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Windstar Cruises: Explore paradise in ultimate luxury

Windstar Cruises: Explore paradise in ultimate luxury

Windstar Cruises is recognised as the most romantic cruise line and has been sailing the islands of the South Pacific and French Polynesia for 35 years, providing the perfect way to experience the true wonder of the region.

Sailing aboard the classic sailing yacht, Wind Spirit, there are a number of 2023 departures to choose from, all of which visit one legendary island after another.

There will be plenty of time to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, meander through lush rainforests and experience the fascinating Polynesian culture.

Guests could spend a week in paradise with the one they love as their Windstar elegant yacht visits the ethereal landscapes of Tahiti.

Windstar Cruises sailing
Windstar Cruises is recognised as the most romantic cruise line

Unforgettable sights with Windstar Cruises

On a French Polynesia cruise, guests will sail in startlingly beautiful turquoise seas, experiencing some of the most impressive sunsets on the globe.

A modern sailing ship – especially one where people can swim, snorkel or kayak right from the ship’s Watersports Platform – is the perfect way to take in these unforgettable sights.

Cruises visit six spectacular islands – which would otherwise be difficult to combine in one holiday.

Nature is part of the experience, whether guests choose to swim in clear-blue lagoons, hike mountains in Moorea, kayak along jungle riverbanks, explore on Waverunners or snorkel or dive to hang out with small black-tip sharks, stingrays, and other marine creatures.

There are opportunities to go hiking at Mount Otemanu and stroll through a botanical garden brimming with native flora. Or, rent a car and explore the island and its emerald-green volcanic landscape.

In Raiatea, the scent of coconut, pineapple and vanilla provides a magical welcome. Here, history lovers can visit Taputapuatea, a UNESCO world heritage site and millennium-old example of Maori civilisation.

Tahiti, Windstar Cruises
Tahiti is a sun-kissed destination that’s perfect for couples

Captivating islands await

New for 2023 is a 10-day Overwater Bungalow & Tahitian Paradises cruise tour itinerary, featuring a magical seven-day cruise exploring six of Tahiti’s most captivating islands, including tiny Tahaa.

This is a private island complete with swaying palm trees and white sand beaches where guests can swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of watersports and a delicious BBQ lunch and tropical drinks – followed by three blissful days in a dreamy overwater bungalow, including a mouthwatering tropical breakfast delivered by outrigger canoe.

For those who can’t get enough of Tahiti, there is also the 18-day Star Collector: Twice the Tahiti voyage.

It’s a top tropical pick for romantic couples, active divers and anyone in love with everything under the sun.

Dive or snorkel among vibrant and dizzying schools of tropical fish and friendly dolphins in the massive lagoon of Rangiroa, the second largest coral atoll in the world; learn about oyster pearl farming at the Anapa Pearl Farm on the west coast of Tahaa near Raiatea, and skim the turquoise pacific waters off the coast of Bora Bora on a WaveRunner personal water craft.

The cruise departs Papeete on 22 June 2023 and calls in Moorea, Raiatea (overnight), Moto Mahaea, Bora Bora (overnight), Huahine, Papeete, Fakarava, and Rangiroa, before finishing back in Papeete.

Exciting excursions include a stingray encounter by WaveRunner jet ski in Moorea; harvesting pearl in Raiatea; an aqua safari in Bora Bora; scenic Huahine by ATV, and kayaking on the Faaroa river in Raiatea.

One of the highlights of any Windstar Tahiti cruise is the complimentary Destinations Discovery Event, where guests will spend the evening on a pristine and secluded islet off Bora Bora.

Following a warm Tahitian welcome with a fragrant flower lei, guests will enjoy a delicious private feast on the beach followed by a dazzling display by fire dancers wearing traditional loincloths and performing high-speed acrobatic moves.


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