Hawaii and French Polynesia (15 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Boreal  |  1 Review
Honolulu, HI, United States to Papeete, French Polynesia
Dates: 04 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018

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04 Oct 2018
Honolulu, HI, United States
6:00 PM

Located on the island of Oahu, capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, offers its visitors a different image of the American dream: young women wrapped in sarongs, colourful cocktails, and coconut trees. Here, the sun is divine, the waves a surfers' dream, and its volcano, Diamond Head, are all features that will win your heart. The view from Diamond Head is simply incredible. But Honolulu is also about art museums, cycling tracks, the famous Waikiki beach, and a tourist district with festive night-time animation. As for amateurs of history, the Iolani and Aliiolani Hale palaces provide insight into the singular destiny of this State.

05 Oct 2018
Hilo, HI, United States
9:15 AM 2:00 PM

The little coastal town of Hilo welcomes you in the midst of the Pacific Ocean. With its 47,000 inhabitants, it is more populated than the island of Hawaii itself. Marked by tsunamis, it houses a strange museum, the Pacific Tsunami Museum, which is an emotional experience. The traditional market is one of the most famous, and an opportunity to taste delicious local specialities. In the surrounding areas, an enchanting natural landscape unrolls its gifts of caves, waterfalls, and paradisiacal creeks. Higher up, in the heart of the island, there are several observatories open to visitors on the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.

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09 Oct 2018
Equator (Crossing)
10 Oct 2018
11 Oct 2018
Taiohae, French Polynesia
12 Oct 2018
Hatiheu, France
DAY 10
13 Oct 2018
Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Hapatoni, French Polynesia

You'll immediately understand why this remote and unusual chain of islands bathing in the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean inspired Jacques Brel's final album. During your cruise, we will stop at Hiva Oa, considered to be the "garden of the Marquesas Islands". A special kind of power and charm emanate from its craggy skyline and black-sand beaches. You'll want to explore its lush green valleys, home to impressive archaeological sites and a wide array of plants and wildlife. Visit the small village of Atuona, considered to be the island's capital, and discover the tombs of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel, as well as two small museums dedicated to their life and work.

DAY 11
14 Oct 2018
Fatu Hiva, Omoa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Hanavave, French Polynesia

Grandiose, striking, and powerful, the Marquesas are more rugged than their Polynesian sisters. Here, you will find neither lagoons nor reefs; the archipelago's charm lies in its extraordinary wild beauty: waterfalls flowing down vertiginous peaks, jagged cliffs sinking into the indigo sea, and lush vegetation. When the ship stops on the island of Fatu Hiva, the inhabitants of what is considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Hanavave Bay, will welcome you with ukulele music and traditional songs. Do not miss your chance to discover these exotic dances and customs as the trade winds gently blow through the palm trees, infusing the island with the scent of frangipane and Tahitian flowers.

DAY 12
15 Oct 2018
DAY 13
16 Oct 2018
Fakarava, French Polynesia
9:00 AM 1:00 PM

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.

DAY 14
17 Oct 2018
Cook Bay, Moorea, France, French Polynesia
8:30 AM 6:30 PM
Papeete, French Polynesia
9:00 PM

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.

DAY 15
18 Oct 2018
Papeete, French Polynesia

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 water 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.

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What's Included


  • • All outside staterooms and suites

    • Attentive, discreet service from a bilingual (French-English) crew (2 to 1 ratio)

    • 1 gourmet dining room; 1 casual dining room

    • French-inspired and regionally-sourced gourmet cuisine

    • 24/7 Open bar and stocked mini-bar

    • Traditional afternoon tea

    • Evening entertainment, production shows, etc.

    • State-of-the-art fitness center

    • SothysTM spa, hammam and beauty salon

    • Theater

    • Luggage handling at embarkation and disembarkation

    • 24 hour room service

    • Fleet of Zodiacs

    • Gratuities

    • Port and safety taxes and fees

Not Included

  • • Air & ground transportation

    • Optional shore excursions

    • Phone, internet and fax use

    • Laundry

    • Travel or other Insurance

About Us

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

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PONANT is the only luxury cruise line to feature three brand new ships sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic each season with 46% market share, making us #1 in luxury expedition cruising.

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Shore Excursions

Honolulu, HI, United States - 04 Oct 2018

Cook Bay, Moorea, France, French Polynesia - 17 Oct 2018

Papeete, French Polynesia - 18 Oct 2018

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