A dreamy island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora’s gorgeous clear lagoons make it the perfect setting for a tropical getaway. Roughly translated to “created by the gods” in ancient Tahitian, Bora Bora features divine beaches and luxury resorts that make it a popular destination for honeymooners. Those seeking more adventure will find thrilling diving and snorkeling opportunities along the coral reef. Located on an extinct volcanic island, Bora Bora is also great for hiking.
Bora Bora is a popular cruise port, so there are many cruise lines with voyages that go there. Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are currently among the most popular cruise lines traveling to Bora Bora. For a longer, more luxurious getaway, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn, and Regent Seven Seas all include Bora Bora as part of their World Cruise itineraries.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Bora Bora. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Bora Bora. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Bora Bora:
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Bora Bora, along with a brief description:
♦ Matira Beach
Bora Bora’s largest beach may also be its most popular one. It’s easy to see why, as Matria Beach contains crystal-clear turquoise waters, soft sand, and post-card views. Grab a tropical drink at one of the conveniently located huts, or explore the area’s many restaurants, shops, and bars to make the most of your day.
♦ Mount Otemanu
The largest point of Bora Bora spans over 2,400 feet, and jeep tours are available for travelers not up to taking an invigorating hike to the top. Mount Otemanu is the perfect place to absorb Bora Bora’s beauty and get the perfect photo to commemorate your vacation.
♦ Scuba Diving
As an island with a vast marine ecosystem surrounded by a coral reef, Bora Bora is home to many tremendous diving sites. Go deep into the sea to explore marine species including manta rays, eagle rays, and over a dozen different sharks! Plus, you may also get to see humpback whales when they migrate from July through November. There are various diving opportunities available for both beginners and experts.
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