Day 1 | Mar. 15. Papeete, Tahiti, French
Arrive and embark on your cruise aboard Marina in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black-sand beaches and shimmering waterfalls—an ideal introduction to this magical region. Overnight on ship.
Day 2 | Mar. 16. Papeete / Moorea, French Polynesia
Considered the most beautiful island in the world by Frommer’s, the wonders of Moorea may be beyond description, but they are not beyond your reach. Shaped like a heart and a favorite with honeymooners, Moorea’s dramatic landscape boasts verdant mountains, sparkling waterfalls and white-sand beaches.
Day 3 | Mar. 17. Raiatea, French Polynesia
An important archaeological site, the “Sacred Island” is dotted with vanilla plantations and rich with history and mythology. Less traveled than its neighboring islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti, Raiatea is picturesque and mountainous—authentic French Polynesia.
Day 4 | Mar. 18. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
With coconut palms shading sandy beaches and volcanic peaks overlooking crystal-clear waters, it’s no wonder Bora Bora is regarded as the world’s most romantic island. Featuring abundant, fascinating marine life in its sparkling turquoise waters and charming thatch-roofed bungalows perched above the surface; Bora Bora is nothing less than captivating. Overnight on ship.
Day 5 | Mar. 19. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 6 | Mar. 20. Cruising the South Pacific
Day 7 | Mar. 21. Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia
First made famous by Herman Melville’s novel “Typee”, this rugged and craggy island is home to the astonishing Cascade Tevaipo, one of the world’s highest waterfalls at more than 1,100 feet. Large but lightly populated, the island of Nuku Hiva features an amazing range of terrain. Overnight on ship.
Day 8 | Mar. 22. Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia
Day 9 | Mar. 23. Cruising the South Pacific
Day 10 | Mar 24: Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Stunningly beautiful, this atoll is a natural aquarium. Its lagoon is one of the world’s largest—larger, in fact, than the island of Tahiti—and is filled with vibrant marine life. Dolphins frequent navigable passes into the interior lagoon and local pearl farms produce fantastic gems.
Day 11 | Mar. 25. Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Disembark and bid farewell to Marina