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Alofi (Niue Island) - Niue Highlights:
Upraised coral atoll, diving, flora, fauna
Niue is a self-governing island in free association with New Zealand, in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated approximately 286 miles east of Tonga and 1,343 miles north-east of New Zealand. The world's largest uplifted coral island, Niue has an area of about 100 sq miles. The island's perimeter consists of uneven cliffs that drop abruptly into the sea. The interior is marked by a plateau that rises about 61 m (200 ft) above sea level. Niue is encircled by a broken fringing reef. The climate is tropical and humid and the official currency is the New Zealand dollar. There is no port in Niue and the only suitable anchorage lies off the town of Alofi.

Niue probably was settled more than 1,000 years ago by Tongans and Samoans. In 1774 the British explorer James Cook became the first European to visit the island, which he named Savage Island for the hostile reception he received. In the mid-19th century, missionaries of the London Missionary Society converted the Niueans to Christianity. Niueans petitioned Queen Victoria three times to place their island under the protection of the British Crown; they were successful in 1900. The following year, Niue was annexed by New Zealand as part of the Cook Islands. In 1904 it became a separate colony with its own administration. In preparation for self-government, the legislative assembly was established in 1960 and in 1974 Niue became self-governing in free association with New Zealand.

The following 7 cruises call at Alofi (Niue Island). Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.

Sailing Date Line/Ship Cruise Name Region
Ship Rating
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03/03/18
Crystal
Crystal Symphony
Polynesian Palette
Pacific
Luxury
Auckland
Papeete
16/20 From 4076
cruise only
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28/10/18
Holland America
Maasdam
Polynesian & South Seas Sampler
Pacific
Premier
Papeete
Auckland
28/32
From 3748
cruise only
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11/11/18
Holland America
Maasdam
South Seas, New Zealand & Beyond
Pacific
Premier
Papeete
Auckland
26/30 From 3348
cruise only
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11/11/18
Holland America
Maasdam
South Seas Sampler
Pacific
Premier
Papeete
Auckland
14/18
From 2049
cruise only
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04/02/19
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Europa 2
A South Seas dream made reality
Pacific
Luxury
Noumea
Papeete
15/19 From 7675
cruise only
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28/03/19
Holland America
Maasdam
Pacific Odyssey & Polynesian Crossing
Pacific
Premier
Brisbane
San Francisco
41/45
From 4749
cruise only
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14/04/19
Holland America
Maasdam
Polynesian Crossing
Pacific
Premier
Auckland
San Francisco
24/28 From 2749
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