Treasures of Polynesia

10 days / 9 nights
    Treasures of Polynesia

    Cruise Pacific and Oceania

    from 13 May 2021 to 22 May 2021
    10 days / 9 nights

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

    Ship : LE SOLEAL

    • Ref : S130521

    Set sail to discover French Polynesia, considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. From Tahiti, PONANT invites you to embark on a 10-day cruise to the heart of idyllic islands and atolls hemmed by stunning clear-water lagoons and surrounded by an exceptional coral reef.  

    The first stop on this trip: the Tuamotus. A gigantic atoll with breathtaking underwater scenery, the Rangiroa lagoon is most known for the cultivation of its famous black pearls. Be sure to try snorkelling in these natural aquariums where colourful fish, rays and friendly sharks can be found playing amid the reefs.

    You will then head westward to discover some of the jewels that make up the Society Islands: authentic and wild HuahineRaiata with its vanilla plantations and mountain peaks, Motu Ceran, a picture-postcard of paradise, but also Bora Bora and its unmistakable volcanic silhouette.

    Before disembarking in Papeete, feast your eyes on the incomparable beauty of Moorea, with its hillsides covered with pineapple plantations and its luxurious peaks.

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    Highlights

    • Set sail for a cruise 100% Polynesia and discover islands regarded as the most beautiful in the world.
    • Discover Polynesia’s culture and traditions.
    • Enjoy white sand beaches and swimming in the calm, clear waters of this archipelago.
    • A number of excursions are possible from Moorea: outings and photo safari through the deep valleys and the pineapple plantations, panoramic view from the scenic lookout, dolphin watching, discovery of Polynesia’s traditional way of life and customs…
    • Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.

     

    Staterooms & Suites

    • Superior Stateroom
      $12,630
      $6,670
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Stateroom
      $13,670
      $7,190
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 4
      $15,350
      $8,030
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5
      $16,150
      $8,430
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      $16,990
      $8,850
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite
      $23,910
      $12,310
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5 Suite
      $32,650
      $16,680
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6 Suite
      $34,310
      $17,510
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      $36,600
      $20,110
      Not Available
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    LE SOLEAL

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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

    13 May 2021 – Mataiva, Tuamotu Islands

    Papeete, Tahiti Island

    Embarkation 13/05/2021 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 13/05/2021 at 19H00 .

    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.

    14 May 2021 – Mataiva, Tuamotu Islands

    14 May 2021 – Mataiva, Tuamotu Islands

    Arrival 14/05/2021 early morning. Departure 14/05/2021 late afternoon.

    15 May 2021 – Rangiroa Lagoon, Tuamotu Islands

    15 May 2021 – Rangiroa Lagoon, Tuamotu Islands

    Arrival 15/05/2021 early morning. Departure 15/05/2021 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.

    16 May 2021 – Huahine, Society Islands

    16 May 2021 – Huahine, Society Islands

    Arrival 16/05/2021 midday. Departure 16/05/2021 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.

    17 May 2021 – Raiatea, Society Islands

    17 May 2021 – Raiatea, Society Islands

    Arrival 17/05/2021 early morning. Departure 17/05/2021 late evening.

    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.

    18 May 2021 – Sailing around Tahaa Island

    18 May 2021 – Sailing around Tahaa Island

    Arrival 18/05/2021. Departure 18/05/2021.

    18 May 2021 – Motu Ceran, Society Islands

    18 May 2021 – Motu Ceran, Society Islands

    Arrival 18/05/2021 mid morning. Departure 18/05/2021 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.

    19 May 2021▸20 May 2021 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

    19 May 2021▸20 May 2021 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

    Arrival 19/05/2021 early morning. Departure 20/05/2021 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.

    21 May 2021 – Moorea Island

    21 May 2021 – Moorea Island

    Arrival 21/05/2021 early morning. Departure 21/05/2021 late afternoon.

    A part of the Windward Island archipelago just to the west of Tahiti, famous Mo'orea will leave you with a series of unforgettable images and memories. Bask on its heavenly beaches, enjoy a dip in the turquoise waters of its lagoon, and soak up its luscious vegetation and the heady flowers that carpet the inland areas. Get the most out of this natural gem with a trip to the Mo'orea Belvedere. Exceptional views of Mount Rotui unfurl before your eyes, with the Opunohu Bay and its valley to the left, and the famous Cook's Bay, surrounded by notched, cathedral-style peaks, to the right.

    21 May 2021 – Papeete, Tahiti Island

    21 May 2021 – Papeete, Tahiti Island

    Arrival 21/05/2021 evening. Departure 21/05/2021.

    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.

    22 May 2021▸21 May 2021 – Papeete, Tahiti Island

    Papeete, Tahiti Island

    Disembarkation 22/05/2021 at 08H00 .

    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.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • 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 : Depending on your nationality, an ESTA or Visa may be required. Please contact USA consulate website for details. A copy of your visa or ESTA must be sent to PONANT at the very latest 45 days prior to your cruise date. In case the ESTA is sufficient to enter the USA, we also ask you to keep a copy of your ESTA with your passport throughout the duration of your trip.

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