3 Tahiti Cruises We Love

Looking for the best Tahiti cruises? We'll help you choose the South Pacific cruise itinerary that's right for you.

Looking for the best Tahiti cruises? We'll help you choose the South Pacific cruise itinerary that's right for you.

Best Cruises to Tahiti
M.S. Paul Gauguin The Vibe: Posh but not pretentious, this 332-passenger ship is for those who want to go off the beaten path without sacrificing luxury. Don't-Miss Excursions: Tool around in the ocean deep on a high-tech Aquabike. The underwater scooter is outfitted with dive tanks to explore shallow depths. Get close to brilliantly hued fish and coral- no mask or fins required. Onboard Must: At La Palette lounge, on the stern of deck eight, the back walls open to the night air, allowing guests to dance under the stars to live music. It's known as one of the ship's most romantic spots. Standout Cabin: Book the Owner's Suite and toss a complimentary cocktail party for eight, arranged by a butler. You'll also enjoy welcome champagne, daily fruit and canapés each afternoon. Rates: From $3,995 per person for a seven-night Tahiti cruise; includes airfare from Los Angeles; pgcruises.comM.S. Paul Gauguin
Best Cruises to Tahiti
Aranui 5 The Vibe: Expect friendly service on this passenger-freighter vessel, which takes 254 guests on a Tahiti cruise to more remote Marquesas Islands. Don't-Miss Excursions: On the island of Hiva Oa, trek to a collection of tikis said to rival those of Easter Island. Each statue is believed to have its own personality. Onboard Must: Because this is a working ship, passengers can mingle with the crew in the bars. It's not uncommon for ukulele playing and signing to become the backdrop for happy hours, nightcaps and stargazing. Standout Cabin: Equal in size to three normal staterooms, the Presidential Suite on the Sky Deck is for splurges. On the other spectrum, Class C's dormitory-style accommodations might not be for everyone, but it's a less expensive sell for a single friend. Rates: Staterooms from $4,678 per person for a 14-day sail; Class C rooms from $2,781; aranui.comAranui
Best Cruises to Tahiti
Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas The Vibe: Perfect for folks looking for big-ship amenities - and who also want to experience Sydney and New Zealand as part of their Tahiti cruise. Don't-Miss Excursion: A four-wheel-drive safari on Papeete grants access to the island's scenic highlights, from forests of bromeliads to waterfalls. Bring your suit to go swimming in a local river while birds serenade you. Onboard Must: You can still perfect your pool game at sea, thanks to self-leveling tables in the Bombay Billiard Room on deck six. For a quieter escape, steal away to the pool at the adults-only solarium. Standout Cabin: Guests in the one-bedroom Royal Suite with balcony needn't have taken lessons to enjoy the baby grand piano - it plays itself. Other perks include concierge service, a whirlpool tub, a living room with a sofa bed and a dining room that seats four. Rates: From $2,024 per person for an 18-night transpacific sail; royalcaribbean.comRoyal Caribbean