Bora Bora

French Polynesia

Cruises to Bora Bora

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.


  • Port Name & Location
    Ship anchors here and tenders guests ashore to Vaitape.
  • Time Zone
    TAHT Tahiti Time UTC/GMT -19 hours
  • Language
    French and Tahitian
  • Currency & Shopping
    CFP Franc (XPF) a.k.a. Pacific Franc
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Rent a bike for the day or hire a taxi. For a bit of adventure, choose a shore excursion.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Crystal clear blue waters make swimming and snorkelling exceptional here. Polynesian waters are home to over 800 species of fish. 20 dolphin and whales species live here year-round or stay for a few months in these waters.
    • Fun Fact #2
      A resort on Bora Bora established a sea turtle sanctuary in 2000. It's a scientific observatory where visitors can learn, observe and even swim with sea turtles.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Mount Otemanu is a jagged remnant of an ancient volcano that rises up to a sharp point at 2,385 feet (727 m) from the surface of a turquoise blue lagoon.


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Branch out of your usual routine in French Polynesia.

13-Day Hawaii & French Polynesia from Honolulu

Savour every moment of this 13-day journey. | Cruise on board Norwegian Jewel, refurbished in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
Kahului (Maui); Hilo (Hawaii); Nawiliwili (Kauai); Nuku Hiva (French Polynesia); Moorea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia);
DISEMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
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Relax on the white sands of beautiful Bora Bora.

17-Day South Pacific from Papeete

Experience the best of the South Pacific on board Norwegian Jewel.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
Raiatea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia); Pago Pago (American Samoa); Lautoka (Fiji); Suva (Fiji); Port Vila (Vanuatu); Noumea (New Caledonia); Lifou (New Caledonia);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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