1 October 2018 • 17 Night Hawaii & French Polynesia Getaway • Fly, Cruise & Stay Package

  • Pricing

    Per person twin share

    Twin Deluxe Balcony  –  $9,995

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     Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony  –  $10,865

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    Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony  –  $11,065


    Twin DS 6 Deluxe Suite  –  $18,665

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    Single

    Deluxe Balcony  –  $14,695

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    Inclusions

    • One way economy class airfare** from Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu inc. tax
    • One way private car transfer from Honolulu airport to hotel
    • 3 nights accommodation at the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel (A luxury collection hotel) in a Historic room
    • BONUS! Free sightseeing tour in Honolulu including: Round trip transfer from most Waikiki hotels, admission fees to the Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl National Cemetery & Pearl harbour tour with expert narration
    • One way private car transfer from Honolulu hotel to port
    • 14 night `Hawaii and French Polynesia` cruise aboard Le Boreal from Honolulu to Papeete including: All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation) | Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner | Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne | alcohol except premium brands…list available upon request) | Port taxes | Room service 24h (special selection)
    • Private car transfer from port to day-use hotel, Papeete
    • Day use of a deluxe garden view room at the Le Meridien hotel Papeete (as flight does not depart Tahiti until after midnight)
    • Private car transfer from hotel to airport, Papeete
    • One way economy class airfare** from Papeete to Sydney or Brisbane inc. tax

    *Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (19Jun17). All prices based on cash payment – credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2017 rates and dates and are subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior. Once booked, all airfare/taxes will be due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Visitors to the United States must complete an online ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Prices in this package are based on a 25% Ponant bonus fare which is subject to change without notice by cruise line at anytime. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer ends 31Aug17 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • ItineraryHawaï & French Polynesia

    Day 1: 1 Oct 2018 – Fly from Sydney/Brisbane to Honolulu

    Transfer to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel for your 3 night stay.

    Day 2: 2 Oct 2018 – Honolulu, Hawaii

    Day at leisure. 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 Ali-iolani Hale palaces provide insight into the singular destiny of this State.

    Day 3: 3 Oct 2018 – Honolulu, Hawaii

    Pearl Harbor and Arizona Memorial Tour today. Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3,000 miles from the West Coast of America and 4,000 miles from Japan, Pearl Harbor serves as a central gathering place for the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which consists of 9 historic locations in 3 of the westernmost United States – California, Alaska, and Hawaii. Of these, five are located within Pearl Harbor itself: the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, the USS Utah Memorial, and parts of Ford Island and Battleship Row.

    The USS Arizona Memorial is a must-see destination for all individuals coming to Hawaii, drawing more than 1.8 million visitors each year from all over the world. Visitors are free to explore the grounds of the $65 million Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, which was expanded from the original 3 to 17 acres, in December of 2011.

    Day 4: 4 Oct 2018 – Honolulu, Hawaiiprogram-5104514

    Transfer to port, embark Le Boreal at 6:00pm today

    Day 5: 5 Oct 2018 – Hilo, Hawaii – 9:15am to 2:00pm

    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 museum of the Tsunamis of the Pacific, 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.

    Day 6 – 8: 6 – 8 Oct 2018 – Days at sea

    For the next few days is yours at leisure to explore & enjoy Le Boreal.

    Day 9: 9 Oct 2018 – Crossing Equater Line

    Crossing the equator is a baptism, a maritime tradition that PONANT perpetuates with humour. The Captain and officers of your ship will choose some neophyte passengers and crew members, who will be submitted to the good-natured “trials’ of the passing of the line. As we change hemispheres, you will attend a ceremony organised in a fun and festive atmosphere: with white togas, Neptune’s trident and fancy dress on the agenda. An unforgettable moment of conviviality between passengers and crew, under the aegis of Neptune, God of the Seas!

    Day 10: 10 Oct 2018 – Day at seaprogram-5104519

    Day 11: 11 Oct 2018 – Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesa Islands – Arrival time & departure TBA

    Sitting peacefully at the base of soaring mountains, Taiohae spreads gracefully along a perfectly crescent-shaped bay. This may be the Marquesas’ ‘capital’, but Taiohae oozes the kind of sunny languor you’d associate with a tropical port, and it’s impossible not to wind down a few gears here. Taiohae is the main town on Nuku Hiva island and is located on a former volcanic crater, which has partly collapsed into the ocean, creating a bay.

    Day 12: 12 Oct 2018 – Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva, Marquesa Islands – 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Entering Hatiheu Bay, you will quickly make out the statue of the Virgin, which, standing more than 300 metres high, overlooks this beautiful little village. Located on the north of Nuku Hiva Island, this locality is dominated by impressive basalt pitons. In the past, the fear of tsunamis and attacks from other clans led the tribes to settle in the interior of the valleys. As a consequence, many archaeological sites remain preserved and make for interesting excursions. You will find many of the ceremonial plazas, called tohua, notably those of Kamuihei and Hikokua where you will be able to observe several reconstructed traditional houses.

    Day 13: 13 Oct 2018 – Atuona & Hapatoni, Marquesa Islands – Arrival time & departure TBAprogram-5104512

    Atuona – 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.

    Hapatoni – Located on Tahuata, the smallest of the inhabited Marquesas Islands, the village of Hapatoni will open its doors to you. A road built in old stones will lead you from the seashore to the village cathedral. You will also find a craft centre presenting various sculptures and engravings in bone or wood. Marquesan art is, in fact, recognised all over French Polynesia. Further on, vegetation takes over, inviting you to walk among its beautiful green valleys. Here, the population will give you a proper welcome, with traditional singing and dancing. A moment of conviviality you’ll remember!

    Day 14: 14 Oct 2018 – Omoa & Hanavave, Fatu Hiva – 7:00am to 6:00pmImage result for le boreal

    Omoa – Your ship will take you to the discreet peaceful fishing village of Omoa, far from all civilisation and nestling in a magnificent bay. In the valley, you will be able to spot some tohua, former sacred sites, including those of Pouau and Tonoeve, as well as the many burial caves lost in the island’s abundant tropical forest. The inhabitants here are specialised in the manufacture of tapa, a bark cloth obtained through the technique of beating layers of wood; they also make perfumed monoï oil and sculpt coconuts and other precious woods.

    Hanavave – 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 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 15: 15 Oct 2018 – At sea

    Day 16: 16 Oct 2018 – Fakarava, Tuamotu – 9:00am to 5:00pm

    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 17: 17 Oct 2018 – Moorea Cook Bay – 8:30am to 6:30pmImage result for le boreal

    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 18: 18 Oct 2018 – Disembark your cruise today

    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 public 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.

    Transfer to Le Meridien for day use of room, then transfer late PM for your flight home to Sydney/Brisbane.

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