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A cruise in French Polynesia can take you to the farthest extremes of this island nation, or transport you on a gentle voyage around its headline islands of Bora Bora, Moorea and Taha’a. Our specialists have taken to the seas here and can recommend the right cruise to fit your requirements, whether you’re interested in expedition-style cruising or a more relaxing itinerary.

Our vessels include comfortable liners, where the onus is on exploring the Society Islands’ languid beaches and motus without the need to island-hop: you simply wake up every day at a new island. Then there’s the Aranui 5, a liner-come-freighter vessel that will take you to isolated islands for an intimate encounter with Polynesian culture and traditions.

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Our suggested French Polynesia cruising itineraries

Each of these itineraries features an element, big or small, of experiencing French Polynesia by boat. As we’ve discovered, cruising lets you slow the pace and gain a different — sometimes exclusive — perspective on a destination. As with all our itineraries, treat these as just inspiration for your uniquely created trip.

Ships selected by our specialists

Ranging from luxurious floating hotels to far simpler options, the selection of French Polynesia cruise vessels you can choose from all have one thing in common: they offer unparalleled access to sights well off the beaten track.