Superdeal for bookings before 30 June - ALL IN PACKAGE included for no extra cost!


DREAMS OF TAHITI - 3 nights hotel and breakfast in Papeete plus 7 night 'Star Breeze" cruise including MOOREA, RAIATEA, TAHAA, BORA BORA, HUAHINE in the wake of Kupe, and Captains Cook and Bligh but in much greater comfort. Discover the history of Tupaia who accompanied Captain Cook on his first visit to New Zealand. 

2024: "Star Breeze".  

Tours depart Auckland April  June 04, 11, 18, 25, July 16, 23, 30,  August 06, September 10,17. 

Hosted* group departure July 30 - August 10   (*Host subject to minimum of 15 travelling)

Cruise not your thing? Look at our 10 day Island Hopper by air  package including Papeete, Raiatea, and Bora Bora.  Read more:

Longer cruises including the TUAMOTUS depart  Papeete 2024: May 09 (11 days), 27 (10 days),  TAHITI AND MARQUESAS special 14 night cruise July 04, September 26. Read More: TAHITI AND TUAMOTUS August 15 (11 days), 26 (10 days).

For a different kind of cruise join the "Aranui 5" working ship  servicing the remote Marquesas and Tuamotu islands. Read More:



Day 1. Monday.  PAPEETE ARRIVE. (Air Tahiti Nui)

Arrive Papeete and you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Day 2. Tuesday. PAPEETE

Free day to explore the town and/or relax by the pool at your resort.

Day 3. Wednesday.     PAPEETE     (B)

Enjoy our included half day tour including remote villages,and beaches. Also site of the sacred Marae from which Tupaia joined Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand.

Day 4. Thursday.                PAPEETE DEPART         (BD) 

Free morning before transferring to "Star Breeze" around midday. Settle in and sail at 6pm. Enjoy your first dinner as you cruise to Moorea.  Some sailings may cruise to Moorea very early friday morning,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Day 5. Friday.                         MOOREA                        (BLD)  

Arrive Moorea 6am and sail at 5pm. Optional tours available - extra expense. Take a photography tour with a professional photographer, hike the majestic Three Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their natural habitat or enjoy swimming and/or kayaking from the "Star Breeze" watersports platform.

Day 6. Saturday.                       RAIATEA - tour included.                   (BLD)      

Arrive 8am - Sail 6am sunday. Full day to explore  Raiatea known as the sacred island and renowned as the first island settled in French Polynesia over 1,000 years ago and from which Maori started their migration to New Zealand some 800 years ago.    Tour included covering the mountains, villages and history, including Taputapuatea, the first royal marae of Polynesia.

Day 7. Sunday.     MOTU MAHAEA      (TAHAA)        (BLD)  

Arrive 8am - sail 5pm    A short cruise across the lagoon brings you to Tahaa where you will spend the day on a private island complete with white sand beaches and swaying palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and tropical drinks ashore. Optional tour of the Vanilla Plantations and sacred sites of the island. 

Day 8. Monday.        BORA BORA                               (BLD)   

Arrive 9.00am. Sail 9pm tuesday.  Two full days to enjoy one of the most beautiful and most photographed islands in the world. Optional tours ashore and time to swim and snorkel or explore some of the tiny islands in the lagoon.                    

Day 9. Tuesday.     BORA BORA                              (BLD) 

Explore the island further or relax on board and admire the magnificent spectacle of the island. Full use of water sports equipment available. Sail at 9pm. 

Day 10.  Wednesday.      HUAHINE                                  (BLD)  

Arrive 7am - sail 5pm  Optional tour of the volcanic "Garden of Eden" including the tortured landscapes, lush forests, villages, ancient temples, and sacred lake of the ancient wizard kings. 

Day 11. Thursday.         PAPEETE                                (B) 

Arrive 7am.  Disembark after breakfast. If returning with Air New Zealand early friday morning room provided at Royal Tahitien or Kon Tiki hotels until transferring to the airport just after midnight. If returning with Air Tahiti Nui 2 nights are needed. We recommend returning to Intercontinental or Hilton.



Thursday. Papeete boarding

Friday. Papeete dep[art 9am

Saturday. Fakarava arrive 7am - sail 5pm

Sunday. At Sea

Monday. Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas. arrive 9.30am - depatrt 6pm

Tuesday. Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas. arrive 8am - sail 9pm

Wednesday. Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas. arrive 8am - sail 2pm

Thursday. At Sea

friday. Rangiroa. Arrive 9am - sail 5pm

Saturday. At sea

Sunday. Tahaa (motu Mahaea. arrive 8am - sail 5pm

Monday. Bora Bora. Arrive 8am - sail 6pm

Wednesday. Moorea. arrive 8am - sail 6pm

Thursday. Papeete disembark.


TAHITI AND TUAMOTUS - 11 day itinerary

Thursday. Depart Papeete 6pm

Friday.  at Sea

Saturday. Fakarova arrive 7am - sail 5pm

Sunday. Rangiroa. Arrive 9am - sail 5pm

Monday. At Sea

Tuesday. Tahaa - Motu Mahaea Arrive 8am - sail 5pm. RAIATEA ARRIVE 6.30pm

Wednesday. Raiatea sail 10pm.

Thursday. Bora Bora arrive 8am

Friday. Bora Bora depart 9pm

Saturday. Huahine arrive 8am - sail 5pm

Sunday. Moorea arrive 8am - sail 6pm

Monday. Papeete disembark.


TAHITI AND TUAMOTUS - 10 day itinerary

Monday. Papeete depart 6pm

Tuesday. At Sea

Wednesday. Fakarava arrive 7am - sail 5pm

Thursday. Rangiroa arrive 9am - sail 5pm

Friday. At Sea

Saturday. Tahaa (Motu Mahaea) arrive 8am - sail 5pm

Sunday. Bora Bora arrive 8am - sail 9pm monday

Monday. Bora Bora depart 9pm

Tuesday. Huahine arrive 8am - sail 5pm

Wednesday. Moorea arrive 8am - sail 9pm

Thursday. Papeete disembark


Superdeal for bookings before 30 June - ALL IN PACKAGE included for no extra cost!



Discover the fabled islands of French Polynesia in the wake of Captains Cook and Bligh but in much greater comfort.

"In the steps of Tupaia". Discover the history of Tupaia who accompanied Captain Cook on his first visit to New Zealand and visit the marae in Raiatea and Tahiti believed to be the origins of the Maori migration to New Zealand some 800 years 

Tour cost per person in New Zealand dollars ex Auckland. All prices are subject to confirmation when requesting a booking.

Porthole Suite...                2 per room/cabin...    $8,950.....        Single cabin...        $13,980 

Ocean View cabins..        2 per room/cabin...    $9,880......       Single room/cabin...$15,600 

Balcony Suites....             2 per room/suite...    $11,600.....       Single room/suite... $17,900                                                                                                                                               

Tour cost includes:

**  Return air fares from Auckland to Papeete.

** Arrival and departure transfers in Papeete 

** 3 nights accommodation and breakfast at Royal Tahitien hotel

**  Tour of Tahiti Island - half day including history, sights, and culture.

** 7 night "Star Breeze" cruise including all meals, non alcoholic beverages including tea, coffee, and soda, bathrobes and slippers and use of watersports equipment while on board, onboard barbecue and entertainment,  access to the open bridge, champagne welcome rceeption.

** Use of a room until transferring to the airport on the final day at Kon Tiki or Royal Tahitien


To stay at Hilton or Intercontinental prior to your cruise add $1,400 for a single room and $900 per person for twin/double room for the 3 night stay.



12,995 tons. 159 metres long.  312 passengers, 204 crew. Speed. 15 knots. Porthole suites - 10. Ocean View Suites - 79. Balcony suites - 58. De Luxe suites - 9

Eating places include Yacht Club cafe and library on the top deck, Star Bar, Star Grill, and the Amphora Restaurant. There is a water sports platform on the stern for easy access to the lagoons.

Non motorised water sports are free from the  water sports platform. Snorkel, mask. and flippers will be provided on arrival and are kept by you for the next 7 days.

 3 star Kon Tiki or Royal Tahitien hotels. Kon Tiki is opposite the cruise terminal with rooftop cafe and is our choice for the end of the tour but it is usually heavily booked. Royal Tahitien is a 5 minute taxi ride from the centre of town with restaurant, swimming pool, and access to the lagoon. 


The beginning and ending are flexible if you would like more time in Papeete or stayover on Moorea. Schedules at March, 2024 - subject to change. Prices will vary.

AIR NEW ZEALAND depart Auckland every Monday and Friday at 6.40pm crossing the dateline and arriving Papeete at 1.35am monday. Air New Zealand depart Papeete 4am Mondays and Fridays recrossing the dateline and arriving Auckland 7.45am Tuesdays and Saturdays. For schedules and fares check

AIR TAHITI NUI depart Auckland Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays but not every week departing Auckland 3.15pm and crossing the dateline arriving Papeete previous day at 10pm. Depart Papeete Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 8.25am arriving Auckland 12.55pm next day. For schedules and fares check





Deposits and payments:

25% is payable on booking and the balance 3 months prior to departure.

Cancellation Fees:

Cancellations 4 - 3 months prior to departure will forfeit the deposit., 

Cancellations 3-2 months prior to departure will forfeit 35% of the total cost

Cancellations  2-1 month prior to departure will forfeit 50% of the total cost

Cancellations less than 1 month will forfeit 100%

We strongly recommend you have travel insurance to cover cancellation fees as well as medical expenses and baggage loss or damage.  


Not keen on cruising ? See our Tahiti, Raiatea, Bora Bora Island hopper by air





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