insights from the ultimate cruising team

It's Not Too Late!

It's Not Too Late!

Winter rain and doom and gloom getting you down?  Are you seeing friends’ pictures of tropical holiday escapes and wishing you were there too?  It’s not too late to get away somewhere warm this year!  Fiji, Cook Islands and French Polynesia are all open to visitors and many Australians and New Zealanders having been enjoying some well-deserved R&R on their beaches.

Our top picks for these destinations?

Fiji – Blue Lagoon Cruises to the Yasawa Islands.  3, 4 or 7 night voyages are available year round, cruising into small secluded bays, visiting local villages and treating you to some famous Fijian hospitality along the way.  (Definitely do the 7 night trip – you won’t be disappointed!).

Cook Islands – Whilst we love the island of Rarotonga, we adore Aitutaki!  Long stretches of impossibly white beaches and turquoise lagoons …this is paradise on earth!  Unfortunately it does cost a pretty penny to fly out there and accommodation costs are pretty up there too, which is why cruising is a superb option here!  Combine French Polynesia with Aitutaki & Rarotonga aboard Paul Gauguin and well, c’est superbe!

French Polynesia – It’s not easy to choose a top pick here! The cruising options around Tahiti’s beautiful islands are just sensational.  Paul Gauguin is a fantastic choice – down-to-earth luxury with a ship custom built for cruising the lagoons.  Windstar’s Wind Spirit is also a great  option with timeless elegance and superb onboard service.  And of course, there’s the Aranui 5 which is always so popular with our clients as it’s a completely unique experience visiting French Polynesia’s lesser known islands.  The jury is out on which one is our top pick here!  We’ll leave it up to you to decide!

In any of these destinations, you can add on extra days to explore some more – the options are many!  Give us a call and we’ll tailor a package just for you.  Be sure to ask us about our special inclusions for our past passengers!