Maré – Getting There And Getting Around

Carnival Spirit

For me, Maré was a stop on a short South Pacific cruise. A number of operators, including Carnival (the one which I travelled on) and P&O, offer cruises stopping at Maré and this is the way the vast majority of visitors get to and from the island. Continue reading “Maré – Getting There And Getting Around”

Maré – New Caledonia’s Hidden Gem


Maré is a small raised coral atoll, one of the four Loyalty group islands and part of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, in the South Pacific.

Until the mid 2000s very few people visited Maré. In the mid 2000s cruise ship companies came across the island and it is now a regular stop on South Pacific cruises, particularly those originating in Australia. Continue reading “Maré – New Caledonia’s Hidden Gem”