Papeete Cruises

View of Papeete and the ocean from the belvedere Col du Tahara Tahiti
View of Papeete and the ocean from the belvedere Col du Tahara Tahiti
Beautiful park in Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete, on Tahiti, is the capital of French Polynesia, a group of islands in the South Pacific. Its very name conjures up images of Gauguin paintings, palm trees, golden beaches and blue seas, and this near-perfect Polynesian island does not disappoint.

The bustling city of Papeete is home to the world’s only Pearl Museum, which traces the history and mythology of pearls, and has many examples of black, white and pink pearls on view. The town’s fine buildings include a number of interesting religious buildings: the red spire-topped, 19th century Notre Dame Cathedral plays an important part in Tahitian society.

Beside the port, the busy Place Vai’ete fills with food carts (roulottes) in the evenings, while the large Le Marché de Papeete is a favourite daily market. Le Marché, at the heart of the city, is packed with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, oils and scented soaps, jams and pickles, clothing, hats, bags and shell necklaces. Spread out over two floors, the sumptuous displays of flowers – Tahitian homes are considered incomplete without flowers everywhere – simply have to be seen to be believed.

French Polynesia is comprised of over 100 islands and atolls, with Tahiti possibly being the most famous thanks to its soaring peaks, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. The array of natural treasures includes the Faarumai Waterfalls and spring garden of Vaipahi.

Cruises to Papeete

Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal S2202

World Cruise • S2202

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
101 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Sample paradise at unspoilt Pacific Islands
  • Sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals
Water bungalows on Bora Bora beach, French Polynesia Water bungalows on Bora Bora beach, French Polynesia View of water bungalows in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Scenic Polynesia, Hawaii & New Zealand • S2204

 Puerto Caldera
Borealis
Sun 23 Jan 2022
32 nights
  • Bring dreams of the Pacific’s archipelagos
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Hawaii
  • Experience stunning waterways in New Zealand
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
Hanauma bay, Oahu, Hawaii Hanauma bay, Oahu, Hawaii Hanauma bay, Oahu, Hawaii

Florida, Hawaii & Oceania Discovery • S220304

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
49 nights
  • Discover authentic cultures and iconic landmarks
  • Experience Atlantic Ocean cruising 
  • Explore New Zealand and paradise islands
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Picton seen from the top of Tirohanga Track, New Zealand Picton seen from the top of Tirohanga Track, New Zealand Picton seen from the top of Tirohanga Track, New Zealand

Florida, Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East • S220305

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
78 nights
  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2022 
  • Discover paradise at the Pacific islands of Hawaii
  • Take in Australian icons in Sydney, and the Great Barrier Reef
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Garden of the bays, Singapore, Asia Garden of the bays, Singapore, Asia Garden of the bay, Singapore

Hawaii, Oceania & the Far East • S220405

 Puerto Caldera
Borealis
Sun 23 Jan 2022
61 nights
  • Experience cities in the Americas, Oceania and Asia
  • Sail to Australia, taking in Hawaii and French Polynesia
  • Visit Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal, India Taj Mahal, India

Hawaii & Oceania with Asia & the Med • S220406

 Puerto Caldera
Borealis
Sun 23 Jan 2022
84 nights
  • Discover iconic landmarks and marvel at idyllic island scenes
  • Relax on paradise islands in Hawaii and French Polynesia
  • Experience Asia and the diverse wonders of the Emirates
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Sydney Opera house, evening view, Australia Sydney Opera house, evening view, Australia Sydney harbour at night with bridge, Australia

World Cruise from Liverpool • S220107

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 04 Jan 2022
105 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Marvel at Sydney’s Harbour Bridge
  • Experience the contrasts between Singapore & Asian islands
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Singapore marina at night with city skyline, Asia Singapore marina at night with city skyline, Asia Singapore skyline at night

Around the World, Southampton to Liverpool • S220207

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 06 Jan 2022
103 nights
  • Embark on an incredible exploration aboard Borealis
  • Marvel at Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge
  • Experience the contrasts between Singapore & Asian islands
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.