per person double occupancy (Including airfare)
PORTS OF CALL
PAPEETE (TAHITI), FRENCH POLYNESIA
Embark on your cruise aboard Marina in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black-sand beaches and shimmering waterfalls – an ideal introduction to this magical region.
MOOREA FRENCH, POLYNESIA
Considered the most beautiful island in the world by Frommer’s, the wonders of Mooreamay be beyond description, but they are not beyond your reach. Shaped like a heart and a favorite with honeymooners, Moorea’s dramatic landscape boasts verdant mountains, sparkling waterfalls and white sand beaches.
HUAHINE, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Relaxed and serene, Huahine is made up of two islands surrounded by a coral reef and connected by a bridge. Along a coastal road, another bridge has been made famous by the three- to six-foot eels that live beneath it, deemed sacred by local legend.
RAIATEA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
An important archeological site, the ‘Sacred Island’ is dotted with vanilla plantations and abounding with fascinating history and mythology. Less traveled than its neighboring islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti, Raiatea is picturesque and mountainous – authentic French Polynesia.
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
With coconut palms shading sandy beaches, and volcanic peaks overlooking crystalline waters, it’s no wonder Bora Bora is regarded as the world’s most romantic island. Featuring abundant, fascinating marine life and charming over-water bungalows, Bora Bora is nothing less than captivating.
NUKI HIVA, MARQUESAS, FRENCH POLYNESIA
First made famous by Herman Melville’s novel Typee, this rugged and craggy island is home to the astonishing Cascade Tevaipo, one of the world’s highest waterfalls at more than 1,100 feet. Large but lightly populated, the island of Nuku Hiva features an amazing range of terrain.
HIVA OA, MARQUESAS, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Once home and inspiration to painter Paul Gauguin, this seahorse-shaped island is divided diagonally by a range of mountains. In addition to Gauguin’shome and a museum devoted to his art, another highlight of Hiva Oa is the tiki at Puamau, the largest in the Marquesas Islands.
RANGIROA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Stunningly beautiful, this atoll is a natural aquarium. Its lagoon is one of the world’s
largest – larger, in fact, than the island of Tahiti – and it is filled with vibrant marine life. Dolphins frequent navigable passes into the interior lagoon and local pearl farms produce fantastic specimens.
Shore excursions are not included. In each port of call you may select from a variety of optional shore excursions for an additional charge, some of which are referenced in the descriptions above.