A Cruise or Land vacation to the South Pacific invites you to experience some of the world's most incredible modern architecture, fascinating aborigine and Maori culture, and miles of breathtaking coastlines.
Immortalized by Gauguin's paintings, Tahiti is much more than an island, it's a state of mind. Papeete, capital of Tahiti, is the chief port and trading center. It's also a provocatuer luring people to her shores. Today the island is a charming blend of Polynesian "joie de vivre" and Gallic sophistication. But venture out from Papeete, and you'll find a landscape of rugged mountains, lush rain forests, cascading waterfalls and deserted beaches.