French Polynesia offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world with azure waters, majestic peaks and lush valleys. Located halfway between California and Australia, cruises to this area of the South Pacific visit four archipelagos, including the Society Islands and its popular island of Tahiti. Many itineraries depart from the capital city of Papeete and include such stops as Bora Bora, Moorea and Raiatea, as well as visits to the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Gambier Islands.
Many tourists are attracted to Tahiti & French Polynesia's carefree lifestyle, white sandy beaches and unspoiled terrain. Spend time exploring a lagoon on a glass-bottom boat ride, hike into the mountains for stunning views of the varied landscape or shop for Tahitian black pearls, one of the world's rarest pearls. Water activities abound with opportunities to scuba dive, snorkel, jet ski, parasail and windsurf off the coast of many islands.