Windstar Cruises has announced plans to sail year-round in the South Pacific, allowing guests to explore the Society and Tuamotu Islands of Tahiti.
Continuous voyages begin May 26, 2015 aboard the renovated, 148-passenger Wind Spirit.
Itineraries will include the seven-day “Dreams of Tahiti” voyage, which was launched in May after Windstar’s 10-year hiatus from the region, as well as new extended 10- and 11-day journeys that include stops in the Tuamotu Islands – widely known as a diver’s and snorkeller’s paradise.
“When we returned to Tahiti this year, we knew it would be a popular choice for our guests,” says Windstar CEO Hans Birkholz. “Now with the addition of our Star Breeze and Star Legend power yachts, which debut in May of 2015, we’re able to extend our sailings in Tahiti year-round to accommodate the demand from customers.”
In addition to the new itinerary, Windstar is also expanding its shore excursion offerings to include such adventures as private snorkeling at a Tahitian black pearl farm in Raiatea.
The “Dreams of Tahiti” voyage begins in Papeete aboard the Wind Sprit and sails to Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea, Huahine and Bora Bora.
The “Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands” itinerary offers a 10- or 11-day voyage, which will occur four times in 2015 and seven in 2016, and includes the above itinerary plus stops in Takapoto and Rangiroa in the Tuamotus, as well as two days at sea on the South Pacific. The 11-day voyage features a visit in Fakarava, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for the preservation of rare species.