Sail around the world in 132 nights aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner for Regent World Cruise 2024!
DEPARTS January 6, 2024
Embark on the ultimate voyage of a lifetime with Regent’s World Cruise 2024. As a leading luxury cruise line, Regent offers an unparalleled experience that sets the standard for world cruises.
Embark on an extraordinary adventure with the Regent World Cruise 2024, where luxury and excitement unite. Set sail on their state-of-the-art cruise ship, meticulously designed for comfort and satisfaction.
Discover iconic ports of call, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and witness breathtaking landscapes. From historic European cities to exotic Asian shores, the possibilities are endless.
Indulge in exquisite cuisine, enjoy exceptional service, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss the chance to experience the ultimate level of luxury and adventure with the Regent World Cruise 2024.
Experience unparalleled elegance and breathtaking views as you journey through some of the most exotic destinations on Earth offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to indulge in world-class dining, entertainment, and activities while exploring the world’s most fascinating and culturally rich locations.
Expand your palate with gourmet dining options curated by world-class chefs, offering a tantalizing array of flavors from around the globe. Experience the finest onboard entertainment, with live performances, enriching lectures, and engaging activities tailored to your interests.
As you sail the world, enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that comes with Regent’s all-inclusive approach. From unlimited shore excursions to complimentary beverages and gratuities, every aspect of your journey is taken care of.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first world cruise, Regent’s World Cruise 2024 promises an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable moments. Book your voyage today and experience the pinnacle of luxury travel with Regent.
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- FREE Phone Time Per Suite
- FREE Commemorative Gift
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- Interactive Flat-Screen TV and Satellite Phone with Direct Dialing
- Vanity and Hair Dryer
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- 5% Savings on Pre- or Post-Cruise Hotel or Land Programs
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DAY 1: MIAMI, FLORIDA (JAN 06)
Welcome to the vibrant oasis of Florida's sunshine state, where endless blue skies and a perpetual warmth embrace you year-round. Prepare to be captivated by the irresistible charm of this cosmopolitan haven, where a vibrant nightlife pulsates through its veins, and a melting pot of cultures weaves a tapestry of diversity.
Picture yourself on the famed South Beach, a haven for the stars and a playground for those who revel in people-watching. Indulge in the spectacle of the celebrity-drenched atmosphere while immersing yourself in the most extensive collection of Art Deco architecture that graces the renowned Art Deco District. Every corner tells a story, every facade an artistic masterpiece.
Discover a world of tropical elegance as you wander through the enticing shopping experiences, from the upscale allure of Bal Harbor to the lively energy of Lincoln Road and the bohemian charm of Coconut Grove. Lose yourself in a retail paradise where style and indulgence intertwine.
Embark on an extraordinary voyage that extends beyond the ship's confines. Only guests combining back-to-back cruises can enjoy exclusive shore excursions on the first and last days. Unlock boundless exploration by customizing your journey through the Destination Services Desk on board. Delve deeper into enchanting destinations, crafting tailor-made excursions that reflect your desires. Embrace the freedom to uncover hidden gems and create an extraordinary tapestry of memories. Join the ranks of intrepid souls who dare to dream beyond the ordinary and let each moment become a remarkable adventure.
DAY 2: MIAMI, FLORIDA (JAN 07) - DEPART 1PM
Prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavors as you venture along the vibrant Calle Ocho. This avenue breathes the essence of Cuban culture and tantalizes authentic cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of salsa and the rich colors of the streets, allowing the deep soul of this beautiful community to embrace you.
Step back in time and dip into history at the iconic Venetian Pool, a true gem that transports you to a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the allure of its timeless beauty, allowing the calm waters to wash away the world's cares and rejuvenate your spirit.
This city, hailed as the "Gateway to the Americas," offers an irresistible invitation to all. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or a taste of the extraordinary, you'll find it here. So, join us and embark on an unforgettable journey that will awaken your senses and leave an indelible mark on your heart.
EVERGLADES AIRBOAT ADVENTURE
+Take an exhilarating ride through the Everglades in an airboat.
+Watch for alligators, iguanas and water birds.
+Browse the national park on your own during free time.
DAY 3: CRUISING THE FLORIDA STRAITS (JAN 08)
DAY 4: CRUISING THE CARIBBEAN SEA (JAN 09)
DAY 5: CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA (JAN 10) - 7AM-2PM
Embark on a captivating journey through the hidden treasures of Cartagena, where every moment unveils a new spectacle. Begin by taking a scenic drive through the picturesque residential area of Manga, where the opulent mansions of the late 19th century await, showcasing the exquisite Republican-style architecture. Let your eyes feast upon the grandeur that stood the test of time.
Continue your expedition to the formidable Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a historic fortress that proudly bears witness to a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the echoes of history as you traverse its ancient walls, once the cornerstone of Latin America's military might. Feel the weight of its significance and let the stories of battles won and lost transport you to a time long past.
But the adventure doesn't end there. Prepare for a voyage to the enchanting Islas del Rosario, where 26 coral islands beckon you to a world of unparalleled beauty. As you glide across the turquoise waters, a realm of marine wonders unfolds before your eyes. Visit the captivating island of San Martín de Pajarales, where an extraordinary aquarium awaits. Witness the awe-inspiring acrobatics of dolphins and the graceful elegance of sharks in a spectacular show that will leave you breathless. Delight in a myriad of other marine attractions that will ignite your sense of wonder and leave you yearning for more.
And finally, step aboard the magnificent Spanish Galleon, a faithful replica of a 17th-century sailing ship, and set sail on a mesmerizing cruise through the inner bay of Cartagena. Let the gentle breeze caress your face as you bask in the charm of this historic city from a unique vantage point. Surrender to the allure of the past as you relive the days of ancient seafarers and let your imagination carry you away.
Uncover the extraordinary, indulge in the extraordinary. In Cartagena, the wonders of the past intertwine with the marvels of the present, creating an experience that will forever be etched in your heart. So, join us on this captivating journey and let the beauty of Cartagena envelop you in its timeless embrace.
DAY 6: PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT (JAN 11)
DAY 7: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 12)
DAY 8: PUNTARENAS, COSTA RICA (JAN 13) - 7AM-5PM
Welcome to the captivating city of Puntarenas, where the name itself, meaning "Sandy Point" in Spanish, hints at the pristine beauty that awaits. Nestled along the picturesque Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this vibrant city serves as both the capital and main hub of the province of Puntarenas. Despite its peculiar shape, with the largest section lying in the distant South, this mountainous country never fails to astound.
Costa Rica, a land of breathtaking contrasts, stretches from mesmerizing sea level landscapes to awe-inspiring peaks that reach heights of 13,000 feet. Along its Pacific Coast, a stunning succession of white sandy beaches unveils itself, inviting you to indulge in the beauty of its sun-kissed shores. Prepare to surrender to the allure of this tropical paradise.
It was in these very waters that Christopher Columbus first set foot upon the discovery of Costa Rica in 1502. Since then, this captivating land has continued to captivate explorers and wanderers alike, beckoning them to uncover the treasures that lie within its borders.
So, come and immerse yourself in the enchantment of Puntarenas, where sandy points meet the mighty Pacific, and where a world of natural wonders awaits your discovery. Let the beauty of this extraordinary land leave an indelible mark on your soul, as you become part of its timeless narrative.
DAY 9: CORINTO, NICARAGUA (JAN 14) - 10AM-6PM
Venture onwards to the vibrant city of Leon, a haven of art and culture. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece that is the Leon Cathedral, a testament to the city's rich history and grandeur. Immerse yourself in the Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz Gurdián, a veritable trove of artistic wonders that will ignite your imagination and leave you in awe.
Returning to Corinto, be sure to visit the Alfonso Cores-Corinto History Museum, Library & Auditorium, where the stories of the past come to life. Uncover the secrets that shaped this charming town and deepen your understanding of its vibrant heritage.
Indulge in a leisurely stroll through the lush, tropical Parque Central, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Admire the intricate handicrafts, locally grown produce, and handmade clothing displayed by the street vendors, each offering a glimpse into the rich traditions of the region. Don't miss the opportunity to find souvenirs and exquisite locally made hammocks, renowned for their comfort and craftsmanship, perfect to bring a touch of Nicaraguan charm back home.
Savor the flavors of the sea as you delight in a fresh seafood meal, accompanied by a locally brewed beer or a refreshing margarita, in one of the family-run restaurants overlooking the serene beauty of the ocean. Let the gentle breeze and the rhythmic lull of the waves provide the soundtrack to an unforgettable dining experience.
DAY 10: PUERTO QUETZAL, GUATEMALA (JAN 15) - 9AM-7PM
Embark on an enchanting journey as you drive into the majestic mountains, leading you to the timeless beauty of old Antigua, the former colonial capital of the country. Prepare to be captivated by the sight of exquisite buildings adorned with vibrant bougainvillea, creating a picturesque backdrop against the backdrop of emerald volcanoes. Immerse yourself in the allure of this colonial gem, where every corner reveals a glimpse of the past and breathtaking views leave you in awe.
Continue your expedition to the renowned Lake Atitlan, a place where time stands still. Witness the indomitable spirit of the indigenous people, adorned in their vibrant finery, as they continue to thrive along the shores of this mystical lake. Transport yourself to a bygone era, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with the present. Whether you choose to unravel the mysteries of the region's ancient Mayan history or delve into its captivating colonial past, the architecture, culture, and warmth of the locals are bound to leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Let the echoes of the past guide your footsteps as you explore the ancient ruins and archaeological wonders that dot the landscape. Unearth the stories of civilizations long gone, and marvel at the architectural marvels that have withstood the test of time. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of the region's cultural heritage, where each interaction with the locals is an opportunity for inspiration and enlightenment.
In this land of captivating contrasts, where history intertwines with the present, Antigua and Lake Atitlan beckon you to a world of wonder. Embrace the magic that surrounds you, as the echoes of the past whisper their secrets and the vibrant traditions of the indigenous people ignite your senses. So, let the spirit of adventure guide you, as you immerse yourself in the beauty of this remarkable region, where the past and present dance in harmony.
DAY 11: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 16)
DAY 12: ACAPULCO, MEXICO (JAN 17) - 7AM-4PM
Welcome to Acapulco, a true gem nestled on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, earning its well-deserved nickname, the "Pearl of the Pacific." This vibrant coastal paradise stands as Mexico's most glamorous resort, captivating visitors with its unparalleled allure. Located southwest of Mexico City, Acapulco beckons you to indulge in its abundant beauty.
Prepare to bask in the glory of superb weather, where the sun graces the sky for an average of 360 days per year. Immerse yourself in the embrace of gentle breezes as temperatures comfortably linger in the delightful 80s. Acapulco's climate sets the stage for endless days of blissful relaxation and adventure.
Uncover the rich history of this coastal haven, where its significance as a port city for Spanish galleons sailing between Spain and the Orient predates its reputation as a sought-after vacation playground. Acapulco's roots run deep, whispering tales of ancient trade and exploration that have shaped its vibrant identity.
Here, in this coastal paradise, luxury and natural beauty intertwine harmoniously. Let the shimmering bay, with its deep, semi-circular embrace, mesmerize your senses. Surrender to the captivating rhythms of the ocean, as each wave crashes upon the shore, creating a symphony of tranquility.
DAY 13: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 18)
DAY 14: CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO (JAN 19) - 7AM-4PM
Step into the transformation of a hidden gem, where time has woven a remarkable tale of growth and allure. Twenty years ago, Cabo San Lucas, nestled at the southernmost tip of Baja, was but a humble fishing village, known only to a handful of adventurous Californian surfers and avid sport fishermen who ventured to these shores by sea or air. It was a place where serenity met the sea, and tranquility reigned supreme.
But behold, a metamorphosis unfolded. In recent years, Cabo San Lucas has risen from its humble beginnings to become the vibrant focal point of Los Cabos, a captivating destination encompassing the breathtaking beaches and luxurious resorts that encircle the tip of the peninsula. Witness the astonishing evolution that has taken place, as condos have sprouted, palm trees transplanted, and pristine water sourced to ensure an unrivaled experience.
Indulge in the harmonious fusion of nature and modernity that defines this coastal paradise. Immerse yourself in the luxury of lavish resorts that dot the landscape, offering a haven of relaxation and opulence. Let your senses surrender to the gentle caress of sea breezes and the symphony of crashing waves that serenade you throughout your journey.
In Cabo San Lucas, the possibilities are endless. Embark on thrilling adventures, such as exploring vibrant coral reefs or indulging in exhilarating water sports that will awaken your spirit of exploration. Or simply unwind on pristine beaches, where the golden sand meets the turquoise waters in a mesmerizing embrace.
This is a place where dreams are woven into reality.
DAY 15: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 20)
DAY 16: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (JAN 21) - 10AM-7PM
In recent years, San Diego has emerged as a beacon of scientific research and innovation, establishing itself as a leader in the field. This progressive spirit has not only attracted brilliant minds but has also contributed to the city's irresistible charm. Whether you seek a place to live, retire, conduct business, or simply visit as a curious traveler, San Diego offers an unparalleled experience.
Enveloped by a year-round perfect climate, San Diego entices visitors with its idyllic weather, serving as an invitation to explore its historic attractions. As you wander through the city's storied streets, you'll be transported back in time, unraveling the tales of its rich heritage and cultural significance.
But San Diego is more than just a collection of historical landmarks. It is a vibrant tapestry of experiences, where each visit brings forth a new adventure. Bask in the warmth of the sun-kissed beaches, revel in the vibrant arts and entertainment scene, and indulge in the diverse culinary delights that tantalize your taste buds.
In this city of endless possibilities, the only constant is change itself.
DAY 17: SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (JAN 22) - 7AM-4PM
Welcome to the captivating allure of Santa Barbara, where perfect weather and the breathtaking Ynez Mountains create a backdrop of unparalleled beauty.
Yet, it is the renowned "Queen of the Missions" that steals the spotlight, captivating the world with its international acclaim. Founded by Spanish Franciscans in 1786, the Old Mission Santa Barbara stands as a testament to the town's Spanish colonial heritage, serving not only as an active parish church but also as a cherished symbol of the city's rich history.
Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other, as Santa Barbara beckons food enthusiasts with its diverse array of restaurants. With each bite, you'll savor the flavors of the region, from incredible tacos that tantalize the taste buds to a multitude of culinary delights that satisfy every palate.
But Santa Barbara is not just about the missions and the food. It is a place where nature's beauty flourishes, and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden stands as a testament to this. Spanning 40 acres, this botanical paradise showcases the region's native flora, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its serene ambiance and be captivated by the vibrant colors and fragrances that fill the air.
In Santa Barbara, there is a harmony between nature, history, and culinary delights. The allure of the city lies not only in its picturesque landscapes but also in its ability to embrace the past while evolving with the present.
DAY 18+19: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (JAN 23-JAN 24) - DEPART 7PM
Prepare to be enchanted by the visual feast that awaits. Iconic sites such as the vibrant Chinatown, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, the storied Alcatraz Island, the bustling Fisherman's Wharf, and the elegant Victorian architecture of Pacific Heights, all contribute to the city's ever-pleasing aesthetic.
Indulge in the vibrant heartbeat of San Francisco, where each corner holds a delightful surprise. Ride the colorful trolley cars as they traverse the city's hilly streets, creating a whimsical charm that has become synonymous with the city. Explore the serene beauty of Muir Woods, immersing yourself in the majesty of ancient redwood trees. And let your senses delight in the vineyards that surround Napa and Sonoma Valley, offering a taste of world-class wines and breathtaking landscapes.
San Francisco, often referred to as the "City by the Bay," is a destination that never fails to captivate. It beckons travelers from far and wide, enticing them with its compelling history, stunning landmarks, and a culinary scene that is sure to tantalize the palate. So, join us on this journey to the West Coast, where San Francisco awaits, ready to leave an indelible mark on your soul and create memories that will last a lifetime.
DAY 20: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 25)
DAY 21: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 26)
DAY 22: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 27)
DAY 23: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 28)
DAY 24: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (JAN 29)
DAY 25: NAWILIWILI, HAWAII (JAN 30) - 8AM-6PM
Embark on a mesmerizing journey to the Garden Island of Hawaii, where Nawiliwili Kauai awaits with its awe-inspiring landscapes that embody diversity and magnificence. From the untamed and almost inaccessible Na'apali Coast, to the Alakai Swamp, crowned as the wettest place on earth, and the vibrant yet rugged beauty of Waimea Canyon, prepare to be captivated by the extremes of nature. And what better way to take it all in than a thrilling helicopter tour, offering a bird's-eye view of this mesmerizing paradise.
Once you've immersed yourself in the natural wonders, allow yourself to be embraced by the island's essence, as you settle into its serene beauty. Indulge in the tantalizing cuisine that showcases the flavors of the region, savoring every bite as the spirit of Aloha dances on your taste buds. Explore the vibrant shopping scene, with Kalapaki beach as your backdrop, where you can seek out the famous Nihau Shell Leis meticulously crafted by native Hawaiians on the island of Nihau. And don't miss the opportunity to relish the remarkable locally grown tropical fruits, whether in refreshing drinks, crisp salads, or paired with fresh grilled seafood, as you bask in the exquisite beauty of this natural garden paradise.
DAY 26: HONOLULU, HAWAII (JAN 31) - 7AM-11PM
Honolulu's history is steeped in the rich tapestry of Polynesian migration, though the exact moment when these explorers first settled in the area remains shrouded in mystery. The late 19th and early 20th centuries brought forth turbulent times that shaped the destiny of the island chain. It witnessed the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, followed by Hawaii's subsequent annexation by the United States, and the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Throughout these historical upheavals, Honolulu stood as the resilient main seaport, navigating the waves of change that shaped the Hawaiian Islands.
Today, Honolulu stands as a vibrant tapestry where tradition blends harmoniously with modernity. As you explore this bustling city, you'll encounter a fusion of cultures, from the ancient traditions of Polynesia to the diverse influences brought by immigrants from around the world. Immerse yourself in the city's dynamic energy, where the rhythmic waves of the Pacific Ocean meet the vibrant pulse of urban life.
Honolulu beckons you to delve into its remarkable history, to savor its authentic cuisine, and to embrace the spirit of Aloha that permeates its streets. Whether you find solace in the tranquil beaches, discover hidden gems among its bustling neighborhoods, or marvel at the iconic landmarks such as Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach, Honolulu promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you enchanted and yearning to return.
DAY 27: KAHULUI, HAWAII (FEB 1) - 8AM-7PM
From the majestic Mt. Haleakala Crater that stretches towards the sky, to the iconic Iao Park Needle Mountain that stands as a testament to the island's geological marvels. Indulge in the breathtaking beaches, where you can swim, dive, and ride the exhilarating waves that beckon surfers from around the world.
Venture to Lahaina, a charming town on the western side of the island, and be mesmerized by the magnificent banyan tree that graces the front of the Old Courthouse building. Stroll along the vibrant Front Street, stretching for miles, where you can peruse the enticing shops, art galleries, and immerse yourself in the rich whaling history at the museum. Take a delightful break with a refreshing shave ice, a true Hawaiian treat that will cool your senses.
As you wander through the picturesque streets, keep an eye out for unique souvenirs that capture the essence of Maui. Sample the famous "Kitchen Cooked" potato chips, savor the island's renowned coffee, or adorn yourself with a beautiful lei, a symbol of Hawaiian hospitality and tradition.
Back in Kahalui, embrace the island's artistic and cultural scene at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant local arts and performances. And what better way to satisfy your appetite than with a delectable meal featuring traditional Hawaiian delicacies such as tender Hawaiian pig, poi, or freshly caught seafood. Indulge in the flavors of the land and sea as you bask in the lush and naturally luxurious tropical setting that surrounds you.
DAY 28: HILO, HAWAII (FEB 2) - 7AM-5PM
Beyond the beaches, Hilo invites you to explore a plethora of captivating local attractions. Immerse yourself in the unique experience of Pana'ewa Zoo, the only rainforest zoo in the United States, where fascinating wildlife roams amidst the lush surroundings. Journey to Nani Mau Gardens, and let a tranquil tram ride guide you through its enchanting landscapes, featuring highlights like the iconic iron bell tower and the exquisite orchid pavilion.
For those seeking even more adventure, Hilo offers an array of spectacular day trips that will leave you in awe. Embark on a volcano tour and witness the fiery majesty of Hawaii's volcanic landscapes. Engage in kayaking adventures, exploring the pristine waters that surround the island. Or venture into the lush greenery of Akaka Falls State Park, where hiking trails lead you to breathtaking waterfalls and enchanting natural beauty.
Hilo welcomes you with open arms, inviting you to immerse yourself in its rich history, diverse attractions, and the warm embrace of its community. Whether you're indulging in delectable local cuisine, discovering hidden gems in the charming shops, or embarking on exhilarating outdoor escapades, Hilo promises an unforgettable experience that will captivate your senses and leave you longing to return.
DAY 29: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (FEB 3)
DAY 30: CRUISING THE PACIFC OCEAN (FEB 4)
DAY 31: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (FEB 5)
DAY 32: CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN (FEB 6)
DAY 33: NUKU HIVA, FRENCH POLYNESIA (FEB 7) - 8AM-5PM
As the largest of the Marquesas Islands, Nuku Hiva boasts breathtaking volcanic landscapes, with majestic mountains soaring over 3,700 feet high, their rugged cliffs dramatically plunging into the vast expanse of the ocean. Herman Melville once marveled at its incomparable beauty, declaring it a place beyond words. Prepare to be awestruck as you uncover hidden treasures amidst the island's lush forests, where cascading waterfalls and meandering rivers await your exploration. Discover the intriguing stone "tiki" statues, remnants of ancient Polynesian culture, scattered throughout the landscape, adding a touch of mystique to your journey.
In the village of Hakaui, be prepared to witness the grandeur of the third largest waterfall in the world, a sight that will leave you in awe of nature's power and beauty. Indulge in the local cuisine and savor the delicious roast pork, meticulously cooked on hot rocks buried in the sand, infusing each bite with the flavors of tradition and authenticity.
Please note that due to the underdeveloped nature of this destination, organized tours may not be available. Embrace the spirit of adventure and immerse yourself in the raw, untouched beauty of Nuku Hiva, where every step unveils a new wonder and every moment is a testament to the enduring allure of French Polynesia.
Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery, where ancient legends intertwine with the breathtaking landscapes, and the untamed spirit of Nuku Hiva beckons you to explore its hidden wonders. This is a place where time stands still, allowing you to connect with nature and embrace the serenity that can only be found in this untouched paradise. Welcome to Nuku Hiva, a place that will forever hold a special place in your heart.
DAY 34: CRUISING THE SOUTH PACIFIC (FEB 8)
DAY 35: FAKARAVA, FRENCH POLYNESIA (FEB 9) - 7AM-4PM
Fakarava's captivating history traces back to 1820 when the renowned Russian oceanic explorer, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, set foot on its shores aboard the ships Vostok and Mirni. It was von Bellingshausen who bestowed upon this atoll the name "Wittgenstein," marking the first recorded European encounter with this island paradise.
Prepare to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Fakarava, where pristine turquoise waters, lush coral reefs, and abundant marine life await your exploration. Whether you choose to embark on a diving adventure, witness breathtaking sunsets over the horizon, or simply unwind on the idyllic beaches, Fakarava promises a tranquil escape that will rejuvenate your spirit.
Indulge in the warm embrace of Fakarava's Polynesian hospitality as you discover the untamed beauty of this atoll. From its rich history to its awe-inspiring natural landscapes, Fakarava invites you to embark on a journey that will create memories to last a lifetime. Welcome to Fakarava, a paradise that will captivate your senses and leave you yearning to return time and time again.
DAY 36: MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA (FEB 10) - 8AM-4PM
The island's volcanic peaks, resembling the jaws of a majestic shark, tower over the crystal-clear waters of Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay, creating a mesmerizing reflection that will leave you enchanted. Explore the vibrant underwater world that surrounds Moorea, where every dive is accompanied by the thrill of encountering sharks gracefully gliding through the depths. This island has become a beloved destination for divers, thanks to the abundant shark sightings that add a touch of adventure to every underwater exploration. Keep an eye out, for you may even catch a glimpse of a curious tuna or hear the playful clicks of dolphins just beyond your sight.
Moorea's allure extends beyond its captivating scenery, offering a haven of tranquility and serenity. Whether you choose to relax on pristine beaches, embark on thrilling water activities, or immerse yourself in the warm Polynesian culture, Moorea promises an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after you depart.
DAY 37: PAPEETE (TAHITI), FRENCH POLYNESIA (FEB 10) - DEPART 7PM
Each island and atoll is a testament to the raw beauty of volcanic landscapes and the serene allure of pristine beaches. Among them, the magnificent island of Tahiti reigns supreme as the largest and most captivating jewel within the 118 islands and atolls that form French Polynesia.
In the heart of Tahiti lies Papeete, a vibrant city that serves as the modern capital not only for Tahiti but for the entire archipelago. Here, a bustling metropolis thrives, housing government offices, hospitals, banks, and a myriad of services dedicated to supporting the local community and welcoming the adventurers who seek a life-enriching experience in these captivating islands.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Polynesian culture as you explore the lively streets of Papeete. Delight in the tantalizing aromas of local markets, where exotic fruits, aromatic spices, and handicrafts beckon to be discovered. Indulge in the rich flavors of traditional Polynesian cuisine and embrace the warmth of the local people, whose hospitality knows no bounds.
As you venture beyond Papeete, prepare to be enchanted by the untouched beauty that awaits. Discover secluded beaches with talcum-white sands and crystalline waters that invite you to dive into an underwater paradise teeming with vibrant marine life. Uncover hidden waterfalls tucked amidst lush rainforests, and let the rhythm of Polynesian music and dance carry you away to a world of ancient legends and timeless traditions.
Welcome to the islands of Polynesia, where dreams merge with reality, and the allure of paradise is felt in every gentle breeze. Let Tahiti and her sister islands be your gateway to a life-enriching adventure, where the magic of the Pacific Ocean embraces your soul and leaves an indelible mark on your heart.
DAY 38: PAPEETE (TAHITI), FRENCH POLYNESIA (FEB 11) - DEPART 9PM
Nestled within Tahiti's embrace lies Papeete, a vibrant and modern capital that pulsates with life. This bustling city serves as the hub for government offices, hospitals, banks, and an array of essential services dedicated to supporting both the local community and the adventurous souls who seek a life-enriching experience on these captivating islands.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Polynesian culture as you wander through the lively streets of Papeete. Engage your senses in the bustling markets, where tantalizing aromas mingle with vibrant colors, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of local flavors, fragrances, and handicrafts. Embrace the warm hospitality of the Polynesian people, who welcome you with open arms and share their profound connection to these islands.
Venture beyond Papeete and let the untouched beauty of Tahiti's natural wonders captivate your soul. Explore secluded beaches adorned with powdery white sands and crystal-clear waters, beckoning you to dive into a world of vibrant marine life. Discover hidden waterfalls cascading through lush rainforests, and let the melodies of traditional Polynesian music carry you away to a realm of ancient legends and timeless traditions.
The islands of Polynesia invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey, where dreams merge with reality and the allure of paradise is palpable in every gentle breeze. Let Tahiti and her sister islands be your gateway to a life-enriching adventure, where the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean and the captivating spirit of Polynesia intertwine to create an experience that will forever leave an imprint on your heart and soul.
DAY 39: BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA (FEB 12) - 8AM-6PM
At the heart of this breathtaking destination lies the main island, a vibrant home to 4,225 residents, embraced by a kaleidoscope of colors within its mesmerizing lagoon. Here, a delicate coral necklace encircles the island, adorned with pristine "motu" islets that beckon you to explore their secluded shores.
Prepare to be captivated by the world-renowned beauty of Bora Bora's lagoon, a sparkling jewel that has captured the hearts of travelers from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, where vibrant marine life dances beneath the surface, inviting you to embark on unforgettable snorkeling and diving adventures.
As you journey around the island, a partially paved road will guide you through a tapestry of vibrant villages, each infused with its own unique charm and character. Discover the remnants of a bygone era as you encounter ancient archaeological sites, as well as the weathered bunkers and cannons from World War II, a testament to the island's history when it welcomed 5,000 American GIs during a "friendly invasion."
Indulge in the luxurious tranquility of Bora Bora, where every moment is infused with romance and serenity. Immerse yourself in the warm embrace of an overwater bungalow, perched above the turquoise lagoon, offering uninterrupted views of the majestic Mount Otemanu. Savor exquisite cuisine, crafted from the finest local ingredients, and surrender to the pampering touch of world-class spas.
Bora Bora invites you to surrender to its allure, where nature's beauty and the warmth of Polynesian hospitality intertwine to create a truly unforgettable experience. Let the rhythm of the island guide you as you embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where the essence of paradise becomes your reality, and the memories you create will linger in your heart forever.
DAY 40: CRUISING THE SOUTH PACIFIC (FEB 13)
DAY 41: CRUISING THE SOUTH PACIFIC (FEB 14)
DAY 42: PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA (FEB 15) - 9AM-6PM
Tutuila, the largest of the Samoan islands in the idyllic South Pacific Ocean. Steeped in rich history, these enchanting islands were first embraced by Polynesian settlers around 600 BC, and later became a cherished territory of the United States in 1900.
Immerse yourself in the allure of Pago Pago, where natural beauty intertwines with cultural heritage, creating a tapestry of experiences that will leave you spellbound. Delight in the breathtaking vistas of Pago Pago harbor, an essential coaling station and naval base that played a pivotal role during World War II. Discover the echoes of history as you explore remnants of that era, each telling its own captivating story.
Embrace the ecological diversity that graces this pristine destination, where lush rainforests and azure waters collide. Dive into a world of vibrant marine life as you snorkel through crystal-clear lagoons, or embark on an exhilarating hiking adventure to witness awe-inspiring waterfalls cascading through the verdant landscape.
As you immerse yourself in the warm embrace of Samoan hospitality, be captivated by the genuine charm of the local communities. Embrace their vibrant traditions, from dance and music to exquisite craftsmanship, as you gain a deeper understanding of their rich cultural heritage.
Pago Pago beckons you to indulge in its natural wonders and embrace the tranquility that envelops this island paradise. Discover secluded beaches, where the gentle rhythm of the ocean invites you to unwind and bask in the embrace of the South Pacific sun. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the local cuisine, tantalizing your taste buds with a fusion of indigenous ingredients and international influences.