Silversea, Princess, AIDA, Swan Hellenic, Royal Caribbean, Viking and Holland America are among the cruise lines stopping to check out the blue water.
In a press statement, the Tahiti Cruise Club announced that the five archipelagos of French Polynesia are expecting more than 1,100 cruise calls in 2022.
A total of 140 round cruises from Papeete are scheduled for 2022, including Windstar's Star Breeze, Lindblad's National Geographic Orion, Oceania's Regatta and Insignia, Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Spirit and The World, Residences at Sea. According to the club, expected itineraries will reach 36 Polynesian islands while departing from Papeete, where the cruise association noted that all provisions and equipment are supplied, and passenger turnarounds are handled.
The Tahiti Cruise Club also highlighted the region's ability to maintain its cruise business active despite the "hazards and constraints" caused by the pandemic over the past two years.
According to a press release, this positioning is the result of a shared vision of sustainable and inclusive development integrated into the 2021-2023 recovery plan for French Polynesia, as well as in the tourism development strategy "Fari'ira'a Manihini 2025."
The Islands of French Polynesia like Bermuda, Grand Cayman, and Key West are in constant discussion to reduce the number of ships and the size of the ships.