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Cruises to Tahiti

Tourist at Huahine Island n Tahiti
Tourist at Huahine Island n Tahiti. Photo by Maridav/Adobestock.

Tahiti cruises are among the best ways to explore this untouched South Pacific paradise with every comfort and extravagance at your fingertips.

Palm-covered coasts, rolling turquoise seas, secluded black sand beaches and lush mythical hills beckon travelers to reconnect with nature on their South Pacific cruise.

AAA is pleased to offer world-class Pacific Island cruises for voyagers who hope to experience Tahiti’s natural magic. Read on to learn more about AAA’s premium Tahitian cruises or get in touch with one of AAA’s seasoned travel experts with your questions.

Royal Princess cruise ship in Tahiti
Royal Princess cruise ship in Tahiti. Photo by Nan/Adobestock.

Unforgettable Tahiti Cruises

Tahiti is comprised of 118 islands and atolls peppered throughout the South Pacific Ocean. The islands are mostly uninhabited except for wildlife, and the islands teem with exotic flora and fauna.

South Pacific cruises are the perfect escape for travelers who love tropical havens, lavish accommodations and ambrosial dining options. Once you’ve tasted and lived aboard a luxury cruise sailing the South Pacific Ocean, you will find it difficult to return to life ashore. Keep in mind that specific dates, amenities and itineraries are subject to change.

Cruise the South Pacific With Princess

Voyaging to Tahiti with Princess Cruises comes in several formats. You choose either the 11- or 30-plus day itinerary depending on the level of exploration that you desire.

Uncover some of Tahiti’s breathtaking hidden gems such as Mystery Island and the Tuamotu Archipelago — just two of the natural wonders you will see on your voyage. Revel in the beauty of the South Pacific from the ship’s deck, keeping a lookout for vibrant sea life, as the vessel glides seamlessly onward.

This South Pacific Islands cruise truly is a treat for all the senses. Whether onboard or ashore, passengers will experience the hues, cultures and fragrances of Tahiti.

Oceania Cruises — Tahiti

Lavender sunsets, pearly-sanded beaches, shimmering seas and exotic ocean life await passengers that embark on this Oceania Cruises package. Oceania prides itself on offering an unrivaled, luxurious high-seas experience that helps passengers create life-lasting memories.

The onboard menu is curated by a master chef, ensuring that passengers will savor every bite during their cruise. In terms of entertainment, Oceania Cruises offers Culinary Discover Tours and other enrichment programs to introduce passengers to the diverse regions they’re sailing around.

Other onboard amenities include:

  • World-class personalized onboard service
  • Access to Canyon Ranch Spa
  • Access to various open-seating restaurants
  • Immersive on-shore excursions
  • Onboard catering
Woman at luxury wellness spa
Luxury spa in Tahiti. Photo by Maridav/Adobestock.

Reasons to Cruise to Tahiti

Pacific Island cruises give passengers a way to see some of Mother Nature’s most raw, real landscapes.

Known for its abundant biodiversity, Tahiti is home to blacktip sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, nearly 500 fish species, humpback whales and dolphins — to name only a few. Complementing its exotic wildlife are sundry landscapes of rolling forested hills, black- or white-sand beaches and volcanoes. Aside from all the natural wonders of Tahiti are its fine dining options and five-star resorts.

A cruise around French Polynesia has an element of luxury to it — boasting onboard entertainment by renowned artists, dining options approved of by culinarians, world-class spa facilities and ornate accommodations.

Fun suitcase packed for the beach
Fun suitcase packed for the beach. Photo by Alexander Raths/Adobestock.

What to Pack For Cruises to the South Pacific

Preparation is key to having an enjoyable Tahitian cruise. Without adequate forethought, a cruise in the South Pacific might be uncomfortable or exhausting for unprepared passengers.

To ensure you take full advantage of your time sailing the high seas, here are 15 must-have items to include in your luggage:

  1. Sunscreen (go for SPF 45 or above)
  2. A wide-brimmed hat
  3. Insect repellent
  4. Small first aid kit
  5. Reusable water bottle
  6. Swimsuit and swimsuit cover up
  7. Snorkeling gear
  8. Binoculars
  9. Sandals and water shoes
  10. Medication that you regularly take
  11. Light, breathable clothing
  12. A high-quality camera
  13. Memory cards, batteries, charters, etc.
  14. Evening outfit (for dining at upscale restaurants onboard)
  15. Light jacket or sweater (for cooler evenings)

If you forget one or more of these essentials, most cruise ships have an onboard convenience store for passengers to buy (or replenish items) that they forgot to pack.

Blue lagoon beach in Bora Bora, Tahiti
Blue lagoon beach in Bora Bora, Tahiti. Photo by Bomboman/Adobestock.

Cruise Tahiti: 7 Fun-Facts to Know Before You Go

Knowing something about your destination before embarking on your cruise will give you so much more of an appreciation for the grandeur that surrounds you.

Greater knowledge can make you more sensitive and curious about the places you visit and people you encounter on the voyage.

To prepare you for the intriguing, wild and beautiful culture and scenery that awaits you in Tahiti, here are eight fun facts about French Polynesia: 

  1. Tahiti is the birthplace of the overwater bungalow, which began in the mid-1960s.
  2. Tahiti is made up of 118 islands and atolls, which are divided across five archipelagos. 
  3. The word tattoo (or tatau, as it was originally written) comes from Tahiti and is connected to a legend (The Legend of Tohu) in Polynesian folklore.
  4. There are no poisonous snakes or insects in French Polynesia, so if your fear of creepy crawlies is holding you back, you can now book your vacation with confidence.
  5. Despite a breathtakingly gorgeous location, the number of tourists that visit French Polynesia each year is around 250,000 — in contrast to the roughly 10 million visitors that Hawaii receives annually.
  6. Polynesians were the first to migrate to the verdant islands around 500 B.C.
  7. Languages spoken on the islands include French (the national language) and a mix of native languages (Reo Tahiti, Reo Paumotu and others).

Book Your Cruises Around Tahiti With AAA

Cruise the Tahiti Islands by booking a premium vacation package with AAA today. AAA has been trusted by the travel community for more than a century and has used the years to accrue trust, expert knowledge, and skills that make travel more enjoyable and accessible.

Whether you need assistance choosing a Tahiti cruise or you have questions about unique tours or adventures offered in Tahiti, contact your local AAA travel agent today.

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