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Polynesian perfection

The landscapes of these wonderful islets are luscious, further enhanced by the tropical year-round climate. Literally located in the middle of nowhere, incredible verdant peaks sit like emerald gems in a sparkling sapphire sea. Beneath the surface, the temperate conditions and clarity provide optimum conditions for both seasoned snorkellers or underwater rookies, where all manner of marine life strut their dazzling stuff.

A refreshing cocktail is never far from reach, but be sure to try Kava, the potent ceremonial elixir of the natives made from the crushed root of the Kava plant. The drinking of which is a ritual usually accompanied by song and dance, which is prevalent across the South Pacific - the traditional Tahitian ‘Ote’a’ typifies this and truly gets you in the spirit of island life.

Lying south of the Pacific sits French Polynesia, a treasure trove arguably surpassing Hawaii in its idyllic nature. The inviting, sometimes secluded beaches are spread like carpet across the islands; volcanic and black in Tahiti, talcum-white in Bora Bora, and even pink in Rangiroa, all fringed by the gentle blue of the ocean. Little wonder that famed French impressionist artist Paul Gauguin spent his final years on these far-flung islands, cloaked from civilisation.

Each of the senses will be enlivened; whether it’s from the sweet scent of vanilla of Raiatea, the delicious fresh fruit of Fiji, or the mysterious Moai statues keeping vigil over Easter Island. Elsewhere, swim in a volcanic crater in Samoa, or don a fishing rod in the angler’s hotspot of Kiribati.

Just like the Polynesians in ancient times, one can today traverse these beautiful waters for themselves, though in slightly more sophisticated style!

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Featured cruises

from £4,079pp
Cabin type: Inside

Shores of the South Pacific | Papeete to Los Angeles

Mid-sized, elegant ships with a high staff to guest ratio to take care of your every need , Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional…

16 March 2019 | 16 Nights
Oceania Cruises : Regatta

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Rangiroa, French Polynesia, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, Hilo, Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, Los Angeles, California, USA

ROL Exclusive
from £5,499pp was £6,799
Cabin type: Inside

American Treasures & Pearls of Polynesia


09 September 2018 | 39 Nights
Holland America Line : ms Maasdam

Fort Lauderdale, Santa Marta, Colombia, San Blas Islands, Panama, Golfito, Costa Rica, Quepos, Costa Rica, Puerto Caldera (for Punta Arenas), Costa Rica, Guayaquil (for Quito), Ecuador, Salaverry (for…

from £4,545pp
Cabin type: Outside

Polynesian Palette-Auckland to Papeete

Complimentary select fine wines, premium spirits, champagnes, dining in each speciality restaurant once per cruise, All gratuities for dining room and wait staff, 60 minutes complimentary Wi-Fi and…

03 March 2018 | 15 Nights
Crystal Cruises : Crystal Symphony

Auckland, New Zealand, Bay of Islands, Lautoka, Fiji, Yasawa-I-Rara, Fiji, Alofi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Bora Bora (viatape), French Polynesia, Mooréa, Society Islands,…

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