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SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises is heading back to Tahiti for the first time since 2015 with a series of roundtrip cruises onboard the Pacific Princess.
Going on sale on April 17, 2019 and departing in 2020, the Tahiti and French Polynesia cruises will include overnight calls in Papeete and Bora Bora, as well as a late-night stay in Raiatea. Additional ports include Huahine, Rangiroa and Moorea.
In total, there will be five 10-day Tahiti & French Polynesia departures beginning Oct. 5, 15, 25 and Nov. 4 and 14, 2020, starting at US$1,999.
“Tahiti and French Polynesia lure travellers from all over the world seeking pure unspoiled paradise, snorkelling, swimming adventures and relaxation” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “With our return to Tahiti in 2020, Princess Cruises offers the best way to explore this remote island life aboard our intimate Pacific Princess.”
The Pacific Princess accommodates just 670 guests and offers casual elegance onboard. With four Grand Adventure & Crossings itineraries, the ship also offers longer sailings for guests to the Hawaiian Islands or South America, including Easter Island. A 19- or 29-day Hawaii & Tahiti Grand Adventure cruise departs Vancouver on Sept. 16, 2020, while a 25- or 35-day Tahiti, South America & Panama Canal Crossing departs Tahiti on Nov. 14 or 24, 2020.
Past guests are eligible for a special promotion when they book early with a $100 per person discount off the public fare. This can be combined with launch and group promotions These discounts do not apply to third or fourth guests. Additionally, a reduced deposit is available for Captain Circle guests when booking by Nov. 30, 2019.