is a cruise to Noumea?

You can cruise to Noumea on board your 7 to 12-night Pacific Islands cruise deals, departing Sydney and Brisbane. For those wishing to depart from Melbourne, Carnival offers 11 and 12-night Pacific Island long cruises.

You can also drift away to Noumea on an unforgettable 18-night cruise, departing Sydney.