Treasures of Polynesia

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    Treasures of Polynesia

    Pacific and Oceania

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

    Departure Port : Papeete
    Arrival Port : Papeete

    Ship : LE SOLÉAL

    • 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 SOLÉAL

    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

    Emabarkation 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 at 14H00 . Departure 27/09/2016 at 19H00 .

    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.

    28 September 2016 - Rangiroa

    28 September 2016 - Rangiroa

    Arrival 28/09/2016 at 08H00 . Departure 28/09/2016 at 17H30 .

    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. Divers will be amazed by the richness and clarity of the sea beds: wasn’t it Commander Cousteau who described this atoll as one of the most beautiful diving sites in the world? Rangiroa is the high seat of Polynesian pearl culture, and also, surprisingly enough... wine-growing, thanks to an imported vineyard suitable for the climate.

    29 September 2016 - Huahine

    29 September 2016 - Huahine

    Arrival 29/09/2016 at 12H30 . Departure 29/09/2016 at 19H00 .

    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 at 07H00 . Departure 30/09/2016 at 18H00 .

    A volcanic island located halfway between Huahine and Bora-Bora, Raiatea is like the mother of Polynesia. It was on its rocky flanks that the oldest traces of local habitation were found. According to legend, it was even the cradle of the gods... You can admire several sites that bear witness to this past, including the first Polynesian holy site, the Te P? religious centre, including the marae Taputapuatea, a sort of altar made of stone and coral. Although beaches are rare on Raiatea, here nature is totally captivating, and the coral islets offer myriads of ravishing creeks.

    1 October 2016 - Sailing along Tahaa Lagoon

    1 October 2016 - Sailing along Tahaa Lagoon

    Arrival 01/10/2016 at 08H30 . Departure 01/10/2016 at 11H00 .

    1 October 2016 - Motu Ceran

    1 October 2016 - Motu Ceran

    Arrival 01/10/2016 at 12H00 . Departure 01/10/2016 at 19H00 .

    2 October 2016 - Bora Bora

    2 October 2016 - Bora Bora

    Arrival 02/10/2016 at 08H00 . Departure 02/10/2016 at 00H00 .

    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 at 00H00 . Departure 03/10/2016 at 17H00 .

    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 at 08H00 . Departure 04/10/2016 at 21H00 .

    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 at 08H00 . Departure 05/10/2016 at 18H00 .

    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 at 21H00 . Departure 05/10/2016 at 00H00 .

    6 October 2016 - Papeete

    Papeete

    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.

    A la carte Options

    1. Before your cruise

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

      $638.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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

      $407.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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    2. Your packages

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

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

    3. After you cruise

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

      $375.00
      Per person, based on double occupancy

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    4. Pre/post Programms

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

    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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