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Easter Island and Polynesia

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Le Soleal
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This 13-day cruise will begin in the intriguing Easter Island, where you will discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo’ and the Moai, or ‘walking statues’, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Far from the major maritime routes, the Gambier Islands are one of Polynesia’s most unspoiled destinations. Encircled by a large ring of coral, its multicolored lagoons are each more beautiful than the next and will offer a breathtaking show. The Le Soléal makes a stop in the small village of Rikitea, where Saint Michael’s Cathedral stands proudly, built entirely of coral and wood. Then head towards the pearls of French Polynesia: Moorea, Bora Bora with its easily recognizable volcanic shape and Motu Ceran.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Hanga Roa, Easter Island | Embark
Days 2-3 : Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Days 4-5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Sailing along Ducie Island
Day 7 : Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands)
Days 8-9 : Sailing around Temoe Atoll | Rikitea, Gambier Islands
Days 10-11 : At Sea
Day 12 : Moorea Island
Day 13 : Papeete, Tahiti Island | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the impressive Ahu Tahai & its monumental statues listed by Unesco
  • Visit the Pitcairn's museum & view its great collection
  • Explore one of Mangareva's most renowned pearl farms
  • Dive & snorkel in pristine waters with an experienced instructor

Ship

Le Soleal

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Moai of Easter Island A small island sits out in the crystal clear waters of the sea. Woman snorkeling in clear water in Bora Bora Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia Cabanas silhouette  on a Bora Bora cruise

Day 1 Hanga Roa, Easter Island | Embark

Embark on your ship this afternoon. Meet your fellow passengers and expedition team before having dinner on board. 

Day 2-3 Hanga Roa, Easter Island

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The main town of legendary Easter Island, Hanga Roa is also its only urban area. Bathed in the Pacific Ocean, this picturesque Chilean town is an excellent base for exploring the island'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.

Optional Excursions: 
Hanga Roa Highlights & Moais Mystery
Rapa Nui Culture & Orongo Ceremonial Site

Day 4-5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
During your days at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 6 Sailing along Ducie Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This lost atoll in the heart of the Pacific Ocean merits special attention. It was discovered by the British Captain Edward Edwards in 1791. He named it after Baron Francis Ducie, a captain in the British navy. Located around 500 kilometers from Pitcairn Island, it is one of the most remote islands in the world. Very few ships have approached it, and it has apparently never been permanently inhabited. Sailing away from this coral atoll, admire from afar the volcanic island of Pitcairn, whose summit culminates at 330 meters and which has around fifty inhabitants. 

Day 7 Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 meters high, the volcanic Pitcairn Island is to be explored on foot. In Adamstown, the only village on this 5-square-kilometer land, you’ll meet the 50 sole inhabitants of the entire archipelago. The call to Pitcairn is subject to weather and sea conditions.

Day 8-9 Sailing around Temoe Atoll | Rikitea, Gambier Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sailing around the Temoe Atoll is breathtaking. Trapezoidal in shape, it is the most easterly atoll in French Polynesia. In administrative terms, it belongs to the Gambier Islands and has been uninhabited since 1838, when missionaries moved all the inhabitants to Mangareva. There are several ancient Polynesian remains and archaeologists are attempting to preserve the integrity of the former heritage of the atoll by faithfully rebuilding certain coral monuments. In the waters around the atoll, it is common to see shoals of tuna or sea bream following the coastlines: a unique and marvelous spectacle.

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. 

Day 10-11 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
During your days at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they are able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observer marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 12 Moorea 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 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.

Optional Excursions:
Whale & Dolphin Eco Tour
Moorea Island Tour
Snorkel Safari & Whale Watching
Capture Moorea Photo Tour

Day 13 Papeete, Tahiti Island | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark this morning after breakfast in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. 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 specialties: fresh fruit, spices and all kinds of fish abound on their stalls.

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The Owner's suite is situated on Deck 6 with a capacity up to 2 passengers per cabin. With a king-sized bed, it has been decorated by French interior designers and provides you with a breathtaking panoramic sea view.

Notes

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and are subject to change without notice.

Discounts are available for children sharing a cabin with two adults and third adult passengers in select cabin categories. Please contact us for details.

Single travelers can opt for a solo cabin - supplements start at 50%.

*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
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • 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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