How to Cruise to Bora Bora

by Kayla Becker

How to Cruise to Bora Bora

by Kayla Becker

With striking turquoise lagoons, sugary sand, and remote island vibes, Bora Bora has all the makings of a dream vacation. And whether you’re traveling as a couple or with friends, we know just the cruise ship to take you there. Read on for the best cruise ships sailing to this palm-fringed paradise.

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Paul Gauguin in Bora Bora
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Paul Gauguin

No one does the South Pacific like this all-inclusive, 332-passenger ship, known for its personalized service and cultural immersion. Tahitian hostesses will teach you how to do traditional dances and play the ukulele, for example, and you’ll eat from a menu crafted by a Michelin-starred chef. Plus, you’ll be the only people on the line’s private island, Motu Mahana, where you can kayak or scuba right off the ship's retractable marina.

No one does the South Pacific like this all-inclusive, 332-passenger ship, known for its personalized service and cultural immersion. Tahitian hostesses will teach you how to do traditional dances and play the ukulele, for example, and you’ll eat from a menu crafted by a Michelin-starred chef. Plus, you’ll be the only people on the line’s private island, Motu Mahana, where you can kayak or scuba right off the ship's retractable marina.

Wind Spirit in Moorea
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Wind Spirit

This 148-passenger, yacht-like ship from Windstar Cruises has billowing masts and an upscale yet relaxed vibe. It sails round-trip from Tahiti, taking you to Moorea, Raiatea, and Taha'a as well as Bora Bora. You get a complimentary shore experience once per cruise, which usually consists of dinner served on the beach followed by a fire dance performance.

This 148-passenger, yacht-like ship from Windstar Cruises has billowing masts and an upscale yet relaxed vibe. It sails round-trip from Tahiti, taking you to Moorea, Raiatea, and Taha'a as well as Bora Bora. You get a complimentary shore experience once per cruise, which usually consists of dinner served on the beach followed by a fire dance performance.

Silver Whisper's Owner's Suite
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Silver Whisper

You can stop at Bora Bora on either a South Pacific or Hawaii itinerary on this 382-passenger Silversea Cruises ship, and drink plenty of complimentary Champagne along the way. The all-inclusive fare includes everything from excursions to alcohol and even butler service.

You can stop at Bora Bora on either a South Pacific or Hawaii itinerary on this 382-passenger Silversea Cruises ship, and drink plenty of complimentary Champagne along the way. The all-inclusive fare includes everything from excursions to alcohol and even butler service.

National Geographic Orion in the South Pacific
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National Geographic Orion

The 102-passenger National Geographic Orion from Lindblad Expeditions includes Bora Bora on its 9-day South Pacific island itineraries. The ship sails equipped with paddleboards, kayaks, and Zodiacs. And, since this is National Geographic, you can expect expert naturalists to lead adventures, and give lectures back on board.

The 102-passenger National Geographic Orion from Lindblad Expeditions includes Bora Bora on its 9-day South Pacific island itineraries. The ship sails equipped with paddleboards, kayaks, and Zodiacs. And, since this is National Geographic, you can expect expert naturalists to lead adventures, and give lectures back on board.

Sunset Bar on Celebrity Solstice
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Celebrity Solstice

A larger and more mainstream ship than your other options in the South Pacific, the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice visits Bora Bora on 9- to 19-night cruises to the South Pacific. The ship is a destination itself, and you can picnic on the top deck on a lawn made of real grass, catch a show in the theater, or sip cocktails in a buzzy martini bar.

A larger and more mainstream ship than your other options in the South Pacific, the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice visits Bora Bora on 9- to 19-night cruises to the South Pacific. The ship is a destination itself, and you can picnic on the top deck on a lawn made of real grass, catch a show in the theater, or sip cocktails in a buzzy martini bar.

Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
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Crystal Symphony

The luxurious  992-passenger Crystal Symphony offers 15-night cruises from Auckland to Papeete with stops in Bora Bora as well as small islands in Fiji and the Cook Islands. You’ll find  spacious cabins and extraordinary cuisine — including sushi from celebrity Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa — onboard. 

The luxurious  992-passenger Crystal Symphony offers 15-night cruises from Auckland to Papeete with stops in Bora Bora as well as small islands in Fiji and the Cook Islands. You’ll find  spacious cabins and extraordinary cuisine — including sushi from celebrity Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa — onboard. 

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