Escape winter and bask in the legendary warmth and pristine beauty of Tahiti and five other evocative South Pacific islands from aboard a four-masted sailing ship.

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 Looking out over the lagoon of Bora Bora  The Wind Spirit sailing in French Polynesia  The island of Huahine in the Society Islands  Underwater view of manta ray and butterfly fish  Tropical fish (Humbug Dascyllus) and pillar coral in the lagoon of Bora Bora  Looking over the lagoon of Bora Bora. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com  The Wind Spirit in French Polynesia  Close up view of the Wind Spirit  Lagoon of Bora Bora. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com  Dramatic aerial view of Bora Bora in the Society Islands  Yellow Plumeria or Frangipani, found in Tahiti  Colorful flowers of Tahiti  A marae or temple area on Moorea  Marae Maeva found on Huahine. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com  A motu, one of many small islands, found in the Society Islands  A lagoon in Tahiti. Credit: Tahiti-Tourisme.com  Sunset from aboard your sailing ship

Voyage to French Polynesia

Featuring Tahiti and Bora Bora Aboard the 148-guest Wind Spirit

11 days from $6,995

Escape winter and bask in the legendary warmth and pristine beauty of Tahiti and five other evocative South Pacific islands from aboard a four-masted sailing ship.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Feb 5 - 15, 2019 Departure
Lindsay Whaley

Lindsay Whaley

Lindsay Whaley received a PhD in Linguistics in the State University of New York, Buffalo. He is an expert on the Tungusic languages of northern China and is known internationally for his work in language typology, which involves determining why some properties of language are common while others are rare. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in the world on language death and language revitalization. One of his current projects examines patterns of language and culture change in the Arctic and the Pacific Islands, where climate change has had significant impact on small subsistence-based communities. This work has included fieldwork in several Arctic communities, as well as Easter Island and Tonga. On this cruise, Lindsay will talk about how the languages of the Pacific give us a good picture of how the Pacific Islands were populated by humans and some of the unique cultural challenges that currently are being confronted by Polynesian peoples.