Noumea

New Caledonia

Cruises to Noumeau

Noumea 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 Noumea.

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).

Noumea TOP EXCURSIONS

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.

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Tjibaou Cultural Center

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

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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...

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Botanical Park & Bird Sanctuary

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

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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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Featured Noumea CRUISE ITINERARIES

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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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