Star Flyer arrived at its new homeport of Papeete, Tahiti, Wednesday, Dec. 26, after a 20-day Pacific crossing. On Dec. 30 the ship will begin sailing year-round seven-, 10- and 11-night round-trip Papeete cruises.

The ship was welcomed by local dignitaries and ushered into the port with a pierside performance by traditional Tahiti musicians and dancers.

The eight ports of call that compose the destination-intense itineraries take the ship to the Society and Tuamotus Islands. Along the way, sunset departures, cruising in crystalline lagoons and opportunities to dive and snorkel in some of the most spectacular sites in the world enhance every itinerary. And shore excursions are designed to introduce guests to the fascinating culture and history of the Polynesian people.

Star Flyer sails a seven-night, round-trip Papeete itinerary that calls at Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a, Bora Bora, and Cook Bay and Opunohu Bay, Moorea, with an overnight in Papeete before disembarkation.

The 10-night round-trip Papeete cruise takes Star Flyer to the Society Islands and Tuamotu Atolls, with special cruising in the Rangiroa Lagoon. The ship calls at Fakarava, Rangiroa, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha'a, Huahine and Moorea. The 11-night voyage adds an overnight call at Huahine.