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Treasures of Polynesia

Papeete, Tahiti Island - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
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Board the Le Boreal luxury ship for an amazing 10-day cruise from Tahiti Island, Papeete. The first stop on this trip is the Tuamotus. A gigantic atoll with breathtaking underwater scenery, Rangiroa is most known for the cultivation of its famous black pearls. Be sure to try snorkeling in these natural aquariums where colorful fish, rays and friendly sharks can be found playing amid the reefs. Next, head westward to discover some of the jewels that make up the Society Islands: authentic and wild Huahine, Raiata with its vanilla plantations and mountain peaks, Motu Ceran, a picture-postcard of paradise, and Bora Bora with its unmistakable volcanic silhouette. Before disembarking in Papeete, soak in the incomparable beauty of Moorea, with its hillsides covered with pineapple plantations and its luxurious peaks.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Papeete | Embark
Day 2 : Mataiva, Tuamotu Islands
Day 3 : Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands
Day 4 : Huahine, Society Islands
Day 5 : Raiatea, Society Islands
Day 6 : Sailing Around Tahaa Island | Motu Ceran, Society Islands
Days 7-8 : Bora Bora, Society Islands
Day 9 : Moorea Island | Papeete, Tahiti Island
Day 10 : Papeete | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover islands regarded as the most beautiful in the world
  • Explore the Polynesia‚Äôs culture and traditions
  • Enjoy white sand beaches and swimming in the calm, clear waters of this archipelago
  • View the authentic and wild Huahine

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

  • South Pacific
  • Bora Bora
  • Huahine
  • Moorea
  • Papeete
  • Raiatea
  • Rangiroa
  • Society Islands
  • Taha'a
  • Tahiti
  • Tuamotu Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific Cabanas silhouette  on a Bora Bora cruise Woman snorkeling in clear water in Bora Bora Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia Idyllic South Pacific
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Day 1 Papeete | Embark

Capital of French Polynesia, the city of Papeete is on the northwest coast of the island of Tahiti. Find a relaxed atmosphere here where urban buzz combines with the legendary laid-back Polynesian lifestyle. Culture is not lacking. 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 specialties: fresh fruit, spices and all kinds of fish abound on their stalls.

Day 2 Mataiva, Tuamotu Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Situated in the Tuamotu Archipelago, 39 km west of Tikehau, the closest atoll, and 300 km north of Tahiti, Mataiva is the archipelago’s westernmost atoll. It is the only lagoon in French Polynesia to have dozens of pools within it, reaching depths of around 8 meters, and nine narrow passages that inspired the name of the island, since Mataiva means “nine eyes”. You will love swimming, snorkeling or diving in its stunning lagoon, a natural tropical aquarium home to myriad fish.

Day 3 Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A secluded atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, Rangiroa, meaning “vast sky” in Polynesian, is very aptly named. The lagoon of the largest atoll in Polynesia is reminiscent of the heavens, imprisoned by hundreds of islets formed by sand that veers from immaculate white to pink. But the beauty of Rangiroa, classed by Captain Cousteau as one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world, is most evident in its underwater life: you will have the occasion of admiring all the richness of the site on a snorkeling tour or on a glass-bottom boat tour. Rangiroa is also the high seat of Polynesian pearl culture.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Glassbottom Boat, Polynesian Wine & Rum, Snorkel The Aquarium Garden, Pearl Farm Visit.

Day 4 Huahine, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located less than 200 kilometers northwest 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, the island 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.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Huahine Nature Adventure, Snorkel Adventure, Huahine, The Authentique, Highlights Of Huahine, Heritage Of Huahine In FWD.

Day 5 Raiatea, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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... View several sites that bear witness to this past, including the first Polynesian holy site, the Te P religious center, including the marae Taputapuatea, a sort of altar made of stone and coral. Although beaches are rare on Raiatea, here nature is captivating, and the coral islets offer myriads of ravishing creeks.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Raiatea By Catamaran, Sacred Island By Truck, Taha'a By Sea & Land, Opoa Heritage, Raiatea By Fwd, Kayak Through Fa'aroa River, Faaroa River With Motu Beach, Anapa Pearl Farm & Snorkelling.

Day 6 Sailing Around Tahaa Island | Motu Ceran, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Part of the Leeward Islands in the Society Archipelago of French Polynesia, Tahaa is known for vanilla cultivation. It shares its 290 km2 lagoon with the neighboring island, Raiatea. Deep bays cut through the island’s coastline, including the deepest in French Polynesia, Haamene Bay, but also Hurepiti Bay, Apu Bay and Faaaha Bay. The coral reef that surrounds it is dotted with numerous motus (islets formed by broken coral and sand).

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 marvelous coral garden is 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.

Day 7-8 Bora Bora, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The 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 colorful 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 several villages and meet local communities.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Scenic Flight Over Bora Bora & Tupai, Relaxing Time At The Conrad Hotel, Shark & Ray Snorkelling, Private Island Escape, Island Discovery On Board A "Truck", Off-road Adventure, Lagoon Sailing & Snorkeling.

Day 9 Moorea Island | Papeete, Tahiti Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 Moorea 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.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Whale & Dolphin Eco Tour, Whales Safari, Aito Off-road Safari, Capture Moorea Photo Tour, Sailing Moorea Shoreline & Swim Stop, Polynesian Lifestyle, Moorea Island Tour.

Head towards Papeete, Tahiti Island.

Day 10 Papeete | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Papeete.
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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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