New Caledonia

Cruises to Lifou

Find yourself in a secluded paradise, where natural splendors present themselves at every turn. The northern coast features intoxicating cliffs and limestone caves and the southern side turquoise water and white-sand beaches. Take paths leading up to magnificent views of the endless Pacific. From Baie de Jenik, swim right up to excellent snorkelling amid coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life. And make friends with turtles while floating in the calm bay just off Luengoni Beach. The limestone caves just west are simply stunning - shine your flashlight on the water and the deep rock pools turn a shimmery emerald green.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Lifou Ship will ANCHOR at this port.
  • Time Zone
    NCT (New Caledonia Time) UTC/GMT +11 hours
  • Language
    The official language is French.
  • Currency & Shopping
    French Pacific Franc (CFP franc)
    • Famous For
      The Chapelle Notre Dame de Lourdes, built in 1898 to commemorate the island’s first Catholic missionaries, offers sweeping east–west panoramic views.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Jokin Cliffs boast amazing limestone caves with, gleaming, otherworldly stalagmites and stalactites.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Art enthusiasts should be on the lookout for Melanesian and New Caledonian woodcarvings and masks.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Enjoy fresh seafood prepared with a French flair, a delicious selection of wines and excellent coffee. Dine outdoors and savour the beautiful views.


A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Tjibaou Cultural Center

Discover the Pacific region’s rich and varied indigenous culture at the Tjibaou Cultural Center, a complex of galleries ...


Dubmea River Kayak & Swim

The perfect blend of adventure and eco-tourism awaits on this fantastic tour of the Dumbea River , which meanders its wa...


Botanical Park & Bird Sanctuary

Ideal for nature lovers, this excursion takes you on a walking tour of Parc Forestier, a wonderfully compact botanical p...


Scenic Drive & Pilgrimage Church

See French-influenced Noumea from several different viewpoints, highlighted by a stop at the Church of La Conception, a ...



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Relax on the white sands of beautiful Bora Bora.

17-Day South Pacific from Papeete

Experience the best of the South Pacific on board Norwegian Jewel.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
Raiatea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia); Pago Pago (American Samoa); Lautoka (Fiji); Suva (Fiji); Port Vila (Vanuatu); Noumea (New Caledonia); Lifou (New Caledonia);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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Marvel at the lushness of New Caledonia’s Noumea.

13-Day South Pacific from Sydney

Unique itinerary stops in South Pacific, including Isle of Pines.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Noumea (New Caledonia); Isle of Pines (New Caledonia); Lifou (New Caledonia); Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob) (Australia); Airlie Beach (Australia); Brisbane (Australia);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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