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Beautiful beaches of Bora Bora.
$4,295
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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 paʻina 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.
$6,395
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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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Moai of Easter Island
$5,900
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Easter Island and Polynesia

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover the impressive Ahu Tahai
  • Visit the Pitcairn's museum
  • Explore a pearl farm at Mangareva
  • Dive & snorkel across Bora Bora
Starts/ Ends in:
Hanga Roa / Bora Bora
Activities:
Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 13-day cruise will begin in the intriguingEaster Island, where you will discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo’ and theMoai, or ‘walking statues’, listed as aUNESCO World Heritage Site.Far from the major maritime routes, theGambier Islandsare one …
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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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Experience the local culture of New Zealand.
$6,160
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The Best of New Zealand

10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Sail through New Zealand’s fjords
  • Discover the Marlborough region
  • Learn about Maori people's culture
  • Visit the Te Papa Tongarewa museum
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover sublime New Zealand landscapes with exceptional diversity. FromTauranga, explore many treasures: volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, rivers and gorges, and lakes that range in color from deep blue to orange-tinged. Then sail toWellington, the capital of New Zealand. Thisancient site of the …
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Cabanas silhouette  on a Bora Bora cruise
$8,360
Savings
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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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Explore Easter Island
$5,900
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Easter Island and Polynesia

Hanga Roa to Papeete - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover the famous Moai statues
  • Scuba dive in the South Pacific
  • Visit Saint Michel’s Cathedral
  • Learn about Orongo culture
Starts/ Ends in:
Hanga Roa / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 13-day cruise will start in Hanga Roa, Easter Island where you will discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo’ and theMoai, or ‘walking statues’. You will then sail through the clear waters of the South Pacific to thePitcairn Islands, an unspoiled …
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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
  • Snorkel dazzling coral reefs
  • Encounter local people & culture
Activities:
Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin with a visit to the Solomon Islands. This archipelago of over 900 mostly volcanic islands remains a secret destination in the South Pacific. Its mountainous and often rugged landscapes are covered in lush, tropical vegetation. In addition to encounters with the locals, enjoy the stunning …
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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.
$1,650
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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
$6,195
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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.
$7,195
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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
Savings
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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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Sunset on Easter Island
$5,260
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Polynesia and Easter Island

14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Visit a wood and coral cathedral
  • Explore Mangareva's pearl farms
  • Admire Pitcairn's museum collection
  • Tour the Ahu Tahai complex
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a delightful 14-day tropical adventure cruise aboard Le Boreal and explore the heart of the Pacific. Far from the major maritime routes, the Gambier Islandsare one of Polynesia’s most unspoiled destinations. Stop in the small village of Rikitea, where Saint Michael’s Cathedral …
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