Asia / Pacific Pacific Islands Cruise

Fiji & Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs & Cultural History

On these comprehensive cruises from Fiji to Tahiti on 102-guest Nat Geo Orion, uncover the tropical beauty and important cultural history of the South Seas. The archipelagos of the South Pacific have defined our notion of “island paradise” since Robert Louis Stevenson told his tales and Paul Gauguin captured Polynesia in paint. While sailing from Tahiti’s lush volcanic crags to the sparkling white shores of Fiji, discover a fascinating geology and a stunning wealth of bird species and marine life. Dive or snorkel among underwater canyons and tunnels formed from lava. Meet island communities. And explore the far-flung reef systems of the extraordinary archipelagos of the South Pacific.

These cruises to Samoa offer many highlights. Visit the marae complex of Marae Taputapuātea, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important cultural sites in Polynesia. Snorkel, swim, or stand-up paddleboard in the clear aqua lagoons and reefs of French Polynesia. Spot rare and colorful birds and flowers on Fiji’s spectacular Garden Island, Taveuni, and in the rainforests of Samoa. And visit remote island villages to discover rich cultural histories, including the tradition of fire-walking in Fiji.

Come aboard the 102-guest National Geographic Orion for attentive service with a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio. This small expedition ship is also educational with advanced technology and a full set of exploration tools, including an ROV and enough kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time. Additionally, select cabins offer private balconies for special moments taking in the awe-inspiring paradise featured on cruises from Fiji to Tahiti.

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