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11 weeks in French Polynesia




Marquesas will be remembered by us as the green, rainy and swelly place.

It took us 21 days from Galapagos to Hiva Oha. 2,068 more words

Sailing Letters

Reasons to Love the South Pacific

By: Thierry Tholon, General Manager

I can’t help but feel nostalgic when Oceania Cruises debuts a new season of itineraries – it always makes me look back on all of my wonderful travel experiences and reflect on the incredible memories. 602 more words


I just returned from an incredible vacation, one I’d planned for over a year. It was a cruise from Los Angeles to Tahiti, via Hawaii and numerous islands of French Polynesia. 407 more words

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Rotoava, Tuamotu Islands

For the first time in a long time, perhaps ever, you’re not focused on the beach. You should be. The pure white sand is within eyesight. 413 more words


By the Light of the Silvery Moon

A while ago I wrote a piece on working out the tides around the Tuamotus, specifically in regard to what you would find around the passes of the atolls where I said that I would be looking at a lunar model suggested in the British Admiralty Pilot from 1969 I have on board. 316 more words

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Fakarava – Arrival and the North End

I remember Dad arriving back from a very rare weekend of racing on Sulas Wing, his old wooden 25’ 5 ton Bermudan sloop. She was a lovely thing but needed a gale of wind to really get up any pace. 1,490 more words

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