About the Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean is both the deepest and largest ocean in the world. It runs from the Arctic Ocean to the Sothern Ocean in the south. It is connected to Australia and Asia in the west and the Americas in the East. It makes up about 46 per cent of the Earth’s water surface. It is subdivided by the equator in the Northern Pacific Ocean and Southern Pacific Ocean. The Pacific was given its name in 1521 by the explorer Ferdinand Magellan. It means peaceful sea in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Top destinations in Pacific Ocean
- Australia 0 Itineraries
- Bora Bora 3 Itineraries
- French Polynesia 2 Itineraries
- Galápagos Islands 1 Itineraries
- Polynesia 7 Itineraries
- Raiatea 3 Itineraries
The Pacific Ocean was first sighted by Vasco Nunez de Balboa and is a great place to go on a cruise and discover more about this part of the world. Here are some interesting facts about the Pacific Ocean.
- The deepest point of the Pacific Ocean is The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, which was researched in 1875.
- Several volcanoes form a ring around the basin of the ocean, called the Ring of Fire. Many earthquakes occur in this area due to the movement of tectonic plates and volcanic activity. There are over 75, 000 volcanos in the Pacific Ocean.
- Temperatures differ across the Pacific Ocean, with the warmest waters being near the equator and the coldest near the poles.
- There are over 25,000 islands found in the pacific, as well as many atolls found in warm waters – these are coral islands surrounded lagoons. One island found in the Pacific is Hawaii.
The Great Barrier Reef, a famous protected World Heritage site stretching 1,429 miles is located in the Pacific. It is the largest reef in the world.
The Pacific is shrinking at the rate of an inch a year because of the movement of tectonic plates. In contrast, the area of the Atlantic Ocean expands by the same distance each year.
Before you do go exploring the Pacific on the cruise of a lifetime you’ll need to remember to bring all the correct items and documents with you on embarkation day. You will certainly need to bring your passport and travel documents with you as well as your driving license and cruise documents. To make everything easier to organise
everything you might want to use a travel wallet.
If you’re wondering what else to take with you on your Pacific cruise, we’ve got just a few ideas to get you started. You’ll probably want to pack some comfortable walking shoes for when you’re busy sightseeing, along with a waterproof jacket, just in case, as well as a slash-proof backpack to carry things easily. Of course, you’ll be hoping to soak up a bit of sun, so don’t forget sun cream and sunglass, and refillable water bottles too so that you can enjoy the heat and stay hydrated. You can always check our site for seasonal temperatures and tips about the weather if you plan to visit French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Micronesia or other beautiful Pacific regions on your cruise. The weather can vary significantly from region to region.
You may also want to bring your snorkel gear with you, for snorkelling in shimmering blue lagoons. You’ll also want to bring all the electronic devices you need with you, like your phone, your chargers, your headphones, your tablet or you’re kindle. Do ensure you have a sim card that works in the area you are planning to visit. You could also take a camera with you so you can take some beautiful photos. All that’s left now is for you to sort out some smashing outfits to take with you so that you can truly travel in style. So, what more do you need to know before visiting these beautiful wondrous places? Get started planning your dream cruise on the Pacific Ocean.
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