French Polynesia and Easter Island

14 days / 13 nights
    Diving

    French Polynesia and Easter Island

    Pacific and Oceania

    from 27 October 2017 to 9 November 2017
    14 days / 13 nights

    Departure Port : Papeete
    Arrival Port : Hanga Roa, Easter Island

    Ship : LE BORÉAL

    • Ref : B271017

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    Ponant invites you to enjoy an unforgettable experience discovering atypical destinations in the heart of the Pacific.

    From Papeete to Hanga Roa, you will sail aboard Le Boréal for an exceptional 14-day cruise.

    An experienced diving monitor is on board during the cruise. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the underwater world, whether scuba diving or snorkelling.

    Far from the major maritime routes, the Gambier Islandsare one of Polynesia’s most unspoiled destinations. Encircled by a large ring of coral, its multicoloured lagoons are each more beautiful than the next and will offer a breathtaking show.

    The L’Austral will also make a stop in the small village of Rikitea, where Saint Michael’s Cathedral stands proudly, built entirely of coral and wood.  

    Clear waters, abundant flora and endemic fauna… you will sail to the Pitcairn Islands, an unspoiled subtropical environment whose capital, Adamstown, resembles a charming small village.

    Some 3,700 km away from the South American continent, you will reach the intriguing Easter Island. You will discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo’ and the Moai, or ‘walking statues’, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Superior Stateroom

    • Area : 21 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 passengers per cabin
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Prestige Deck 4

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Prestige Deck 5

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 18 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Prestige Deck 5 Suite

    • Area : 37 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 passengers per cabin
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
    Price
    Book now now and get the guaranteed best price. 25%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy
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    Owner's Suite

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 passengers per cabin
    • Situated on Deck 6
    • Decorated by French designers
    • Breathtakting panoramic sea view
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod™ players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price
    Reference rate, per person  based on  double occupancy

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    LE BORÉAL

    Like her sisterships, Le Boréal 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
    Superior materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor reflect a nautical mood subtly revisited. Aboard, soothing neutral grey tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

    Port of call & excursions

    27 October 2017 - Fakarava, Tuamotu

    Papeete

    Emabarkation 27/10/2017 from 16H30 to 17H30 . Departure 27/10/2017 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.

    28 October 2017 - Fakarava, Tuamotu

    28 October 2017 - Fakarava, Tuamotu

    Arrival 28/10/2017 at 13H00 . Departure 28/10/2017 at 18H30 .

    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.

    29 October 2017 - At sea

    29 October 2017 - At sea

    Arrival 29/10/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 29/10/2017 at 00H00 .

    30 October 2017 - At sea

    30 October 2017 - At sea

    Arrival 30/10/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 30/10/2017 at 00H00 .

    31 October 2017 - Rikitea (Gambier Islands)

    31 October 2017 - Rikitea (Gambier Islands)

    Arrival 31/10/2017 at 07H00 . Departure 31/10/2017 at 19H00 .

    Discover the tall island of Mangareva, an unusual place nestling between sky and Ocean, surrounded by a magnificent coral reef and boasting an abundance of vegetation. Located in the Gambier archipelago, it is the cradle of Catholicism in this part of the world and boasts an exceptional cultural heritage, as demonstrated by the vestiges of 19th century religious buildings here. Nestling in the heart of this historic site with idyllic landscapes, do not miss the small village of Rikitea, where one of Polynesia’s wonders, Saint Michael’s Cathedral, stands proudly, entirely built from coral and timber. Renowned for the quality of its immaculate black pearls, this small corner of paradise will gladly reveal its most beautiful treasures to you.

    1 November 2017 - Aukena (Gambier Island)

    1 November 2017 - Aukena (Gambier Island)

    Arrival 01/11/2017 at 07H00 . Departure 01/11/2017 at 15H00 .

    2 November 2017 - At sea

    2 November 2017 - At sea

    Arrival 02/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 02/11/2017 at 00H00 .

    3 November 2017 - Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands)

    3 November 2017 - Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands)

    Arrival 03/11/2017 at 06H00 . Departure 03/11/2017 at 14H00 .

    If you’ve got a taste for adventure and you love discovering wild, remote lands, you’ll definitely be won over by the Pitcairn islands. This tiny British territory is mainly composed of atolls right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Rimmed by steep cliffs several hundreds of metres high, the volcanic Pitcairn Island is to be explored on foot. In Adamstown, the only village on this 5-square-kilometre land, you’ll meet the 50 sole inhabitants of the entire archipelago. The call to Pitcairn is suject to weather and sea conditions.

    4 November 2017 - Sailing along Ducie Island

    4 November 2017 - Sailing along Ducie Island

    Arrival 04/11/2017 at 12H00 . Departure 04/11/2017 at 16H30 .

    5 November 2017 - At sea

    5 November 2017 - At sea

    Arrival 05/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 05/11/2017 at 00H00 .

    6 November 2017 - At sea

    6 November 2017 - At sea

    Arrival 06/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 06/11/2017 at 00H00 .

    7 November 2017 - Hanga Roa, Easter Island

    7 November 2017 - Hanga Roa, Easter Island

    Arrival 07/11/2017 at 08H00 . Departure 07/11/2017 at 00H00 .

    The main town of legendary Easter Island, Hanga Roa is also its only urban area. Bathed by the Pacific Ocean, this picturesque Chilean town is an excellent base for exploring the islandメs spectacular treasures, particularly the moai, the famous enigmatic monumental statues. The Polynesian Hanga Roa culture and its traditional houses are a sheer delight. As evening approaches, wend your way to the charming fishing port where, weather permitting, you can admire the captivating light of the setting sun.

    8 November 2017 - Hanga Roa, Easter Island

    8 November 2017 - Hanga Roa, Easter Island

    Arrival 08/11/2017 at 00H00 . Departure 08/11/2017 at 00H00 .

    The main town of legendary Easter Island, Hanga Roa is also its only urban area. Bathed by the Pacific Ocean, this picturesque Chilean town is an excellent base for exploring the islandメs spectacular treasures, particularly the moai, the famous enigmatic monumental statues. The Polynesian Hanga Roa culture and its traditional houses are a sheer delight. As evening approaches, wend your way to the charming fishing port where, weather permitting, you can admire the captivating light of the setting sun.

    9 November 2017 - Hanga Roa, Easter Island

    Hanga Roa, Easter Island

    Disembarkation 09/11/2017 at 00H00 .

    The main town of legendary Easter Island, Hanga Roa is also its only urban area. Bathed by the Pacific Ocean, this picturesque Chilean town is an excellent base for exploring the islandメs spectacular treasures, particularly the moai, the famous enigmatic monumental statues. The Polynesian Hanga Roa culture and its traditional houses are a sheer delight. As evening approaches, wend your way to the charming fishing port where, weather permitting, you can admire the captivating light of the setting sun.

    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.

    • Chile: Entry/Exit requirements for Australian and Mexican citizens entering/exiting Chile must have a valid passport and pay a RECIPROCITY TAX that will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment. Currently, the fee is only charged at the Santiago International Airport. Payment can be made in U.S. currency or by credit card. At time of print, the fees were as follow (subject to change without notice): Australia: US$117 - Mexico: US$23

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

    • In order to participate in diving sessions, guests must have with them a medical certificate less than 1 year old and their up to date dive book.

    Guest(s)

    Joanne Van Tilburg

    Joanne Van Tilburg

    Dr. ​ Jo Anne Van Tilburg ​ is an American archaeologist, founder and director of the Easter Island Statue Project (​www.eisp.org​)​, an international team of scholars and students working closely with the Easter Island (Rapa Nui) community to research and preserve the statues for which the island is world famous. She and her team are currently conducting the first large excavations in the Easter Island statue quarry since Thor Heyerdahl.  Van Tilburg has served two terms on the U.S. National ​ Parks​ Landmarks Commission Advisory Board ​and as Director of the ​Rock Art Archive​ ​UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology​.  She was honored with the California Governor's Award for Historic Preservation. Widely published, her biography of Katherine Routledge, first woman archaeologist in the Pacific, is in its second printing and now available in Spanish. ​Dr. Van Tilburg has a strong commitment to public outreach and has been the focus of biographies and documentaries on the BBC, PBS, ABC, and CBS. 

    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Important information

    Ship’s tenders will be used for disembarkation, however, depending on sea conditions,  ship’s zodiacs may be used instead.

    A la carte Options

    1. After you cruise

      Overnight in Santiago and panoramic transfer to the airport (2 days/1 night)
      09/11/2017

      $885.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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    2. Before your cruise

      Discover Tahiti (1 day)
      27/10/2017

      $475.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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    3. Your packages

      Flights + Pre Discover Tahiti + Post Santiago
      26/10/2017

    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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