Experience the wonders found here and immerse yourself in breathtaking Tahiti from the comfort of a luxury cruise ship, where attentive yet unobtrusive pampering is yours from the moment you board. Discover world-class cuisine, wines, entertainment, grand accommodations, enrichment activities, and more. An added bonus is that often luxury cruises are nearly, if not all-inclusive. Exploring this breathtaking destination by cruise ship offers a convenient way to see more of Tahiti and the islands in one vacation, unfettered by packing and unpacking. Spend your time getting a soothing massage at the high-end spa, lounge alongside the pool, sip delicious, refreshing and colorful tropical drinks at the many chic bars and lounges.
Along your journey participate in many water activities. These may include getting your feet wet windsurfing, kiteboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, parasailing, diving and snorkeling or stay dry while viewing beautiful marine life and coral reefs from a glass-bottom boat. Some of these may even be complimentary from the aft of your ship! Visitors from around the world come here to snorkel and dive due to the mesmerizing scenery below the glass-like surface. You’ll behold an array of marine wildlife and coral reefs in kaleidoscopic shades of purple, yellow, red, turquoise and neon green. Tiger and gray sharks, giant turtles, manta rays, barracudas, dolphins and humpback whales all call this home and are a sight to behold.
Providing the ideal setting for a luxury cruise, honeymoon, anniversary celebration or romantic getaway, Tahiti is located in the Society Islands archipelago of the southern Pacific Ocean and is the largest of the many islands and atolls comprising French Polynesia. Itineraries vary and may include such exotic ports as Papeete, Bora Bora, Moorea, Fakarava, Tahuata, Nuke Hiva, Huahine among others.
Spellbinding wonders will delight your senses, such as gorgeous lagoons, majestic volcanic peaks, lush valleys, ethereal botanic gardens, fascinating archaeological sites and more. Delight in the fragrant bouquet wafting on the fresh sea breeze of such tropical flowers as bougainvillea, frangipani, orchids and gardenias. It’s no surprise that the spectacular beauty of this magical island has enchanted romantics, writers and artists for centuries. Paul Gauguin fell in love with this tropical paradise and it served as muse for his famous paintings.
Delight your discerning taste buds with incredible Tahitian cuisine, which is prepared to complement your destination immersion. Savor fresh seafood, such as mahi-mahi and bonito. Sample unique flavors at traditional feasts where food, in baskets woven from banana leaves, is cooked over hot rocks in a large hole in the ground called a hima’a. May we recommend one of our regional favorites, grilled Wahoo fillet with mango salsa accompanied by exotic papaya and banana soufflé?
Popular drinks include “the beer of Tahiti” – the golden Hinano lager and the pale Tabu. Potent fruit-infused rums use local ginger, pineapple and coconut. Sip on a variety of delicious tropical cocktails, such as the refreshing Ginger Margarita.
Visit a slice of heaven in the South Pacific — Bora Bora. From the recognized water villas on stilts jutting from the ocean to the surreal landscape, this fairytale island is what the sweetest dreams are made of. The stunning lagoon with iconic Mount Otemano as a backdrop, is acclaimed as one of the most amazing features here. It is one of two peaks of an extinct volcano that rises 2,400 feet above the lagoon. Adventurous vacationers will want to visit the apex for breathtaking views. Hike, take a 4×4 tour or even a helicopter excursion. Turquoise waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving to see the vibrantly hued coral reefs and multi-colored fish. Relax and swim at the beautiful beaches with their sugary white sand or go jet-skiing. More thrills are offered at the Bora Bora Lagoonarium, a natural aquarium. Unique to this region is a thrilling “green flash” occurring while gazing at the sun setting over the horizon.
Heart-shaped Moorea is an atoll with lagoons, stunning emerald hills, majestic volcanoes and breathtaking beauty which served as inspiration for James Michener’s mythical “Bali Hai.” Divers and others come here to explore one of the world’s largest coral reef ecosystems and lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of delightful spinning dolphins and humpback whales. Pineapple and vanilla plantations, beaches of powdery white-sand, secluded coves, sparkling waterfalls and gorgeous Opunohu Bay, dotted with yachts, will have you wanting to return time and again.
“Charming” is one way to describe French Polynesia’s capital, where natural beauty is at every turn. This alluring waterfront town will captivate you with the perfume of gardenias in the air. Palm-fringed beaches, brilliant blue lagoons and coconut groves combine with colonial and modern architecture to provide a feast for your eyes, along with dazzling waterfalls, verdant rainforests, archeological sites and watersports.
Timeless and unspoiled beauty in pristine Tahiti can be found on your luxury cruise. This one-of-a-kind magical destination is bucket-list worthy and your memories will last a lifetime.
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