Hawaï and French Polynesia

15 days / 14 nights
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    Hawaï and French Polynesia

    Cruise Pacific and Oceania

    from 12 September 2016 to 26 September 2016
    15 days / 14 nights

    Departure Port : Honolulu, Hawaii
    Arrival Port : Papeete, Tahiti Island

    Ship : LE SOLEAL

    • Ref : S120916

    From Honolulu to Papeete, the most beautiful islands in the Pacific await for you during a cruise aboard Le Soléal.


    The  Hawaiian Islands will captivate you with their world-renowned beaches and its exuberant nature where rainforests, waterfalls and volcanic soils are revealed.


    Further east, discover the unique charm of the Marquesas whose tormented reliefs show a powerful and rugged beauty.


    Bordered by beautiful lagoons of translucent waters hemmed by an impressive barrier reef, the islands of Polynesia are among the most beautiful in the world.

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    Special offer(s) :

    FREE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT *

    *The supplement for single usage of a double stateroom is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories.

    CONSECUTIVE CRUISES  

    Take advantage of our special consecutive cruises offers *

    -When this cruise is in 2nd position get a -20% discount

    -When this cruise is in 3rd position get a -30% discount

    - When this cruise is in 4th position get a -40% discount

    * Reduction does not apply to the first cruise and relates to the port/port fare excluding port taxes, non available for Ocean Voyages and subject to availability. The offer is only available on selected cruises. Please, contact us.

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      LE SOLEAL

      Designed in 2013 and loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Soléal like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites)make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market. 

      Interior Design

      With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

      Port of call & excursions

      12 September 2016 – Hilo

      Honolulu, Hawaii

      Embarkation 12/09/2016 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 12/09/2016 at 18H00 .

      Located on the island of Oahu, capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, offers its visitors a different image of the American dream: young women wrapped in sarongs, colourful cocktails and coconut trees. Here, the sun is divine, the waves a surfers’ dream, and its volcano, Diamond Head, are all features that will win your heart. The view from Diamond Head is simply incredible. But Honolulu is also about art museums, cycling tracks, the famous Waikiki beach and a tourist district with festive night-time animation. As for amateurs of history, the Iolani and Ali-iolani Hale palaces provide insight into the singular destiny of this State.

      13 September 2016 – Hilo

      13 September 2016 – Hilo

      Arrival 13/09/2016 at 09H15 . Departure 13/09/2016 at 14H00 .

      The little coastal town of Hilo welcomes you in the midst of the Pacific Ocean. With its 47,000 inhabitants, it is more populated than the island of Hawaii itself. Marked by tsunamis, it houses a strange museum, the museum of the Tsunamis of the Pacific, which is an emotional experience. The traditional market is one of the most famous, and an opportunity to taste delicious local specialities. In the surrounding areas, an enchanting natural landscape unrolls its gifts of caves, waterfalls and paradisiacal creeks. Higher up, in the heart of the island, there are several observatories open to visitors on the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.

      14 September 2016▸18 September 2016 – At sea

      14 September 2016▸18 September 2016 – At sea

      Arrival 14/09/2016 . Departure 18/09/2016 .

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      19 September 2016 – Hatieu

      19 September 2016 – Hatieu

      Arrival 19/09/2016 at 09H00 . Departure 19/09/2016 at 16H00 .

      Entering Hatiheu Bay, you will quickly make out the statue of the Virgin, which, standing more than 300 metres high, overlooks this beautiful little village. Located on the north of Nuku Hiva Island, this locality is dominated by impressive basalt pitons. In the past, the fear of tsunamis and attacks from other clans led the tribes to settle in the interior of the valleys. As a consequence, many archaeological sites remain preserved and make for interesting excursions. You will find many of the ceremonial plazas, called tohua, notably those of Kamuihei and Hikokua where you will be able to observe several reconstructed traditional houses.

      19 September 2016 – Sailing Along Anaho Bay

      19 September 2016 – Sailing Along Anaho Bay

      Arrival 19/09/2016 . Departure 19/09/2016 .

      20 September 2016 – Sailing Along Ua Pou

      20 September 2016 – Sailing Along Ua Pou

      Arrival 20/09/2016 . Departure 20/09/2016 .

      20 September 2016 – Taiohae

      20 September 2016 – Taiohae

      Arrival 20/09/2016 at 13H30 . Departure 20/09/2016 at 23H00 .

      Taiohae Bay welcomes you in a sumptuous setting. Your ship will drop anchor a few kilometres from the black sandy beaches, nestled between majestic valleys. You will find yourself in the middle of the main village on the island of Nuku Hiva. You can follow the footpaths on foot or in an all-terrain vehicle. From the top of the hill of Mount Muake, a breathtaking panorama allows you to clearly identify the rocky islands that emerge on either side of the bay. Further on, the site of Piki Vehine shows its tikis, sacred statues used for religious practices. In addition, do not miss the Notre Dame des Marquises cathedral. Its distinguishing feature is that is was built using stone taken from the six Marquesa Islands.

      21 September 2016 – Atuona

      21 September 2016 – Atuona

      Arrival 21/09/2016 at 07H00 . Departure 21/09/2016 at 23H00 .

      You’ll immediately understand why this remote and unusual chain of islands bathing in the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean inspired Jacques Brel’s final album. During your cruise, we will stop at Hiva Oa, considered to be the “garden of the Marquesas Islands.” A special kind of power and charm emanate from its craggy skyline and black sand beaches. You’ll want to explore its lush, green valleys, home to impressive archaeological sites and a wide array of plants and wildlife. Visit the small village of Atuona, considered to be the island’s capital, and discover the tombs of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel, as well as two small museums dedicated to their life and work.

      22 September 2016 – Hanavave

      22 September 2016 – Hanavave

      Arrival 22/09/2016 at 07H00 . Departure 22/09/2016 at 18H00 .

      Grandiose, striking and powerful, the Marquesas are more rugged than their Polynesian sisters. Here, you will find neither lagoons nor reefs; the archipelago’s charm lies in its extraordinary wild beauty: waterfalls flowing down vertiginous peaks, jagged cliffs sinking into the indigo sea, and lush vegetation. When the ship stops on the island of Fatu Hiva, the inhabitants of what is considered to be one of the beautiful bays in the world, Hanavave Bay, will welcome you with ukulele music and traditional songs. Do not miss your chance to discover these exotic dances and customs as the trade winds gently blow through the palm trees, infusing the island with the scent of frangipane and Tahitian flowers.

      23 September 2016 – At sea

      23 September 2016 – At sea

      Arrival 23/09/2016 . Departure 23/09/2016 .

      During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

      24 September 2016 – Fakarava

      24 September 2016 – Fakarava

      Arrival 24/09/2016 at 09H00 . Departure 24/09/2016 at 17H00 .

      Listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Fakarava’s coral ellipsis is a narrow stretch of land sitting on a crystal-clear sea. Travellers here are surprised by the immensity of the lagoon, whose colours evoke an infinite palette. On land, beyond the white-sand beaches, Fakarava is home to pearl farms that are open to visitors. Here you will find the most stunning examples of the famous Tahitian pearls – black pearls with glints of colour, also called tears of the gods.

      25 September 2016 – Moorea Cook Bay

      25 September 2016 – Moorea Cook Bay

      Arrival 25/09/2016 at 14H00 . Departure 25/09/2016 at 23H00 .

      Lush, emerald vegetation contrasting with the limpid turquoise of the Ocean, charming wooden bungalows scattered along pristine beaches...The beauty of Moorea is sumptuous, unchanged since James Cook discovered the island in 1769. Edged with coral, this small island is renowned for its natural gardens of tropical flowers as well as for its pineapple plantations. Wander along the two bays that slice through the coral island, or head off to explore the Belvedere, which will offer you a breathtaking view over the majestic volcanic peaks of the island, such as Mount Rotui. Unless you would rather encounter the many Dolphins and Rays that swim gracefully in the lagoon. Total relaxation in the middle of a paradise lost, fragranced with Monoi.

      26 September 2016▸25 September 2016 – Papeete

      Papeete, Tahiti Island

      Disembarkation 26/09/2016 at 04H30 .

      Capital of French Polynesia, the city of Papeete is on the north-west coast of the island of Tahiti. You’ll find a relaxed atmosphere here,where urban buzz combines with the legendary laid-back Polynesian lifestyle. Culture is not lacking. You can enjoy sites narrating the history of the archipelago, including the colonial cathedral and the Maison de la reine Marau. The Vaipahi public gardens will win you over by their abundant plant-life. The large municipal market offers local specialities: fresh fruit, spices and all kinds of fish abound on their stalls.

      Formalities

      • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

      • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

      • USA : Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Before your cruise

        Honolulu, from the Hawaiian monarchs to the battles of the 20th-century (2 days/2 nights)
        10/09/2016

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        Honolulu, on your own (1 day/1 night)
        11/09/2016

        713.00 AU$
        Per person, based on double occupancy

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      2. Your packages

        Pre Honolulu 2N + Post Visit & Relaxation Papeete + Flights
        10/09/2016

      3. Pre/post Programms

        Pre Cruise Honolulu 2N + Post Cruise Bora Bora + Flights
        10/09/2016

        Chain Cruises Pre Honolulu 2N+Post Santiago+Flights
        10/09/2016

      4. After your cruise

        Visits and relaxation in Papeete (1 day)
        26/09/2016

        590.00 AU$
        Per person, based on double occupancy

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        Escapade in Bora Bora (2 days / 2 nights)
        26/09/2016

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      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
      Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.
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