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Noumea, New Caledonia, Cruising Carnival Spirit

2016 VT Meet Continues


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WE WERE NOT FUSSED WITH CHECKING OUT NOUMEA SO
HAD BOOKED A NEARBY ISLAND TRIP. UNFORTUNATELY
THE SEA WAS A BIT ROUGH SO THE TRIP WAS CANCELLED :(

WHAT TO DO ON NOUMEA?.....

WE HAD ARRIVED EARLY MORNING AT PORT. BUSES MET
OUR CRUISE SHIP TO TAKE US INTO TOWN.

THERE WERE LOADS OF DAY TRIP TOUTERS. WE DECIDED
TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE HOP ON HOP OFF BUS
WHICH WAS MUCH MORE REASONABLY PRICED THAN THE
DAY TRIPS.

FIRST STOP.... SOME BEER TASTING WAS IN ORDER TO HELP
US PLAN OUR DAY :)

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FOLLOWING A FEW BEER TASTINGS AND SNACK, WE SPLIT
UP. HUBBY AND I CAUGHT THE BUS TO THE NEXT BEACH
AND HAD A QUICK SWIM FOLLOWED BY A LEASURLY STROLL
ALONG THE SHOPS LOOKING FOR A NICE RESTAURANT FOR
LUNCH.

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FOOD HERE WAS GOOD. SERVICE NOT IN YOUR FACE AND
WE ENJOYED A RELAXED LUNCH AND PEOPLE WATCHING.

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HUBBY AND I HEADED BACK EARLY GIVING OURSELVES
PLENTY OF TIME TO BOARD THE SHIP.

WE HEARD THAT SOME DIDN'T LEAVE ENOUGH TIME AND
HAD TO CATCH TAXIS WHO CHARGED OVER DOUBLE THE
PRICE FOR THE TRIP WHICH HAD TO BE PAID OTHERWISE
THE OTHER OPTION WAS TO MISS THE BOAT.

NOUMEA WAS OK.... BUT MARE AND THE ISLE OF PINES
WERE MUCH BETTER. IN FACT, IF PLANNING A CRUISE TO
THE ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, I THINK THAT FIJI AND
VANUATU WOULD PROBABLY BE A BETTER OPTION.

Posted by aussirose 18:27 Archived in New Caledonia Tagged travellerspoint new south carnival pacific meet cruising spirit vt noumea caledonia 2016 aussirose

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A shame your island trip was cancelled, but the beer tasting looks like a reasonable alternative ;-)

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