Oceania includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, but, what you really need to know, is that when it comes to holiday destinations this part of the world on the other side of the globe is absolutely packed with amazing travel opportunities.

Australia and New Zealand are the biggest contenders in Oceania, both of which have massive cruising potential. Australia cruises take you to Sydney with its iconic bridge and Opera House, rainforests in Tasmania, the marine wonder of the Great Barrier Reefs, beautiful beaches in Broome and so much more.

New Zealand cruises often sail the breathtaking fjords of Fiordland National Park, the capital city of Wellington, the wine country of Auckland, to name a few.

Further north in Oceania, there’s Papua New Guinea in the Pacific’s southwest – an island nation with a diverse range of plant life and animals. Island hopping, scuba diving and snorkelling are fantastic here.

Then there are the countless islands of Polynesia, home to some of the most remote spots on the planet. Names you might recognise are Tahiti, Bora Bora and the Cook Islands – all boasting the clearest waters and pristine sands as well as fascinating culture. Many luxury cruise lines sail here, or, for a more authentic experience try small ship cruising.