Besides sea shanties, we remember "Southern Cross" sung by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Other songs spring to mind maybe?
"Got out of town on a boat goin' to Southern islands
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea
She was makin' for the trades on the outside
And the downhill run to Papeete
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
We got eighty feet of the waterline nicely making way ...
I have been around the world, lookin' for that woman girl
Who knows love can endure, and you know it will
When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way ... etc