In December 2011, I decided for my 26th birthday (May 28th) to go on a cruise. The benefit of a cruise meant that there was no need for hiking or following a large crowd around an island/city/town but that we could do our own thing at our own pace while relaxing on board a luxury cruise line. What started as a large group of friends dwindled down to Varun and I booking a 7-day cruise with P&O Cruises.
The cruise departed Brisbane and headed for Nouméa, Lifou Isle and lastly Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This page will focus on Nouméa and Lifou Isle. For Port-Vila, please check out my Vanuatu page.