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Accommodation in Tahiti is at a premium over the coming months.  Many resorts are fully booked which makes cruising a fantastic option for a Tahiti holiday.  We always say cruising is the best way to see Tahiti anyway – you get to see several islands, instead of just one or two.  The meals are all included in your fare which is a definite plus when it comes to French Polynesia, and everyone dreams of staying in an overwater bungalow.  Well, what is a cruise ship if it’s not overwater accommodation?

Fortunately, there are several cruise options in Tahiti.  Today we’re talking about the beautiful Windstar.  Elegant, comfortable and infinitely romantic, Windstar Cruises have been sailing the Tahitian waters for over 35 years.   From the moment you step aboard, to the moment you disembark, your experience is nothing short of magical!

With just 148 guests on board, the atmosphere is intimate and relaxed with the crew memorising your name and favourite drink within a day.  There is plenty of deck space to find your own little nook, as well as lounges and bars where you can mix and mingle with other guests. 

Staterooms are understated elegance with everything you need from waffle robe and slippers and fresh fruit to fully stocked mini bar, tv and dvd player.  Days are spent exploring the islands, relaxing on board, swimming, snorkelling and soaking up island life. 

Here is what our Ultimate Cruising New Zealand Manager, Shar Jones, has to say about her experience aboard Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze:

“After spending just a few days onboard the Star Breeze, I wanted to stow away for longer.  It wasn’t just having our wonderful cabin steward looking after us or having a chef to cook our meals but all of the crew were simply amazing. 

They were so attentive and friendly and within a day or 2 we were called by name.  It made it hard to say goodbye. 

With beautiful teak-wood sundecks and plenty of outdoor spaces with built in shade, there were opportunities to relax and watch the activities and entertainment around you or find a nook to tuck away undisturbed.

The food was excellent no matter what restaurant we chose and the service was outstanding.  My tip is to purchase the All Inclusive package so you know in advance that you have everything covered and can relax and enjoy every moment.”

Windstar Cruises offer 7 day, 10 day and 14 day itineraries in Tahiti, as well as special themed cruises such as the Tahiti and Moorea Foodie Cruise tour.  Voyages includes Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands, an extended itinerary that allows two stops at some ports so you get to visit twice and The Marquesas Islands.

For more information on Windstar Cruises and the cruise itineraries they offer, contact our Ultimate Cruising experts here.

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