Nouméa

New Caledonia

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Cruises to Nouméa

Nouméa is a foodie utopia nestled in paradise. Tucked into the southern shores of French territory New Caledonia, the city's heritage is reflected throughout the streets, including in its culinary scene. Indulge in some French cheeses or a delicious pain au chocolat as you browse local handcrafted goods at Port Moselle Market. Learn about native Kanak culture at the beautifully constructed Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre and stroll lush gardens of La Place des Cocotiers - considered the heart of the city. A string of turquoise bays offer an abundance of outdoor activities, whether you wish to nap on a warm sandy beach or learn how to windsurf. History, cuisine and scenic beauty intersect in Nouméa.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Your ship will dock at this port.
  • Time Zone
    NCT New Caledonia Time UTC/GMT +11 hours
  • Language
    The local language is French.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Local currency is the CFP Franc (XPF)
    • Famous For
      Dating back to the 1800s, Place des Cocotiers is in the heart of downtown and is popular for street markets, concerts and people watching.
    • Fun Fact #1
      You'll find plenty or snorkelling sites, as the New Caledonian reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world after Australia.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      The French claimed New Caledonia in 1853, so it's no surprise that French culture has influenced cooking and cuisine. Coffee and wine are taken very seriously.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Representing the 8 regions of New Caledonia, Mwâ Ka is a 12m totem pole featuring a grande case (chief’s hut) and a flèche faîtière (carved rooftop spear).

Nouméa TOP EXCURSIONS

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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.

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Eni Cultural Discovery

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Melanesian Encounter

Visit the Melanesian village of Hnathalo, where ancient customs are still practiced religiously and traditional island v...

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Cliffs of Jokin

Gain an understanding of life on Lifou by visiting a prosperous vanilla plantation and the village of Jokin, which overl...

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Tropical Forest Walk & Secret Grotto

Meander through a tropical forest and explore a grotto, where you will discover how the local Melanesians have gained gr...

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