Find a vacation that is appealing to everyone can be difficult- some like adventure, while other prefer to relax on the beach. Whatever you may prefer, you really can’t go wrong with these luxurious South Pacific cruises.
- Paul Gauguin Tahiti & Society Islands 7-Night Cruise
This exquisite land and sea package features a two-night stay at either the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa or InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa as well as a roundtrip voyage from Papeete, Tahiti. As you sail across the crystal blue waters, you will experience the French Polynesian Islands of Bora Bora, Moorea and Huahine.
Imagine experiencing the ultimate state of relaxation aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin while looking out at the volcanic mountains of Moorea. The breathtaking views don’t stop in Moorea, the island of Huahine has magnificent views with its untouched landscape of green forests. Bora Bora is a change of pace for passengers due to its sandy beaches and tropical atmosphere. You will also get to experience Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet where you can enjoy paddle boarding, snorkeling and kayaking.
It’s the perfect escape from everyday life and an experience to treasure for a lifetime.
- Holland America 53-Day Tales of the South Pacific
Explore the Tales of the South Pacific on this 53-day cruise aboard the incredible m/s Amsterdam. Unlike anything you’ve experienced before, this cruise will take you to the Hawaiian Islands, across the equator to explore islands in the South Pacific, and round up the trip in the French Polynesian Islands.
Departing on September 25, 2016, from Seattle, WA, you will begin your journey with quick stops in Vancouver and San Diego. From there, the m/s Amsterdam will take you to explore the Hawaiian Islands, such as Kona, Kauai and Hilo. You can spend your days sunbathing or watching for dolphins and whales, then spend your nights gazing at the brilliant night sky.
From Hawaii, you will cross the equator and explore islands in the South Pacific, including Pago Pago, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Niue, and the Cook Islands. You will have the option to take private tours, relax on the beach, go to the spa, snorkel, explore waterfalls and enjoy other fun adventures all while taking in the breathtaking landscapes.
You will end this spectacular trip with a relaxing nine days in the French Polynesian Islands, Bora Bora and Papeete where you will have a wide variety of activities and excursions whether you want to stay occupied with something fun or stay calm with something relaxing.
On November 11, you will cross the equator once again, and arrive in San Diego on November 17. Experience more of what this region has to offer with this once in a lifetime cruise.
- Oceania Sirena 12-Day South Pacific Cruise
An unforgettable adventure awaits as you embark on the newly-refurbished m/s Sirena. You will explore the French Polynesian Islands, port at a number of destinations and observe scenery unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
The m/s Sirena features luxurious suites and staterooms with private verandas. It also offers everything from fine-dining to made-to-order American favorites- there is something to please everyone’s taste buds. After enjoying an excursion or relaxing in the sun all day, you can enjoy wine tasting, visit the library, play golf or relax at the spa.
Departing Papeete, Tahiti, on February 4, 2017, your first stop will be at the beautiful island of Moorea where adventure awaits you with snorkeling, canoeing through the lagoon or an Afareaitu Waterfalls hike.
Other stops along the cruise include Raiatea, where you’ll be greeted by the warm scent of vanilla plantations as you explore the island by visiting a pearl farm or kayaking down Faaroa River. In Bora Bora, known as the most romantic island in the world, you can swim with manta rays or observe the beautiful array of coral as you canoe through the lagoon. You will have plenty to do at the Nuku Hiva port with it being home to the Vaipo Waterfalls and the Cascade Tavalpo, one of the world’s tallest waterfalls, and the black sand beaches. The lavish cruise returns to Papeete the morning of February 16.
- Crystal Cruises 11-Day Isle of the South Pacific Cruise
A winter cruise aboard the Crystal Symphony from Papeete, Tahiti, to Auckland, New Zealand, is just as luxurious as it sounds. Departing December 9, 2016, you will be just as entertained onboard as you are at the ports with the many entertainers, production shows, special interest lectures, interactive classes and all the food and drink options one could ever imagine.
You will start by cruising from Papeete to the Cook Islands where you will enjoy one of the world’s best beaches. You will spend a day in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga, where you can choose whether to visit historic sites, Houma Blowholes, the Liku’Alofa Beach or all of the above. Next, you will be able to visit Lautoka, Fiji where you can revel in the mud pools, hot springs or snorkeling adventures. The last stop is in Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand and you will then dock on the morning of December 21 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Relaxing on the incredible m/s Crystal Symphony and taking in breathtaking views makes this cruise a spectacular experience.
- Windstar 7-Day Dreams of Tahiti Cruise
Set sail on the fabulous m/s Wind Spirit for seven days of sun, water fun and incredible sights. Onboard the m/s Wind Spirit, you’ll enjoy a complimentary barbecue, live entertainment and luxurious staterooms and suites. Sail, swim or kayak using the yacht’s Watersports Platform throughout the cruise.
There will be six stops at Tahitian islands along the journey of this relaxing vacation. You’ll depart from Papeete, Tahiti, and explore the land and sea of Moorea by hiking and scuba diving, visit black pearl farms in Raiatea and relax in the lagoons in Bora Bora. You will experience crystal blue waters that are ideal for drift snorkeling at almost every stop. Finally, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the agricultural wonder that is the island of Huahine before returning back to Papeete.
The exquisite cruise and adventurous excursions are the perfect combination to pause and enjoy all the French Polynesian has to offer.