Legends to Lagoons

Legends to Lagoons

Explore the islands of the South Pacific on this spectacular cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Spend a day relaxing in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. The volcanic peaks on the island overlook lush rain forest, black sand beaches, and topaz waterfalls. Sail to Moorea and take in the island’s scenic hillsides and eight stunning mountain peaks. In Fakarava, discover a rich ecosystem and quiet sandy shores, or walk to the Topaka Lighthouse. Continue on to Nuku Hiva, which is home to Cascade Vaipo, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. Cruise the Pacific to Rangiroa, one of the world’s largest atolls, and look for dolphins in the interior lagoon or simply relax on the golden beach. Spend two days relaxing on the sands of Bora Bora, a romantic Tahitian paradise. Before your journey ends back in Papeete, head to Raiatea, an important archaeological site and the second-largest island in the Society Islands archipelago.

 

Trip Itinerary:

March 15 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, located on the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black sand beaches, and shimmering waterfalls—an ideal introduction to this magical region. Explore the island’s bustling market, Le Marché, check out the spectacular Arahoho
Blowhole, or visit the Faarumai Waterfalls. Enhance your experience with an optional Go Next Moorea or Papeete Pre-Cruise Program.

March 16 Papeete to Moorea, French Polynesia

Considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Moorea’s landscape features eight stunning mountain peaks and two azure-blue bays. Explore the island’s scenic hillsides, snorkel near the reefs, or hike near the Afareaitu Waterfalls.

March 17 Fakarava, French Polynesia

Home to the second-largest lagoon in the Tuamotu Atolls, Fakarava boasts a unique marine ecosystem and quiet sandy shores. Visit the nineteenth-century Tuamotu church, built entirely out of coral, see the Topaka Lighthouse, or look for manta rays as you snorkel in the lagoon.

March 18 Cruising the South Pacific

March 19 Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

The island of Nuku Hiva features an amazing range of terrain, from its verdant mountains and crystal-blue lagoon to the astonishing Cascade Vaipo, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. Enjoy the beauty of this sparsely populated paradise.

March 20 Cruising the South Pacific

March 21 Rangiroa, French Polynesia

Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world, is a natural aquarium. Its central lagoon is massive, and it’s filled with vibrant marine life. Dolphins frequent navigable passes into the interior lagoon and local pearl farms produce fantastic specimens. Elsewhere on the atoll, enjoy restaurants, stores, and an award winning winery.

March 22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Slow down on the beaches of Bora Bora, renowned for its crystal clear waters and blossoming coral reef gardens. Perhaps tour the glittering lagoon, where you can see stingrays and black-tip reef sharks, or snorkel among the 800 species of fish and the colorful reef. With its stilted bungalows and the dormant Mt.
Otemanu volcano resting in the center of the island, Bora Bora is enchanting.

March 23 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

March 24 Raiatea, French Polynesia

An important archaeological site and the second-largest island of the Society Islands archipelago, Raiatea is dotted with vanilla plantations and rich with fascinating history and mythology. Less traveled than its neighboring islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti, Raiatea is picturesque with its calm waters, deep green mountains, and endless blue sky.

March 25 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Disembark in Papeete.

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