Why Cruise Tahiti, French Polynesia & South Pacific?

Beautiful beaches & breathtaking island sunsets

The South Pacific boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with lush palm-lined lagoons, shallow aquamarine water and breathtaking island sunsets. And no one takes you to these romantic shores better than Princess, voted "Best Cruise Line" for Honeymooners and for Romance by Cruise Critic.

Why Cruise Tahiti & French Polynesia?

Crystal blue waters in front of a lush, green island

Simply Paradise

Rimmed by coral reefs, aquamarine lagoons and pristine beaches, the French Polynesian islands have lured those seeking paradise for centuries. Tahiti is the largest of the chain, and its capital, Papeete, is a great base from which it explore its treasures. Gorgeous Moorea, with awe-inspiring vistas from the top of its mounts, to the less frequented yet stunning destinations of Rangiroa and Raiatea; Bora Bora, the cradle of Polynesian culture, and Huahine, two pristine islands connected by a graceful bridge.

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Ultimate Water Playground

The waters of French Polynesia have been called the richest aquarium on Earth, teeming with stunning snorkeling and diving experiences with reef sharks, rays and more. Its crystal-clear waters are home to the most exquisitely colored pearls in the world. Enjoy the island’s wonders on a catamaran to Moorea’s top snorkel spots. Spy Bora Bora’s under-the-sea wonders on a glass-bottom boat, and visit the freshwater eels of Huahine – where you can feed them by hand.

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More Time to Discover These Jewels

With our More Ashore program, guests enjoy more time to explore these tropical playgrounds. Enjoy a late-night departure from Raiatea and overnight experiences in beautiful Bora Bora and Tahiti. Indulge in the regional cuisine, sip vanilla-infused cocktails, and dance to Polynesian music under stars that shine more brightly than any place on Earth.

view of the Princess Luxury Bed in a stateroom onboard the Pacific Princess

Intimate Ship Experience

Set wail with Pacific Princess on our small ship, and delight in an elegant ambience combined with the amenities of a fine resort, as you sail one of the most remote regions on the planet. Find comfort in the Princess Luxury Bed, enjoy fine dining and quick bites, plus our signature service on our ship voted “Best Small Cruise Ship” by cruise critic.

Why Cruise South Pacific?

French Polynesia Cultural Experience – Princess Cruises

History & Culture

Explore the life, culture, history and tradition the South Pacific as, a traditional village as it comes to life with tribal chants, see fire walking in Port Vila, and discover the Māori world of myths and legends while enjoying a delectable feast in Tauranga .

Bora Bora Natural Wonders – Princess Cruises

Natural Wonders

Witness the amazing diversity of colored reef fish while snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystalline waters of the Isles of Pines, enjoy the sparkling beaches of Champagne Bay, and be in awe of the atoll of the Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea.

Polynesian Exotic Cuisine – Princess Cruises

Taste the Local Flavors

Savor authentic regional tastes created by our chefs and influenced by the destinations you are visiting, such as an exotic papaya & banana soufflé, Polynesian chicken pupu, grilled Wahoo fillet with mango salsa or even a traditional Hangi dinner.

Tahiti & South Pacific Excursions – Princess Cruises

Award-Winning Shore Excursions

See more of the South Pacific ashore with our award-winning shore excursions. Take a scenic drive and visit the renowned "Aquarium des Lagons" in Noumea, or go on a fishing expedition in Port Denarau.

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