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Moorea, French Polynesia

Tahitian treasures on Oceania Nautica

14-day luxury ocean cruise


Short description

Sail a postcard-worthy Pacific paradise, from the sugary sands of romantic Bora Bora to quaint villages and striking coral reefs


  • Experience the which sand beaches, lush valleys & colourful reefs of French Polynesia
  • Indulge on board Oceania Nautica with its five luxury restaurants
  • Scuba dive in Moorea's crystal clear lagoons and bustling reefs in search of exotic fish, manta rays & sea turtles
  • Enjoy an outrigger canoe ride through the Bora Bora lagoon and its stunning coral islands
  • Get adventurous with an all-terrain vehicle excursion around Nuku Hiva

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Papeete
  • 1 Night Moorea
  • 1 Night Fakarava
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Nuku Hiva
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Rangiroa
  • 2 Nights Bora-Bora
  • 1 Night Raiatea


Recommended for:
Beach | Honeymoon | Ocean cruise

Discover the breathtaking South Pacific islands of French Polynesia with the elegant Oceania Nautica. Featuring an overnight stay in Bora Bora as well as Papeete, you'll explore a myriad of cultural and geographical wonders in style in one of the world's most exclusive regions. Enjoy the likes of kayak rides along crystal clear lagoons and scuba diving in some of earth's most biodiverse waters, with a chance to spot everything from colourful exotic fish and crustaceans to stingrays and timid black-tipped sharks. Back on board, you'll be treated to a choice of five restaurants in which to dine, with only the finest culinary masterpieces on show. Boasting luxurious staterooms, Ocean Nautica's decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and elegant tile work, providing the dream home for an unforgettable voyage through some of nature's finest atolls.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Tahiti

Begin your adventure in style with included VIP airport lounge access before boarding your flight to Papeete, capital of Tahiti, arriving on day 2.

Day 2
Arrive in Tahiti

On arrive in Tahiti, transfer to your Papeete hotel for your overnight stay. A gorgeous tropical town with tall palms and abundant flowers, Papeete lies on the northwest coast of Tahiti. If time permits, why not head out for a chance to explore the city's handicraft markets and historic museums.

Stay: Papeete hotel

Day 3
Board Oceania Nautica

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, transfer to the port to embark the majestic Oceania Nautica. After settling into your luxury stateroom the afternoon is yours to enjoy either on board the ship or in Papeete. Opt to take a stroll through the nearby Paofai Gardens or head to the waterfront to watch surfers on their longboards. Step back on board in time for your welcoming dinner, in one of five specialty restaurants as you stay docked in Papeete tonight.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 4

As the pride and joy and French Polynesia, Moorea may be considered Tahiti's little sister, but she steals the limelight every time. Located just 10 nautical miles from its neighbour, Moorea's breathtakingly beautiful white sand beaches, verdant mountains and azure seas await. You'll arrive during breakfast this morning, in time to disembark for a day of exploration in this most beautiful of tropical islands. Choose from a number of excursion options, from canoe rides through the pristine lagoon to snorkelling or scuba diving the reefs in search of exotic fish, manta rays & sea turtles. If you prefer heading for the shore, opt for a hike up to Afareaitu Waterfalls. As you prepare for dinner on board this evening, you'll set off towards the next stop, Fakarava.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 5

Meaning "beautiful" in local Tahitian, Fakarava certainly lives up to its name. With dreamlike fluorescent corals and divinely warm waters, the ecosystem of this stunning island is home to countless birds, rare plants and ancient coral, intertwined with quaint villages and friendly welcoming people. After docking this morning, you'll have a chance to embark on a selection of excursions. Speak with our specialists for a list of optional activities.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Cruising the South Pacific

Join your fellow travellers at sea today as you sail the South Pacific from Fakarava to your next stop, Nuku Hiva. This is the perfect chance to take full advantage of what the ship has to offer. There’s plenty to keep you busy, from relaxing on the pool deck with locally inspired cocktails to working on your mini-golfing skills on the putting green. This evening, perhaps sample Toscana’s authentic Italian dishes, or enjoy the refined cuisine in the Grand Dining Room before relaxing in one of the elegant bars.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Nuku Hiva

Sail into Nuku Hiva this morning, the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. You'll immediately notice the rugged cliffs, deep blue bays and volcanic sand beaches as you arrive into port. Today, you'll have the chance to visit Polynesia's tallest waterfall, at 1,100 feet or get adventurous on an all-terrain vehicle excursions around the island. For something a little more cultural, opt for the traditional Polynesian culinary experience, where you'll travel around the island escorted by a culinary centre chef, learning, observing and participating in local cooking, tastes and gastronomic experiences. Head back on board in time for dinner as you depart this evening.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Cruising the South Pacific

Spend the day relaxing on board the ship, making use of the pool deck and the new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Center. Alternatively, head to the lounge to enjoy an engaging lectures about the area's flora and fauna.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 9

Today, as you awake you'll arrive into Rangiroa, an 240 strong island chain stretching out over 110 miles, completely circling a deep lagoon. Acting like a natural aquarium, this stunning atoll is abundant with colourful undersea life, from manta rays to whales and dolphins. Once docked, you'll have a chance to dive these spectacular shores in search of the teeming wildlife. If you prefer to stay dry, a glass bottom boat trip allows you to gaze straight down onto the coral heads, and with luck perhaps even spot some of the black-tip sharks that frequent these waters. On land, a small-scale black pearl farm, or a local winery are further options.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 10-11
Bora Bora

Anchor in to one of the world’s most famous, postcard-perfect tropical islands today – Bora Bora. Often referred to as the pearl of the Pacific, it's been drawing the likes of artists, film stars and a-list celebrities for the best part of the last 50 years. Indeed, its sparkling turquoise waters and sugary white sands provide the perfect backdrop for the next two days, with a series of exciting excursions on this iconic island. From catamaran sailing and snorkelling and swimming with manta rays to sunset cruises and outrigger canoe rides, there's an endless list of activities to enjoy during the day, after which you can retire back to the comfort of the ship.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 12

Your penultimate stop sees you sail into Raiatea today, the second largest island in French Polynesia. Despite being full of lush green valleys, beautiful roaring waterfalls and pineapple and vanilla plantations, the island is much less visited than its neighbour Bora Bora. Arrive early this morning and disembark after breakfast. Why not take a scenic kayak trip along French Polynesia's only navigable river, Faaroa, with the tropical green coast on one side and turquoise reefs on the other. You will also have the option to visit a pearl farm, or snorkel the clear waters of the surrounding lagoon. This evening, embark the ship for the last time for your final evening dinner.

Stay: Oceania Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 13-14
Arrival in Papeete & departure to UK

This morning, enjoy your final breakfast before arriving back in Papeete. Your scheduled transfer will be waiting to take you to the airport ready for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Meals: B


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