Tahiti cruise guide


A Tahiti cruise is the very best way to appreciate the largest and most densely populated of the Polynesian islands.

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Why choose a Tahiti cruise?

It has been said that the beauty of Tahiti is unmatched – and when you take in the crystal clear blue waters, lush green scenery and picture perfect powder white beaches trimmed with palm trees, you will see why.

The figure-of-eight shaped island of Tahiti was formed when two volcanoes erupted and formed the impressive landscape you can see today. The largest part of the figure-of-eight shape is Tahiti Nui (meaning “big”), and the smaller part is Tahiti Iti (meaning “small”). Although the two halves of the island are joined by a small strip of land, from the air they appear to be two separate islands.

Tahiti today is the urban hub of the Polynesian islands with the port of Papeete at its centre in Tahiti Nui. You will hear a unique mix of French and local languages as you take in the bustling main boulevard with its sidewalk cafes and the colourful municipal market, as well as chic shops selling French wines, fabric, crafts and jewellery.

Tahiti Iti is far more rural and sparsely populated with just a few small villages and beaches. It is well worth taking a day trip along the quiet coastal roads of Tahiti Iti to take in the breathtaking scenery of waterfalls, clear waters, caves and archeological sites.

A Tahiti cruise can offer you more than you may expect. Experience floating with turtles above unspoilt tropical reefs brimming with fish in every colour imaginable. Or venture into the impressive mountains to enjoy stunning views over the azure ocean waters, stretching as far as the eye can see. You can also enjoy water sports and museum visits, as well as sampling the mouthwatering cuisine at one of the many restaurants in Tahiti Nui.

Cruise lines currently offering trips to Tahiti include Paul Gauguin Cruises, P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.

Many of the Tahiti cruise trips also offer you the opportunity to visit other fantastic locations such as Hawaii, Chile and Auckland.

Book a Tahiti cruise

To book your cruise visit our Tahiti cruise deals page. In the meantime here are some of the latest highlights:

Hawaii to Sydney – Fly/Stay/Cruise
Cruising on Radiance of the Seas
21st September 2014 for 19 nights

Experience the amazing Hawaiian islands
Honolulu – Moorea – Papeete – Bora Bora – Wellington – Picton, NZ – Sydney, Australia
This cruise includes a hotel stay in Waikiki

Southampton to Sydney – Fly/Stay/Cruise
Cruising on Aurora
5th January 2015 for 60 nights

London – Southampton – Madeira – St Vincent,Cape Verde – Recife – Rio de Janeiro – Montevideo – Punta Arenas, Chile – Amalia Glacier, Chile (Scenic Cruising) – Pio XI Glacier – Puerto Montt – Valparaiso – Easter Island – Pitcairn, Chile – Papeete – Moorea – Rarotonga – Bay of Islands – Auckland – Tauranga – Melbourne – Burnie – Sydney, Australia

Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:Jon Rawlinson

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