South Pacific Cruise Itineraries
- Legends of the South Pacific: Tahiti to Easter Island
20 day Legends of the South Pacific cruise sailing from Tahiti to Easter Island aboard National Geographic Orion. Encounter spectacular volcanic landscapes in Bora Bora, and the uplifted atolls of Makatea and Henderson Island. Snorkel and dive some of the most remote and pristine reef systems in the world. Hear the tales of the Mutiny of the Bounty and the Kon-tiki, and experience the lively culture of the islands. The finale of the voyage is one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island.
- Exploring the Cultures and Wildlife of Papua New Guinea
16 day, 13 night Exploring the Cultures and Wildlife of Papua New Guinea cruise sailing between Cairns, Australia to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea aboard Oceanic Discoverer. Explore some of the world’s finest coral reefs, meet with extraordinary people who have preserved their cultural traditions and see remarkable wildlife in exquisite settings.
- Exploring Papua New Guinea & The Islands Of Vanuatu & The Solomons
25 day, 24 night Exploring Papua New Guinea & The Islands Of Vanuatu & The Solomons cruise sailing between Auckland, New Zealand to Cairns, Australia aboard National Geographic Orion. Embark on an epic voyage exploring the cultures and wild areas on the coast of Papua New Guinea, along the Great Barrier Reef, and among the seldom-visited wild islands of Micronesia.
- The Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea Micronesia
22 day, 19 night Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea Micronesia cruise sailing between Cairns, Australia to Palau, Micronesia aboard National Geographic Orion. Experience the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel among hundreds of surreal, stingless jellyfish in Palau. Encounter the vestiges of World War II battles in Papua New Guinea and Micronesia, and get acquainted with the rich and diverse cultures of the South Pacific.
- Voyage To The Spice Islands & The Coral Triangle
17 day, 14 night Voyage To The Spice Islands & The Coral Triangle sailing between Palau, Micronesia to Darwin, Australia aboard National Geographic Orion. Explore the region in depth on an expedition though the coral triangle, a stretch of sea home to the world’s richest marine biodiversity. Along the way, meet friendly locals who live close to their ancestral traditions, and learn about the region’s tumultuous history, including exploration by the Dutch East India Company and World War II.
- The Great Barrier Reef to Fiji
22 day Great Barrier Reef to Fiji South Pacific small ship cruise sailing from Cairns, Australia to Lautoka, Fiji aboard National Geographic Orion. Embark on a voyage to the islands of Melanesia, home to palm-fringed beaches, azure lagoons, and some of the richest marine habitats in the world. Explore the dazzling wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, and then sail east through the Coral Sea. In New Caledonia, soak up the local French-infused culture, hike through tropical forests, and encounter a kaleidoscopic swirl of fish at the world’s second-longest barrier reef. Explore Fiji’s stunning islands and coral reefs, and encounter colorful Melanesian traditions.
- Tahiti & Society Islands
8 day, 7 night Tahiti & Society Islands South Pacific cruise sailing roundtrip Papeete, Tahiti aboard Paul Gauguin. This cruise itinerary is the ideal introduction to the highlights of French Polynesia, with a full day at Motu Mahana, and access to a private beach on Bora Bora.
- Society Islands & Tuamotus
11 day, 10 night Society Islands & Tuamotus South Pacific cruise roundtrip Papeete, Tahiti aboard the Paul Gauguin. Combine highlights of the Society Islands with Rangiroa, second-largest atoll in the world. Call on unspoiled Huahine and spend a day at private Motu Mahana with access to private beach on Bora Bora.
- Cook Islands & Society Islands
12 day, 11 night Cook & Society Islands South Pacific cruise roundtrip Papeete, Tahiti aboard the Paul Gauguin. Combines highlights of the Society Islands with the Cook Islands, featuring a call on inspoiled Huahone and private beach access in Bora Bora.
- Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands
15 day, 14 night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands South Pacific cruise roundtrip Papeete, Tahiti aboard the Paul Gauguin. This itinerary combines highlights of three very different French Polynesian archipelagos. It features a stop at Atuona, Hiva Oa — final resting place of renowned artist Paul Gauguin.
- Australs & Society Islands
12 day, 11 night Australs & Society Islands South Pacific cruise roundtrip Papeete, Tahiti aboard the Paul Gauguin. Visit Rurutu, the “Island of Whales,” during prime humpback whale season and the idyllic Society Islands, renowned for their spectacular beauty. This itinerary includes a day on private Motu Mahana and private beach on Bora Bora.