OCEANIA CRUISES AROUND TAHITI
Georgia Somerville

In February I was fortunate enough to be invited on board Oceania Cruises for an 8 night cruise through the French Polynesian Islands.  Not having been on many cruises before I didn’t have much to compare too, but my experience on Oceania was amazing. The service, dining, entertainment and rooms were exceptional especially the comfy beds! From all non alcoholic beverages, to all specialty dining, entertainment and free internet, there’s not much that isn’t included on Oceania. My favourite experience on board would have to be the specialty dining restaurants, which for no extra cost you can enjoy four different cuisines in four different restaurants aside from your main dining areas. 

The destination for my cruise was the French Polynesian Islands, where we visited six different islands on our 8 night itinerary all just as spectacular as the next with my favourite being Rangiroa, where we snorkelled through the ‘underwater’ aquarium, which I would 110% recommend to anyone. 

The overall feel on Oceania Cruises is quiet casual, daytime smart casual or country club and night attire relaxed formal, no need for the tux gentlemen and ladies can leave their ball gowns at home. On Oceania Marina, the rooms consist of interior, balcony and suite staterooms which I had the pleasure of staying in a balcony cabin, this was spacious and comfy with again the most comfy beds at sea! 

With plenty to do on sea days and port days including cooking demonstrations, games on the top deck, high tea in the afternoons, guest speakers, spa treatments, gym/ exercise classes or just relaxing pool side, Oceania has endless options to fill your day.

If anyone is thinking of doing the French Polynesian Islands, I would highly recommend doing it as a cruise as some of the islands only offer minimal day time excursions with some that can only be accessed by boat transfer or cruise tender. For anyone wanting to know more about Oceania or Tahiti, please contact me and I can share my amazing experience with you.