French Polynesia and Hawaii (16 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: Le Soléal  |  5 Reviews
Papeete, French Polynesia to Honolulu, HI, United States
Dates: 18 Mar 2019 - 02 Apr 2019

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18 Mar 2019
Papeete, French Polynesia
9:00 PM
19 Mar 2019
Moorea, French Polynesia
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
20 Mar 2019
Fakarava, French Polynesia
21 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Fatu Hiva, Omoa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
23 Mar 2019
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.

24 Mar 2019
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.

25 Mar 2019
Hatiheu, France
Anaho Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, France, French Polynesia
26 Mar 2019
Taiohae, French Polynesia
DAY 10
27 Mar 2019
DAY 11
28 Mar 2019
Equator (Crossing)
DAY 12
29 Mar 2019
DAY 13
30 Mar 2019
DAY 14
31 Mar 2019
DAY 15
01 Apr 2019
Hilo, HI, United States
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 16
02 Apr 2019
Honolulu, HI, United States
9:15 AM
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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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