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Tahiti, the Society and Tuamotu Islands

10-Nights / 11-Days

Departures all year round

23 Jan 2024

20 Feb 2024

03, 14 Nov 2023

9 Apr 2024

12 Nov 2024
25 Aug 2023

05 Sep 2023

16, 26 Dec 2023

2 Jul 2024

6 Aug 2024

3 Sep 2024

24 Dec 2024
1Papeete, TahitiPapeete, Tahiti (2 PM - 3 PM). "Maeva" [mah-yeh-vah] - that's "welcome" in Tahitian. We warmly welcome you to our French Polynesia cruise. Take a moment to settle in and meet your crew and cabin mates. Our journey starts as we set sail for Mo'orea. We will arrive late in the afternoon, have dinner on board, and stay overnight.)
(Papeete, Tahiti (2 PM - 3 PM). "Maeva" [mah-yeh-vah] - that's "welcome" in Tahitian. We warmly welcome you to our French Polynesia cruise. Please settle in and meet your crew and cabin mates as we prepare to set sail for Mo'orea. We will arrive in the late afternoon, have dinner on board, and spend the night there.
2MO'OREAMo'orea, with its towering mountain peaks emerging from the lagoon, is often considered the real-life counterpart to the mythical Bali Hai described in James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Experience the wonders of this island by joining our morning snorkeling and ray tour, followed by an afternoon nature and culture tour. Learn about the island's rich history and explore its ancient remains. Additionally, indulge in the island's delightful fruity flavors at the juice factory. Later in the day, embark on an afternoon sailing excursion to Makatea.
3MAKATEA, TUAMOTUMuch of French Polynesia consists of atolls, which are ring-shaped coral reefs encircling a central body of water. However, Makatea is unique. It is a raised island made of coral and is home to three threatened endemic bird species: the Makatea fruit dove, the imperial pigeon, and the reed warbler. During our half-day tour, we will explore the island, including its beautiful beaches with rock pools and an underwater grotto filled with stalagmites and stalactites. Please note that the departure to Rangiroa will be in the late afternoon, and the visit to the Tuamotu islands depends on favorable weather conditions due to the anchor being adrift.
4RANGIROA, TUAMOTUMorning arrival in Rangiroa. Rangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu archipelago, consisting of 240 islets, and it is renowned as the top diving spot in French Polynesia. We understand that you would like to explore the diverse marine life, so we invite you to join our optional full-day tour to the Blue Lagoon. With a depth of only 16 feet, it is a paradise for swimming, snorkeling, and observing marine creatures. You can replenish your energy with a traditional Polynesian picnic before returning to the ship. Please keep in mind that visits to the Tuamotu islands are subject to favorable weather conditions due to anchoring limitations. Overnight stay at anchor.
5TIKEHAU, TUAMOTUEarly in the morning, we set sail and arrived at Tikehau, also known as the Pink Sand island. Imagine an idyllic island paradise: pristine turquoise lagoons, long stretches of white-sand beaches, and vibrant jewel-like flowers such as bougainvillea and hibiscus. Tikehau ticks all those boxes, and there's more—pink sand. The lagoon is surrounded by small white and pink sand islets, nestled among coconut groves and hidden alcoves. You can spend your time lounging on the colorful sands or exploring the marine life, which Jacques Cousteau, the renowned marine researcher, claimed has a higher concentration of fish than anywhere else in French Polynesia. Today, you have the option to take a tour to Tuherahera, the main residential area of the island, and visit a family-owned fish farm to learn about their fascinating and successful process. In the afternoon, we will sail to Huahine. Please keep in mind that visits to the Tuamotu islands are subject to favorable weather conditions due to anchoring restrictions.
6HUAHINE(Wake up to a short and refreshing morning sail to the neighboring island of Huahine, which was once the home of Tahitian royalty. This island is a tropical jungle with scattered ancient marae (temples), some of which date back to 700 AD. Join our optional tour to explore the island's temples and small villages, and get the opportunity to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie Bay. You can also visit a vanilla plantation during the tour. If you enjoy cooking, we highly recommend purchasing vanilla beans while you're here; they are both delicious and affordable. In the evening, we will sail to Bora Bora and spend the night at sea.
7BORA BORAEarly in the morning, you will arrive in the Bora Bora lagoon, and it might feel like you've entered a dream. The landscapes here are among the most picturesque in the world. You'll have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling, as well as the opportunity to join optional tours such as snorkeling with stingrays and sharks, or exploring the area on an open-air bus called 'Le Truck.' If you have any specific preferences, let us know, and we'll make the arrangements. You will spend the night at anchor.
8TAHA'AIn the morning, we arrive at nearby Taha'a, a beautiful botanical paradise teeming with banana, watermelon, and coconut groves. Here, you can savor the flavors of the local fruit, admire the serene turquoise waters, visit a pearl farm, and explore a traditional vanilla plantation. In the afternoon, we will set sail for Raiatea.
9RAIATEARaiatea, which means 'faraway heaven' and 'sky with soft light,' lives up to both descriptions, but we'll let you discover why on your own. This morning, you have the option to join a local guide for an excursion to Uturoa, the cultural and administrative center. From there, you'll visit Mount Temehani and the ancient Marae (open-air temple) of Taputapuatea, a UNESCO protected site. Your guide will provide insights into its Polynesian origins and historical significance. In the afternoon, you can choose to take a kayak tour along the Faaroa River. We'll spend the night anchored.
10TETIAROATetiaroa holds great significance for Tahitians and was once exclusively enjoyed by Tahitian royalty. Its allure captivated Marlon Brando during the filming of "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1960, leading him to purchase the island and transform it into a luxurious eco-resort that remains operational to this day. Although the resort is private, we have special access to spend the morning there. Take the opportunity to explore the lagoons and Tahuna Iti (Birds' Island), a national reserve for various seabirds such as frigates, sterns, and phaetons. In the afternoon, we will sail and arrive in Papeete, Tahiti by evening.
11Papeete, TahitiEarly in the morning, we set sail for Tahiti and arrived in Papeete in the morning. After enjoying breakfast, disembarkation will take place at 9:00 am.

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* Children Policy & Family offer

--SINGLE parent with 1 or max. 2 children in same cabin: The parent pays Single cruise fare & children cruise for FREE

--COUPLE with 1 child sharing the same cabin:

--COUPLE with 2 or 3 (regardless of age) children: Both cabins will be charged at Single rate (single adult rate)

--Discounts which only apply for the children (5-17 years old): 25% reduction on all optional excursions

Conditions & Restrictions for the Family offers:

Cruise fares are per person and include:

--Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning

--Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner

--Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day

--Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)

--English-Speaking Cruise Escort

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--*In case of cancellation the administration fee per booking will be converted to a future cruise credit redeemable on bookings made up to 12 months after cancellation, valid for any cruise and date of cruise.


There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing pax number received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in writing.


Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately €13-15 per person per day for distribution among all crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.

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