When you picture a quintessential, remote tropical island paradise, chances are that it is the very land and seascapes of Polynesia and the Pacific that come to mind.
This part of the globe has a long-held fascination for explorers, adventurers, romantics and even filmmakers. For thousands of years, tribes from different islands have set sail to discover what other untouched islands lay beyond their own.
A long history of voyaging and European colonisation have also influenced this region. In more recent times, everyone from French post-impressionist artist Paul Gaugin and mid-20th century actor Marlon Brando were lured to live here amid the tranquil breezes of swaying palms.
There’s a staggering 40,000 islands scattered throughout Polynesia and the Pacific Islands. Each island is unique, and yet a traditional way of life still largely abounds in each region.
You'll learn about the broad diversity of cultures throughout the many island groups which includes people and influences of Polynesian, Melanesian, Micronesian, Spanish, French and Indian origins.
We are delighted to share five exciting new Scenic Eclipse itineraries in 2024. These voyages will sail through the French Polynesian Archipelago, the remote Chilean islands, the Pacific islands and the islands of New Zealand.
Wherever you cruise, expect breath-taking scenery and exotic, lush landscapes that are postcard-perfect. Here are some of the island highlights that you can venture to in truly all-inclusive 6-star ultra-luxury.