Polynesia and Easter Island (14 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Boreal  |  1 Review
Papeete, French Polynesia to Hanga Roa, Chile
Dates: 25 Oct 2018 - 07 Nov 2018

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25 Oct 2018
Papeete, French Polynesia
6:00 PM

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.

26 Oct 2018
Fakarava, French Polynesia
1:00 PM 6:30 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.

27 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
Rikitea, French Polynesia
7:00 AM 7:00 PM

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. Renowned for the quality of its immaculate black pearls, this small corner of paradise will gladly reveal its most beautiful treasures to you.

30 Oct 2018
Aukena, Gambier Islands, France, French Polynesia
7:00 AM 2:00 PM
Temoe, Îles Gambier, France, French Polynesia
6:00 PM 7:30 PM
31 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018
Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
6:00 AM 2:00 PM

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 metres high, the volcanic Pitcairn Island is to be explored on foot. In Adamstown, the only village on this 5-square-kilometre land, you'll meet the 50 sole inhabitants of the entire archipelago. The call to Pitcairn is suject to weather and sea conditions.

02 Nov 2018
Ducie Island, Pitcairn Islands
12:00 PM 4:30 PM
DAY 10
03 Nov 2018
DAY 11
04 Nov 2018
DAY 12
05 Nov 2018
Hanga Roa, Chile
8:00 AM
DAY 13
06 Nov 2018
Hanga Roa, Chile
DAY 14
07 Nov 2018
Hanga Roa, Chile

The main town of the legendary Easter Island, Hanga Roa is also its only urban area. Bathed by the Pacific waters, this picturesque Chilean town is an excellent base for exploring the island's spectacular treasures including the moai, the famous enigmatic monumental statues. The Polynesian Hanga Roa culture and its lovely, traditional style houses are a sheer delight. As evening approaches, you should wend your way to the tiny, charming fishing port, weather permitting, where you can admire the captivating light of the setting sun.

Polynesia and Easter Island map

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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!

Insider Tip

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

Papeete, French Polynesia - 25 Oct 2018

Offered by: Tahiti Nui Travel Ltd.
Location: Mo' orea, French Polynesia
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Dinner
Recommended Ages: 18 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Islands & Beaches • Romance & Honeymoons
Private Romantic Polynesian Evening (4 Hours)

Embark on a 30 foot outrigger canoe that will take you on a sunset cruise to the gentle sounds of guitar and ukulele.

You will be served an exotic cocktail in a coconut.

Appetizers are served as soon as your arrive to the private "motu" (islet).

While waiting for dinner to be served, you will have all the luxury to enjoy the magnificence of the location chosen especially for the occasion.

On the water’s edge, an outdoor lounge decorated with Tifaifai has been prepared for you to relax, while on the beach, at the center of an Opuhi (Red Ginger) petals’ heart, your table has been set, lit to the swaying lights of candles.

Take place in its Pomare chairs and enjoy the sight of a giant bonfire, torches illuminating the beach intensifying the beauty of this magical moment. Dancers and musicians will entertain while you will be savoring your special gourmet seafood menu.

Champagne (1 bottle), wine, beer and softs are all available for you throughout the evening.

After dinner, in the depths of the night, gaze at the stars of the southern hemisphere before going back to your hotel.

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