Posted on Mar 25, 2011 | Comments 0
With the earth being covered by so much water, it’s only natural that one of the best ways to view its beauty is by traveling on it. This is why cruises are so popular in all areas of the world. The rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans provide an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most interesting and scenic areas.
One of these is French Polynesia, as it is home to some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll find anywhere on the planet. If you’re looking for majestic peaks, lush valleys, and azure waters, this is the place to be.
The location lies halfway between Australia and California, and many cruises in this region of the South Pacific Ocean take in 4 archipelagos. These include the ever popular Tahiti and the Society Islands. Most cruises depart from Tahiti’s capital of Papeete.
They also visit the beautiful Bora Bora, Raiatea, Moorea, as well as the Gambier, Tuamotu, and Marquesas Islands.
Many visitors are attracted to the carefree Tahitian and French Polynesian lifestyle. Along with that, you’ll find some excellent unspoiled terrain and white sandy beaches.
The location and climate offer plenty of activities, such as taking a glass-bottom boat to explore one of the many lagoons as well as hiking the mountains to take in the breathtaking views.
You can also take advantage of the lovely water by scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing off of the coast of numerous islands.
You’ll find that cruises to French Polynesia and Tahiti can be sailed all year long and most of them last between 7 and 14 days.
You’ll have no problem finding departures from Papeete, and you should also be able to find cruise ships leaving from cities such as San Diego, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Sydney, and Fort Lauderdale.
If you need to stay overnight before departing you’ll find that most cruise lines also offer hotel packages.
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