Voyage to Easter Island
from Papeete FLY + CRUISE + HOTELS + BONUS OFFER: Join an incredible voyage of discovery and set sail from French Polynesia bound for mysterious Easter Island

  • Departs: Saturday, 6th October 2018
  • Ship: L'Austral
  • Cruise line: Ponant
  • Special is valid from: 8th March 2018
  • Book by: 5th April 2018

Special Inclusions

Superb dining, with all main meals included during your cruise.
Captains welcome cocktail and gala dinner.
Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, spirits)
Evening entertainment and events onboard.
24hr room service.
Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ships equipment

Cruise and Flight availability is very limited, we recommend booking early to secure this price.

Package includes:
Business Class flight Auckland to Papeete flying Air Tahiti Nui
Arrival transfer Papeete Airport to your hotel
3 nights accomodation pre cruise in Papeete
Transfer Hotel to Papeete Pier
13 night cruise Papeete to Easter Island onboard L'Austral
All meals and entertainment onboard
Open bar onboard
1 night Hanga Roa including breakfast
Transfer Hanga Roa hotel to the airport
Business Class flight Easter Island to Auckland

YOUR BONUS - the experience:
* Visit isolated Pitcairn Island
* Enjoy 2 nights onboard at Easter Island + 1 night ashore giving you plenty of time for exploration

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Unless otherwise stated, prices include return economy class flights as shown from Auckland including prepayable airline surcharges, levies and airport taxes, share twin/double accommodation (although local taxes are be payable directly), and inclusions as specified. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional unless specified. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Package must be booked by 05 April 2018 with airfares fully paid within 72 hours of confirmation. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Airfares and accommodation may not be available on all services and room/cabin categories, and capacity restrictions may apply. Cruise and Flight availability is very limited, we recommend booking early to secure this price. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply and airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable, and name changes are not permitted – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 21 March 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 05 April 2018 unless sold prior.

Cruise Description

13 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete to Easter Island aboard L'Austral.

Ponant invites you to enjoy an unforgettable experience discovering atypical destinations in the heart of the Pacific.

From Papeete to Hanga Roa, you will sail aboard L'Austral for an exceptional 14-day cruise.

Far from the major maritime routes, the Gambier Islandsare one of Polynesia’s most unspoiled destinations. Encircled by a large ring of coral, its multicoloured lagoons are each more beautiful than the next and will offer a breathtaking show.

The L’Austral will also make a stop in the small village of Rikitea, where Saint Michael’s Cathedral stands proudly, built entirely of coral and wood.

Clear waters, abundant flora and endemic fauna… you will sail to the Pitcairn Islands, an unspoiled subtropical environment whose capital, Adamstown, resembles a charming small village.

Some 3,700 km away from the South American continent, you will reach the intriguing Easter Island. You will discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo’ and the Moai, or ‘walking statues’, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

Pitcairn Islands
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.

Hanga Roa
The main town of the legendary Easter Island, Hanga Roa is also its onlyurban 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.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $15999
NZ $16499
NZ $16499

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
04/10 Fly Auckland to Papeete. Arrive 03 October 2018.
03/10 Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
04/10 Enjoy exploring Papeete on your own. Overnight.
05/10 Enjoy exploring Papeete on your own. Overnight.
06/10 Transfer hotel to port for embarkation

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
06/10 Papeete, Tahiti 06:00 PM
07/10 Fakarava, French Polynesia 01:00 PM 06:30 PM
08/10 At sea - -
09/10 At sea - -
10/10 Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
11/10 Aukena (Gambier Islands) 07:00 AM 02:00 PM
12/10 At sea - -
13/10 Pitcairn (Adamstown), Pitcairn Islands
14/10 Ducie Atoll, Pitcairn Islands
15/10 At sea - -
16/10 At sea - -
17/10 Easter Island (Hanga Roa), Chile 08:00 AM overnight
18/10 Easter Island (Hanga Roa), Chile overnight
19/10 Easter Island (Hanga Roa), Chile

Post-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
19/10 Disembark and make your own way to your hotel. Overnight.
20/10 Transfer to the airport for your flight to Auckland
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.