Start your cruise in the lively port of Papeete where you can shop for black pearls, vanilla and all things Tahitian at Le Marché, the bustling downtown market. Take in the scenery of Nuku Hiva, the largest of the Marquesas Islands. Its lush jagged peaks create a stunning backdrop to their unspoiled beaches, many with black sand. See Taiohae Cathedral, browse the public market for Tahitian products and photograph Hakaui Waterfall, the third tallest on earth. The west side of Hawai`i is sunny and dry, and that's where you'll find Kailua-Kona. Snorkelling is legendary at Kahaluu Beach Park. Conduct your own 'snorkel-throw-down' between French Polynesia and Hawai`i - which will win the coveted title? Kailua-Kona is also known for its coffee and with 500+ local plantations, you'll easily find a place to savour a cup.
14-Day Hawaii & French Polynesia from Papeete
|Day 1||Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (EMBARK)||---||6:00 pm|
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
From the island's famed black pearls to world-class surfing and extinct volcanic mountains, discover why Tahiti has been crowned with the nickname, "Queen of the Pacific." French Polynesia's capital city of Papeete is a multicultural centre offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere embedded into the island's natural beauty. Search for unique crafts and goods at the Papeete Market or tour the Rober Wan Pearl Museum to learn about Tahitian black pearls. After returning from a hike, surf lesson or Jeep Safari tour, enjoy a traditional Tahitian dance show.
|Day 2||Bora Bora, French Polynesia||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Nicknamed the "Jewel of the South Seas," Bora Bora will sweep you up in its stunning landscapes so that you feel a world away. Come ashore and discover for yourself why Bora Bora is a world-famous romantic destination. Whether paddle boarding across its translucent blue lagoon, exploring Mount Pahia on a guided tour, shopping at local boutiques or simply lounging on the warm sand, you can make this paradise your own.
|Day 3||Raiatea, French Polynesia||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
Raiatea, French Polynesia
Meaning "Faraway Heaven," Raiatea is an island of astounding beauty, ancient myths and home to French Polynesia's largest outdoor temple (marae). Many believe the island is the centre from which the great Polynesian migration started and is considered the most sacred island in the South Pacific. A coral reef teeming with colourful marine life surrounds Raiatea in a tranquil lagoon - ideal for snorkelling and diving. After a dip in the lagoon, explore lush rainforests and the extinct volcano Mount Temehani. Enjoy your day on this culturally significant island where history, legend and natural beauty intertwine.
|Day 4||Moorea, French Polynesia||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
Moorea, French Polynesia
The island's unique geography makes Moorea one of French Polynesia's most breathtaking islands. Eight mountain peaks carpeted in lush vegetation rise from a translucent lagoon and two tranquil bays. The island is ideal for all ages to embark on outdoor activities that are as relaxed or as thrilling as you wish. From paddle boarding and skydiving to island bus tours and hiking, you can view paradise from most every angle. Bask in warm sunrays on a peaceful beach and then soak in the local culture with a traditional feast and authentic Polynesian dance show.
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|Day 6||Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia||9:00 am||7:00 pm|
Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
Stepping onto the volcanic island of Nuku Hiva will feel like journeying back in time. On the second largest island in French Polynesia, it's not uncommon to see locals pass through town on horseback. Ancient ruins of homes are scattered throughout the lush forest, and open-air gathering places (tohua) and sacred statues (tiki) dot the sparsely populated island. Steep basaltic cliffs rise from the ocean. Dramatic waterfalls feed into fertile valleys. Serene beaches beckon to weary explorers. Discover the stunning landscape by horseback or on foot along memorable hiking trails. Unleash your inner explorer while touring incredible archeological sites and then embark on a whale watching or dolphin tour.
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|Day 11||Hilo, Hawaii||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. Visit the town's well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century and showcase Hawaii's unique architecture. Just 30 miles away the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the home of the active Kilauea Volcano. Check out our amazing Hawaii itinerary.
|Day 12||Kona, Hawaii||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
Kona offers the quintessential Hawaii experience. Sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters entice visitors to partake in a variety of surfside fun. Snorkel amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical marine life. Take a surfing lesson, a kayaking trip or head out to deeper waters for some deep-sea fishing. Check out our amazing Hawaii itinerary.
|Day 13||Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
Named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined its picturesque harbour, this lovely port of Kaua`i is your gateway to what many believe to be Hawaii's most beautiful island. On "The Garden Island," nature is truly the star, from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena. And the tradition of the luau adds lively entertainment unique to Hawaii. Check out our amazing Hawaii itinerary.
|Day 14||Kahului, Maui||8:00 am||8:00 pm|
A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses. Check out our amazing Hawaii itinerary.
|Day 15||Honolulu, Oahu (DISEMBARK)||7:00 am||---|
The big, blue Pacific and stunning Koolau mountains serve as a dramatic setting for Hawaii's largest city. Climb to the top of Diamond Head. Take a romantic sunset stroll on Waikiki Beach. Catch a glimpse of history by visiting Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Check out our amazing Hawaii itinerary.
- Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.