You also can get a full serving of the exotic on cruises in Tahiti, a picture-perfect paradise.
Since the first sailing ships from Europe dropped anchor among French Polynesia’s lagoons and coral atolls, the magical islands have symbolized romance and natural beauty.
The descriptions the first Europeans sent home planted the seed for a romantic image of French Polynesia that endures to this day.
That image would not have survived, however, if Tahiti were not such a special place. For Americans and other westerners, a visit to Tahiti and her islands is something like stumbling into a Paul Gauguin painting.
Ships provide the best overall exposure to Tahiti and her isles, just as they did back when the first Europeans stumbled into this lost Eden.
In fact, visits to Tahiti elicit the same response from travelers: Paradise, found.
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