Set sail from Auckland, New Zealand, aboard the highly acclaimed Celebrity Solstice® for 15 nights of entertainment and relaxation. Your first stop is Bay of Islands, known for its distinct Maori heritage. After 2 days of cruising, you will discover Lautoka, the 2nd-largest town in the country. Lautoka is also known as “Sugar City” because it is situated in the center of the sugar cane-growing region. Visit Lautoka Market in the business district for the perfect souvenir, or spend the day soaking up the sun on stretches of beach along the coast. Your next port is Suva, Fiji’s capital and a multicultural, modern city with museums, markets, shopping and restaurants. Another day of cruising will bring you to Apia, the capital city of Samoa. Another day of cruising fun awaits before arriving at Pago Pago, a place perfect for hiking and shopping. One more day at sea will lead to the tropical paradise of Vavau; then, it’s on to Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga, and the unforgettable Royal Palace and the Royal Tombs. After 2 more days at sea, you will return to Auckland and disembark.
What we love:
• Lautoka Market is a dynamic, bustling market to experience – offering everything from elaborate pottery and spices, to seafood and vegetables.
• Suva, Fiji, is known as a true tropical metropolis that offers an outstanding mix of colonial-era buildings with impressive museums and nightlife.
• Visiting the Royal Palace and Royal Tombs of Nuku’alofa will provide worthwhile insights into the history and grandeur of the inspiring land of Tonga.