Exotic Cruises to French Polynesia

Embark on a French Polynesia cruise to bask in the sun, explore vibrant reefs teeming with colorful fish, and learn about the fascinating culture and history of the Polynesian people. Discover these paradisical islands of volcanic peaks cloaked in dense rainforest, shimmering turquoise lagoons, and beaches of dazzling white and glittering black sand.

In Raiatea, snorkel over coral gardens in all shades of the rainbow, or visit a pearl farm to see how precious black pearls are cultivated. On your stop in Papeete, Tahiti, you'll find a bustling city full of French influence. On the island of Moorea, meanwhile, swim with wild stingrays, spot dolphins with a marine biologist, or take a 4x4 safari into the wild backcountry. Cruises to French Polynesia with Celebrity are brimming with romance and adventure that will create blissful memories for years to come.

French Polynesia Cruise Highlights

Shimmering Lagoons

The volcanic islands of French Polynesia are lush and mountainous, but it’s the water surrounding them that astounds people. Crystal-clear lagoons shimmer in marbled shades of aqua and are home to thriving coral reefs that you can explore via snorkeling or scuba diving. Stand in the shallows and feed wild stingrays, or take a romantic catamaran cruise and jump straight off the boat into the warm water.

Ancient Ruins

When you cruise the islands of French Polynesia, you’ll have the chance to learn about the region’s history, too. Visit the ruins of ancient stone temples, called marae and considered sacred. Learn about the past Polynesian civilizations that have shaped some of the culture you’ll still experience on the islands today. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers like Captain James Cook, and visit the island home of writer James Norman Hall.

Gorgeous Beaches

The beaches in French Polynesia are made for relaxing, with soft sand, calm water, and abundant tropical sun. Some beaches are bright white, shaded by coconut palms, while others are made from sparkling black volcanic sand. Try to take a day trip to a motu, one of the tiny islands throughout French Polynesia, to experience the feel of a true desert island.

Featured French Polynesia Cruise Ports

Papeete, Tahiti

Tahiti’s bustling capital is a fascinating insight into island life. Visit Papeete Market, where you’ll be dazzled by huge mounds of papaya, passion fruit, lychees, and guava, not to mention fragrant tropical flower garlands, colorful pareos, and carved masks. Explore the distinctive Notre Dame Cathedral and stroll the leafy Paofai Gardens along the waterfront. Head inland to explore the jagged peaks, deep gorges, and tumbling waterfalls of Tahiti’s interior.


Dreamy Mo’orea is encircled by a protective reef, making this the perfect spot for snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, and catamaran sailing. Inland, visit dramatic marae, stone temples regarded as sacred by the ancient Polynesians, and hike rainforest trails. Join an excursion to the Belvedere Viewpoint overlooking the lush Opunohu Valley and aquamarine lagoon below. Savor juicy, sweet pineapples and relax under the palm trees on beaches of powdery white sand.


The “sacred” island of Raiatea is rich in historical sites, from intricate marae to mysterious petroglyphs. History aside, you’ll be immersed in spectacular nature here. Kayak along the Faaroa River as it winds through the rainforest, or join a drift snorkeling expedition around the waters of neighboring Taha’a, where gentle currents carry you over dazzling corals. Shop for gleaming black pearls that are cultivated locally.

French Polynesia Cruise Itineraries

Cruise to the French Polynesian islands on incredible transpacific itineraries of 17, 18, or 19 nights. These voyages take you between Australia and Hawaii and are a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience. You’ll visit ports including Auckland, Bay of Islands, Raiatea, Moorea, Papeete, and Honolulu.

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Why Cruise to French Polynesia With Celebrity Cruises


Enjoy some of the best onboard amenities and experiences at sea as you sail across the Pacific Ocean with Celebrity Cruises. Dine on delicious cuisine created by award-winning chefs at restaurants like Blu or Luminae. Enjoy exquisite live entertainment with dazzling production shows, and dance under the stars as you sail to the next port. Unwind and rejuvenate your body and mind with soothing treatments at The Spa.

These transpacific cruises will take you to islands that inspire tranquility and bliss. Learn the ancient art of traditional dancing in Papeete, then enjoy a delicious Tahitian BBQ on the sand. Head to Belvedere Lookout in Moorea, where you'll be rewarded with beautifully framed panoramic views of the island. Discover why French Polynesia cruises with Celebrity are such memorable experiences on your next thrilling travel adventure.

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