WINDSTAR CRUISES
Dreams of Tahiti
Papeete return CRUISE ONLY: Enjoy yacht style cruising around the Tahitian islands, what could be more perfect?

  • Departs: Thursday, 31st October 2019
  • Ship: Wind Spirit
  • Cruise line: Windstar Cruises
  • Special is valid from: 6th August 2018
  • Book by: 31st December 2018

Special Inclusions

7-Night yacht cruise aboard Wind Spirit
Accommodation in an oceanview stateroom.
Superb dining, with all main meals included during your cruise.
Non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks.
Onboard entertainment, including local performances in most regions.
Port taxes and government fees.

Highlights:
• Swim, snorkel or dive in Bora Bora’s iconic lagoon with Mount Otemanu as the backdrop
• Sail to some of the South Pacific’s most spectacular islands including stunning Bora Bora, picture-perfect Moorea, and idyllic Huahine
• Discover Moorea, the inspiration for South Pacific’s mystical Bali Hai
• Experience drift snorkelling among coral gardens
• Sail, swim, and kayak from the yacht’s Watersports Platform throughout the voyage
• Celebrate at a festive beach party and fun-filled onboard barbecue
• Delight to local entertainment onboard and learn native dances
• Gaze into a fiery sunset and watch for the green flash as it melts below the horizon
Complimentary Windstar Destination Discovery Event - Bora Bora: Celebration Festival

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD ARE PROTECTED BY THE TAANZ BONDING. Price shown is cruise only, including Port Taxes & Government Fees. Gratuities additional. Prices include all discounts. Valid new bookings only. Offers are per stateroom based on double/twin occupancy for 1st and 2nd guests only. Prices are NZ dollars & subject to currency fluctuations. Payment is by cash, eftpos or cheque only. QCard & credit card prices on application. Offers may not be available on all stateroom categories and capacity restrictions apply. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Airline tickets are non refundable and must be fully paid and ticketed within 72 hours of confirmation. Name changes not permitted. Sales to 31 December 2018. Prices correct as of 06 August 2018 & are subject to change without notification. Other conditions may apply.

Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete roundtrip aboard Wind Spirit.

The trade winds of French Polynesia have enticed sailors for centuries – and now those same beautiful breezes fill the sails of Wind Spirit as we sail through the windward and leeward Society Islands to the serene natural beauty of the Tuamotu Islands, where pristine atolls and crystal lagoons welcome you to a hidden paradise. Visit Fakarava where rare species are found nowhere else on earth.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices.

Day 2 Moorea, French Polynesia
Welcome to paradise, where your stunning surroundings soak up superlatives and call for more. In our stay here you’ll have plenty of time to do it all. Be sure to consider the opportunity to hone your photography talents on an optional tour of the island in the company of a professional photographer. Your choices here are endless. Hike the majestic Three Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their native habitat. Or spend your time swimming and kayaking from Wind Spirit’s Watersports Platform as we lay at anchor in these beautiful sapphire seas.

Day 3 & 4 Raiatea, French Polynesia
Raiatea, “The Sacred Island,” is located just across the lagoon from Tahaa and shares the same barrier reef. (Legend claims the two were a single island until a conger eel possessed by the spirit of a princess separated them.) It used to be the center of religion and culture in the Society Islands. Taputapuatea, on the southeast coast, was once the most important marae around, the place where kings from the neighboring islands would gather for important ceremonies. Uturoa, the main town, reminds some people of Papeete in its younger days with its quaint low-rise buildings. Raiatea is also home to the only navigable river in the islands, the Fa’aroa. Explore Polynesian history or climb Mount Temehani in search of the rare tiare apetahi flower, which grows only here.

Day 4 Motu Mahaea (Tahaa)
We will spend the day on a private island complete with swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of water sports in the crystal-clear waters. There will be a delicious barbecue lunch and tropical drinks waiting for you. Explore Tahaa with optional excursions to discover the vanilla plantations and sacred sites of the island.

Days 5 & 6 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Our stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs — and you’ll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You’ll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Day 7 Huahine, French Polynesia
Anchor here in the place whose nickname is “Garden of Eden.” Take your time to explore the lush forests, the tropical landscapes, and the quaint villages to discover one of Polynesia’s best kept secrets. Here, at a slower pace, see a glimpse of the authentic South Pacific island lifestyle. Stop by the Maeva archaeological site and wander around the 150-odd marae (temple sites) and 400-year-old stone fish traps that are still in use And you’ll have your pick of the world’s best snorkeling once again.

Day 8 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $5599

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
31/10 Papeete, Tahiti 06:00 PM
01/11 Moorea, French Polynesia 06:00 AM 05:00 PM
02/11 Raiatea, French Polynesia 08:00 AM overnight
03/11 Raiatea, French Polynesia 06:00 AM
03/11 Tahaa, French Polynesia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
04/11 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 09:00 AM overnight
05/11 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 09:00 PM
06/11 Huahine, French Polynesia 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
07/11 Papeete, Tahiti 09:00 AM
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.