Cruise lines have successfully transformed the South Pacific into one of Australia’s favourite cruise destinations using a similar formula that made cruising the Caribbean such a hit.

However, up until now, there was one key element missing on South Pacific itineraries – calls to private islands.

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and even Holland America Line own private islands around the Caribbean, which they’ve transformed into amusing white sand-filled havens only accessible to their guests.


Image: Perfect Day at CocoCay

Private islands are a highlight of cruising around the Caribbean and Aussies will soon have an isolated escape of their very own as Royal Caribbean plans to open one off the coast of Australia, TW UK reported.

The island is one of five new ‘Perfect Day’ islands the cruise line is planning to open in the next five years, along with one in Asia and another in the Caribbean.

The cruise line’s President & Chief Executive, Michael Bayley, told TW UK that the cruise line has acquired land “around the world” and plans to give each a “slight different concept”.


Image: Perfect Day at CocoCay

“[Islands are] depending on what each market’s idea of a perfect day is.”

Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean President & Chief Executive

While the off-shore Aussie version of ‘Perfect Day’ is yet to be revealed, we can only hope it bears some similarity to Perfect Day at CocoCay, which is essentially a beachside amusement park.


Are you keen for Perfect Day to feature on itineraries out of Australia?