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Beautiful beaches of Bora Bora.
$4,645
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Tahiti & the Society Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana
  • Explore stunning Bora Bora
  • Visit the island of Moorea
  • Experience Tahiti's capital Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Helicopter Tour, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In 1891, when Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti, he captured the charm, culture, and languid grace of the natives in oils. You won't find his paintings here, but the original models still call this piece of French Polynesia home. This 8-day South Pacific cruise is perfect for those who want a core …
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Polynesian women
$3,070
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Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020

Thursday Departures - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Tour the cathedral in Taiohae
  • Hike from Omoa to Hanavave
  • Explore the ruins of Puamau
  • Snorkel the lagoons of Rangiroa
  • Taste Marquesan cuisine
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the moment you set sail on the Aranui 5 and through this 13-day experience, be fully immersed in all things Polynesian — from the warmth of its people to the richness of its history and culture, to the sights and sounds of its majestic islands. Explore the enchanting Marquesas Islands, …
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Kayaking in Hawaii's lava tubes.
$5,195
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Hawaiian Seascapes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy a paŹ»ina and jam session
  • Take part in exploration activities
  • Visit the Humpback Marine Sanctuary
  • Night snorkel with giant rays
  • Snorkel among coral gardens
  • Tour a local Kahuna
  • Explore the island history
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excurisons. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the …
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Paul Gauguin sits outside Bora Bora.
$6,895
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Cook Islands & Society Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Snorkel in Bora Bora
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahaha
  • Visit the famous Aitutaki lagoons
  • Experience the Cook Islands
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this South Pacific cruise, the region's incredible diversity of scenery is front and center. Discover the isle of Huahine, renowned for its spectacular rainforests. Then experience the unique majesty of the Cook Islands. Arid Aitutaki is virtually flat - so much so that you can spot the …
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Penguins rushing up the rocky shore.
$4,600
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Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

8 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover remote New Zealand
  • Hike through windswept rata forests
  • Visit abandoned WWII huts
  • Explore amazing wildlife reserves
  • Witness flowering megaherbs
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
You won't find them mentioned in a travel brochure, you won't find them in most guidebooks, you probably don't know anyone that has ever been there, and they don't even appear on some maps of the South Pacific - these are the 'forgotten islands'. Despite their low profile, …
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Cabanas silhouette  on a Bora Bora cruise
$8,360
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French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

French Polynesia - 8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Visit Marae Taputapuatea on Raiatea
  • Snorkel or dive healthy reefs
  • Learn stand-up paddle boarding
  • Navigate Tiputa Pass into Rangiroa
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive expedition where options abound. Choose to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration and to connect with the people and islands on a personal level. Explore the historic ceremonial …
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Traditional hut in Papua New Guinea
$8,000
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Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover New Guinea's mysteries
  • Visit Tufi, a spectacular fjord
  • Swim near dazzling coral reefs
  • Encounter local people & culture
Starts/ Ends in:
Brisbane / Cairns
Activities:
Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on the Le Laperouse at Honiara and sail towards your first destination, the Solomon Islands. Explore the region's mountainous and often rugged landscapes that are covered in lush, tropical vegetation. In addition to encounters with the locals, enjoy the stunning white-sand beaches and …
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Explore the landscape of French Polynesia.
$7,745
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Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands

15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Visit the remote island of Fakarava
  • Explore the island of Hiva Oa
  • Look for humpback whales
  • Snorkel in stunning Bora Bora
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this two-week South Pacific cruise, first call at the breathtaking isle of Bora Bora. Then it's on to the Tuamotus, specifically Fakarava, an atoll known for its pristine beaches, rare wildlife, and exceptional diving. Next, explore the mist-covered Marquesas, where you discover the islands …
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Travelers learning how to scuba dive.
$1,490
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Great Barrier Reef: Cairns - Lizard Island - Cairns

5 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Expeditions II
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim and snorkel Lizard Island
  • Discover the pristine Ribbon Reefs
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day South Pacific cruise includes a full day to discover two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colorful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the wonderful fringing reefs off Lizard …
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Locals of Papua New Guinea dressed in traditional headdress.
$6,995
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Melanesia Discoverer

14 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Uncover the region's hidden gems
  • Snorkel with abundant marine life
  • Kayak along colorful coral reefs
  • See rare bird species
  • Delve into Melanesian culture
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Uncover the hidden gems of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. From the culturally rich arterial of the Sepik River, sail north across the Bismarck Sea to the remote shores of Manus and Mussau Islands. Manus has the lowest density of people in all New Guinea with its people still living a …
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Experience the abundant marine life in the South Pacific
$6,495
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Society Islands and Tuamotus

11 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Enjoy two full days in Bora Bora
  • Explore Fakarava, a UNESCO site
  • Spend a day relaxing on Motu Mahana
  • Visit the Tuamotu Archipelago
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Helicopter Tour, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the gracious Society Islands on this South Pacific cruise, including Huahine, with its stunning crystalline lagoon. The Tuamotu Archipelago awaits you next. Comprised of very low-lying atolls, none of the chain's many islets rise more than ten feet above sea level. Visit Rangiroa, home to …
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Women wearing traditional dress of the South Pacific.
$8,295
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Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji

14 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Discover Motu Mahana beach
  • Tour Fiji's capital city, Suva
  • Experience unique Tongan culture
  • Snorkel one of the largest reefs
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the wake of explorers on this comprehensive 14-day South Pacific cruise. Discover the South Pacific’s most storied, beautiful, and culturally vibrant islands, towns, and cities.No matter what kind of experience you seek, there are treasures to discover at every port.Live the life …
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Local of Melanesia wears a traditional headdress.
$5,495
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Secrets of Melanesia

12 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Sail into the Solomon Islands
  • Snorkel among abundant marine life
  • Enjoy sightings of rare birds
  • Discover traditional cultures
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail into a world that few have ever experienced: idyllic islands and isolated villages where unique time-honored traditions and elaborately costumed dancers welcome you into their world. Sail from Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, to discover the beauty of the outer Solomon Islands. …
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Snorkel with sea turtles as you cruise the South Pacific
$16,720
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Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Tour the unique Marquesas
  • See ancient stone sculptures
  • Hike remote Fatu Hiva
  • Dive or snorkel Fakarava reefs
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Remote and enigmatic, the Marquesas are islands that belong to the past. Some of them virtually untouched since the era of European exploration, their isolation has given way to a proud people whose unique Marquesan dialect is a direct link to the ancient Polynesian language of Maohi. Indeed, it is …
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15 Moai at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island
$19,670
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Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

19 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Dive or snorkel reefs of Fakarava
  • Trace the legend of H.M.S. Bounty
  • Explore Henderson Island
  • Explore Easter Island
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Papeete
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day cruise will have you following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this Tahiti travel expedition takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$14,480
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Melanesia, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

16 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky (ZE)
  • Snorkel over pristine coral reefs
  • Search for striking endemic birds
  • Stroll through tiny villages
  • Lear more about the local cutlure
Starts/ Ends in:
Port Moresby / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From spectacular lowland rainforests on the coastal plains to 15,000-foot-high peaks, Papua New Guinea is rightly called “the land of the unexpected.” Explore the fascinating culture and villages along the Karawari River, and the spectacular flora, fauna, and unique culture of the …
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Marvel at King George Falls
$10,240
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The Essential Kimberley

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover ancient rock art
  • Explore pristine mangroves
  • Admire the Horizontal Falls
  • Visit Careening Bay
Starts/ Ends in:
Darwin / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Along the most spectacular coastlines in the entire region, the rivers are gateways towards incredible fauna and scenery. The discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single-drop waterfall in Western Australia will undoubtedly be the highpoint of this cruise. As …
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King George River Gorge, Kimberley, Australia
$10,240
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Australia's Iconic Kimberley

Broome to Darwin - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover historic landscapes
  • Explore pristine mangroves
  • Admire the unique Horizontal Falls
  • Enjoy Kimberley's nature up close
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Le Lapérousetakes you alongone of the most spectacular coasts in the entire Kimberly region.At around two-thirds the size of France, Kimberley isone of the last unspoiled regions on the planet. Explore one of its most picturesque parts, theHunter River, and observe wild mangrove forests …
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