The line operates the longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the Paul Gauguin. No other ship has offered such single-destination focus year-round. Since 2012, the 88-guest Tere Moana has sailed the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe.
What’s new: Free round-trip air fare from LA on French Polynesia itineraries, Australia & Southeast Asia voyages, Fiji itineraries.
For kids: Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program, created by explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Oceans Futures Society. The program is designed to introduce cruisers ages 9-17 to the natural wonders of French Polynesia with hands-on experiences like hiking, exploring coral reefs and rainforest trails, and visiting marae (ancient Polynesian temples). They’ll learn how black pearls and vanilla are cultivated, how volcanic islands become coral atolls, and how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Parents are encouraged to join children on eco-excursions and other activities aboard and ashore. This program is available on 2015 holiday cruises, and on 2015 summer cruises for an extra fee.