Dreaming of a cruise to Hawaii? If so, consider French Polynesia instead!

Jun 6, 2023 | Ports of Call/Destinations

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Hi, everybody! Laura here again! I know! Crazy right!? Seems like you’re hearing from me a lot these days! 🀣 We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries lately about the South Pacific and Hawaii, so I wanted to share some ideas with you.

 

Did you know that most cruise lines don’t offer roundtrip Hawaii sailings?

There’s a reason for this. It’s complicated, but the United States has a law that requires non-US flagged ships to stop in a foreign port during their sailing. Because of this law, only two cruise lines are able to offer roundtrip Hawaii Sailings – Norwegian Cruise Line and UnCruise Adventures.

However, we here at Extraordinary Adventures have an alternative to help solve this problem. If you are searching for a cruising experience that offers the same delightful ambiance as Hawaii, then consider French Polynesia. It’s a destination that is well-suited for those who desire to immerse themselves in a tropical paradise, with a myriad of mesmerizing sights and activities to indulge in.

 

Hula Dancers, Tahiti

 

Hawaii welcomes as many tourists in a single weekend as French Polynesia does in a whole year!

This stark contrast in tourism numbers has its benefits for those who seek a more authentic and secluded experience. French Polynesia, with its lower influx of tourists, provides a serene environment for travelers looking to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and surroundings.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Papeete, and Moorea are destinations that should definitely be on your list. However, visiting each of these islands via land travel can be quite challenging due to their distance from each other and expensive accommodations. That’s why a cruise ship is the best way to explore these stunning islands. With a cruise, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the turquoise waters and lush greenery that each island has to offer, all while enjoying the comfort and convenience of your own floating hotel. So, why not treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime experience and embark on a cruise to explore these exceptional destinations?

 

Sea Turtle, French Polynesia

 

When is the best time to cruise to Hawaii or French Polynesia?

Hawaii and French Polynesia are great places to visit all year round, but the ideal time to travel there is between June and October, during the dry season. However, many travelers from the northern hemisphere seek warmer destinations during the winter months, making December to March the busiest time for cruises. This period offers the perfect opportunity to escape the cold and indulge in tropical climates.

If you’re a surfing enthusiast, the ideal time to plan a visit to Hawaii or French Polynesia is during the winter season, as the surfing conditions are perfect. However, it’s worth noting that the water may be rough and choppy during this time, which makes swimming challenging. Additionally, winter isn’t the best time for boat or catamaran rides. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy the sight of humpback whales, which migrate from Alaska to warmer waters in the southern hemisphere during this season.

 

Aloha, Hawaii

 

At Extraordinary Adventures, we’re dedicated to helping you find the cruise of your dreams! Whether you’re dreaming of Hawaii, French Polynesia, or anywhere else, we’re here to assist you with a free consultation. Let us help you discover the perfect cruise for your next extraordinary adventure!

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