There’s more than one paradise to be found on a South Pacific cruise. It’s where hidden jewels like “Mystery Island” and the Tuamotu Archipelago invite exploration. Take a Tahiti cruise, and other South Pacific cruises and you’ll not only discover the pearls of the South Pacific, you’ll also be introduced to its wonderful color, culture and flavors through unique programs on board and ashore that will change you forever.
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Why Cruise Tahiti & French Polynesia?
Tahiti & French Polynesia cruise highlights
Rimmed by coral reefs, aquamarine lagoons and pristine beaches, the French Polynesian islands have lured those seeking paradise for centuries. Tahiti is the largest of the chain, and its capital, Papeete, is a great base from which it explore its treasures. Gorgeous Moorea, with awe-inspiring vistas from the top of its mounts, to the less frequented yet stunning destinations of Rangiroa and Raiatea; Bora Bora, the cradle of Polynesian culture, and Huahine, two pristine islands connected by a graceful bridge.
Ultimate water playground
The waters of French Polynesia have been called the richest aquarium on Earth, teeming with stunning snorkeling and diving experiences with reef sharks, rays and more. Its crystal-clear waters are home to the most exquisitely colored pearls in the world. Enjoy the island’s wonders on a catamaran to Moorea’s top snorkel spots. Spy Bora Bora’s under-the-sea wonders on a glass-bottom boat, and visit the freshwater eels of Huahine – where you can feed them by hand.
More time to discover these jewels
With our More Ashore program, guests enjoy more time to explore these tropical playgrounds. Enjoy a late-night departure from Raiatea and overnight experiences in beautiful Bora Bora and Tahiti. Indulge in the regional cuisine, sip vanilla-infused cocktails, and dance to Polynesian music under stars that shine more brightly than any place on Earth.
Why Cruise the South Pacific?
South Pacific cruise highlights
History & culture
Explore the life, culture, history and tradition the South Pacific as, a traditional village as it comes to life with tribal chants, see fire walking in Port Vila, and discover the Māori world of myths and legends while enjoying a delectable feast in Tauranga .
Witness the amazing diversity of colored reef fish while snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystalline waters of the Isles of Pines, enjoy the sparkling beaches of Champagne Bay, and be in awe of the atoll of the Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea.
Taste the local flavors
Savor authentic regional tastes created by our chefs and influenced by the destinations you are visiting, such as an exotic papaya & banana soufflé, Polynesian chicken pupu, grilled Wahoo fillet with mango salsa or even a traditional Hangi dinner.
Award-Winning shore excursions
See more of the South Pacific ashore with our award-winning shore excursions. Take a scenic drive and visit the renowned “Aquarium des Lagons” in Noumea, or go on a fishing expedition in Port Denarau.
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