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Tahiti, the Society & Tuamotu Islands

Roundtrip Pape'ete - Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Panorama II
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Embark on the Panorama II in Papeete, Tahiti, for an unforgettable 11-day cruise through French Polynesia. Each day offers a new adventure, from the magical island of Mo'orea to the unique landscapes of Makatea and Rangiroa. Explore Tikehau's pink sand beaches and vibrant marine life, immerse in the ancient temples of Huahine, and discover the turquoise waters of Bora Bora. Indulge in optional tours like snorkeling, vanilla plantation visits, and cultural safaris in Taha'a. End your journey in Raiatea, known as the 'faraway heaven,' before returning to Papeete with memories to last a lifetime.
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Highlights
  • Explore the mythical Bali Hai in Mo'orea with morning snorkelling
  • Discover the unique Makatea island with endemic birds and underwater grotto
  • Experience the best diving spot in Rangiroa at the Blue Lagoon
  • Enjoy the pink sand paradise of Tikehau with turquoise lagoons
Places Visited
  • South Pacific
  • Tahiti
  • Bora Bora
  • French Polynesia
  • Huahine
  • Makatea
  • Moorea
  • Oceania
  • Papeete
  • Polynesia
  • Raiatea
  • Rangiroa
  • Society Islands
  • Taha'a
  • Tuamotu Islands
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Pape'ete, Tahiti | Embark

Your journey begins at 3 p.m. as the Panorama II sets sail from Papeete Port. Before departure, a welcome briefing and safety drill will be conducted. The ship will then head towards Mo'orea, where it is expected to arrive late afternoon. Passengers can enjoy dinner on board and spend the night there as well.

Day 2: Mo’orea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mo'orea is a beautiful island surrounded by mountain peaks that rise from its lagoon. It is believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai in James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. You can join a morning snorkeling and ray tour and an afternoon nature and culture tour to learn about the island's history and ancient remains and taste the fruity flavors at the juice factory. You can enjoy sailing to Makatea in the afternoon and the stunning scenery.

Day 3: Makatea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Much of French Polynesia comprises atolls - a ring-shaped coral reef encircling a central body of water - but Makatea is different. This raised island of coral is the sleepy but spectacular island home to three species of threatened endemic birds: the Makatea fruit dove, the imperial pigeon, and the reed warbler. Your half-day tour will take you across the island in the discovery of these, plus beautiful beaches with rock pools ripe for exploring, as well as an underwater grotto full of stalagmites and stalactites. Late afternoon departure to Rangiroa. Overnight at sea.

*Please note that due to visits by anchor adrift to the Tuamotu islands, such are dependent on favorable weather conditions.

Day 4: Rangiroa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning arrival in Rangiroa. Composed of 240 islets, Rangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu archipelago and the best spot for diving in French Polynesia. Experience the vast array of sea life, so join on a full-day optional tour to the atoll’s Blue Lagoon; at only 16 feet deep, it’s a mecca for swimming, snorkeling, and marine life. Re-energize with a traditional Polynesian picnic before returning to the ship. Overnight at anchor.

*Please note that due to visits by anchor adrift to the Tuamotu islands, such are dependent on favorable weather conditions.

Day 5: Tikehau

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning sailing and arrival at Tikehau, the Pink Sand island. Think of an island paradise: no, think and dream about it. It has pristine turquoise lagoons
and long stretches of white-sand beaches, and it is adorned with jewel-like flowers such as bougainvillea and hibiscus. Tick, tick, and tick for Tikehau. Oh - but add some pink sand to your picture too. Tiny white and pink sand islets surround a lagoon, engulfed in coconut groves and hidden alcoves. Idle time away from lounging on the colorful sands or exploring marine life, which - according to legendary marine researcher Jacques Cousteau - has a higher concentration of fish than any other in French Polynesia. Today’s optional tour is to Tuherahera, where most islanders live, and to a family-owned fish farm to learn about their intriguing - and successful - process. Afternoon sail to Huahine.

*Please note that due to visits by anchor adrift to the Tuamotu islands, such are dependent on favorable weather conditions.

Day 6: Huahine

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Huahine, once home to Tahitian royalty, is a tropical jungle dotted with ancient marae (temples), some dating back to 700 AD. Your optional tour takes in many of the island's temples and small villages and offers a chance to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie Bay and visit a vanilla plantation. If you're a keen cook, you should purchase vanilla beans while here; you won't find them tastier - or cheaper! - versions elsewhere. Night sailing to Bora Bora, overnight at sea.

Day 7: Bora Bora

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning arrival into the Bora Bora lagoon, where you may feel like you’ve woken in a dream. In many respects, you have; these are some of the world’s most picturesque landscapes. You can have enough time for ample swim and snorkel stops, various optional tours such as snorkeling with stingrays and sharks, exploring in an open-air bus called ‘Le Truck,’ and more. Or, choose your adventure - tell the team what you want to do, and they will arrange it. Overnight in port (docked or at anchor at times).

Day 8: Bora Bora

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In Bora Bora, you can have a variety of optional activities to choose from, such as a Bora Bora Cultural Safari by 4x4, an excursion to snorkel with sting rays and sharks and explore the lagoon or the Bora Bora tour by "Le Truck" and more. Overnight in port (docked or at anchor at times).

Day 9: Taha'a

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The itinerary for the day involves a morning departure and arrival at Taha'a, a beautiful botanical paradise known for its lush banana, watermelon, and coconut groves. You can taste the locally grown fruit and admire the serene turquoise waters. You can also visit a pearl farm and explore a traditional vanilla plantation. Later in the afternoon, sail to Raiatea.

Day 10: Raiatea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Raiatea, which means 'faraway heaven' and 'sky with soft light,' is the morning's optional excursion destination. You can join the local guide to visit Uturoa, the cultural and administrative center, Mount Temehani, and the ancient Marae of Taputapuatea. The latter is a significant historical site that UNESCO has protected. The guide will share Polynesian origins and their relevance. Alternatively, you can opt for the kayaking tour along the Faaroa River. Later in the afternoon, depart for Papeete and spend the night at sea.

Day 11: Pape'ete | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, sail back to Papeete, Tahiti. The team invites you to join a final breakfast on board at 9 AM before disembarkation.

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Category C (Double)
Category C cabins are located on the lower deck offering portholes and a bathroom with showers. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini-fridge, and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V). Size: 114 sq. ft to 119 sq.ft Max occupancy: 2 people Bedding: Double bed Ensuite Bathroom: Yes Aircon: Aircon with control in the room
Panorama IIPanorama II's Category C Cabin.
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Category B
Category B cabins are located on the lower deck offering portholes and a bathroom with showers. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini-fridge, and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V). Size: 108 sq. ft to 140.5 sq. ft Max occupancy: 2 people Bedding: Twin (2 Single) Ensuite Bathroom: Yes Aircon: Aircon with control in the room
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Category A
Category A cabins are located on the main or upper deck offering windows and a bathroom with showers. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini-fridge, and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V). Size: 97 sq. ft to 130 sq.ft Max occupancy: 2 people Bedding: Double OR Twin Ensuite Bathroom: Yes Aircon: Aircon with control in the room
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Category P (Double)
Category P cabin is located on the upper deck offering a large window and bathroom with showers. The cabin is equipped with individual-controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini-fridge, and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V). Size: 135 sq.ft Max occupancy: 2 people Bedding: Double bed Ensuite Bathroom: Yes Aircon: Aircon with control in the room

Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
Included
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Tahitian night, and Captain’s Dinner
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port Fees
  • Wifi
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements (except those mentioned in inclusions)
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned in inclusions
  • Transfers to and from the airport

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