New Caledonia

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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 snorkeling 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 OFFSHORE 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 savor 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.


Melanesian Encounter

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


Cliffs of Jokin

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


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...


Luecilla Beach & Scenic Drive

Explore the natural side of Lifou on an inspiring driving tour along its sparsely inhabited northern shore, followed by ...

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