Is there any group of islands in the world as romantic as the Society Islands? Or as beautiful, for that matter? Doubtful. They inspired a mutiny on the infamous Bounty. They captured the imagination of Paul Gauguin. They’ve been immortalized by some of the world’s great writers from Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson and James Michener to Somerset Maugham. These sirens of the South Pacific evoke balmy days, sultry nights and panoramas that could only have been created by Nature in her finest hour. Here giant curls of turquoise break onto reefs that protect blue lagoons and white beaches. Jagged peaks crown emerald rain forests, while some islands appear barely to float above the breaking waves. But what truly distinguishes French Polynesia is the people. On South Pacific cruises, you’ll see their love for these islands through music, dance and flowers. Their hospitality is legend.
The beauty of Tahiti can be fully appreciated by taking a Tahiti cruise. Cruising is redefined in Tahitian waters where you embark on a voyage to explore these romantic and unspoiled isles of the South Pacific. In Tahiti, the ports-of-call are uncrowded and charming, the ships are smaller and luxurious, the neon-blue waters within the lagoons are calm, and the ocean journey between the bright-green islands is short. Tahiti’s mountainous interior shelters deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in the green iridescence of Mother Nature’s light. The flat coastal lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of Tahiti’s population. Come experience the tranquility of Tahiti on an incredible cruise vacation.