Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Vanuatu / Tonga / Tahiti / Samoa / Norfolk Island / Niue / New Caledonia / Moorea / Fiji / Cook Islands / Bora Bora Actively Relaxing on a South Pacific Cruise Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Vanuatu / Tonga / Tahiti / Samoa / Norfolk Island / Niue / New Caledonia / Moorea / Fiji / Cook Islands / Bora Bora Actively Relaxing on a South Pacific Cruise story by: Mike Williams Sipping a piña colada by the pool, getting treated to a full body massage before nonchalantly wining and dining the evening away, some people like to do as little as possible when relaxing on a cruise. However, for those who like to enjoy a more active style of relaxing, then a cruise has an energizing profusion of activities to keep you entertained. In fact, there are probably even more options for those who love ‘active relaxing’ than there are on a resort holiday. From rock-climbing, trivia contests, pool games and movies, to spa treatments and fitness classes, cruise lines schedule so many activities that a day at sea can almost be as exhausting as a full day of sightseeing! There’s always plenty on in the evening too. Evening entertainment includes live bands in lounges, Broadway-style shows, piano bars, outdoor movies on the top deck and plenty more. There is certainly no chance of ever being bored on a cruise ship. Cruising is the perfect option for family travel, thanks to the range of children-friendly activities and amenities on-board. Kids are well catered for, leaving the parents free to lie by the pool, workout in the gym or partake in any number of relaxing opportunities on board. Family-oriented ships have impressive facilities that often include multiple play areas for the youngest cruisers, kiddie pools, waterslides, kids-only deck space through to teen hangouts and discos. Of course, on shore excursions present a smorgasbord of exciting activities to stretch the legs. Cruising the South Pacific you can choose from water-based snorkelling, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving to trekking and nature walks. You could go surfing in Samoa, diving in Fiji, snorkelling in Hawai’i or fishing in Niue. The options are endless. Whether you’re into adventure sports, up for a bit of friendly competition, looking for a party or just want to stretch the legs after a day of chilling out, a cruise can accommodate. Click here to see HOT South Pacific cruise deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Top 10 Luxurious Pacific Escapes Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Noumea Highlights, New Caledonia Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.