Adventure Cruise: Tahiti

Experience the vibrant natural landscapes and relaxing pace of French Polynesia.

It might sound like a cliché, but the crystal blue waters, colourful coral and lush green islands of French Polynesia are anything but boring. Snorkelers and swimmers will be in their element, with abundant marine life, stunning lagoons and pristine coral reefs just begging to be explored. On dry land, learning about the fascinating ancient culture of the French Polynesian people is an experience, with temples and archaeological sites abound. From your base on the Panaroma II, a comfortable small ship and an expert crew to show you the way, you’ll embrace the island life in no time.

Why you'll love this trip

Snorkel with sting rays and sharks in beautiful Bora Bora.

Take a tour of a local pearl farm on the lush island of Taha'a.

Enjoy a kayak tour down Faaroa River in Raiatea.

Visit an ancient marae (temple) at Taputapuatea, which was recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Is this trip right for you?

This trip is operated by our partners at Variety Cruises and is best suited to independent travellers who want flexibility from their itinerary. On Variety Cruises, all shore excursions are optional, so you don’t have to pay for an activity you’re not interested in. Trips operated by Variety begin at port, do not include tips and require solo travellers to pay a mandatory single supplement.

This is a small ship Adventure Cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a motorised yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but this cruise focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

This trip is very much focused around marine activities so confidence in the water will allow you to make the most of the snorkelling opportunities. Flotation aids will be available on board as well as kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

There are no lifts (elevators) on board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.

French Polynesia is a tropical climate, so while the weather is normally quite warm in some parts of the year you might experience a heavy downpour of rain that lasts around 30 minutes or so.

None of the activities on the trip are included, they are all optional extras.

Your flights are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Easy payment options - contact us for more details

Contact us on 0818 333 990 or email info@travalue.ie

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Papeete, Tahiti

Day 2: Bora Bora

Day 3: Bora Bora - Huahine

Day 4: Huahine

Day 5: Huahine – Taha'a

Day 6: Raiatea

Day 7: Mo'orea

Day 8: Papeete, Tahiti

Based on a departure on the 2nd of December, €2185 per person includes:

Meals:

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport:

Small cruise ship

Accommodation:

Panorama II Small cruise ship 7 nights

Your flights are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Easy payment options - contact us for more details

Contact us on 0818 333 990 or email info@travalue.ie

 

 

Panorama II

Cruise in comfort and style aboard this state-of-the-art Motor Sailer.

For all our cruises in Asia and select departures in Greece, your home at sea is the M/S Panorama II. As a Motor Sailer, the Panorama II mostly uses motors for propulsion, reaching a cruising speed of 10 knots, but also features sails for a more romantic option. Fully renovated in 2015, all cabins have wood trim finishes and plush blue accents. Twenty-five spacious cabins accommodate up to 49 guests. Each cruise’s on-board menu is tailored to your destination. And as a smaller ship, the Panorama II docks in smaller ports that larger ships can’t, allowing easy access to the heart of the destination.

Boat Features:

Classification: Motor Sailer
Total number of passengers: 48
Total number of crew: 18
Guides: 2 local tour leaders (depending on total passenger number)

Minimum 2 meals daily prepared by your chef
Fully stocked bar with professional bartender (charges apply)
Full daily cabin service
Evening turndown service
Wi-Fi (charges apply)
Laundry service (charges apply)
Sun Deck

Cabin features:

Cat P Upper Deck Premium Double

Located on the upper deck
16 sq. m (172 sq. ft)
Windows out to sun deck
Double bed
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer
Televison, mini fridge and safe deposit box
Individual air conditioning control

 

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