Treasures of Polynesia

11 days / 10 nights
    Treasures of Polynesia

    Cruise Pacific and Oceania

    from 26 September 2016 to 6 October 2016
    11 days / 10 nights

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

    Ship : LE SOLEAL

    • Ref : S260916

    Aboard Le Soleal, go on a discovery of the incomparable islands of French Polynesia, considered some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

    Cradled by stunning lagoons of translucent waters exposing the exceptional coral reefs, the Polynesian scenery invites you to dream: be it in Bora Bora, a testament of "Paradise on earth" or in Moorea, coral island with lush vegetation, you will savour the pleasures of total relaxation in the midst of a lost paradise.

    Be sure to try snorkelling in these natural aquariums where colourful fish, rays and friendly sharks can be found playing amid the reefs.

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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

      26 September 2016 – Fakarava

      Papeete, Tahiti Island

      Embarkation 26/09/2016 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 26/09/2016 at 18H00 .

      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.

      27 September 2016 – Fakarava

      27 September 2016 – Fakarava

      Arrival 27/09/2016 early afternoon. Departure 27/09/2016 early evening.

      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. The atoll, renowned for its immaculate beaches and preserved nature, is home to rare bird species, plants and crustaceans. You’ll disembark in a Zodiac® and berth in front of the Veke Veke guesthouse, where you will be welcomed with garlands of flowers and traditional music. You will then be able to go for a walk along the beach or put on flippers, mask and snorkel to make the most of the warm waters of Fakarava and observe its brightly coloured coral.

      28 September 2016 – Rangiroa

      28 September 2016 – Rangiroa

      Arrival 28/09/2016 early morning. Departure 28/09/2016 late afternoon.

      A secluded atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, Rangiroa is a narrow ring of coral surrounding a splendid lagoon. You can admire its transparent waters, rose-white beaches and famous “Blue Lagoon” seated in the middle of the large lagoon. Fans of sea life will delight in the richness and clarity of the surrounding waters : wasn’t it Commander Cousteau who described this atoll as one of the most beautiful diving sites in the world? Rangiroa is also the high seat of Polynesian pearl culture.

      29 September 2016 – Huahine

      29 September 2016 – Huahine

      Arrival 29/09/2016 midday. Departure 29/09/2016 early evening.

      Located less than 200 kilometres north-west of Tahiti, Huahine Island is a secret gem in French Polynesia. You’ll love the mysterious atmosphere emanating from its voluptuous contours, its wild vegetation and stunning remote creeks.   If you explore both parts of the island, la Grande Huahine to the north, and la Petite Huahine to the south, will reveal some of its hidden treasures, as well as some archaeological remains from the Polynesian past. You can meet the local population in the main town of Fare, or in the string of villages along the coast.

      30 September 2016 – Raiatea

      30 September 2016 – Raiatea

      Arrival 30/09/2016 early morning. Departure 30/09/2016 late afternoon.

      1 October 2016 – Sailing along Tahaa Lagoon

      1 October 2016 – Sailing along Tahaa Lagoon

      Arrival 01/10/2016 early morning. Departure 01/10/2016 late morning.

      1 October 2016 – Motu Ceran

      1 October 2016 – Motu Ceran

      Arrival 01/10/2016 midday. Departure 01/10/2016 early evening.

      Located off the island of Tahaa, in the Leeward Islands, Motu Ceran is a small desert island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This small surface of emerged land is a real paradise. The décor of this little island, its coconut plantations and its beaches surrounded by a marvellous coral garden are a treat for the eyes. Don’t hesitate to devote yourself to the joys of swimming or pure relaxation. An enchanted interlude in a unique setting.

      2 October 2016 – Bora Bora

      2 October 2016 – Bora Bora

      Arrival 02/10/2016 early morning. Departure 02/10/2016.

      Paradisiacal atoll of the archipelago of the Leeward Islands, west of French Polynesia, mythical Bora-Bora offers a natural spectacle of captivating beauty. You’ll be won over as much by the white sandy beaches as by its famous lagoon, one of the most beautiful in the world, where colourful fish frolic in waters of incomparable turquoise. The island is covered with tropical vegetation, and dominated by the majestic outline of Mount Otemanu. A promenade through this volcanic landscape will enable you to discover a number of villages and meet local communities.

      3 October 2016 – Bora Bora

      3 October 2016 – Bora Bora

      Arrival 03/10/2016. Departure 03/10/2016 late afternoon.

      Paradisiacal atoll of the archipelago of the Leeward Islands, west of French Polynesia, mythical Bora-Bora offers a natural spectacle of captivating beauty. You’ll be won over as much by the white sandy beaches as by its famous lagoon, one of the most beautiful in the world, where colourful fish frolic in waters of incomparable turquoise. The island is covered with tropical vegetation, and dominated by the majestic outline of Mount Otemanu. A promenade through this volcanic landscape will enable you to discover a number of villages and meet local communities.

      4 October 2016 – Moorea (Opunohu)

      4 October 2016 – Moorea (Opunohu)

      Arrival 04/10/2016 early morning. Departure 04/10/2016 evening.

      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.

      5 October 2016 – Moorea (Baie de Cook)

      5 October 2016 – Moorea (Baie de Cook)

      Arrival 05/10/2016 early morning. Departure 05/10/2016 late afternoon.

      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.

      5 October 2016 – Papeete

      5 October 2016 – Papeete

      Arrival 05/10/2016 evening. Departure 05/10/2016.

      6 October 2016▸5 October 2016 – Papeete

      Papeete, Tahiti Island

      Disembarkation 06/10/2016 at 00H00 .

      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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • USA: Should your flight transit via the USA, a visa or ESTA may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Before your cruise

        25/09/2016 – Discover Tahiti at your leisure (2 days / 1 night)

        734.00 AU$ **

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        25/09/2016 – Discover Tahiti (1 day/1 night)

        468.00 AU$ **

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      2. Your packages

        25/09/2016 – Pre Discover + Post Relaxation + Flights Business Class

        25/09/2016 – Pre Discover + Post Relaxation + Flights Economic Class

      3. After your cruise

        06/10/2016 – Relax at the Tahiti Pearl (1 day)

        432.00 AU$ **

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      4. Pre/post Programms

        24/09/2016 – Chain Cruises Pre Stay & Discovery+Post Santiago+Flights

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