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Cruises visiting Palmerston Island & all Palmerston Island cruises for  2020

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Palmerston Island is a coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean about 500 km northwest of the most populous Cook Island, Rarotonga. Palmerston Island was charted by James Cook in his second voyage in 1774. A true atoll, it consists of two dozen sandy islets on a continuous ring of coral reef enclosing a lagoon, all seated on the top of an old volcano rising 4000 m from the ocean floor. The 4-sided lagoon is some 7 to 10 km across, with several small passages through the reef for boats, though there is no safe entry for large ships.

All the islets are wooded with coconut palms, pandanus palms, and native trees. The island is a major nesting site for the green turtle and rare seabirds. The economy is based on fishing, tourism, copra, and bird feathers, though in fact day-to-day life is self-sustaining. While the island has no airport or regular air service, cargo ships visit several times a year. Electricity (from solar panels) and other modern facilities are available, a telephone station links to the outside world, and the internet is available four hours a day. Visiting yachts help supplement the island’s supply needs. Having a tropical climate, the island is exposed to cyclones.

The population of 62 lives on one of the larger islands, Palmerston. All but three are descended from an Englishman and ship’s carpenter William Marsters, who settled there in 1863 with his three Polynesian wives. (Today most of his over 1000 descendants live in Rarotonga.) This is the only island in the Cook Islands where English is the native language. In 1954 the family was granted full ownership of the island. Interestingly, 370 m NNE off Palmerston is a fishing spot Scratch My Arse Rock, possibly named by William Marsters, noted for parrotfish.

Cruises visiting Palmerston Island in 2020

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Le Soléal cruises

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Le Soléal cruises

$7,310

$562

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Jewels of the South Seas Cruise
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