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General question - best time of year to go

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General question - best time of year to go

hi there,

i am planning on going on a P&O cruise through the Pacific Islands and was wondering if u could tell me the best time of year to go?

We were thinking August 2011 but ur comments would be appreciated!!

thanks = )

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1. Re: General question - best time of year to go

That is one of the better times to go. It will be not to hot and not to cold. But thats MY opinion

Billy

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2. Re: General question - best time of year to go

Hello ErinScottCorey,

The best time of year depends on whether your'e looking for calm seas, blue skies or warm swimming water for starters.

August is generally a time of year when the skies are very blue and the sea is relatively calm. The weather is more sunny than in the wetter months after Christmas. The air is cool and you may well need a jacket. The ocean is cool but you can still swim on most days. Compared to, say, Tasmania, the ocean is positively toasty but August is still one of the cooler months of the year.

If I was planning to visit Vanuatu via cruise ship then August would definitely suit me fine.

Our very first trip to Vanuatu was in August many years ago and we have visited in that month several times since.

Hope this helps,

Jen

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Hi my name is sue .

i went in august and i am 48 and most of the people were over 60.

It then dawnde on me that Aug and Sept was the time of year my parents went away on holidays.

It was very disapointing.It would have been nice to talk to anyone my age group.There was about 20 young people at the most and they were very disapointed.

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4. Re: General question - best time of year to go

Hi

August, September, October are regarded as the best time.

My partner always nicks off during December, January,

In saying that, I still have friends that come every Xmas, New Year.

(It is humid). She's a wimp.

We now for the first time since I have been here (5 yrs) getting schoolies.

Probably because they're not into the drug scene on the Gold Coast.

Any time is a good time, It's all about the experience.

Cheers

Edited: 14 December 2010, 18:58
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5. Re: General question - best time of year to go

Weather wise, August and September are great months.

Cost wise, February is a great time to come as it is a slow time of year and there are usually really good specials available.

Try not to come during Australian school holidays as there are more people than usual.

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6. Re: General question - best time of year to go

This is an old post about a cruise.

The recent post was about the age of people on the cruise, and the time of year. Agree the winter months are better on a cruise in the Pacific...no cyclones.

Sue, (candtessa) have a look at the cruise critic forum, for more on age of cruise passengers. It may be a better forum for your problems you experienced

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/

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7. Re: General question - best time of year to go

Well spotted, venerable Destination Expert for Malolo Lailai Island

Congrats to LTB on the new "title"!

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8. Re: General question - best time of year to go

And on that note.

Where is Malolo Lailai Island? Sounds Hawaiian.

Many congrats LTB. Love your Santa avatar.

Jen

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