French Polynesia offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world
with azure waters, majestic peaks and lush valleys. Located halfway between
California and Australia, cruises to this area of the South Pacific visit
four archipelagos, including the Society Islands and its popular island of
Tahiti. Many itineraries depart from the capital city of Papeete and include
such stops as Bora Bora, Moorea and Raiatea, as well as visits to the
Marquesas, Tuamotu and Gambier Islands.
Many tourists are attracted to Tahiti & French Polynesia's carefree lifestyle,
white sandy beaches and unspoiled terrain. Spend time exploring a lagoon on a
glass-bottom boat ride, hike into the mountains for stunning views of the
varied landscape or shop for Tahitian black pearls, one of the world's rarest
pearls. Water activities abound with opportunities to scuba dive, snorkel,
jet ski, parasail and windsurf off the coast of many islands.
- Cruises to Tahiti & French Polynesia are available year-round.
- Most Tahiti & French Polynesia cruises last from 7 to 14 nights.
- Papeete is the most common departure port for a Tahiti & French Polynesia
cruise, but longer cruises are occasionally available from larger cities
such as Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale or Sydney. If
you must fly a very long distance to reach your port of departure, we
suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in
advance of your cruise. This will give you time to rest and get oriented
before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.
For a list of Tahiti & French Polynesia islands and ports,