Reefs & Volcanic Isles: Tahiti to Fiji

13 Days
Papeete to Nadi
From (CAD)
$ 13,380
Dates & Pricing

2024 Papeete > Nadi

Treasures Unfold

French Polynesia and the South Pacific Islands offer a host of idyllic locations, conjuring up images of pristine, palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters, volcanic peaks and friendly, welcoming locals. The heart of the region is undoubtedly found in its rich history, multi-faceted cultures and exquisite natural beauty - there is plenty to appreciate about these unique islands; they will not disappoint.
Discover four South Seas archipelagos on our 13-day cruise aboard through varied landscapes and cultures. In French Polynesia, be dazzled by the beauty of Bora Bora, with its sublime lagoon and distinctive volcanic silhouette. In the Cook Islands, enjoy the incredibly clear Aitutaki lagoon before a day in the Kingdom of Tonga. Vava’u is a pristine destination for exploring coral reefs and beaches. Finally, discover the traditions of local villages and the sumptuous waters of Fiji.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
121F
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Papeete
Return City:
Nadi

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Pape’ete (Tahiti), French Polynesia

    Welcome to the island of Tahiti. As the capital of French Polynesia, Pape’ete blends a city buzz with a relaxed lifestyle. Be warmly greeted on board Scenic Eclipse. Meet the Captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting sail for your adventure.  

    Please book your flight to arrive into Papeete prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bora Bora

    The famous paradise of Bora Bora is a majestic spectacle of mesmerising beauty. In one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons, see colourful fish, manta rays and timid reef sharks in clear turquoise waters, fringed with iconic overwater resorts. Covered with tropical vegetation, the island is dominated by the magnificent outline of Mount Otemanu. Take a walk through this volcanic landscape to discover the villages and meet the locals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    During your day at sea, make the most of the services and activities on Scenic Eclipse. Indulge in a moment of relaxation in Senses Spa, kick back in a Cabana on Deck 10, or simply view the spectacle of the ocean while enjoying a cocktail.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Aitutaki Atoll, Cook Islands

    Aitutaki is home to another contender for the most beautiful lagoon on the planet. Go snorkelling or settle into the simple life in this peaceful fishing port. The island specialises in the sale of black pearls, colourful sarongs, patchwork quilting and other handicrafts.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Palmerston Island, Cook Islands

    A remarkably isolated island community, Palmerston is one of several sandy islets on a continuous ring of coral reef enclosing a lagoon. A favourite swimming spot is called Duke’s Pool, in honour of the late Prince Philip, who swam there in the 1970’s during a rare royal visit. With a population of around 60, most of the friendly residents are the descendants of one British man, William Marsters, and his three wives.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At sea

    Another day at sea is a chance to relax, visit the spa or fitness centre, spot a whale from the deck, or top up your tan before arriving in the next country.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Alofi, Niue

    Niue was settled by Samoa in the 10th century. Captain Cook, who sighted the coral island in 1774, was refused permission to land, but British missionaries arrived in the 19th century. Now a self-governing state in a free association with New Zealand, Niue is ideal for hiking along its coastal walks, exploring caves, cliffs and swimming holes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Cross International Date Line

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Vava’u, Tonga

    Vava’u, an archipelago of around 40 coral islands in the south Pacific Ocean, is a captivating combination of lush vegetation, sandy beaches, abundant marine life and underwater caves. Mount Talau towers over the main island, offering panoramic views. Local traditions involve woven leaves from the pandanus tree, production of Noni juice and extraction of vanilla essence.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Fulanga Island, Fiji

    Fulaga is a narrow crescent of reef limestone in Fiji's Southern Lau Group. Adored for its beauty and lovely lagoon, the island has three villages: Muanaicake, Muanaira and Naividamu. The locals are skilled carvers, known for making outrigger canoes and wooden bowls, with some of their handiwork available for purchase during your visit.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Vanua Balavu Island

    The long and winding Vanua Balavu has natural hot springs, volcanic landforms and a huge lagoon bounded by a 130-kilometre barrier reef. A small monument near the wharf recognises the history of Lomaloma, the village used by Tongan warlord Ma’afu as his base to attempt to conquer Fiji in the 1840s.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Ovalau

    Levuka was Fiji’s first capital, where King Cakobau reigned and the Deed of Cession to Queen Victoria was signed in 1874. Many of the old buildings remain unchanged since this time. See the Cession Stone, commemorating the signing, as well as Fiji’s first government school and the popular Ovalau Club.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lautoka

    Please book your flight to depart out of Nadi after 12:00 PM.

    Disembark in the second largest city of Fiji, Lautoka is located on the western side of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometres north of Nadi. As the gateway to Fiji’s Sun Coast, it’s a pleasant mix of sugar-cane fields, grass-covered peaks, rural villages and market towns. Farewell your new friends, the crew and the Scenic Eclipse.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the voyage will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

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