Oceania Cruises has unveiled its top three island adventures for guests considering an island-hopping cruise, with locations including Fiji and French Polynesia.

Vice President of Sales Steve Mclaughlin says, “we’ve canvassed the opinions of our Oceania Cruises Destination Specialists to come up with these three exotic experiences.”

Among the list is Suva, Fiji, where guests can travel to the remote village of Raiwaqa on a longboat cruise up the Navua River to experience Fiji’s local flavours and ancient traditions. Cruisers will take in the mountains, gorges and tropical rainforests alive with native birds and join chiefs and local villagers in a traditional kava ceremony – a significant, sacred element of the ancient Fijian welcome ritual. Later on, enjoy a flavoursome lunch and a unique chance to mingle with the locals, browse handicrafts and even join in the musical entertainment.

Next was Bora Bora in the French Polynesia. While Bora Bora’s famed lagoon is at the top of almost every traveler’s list, many cruise lines only pass through briefly. Many of Oceania Cruises’ itineraries include an overnight stay in Bora Bora. This provides enough time to take part in an excursion designed to reveal an unexpected side to this iconic island destination – taking in pristine locations only accessible via off-road vehicles. Cruise-goers can visit a World War II cannon location and local pareo house along the way, or recharge with some tropical fruit and fossick for souvenirs.

Moorea, French Polynesia, also made the list. Regularly named among the South Pacific’s top five spots to snorkel, it is easy to see why. The marine life of Moorea includes dolphins, stingrays, blacktip reef sharks and more. Choose from the Snorkel & Stingray Safari, which sails along Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay to two prime islet snorkelling locations; or enjoy a lazy afternoon with a barbecue lunch and plenty of time for snorkeling and swimming on a secluded sandy islet with the Motu Picnic Escapade.

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