WINDSTAR CRUISES
Dreams of Tahiti
Papeete Return CRUISE ONLY: A graceful sailing ship is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti

  • Departs: Thursday, 2nd July 2020
  • Ship: Wind Spirit
  • Cruise line: Windstar Cruises
  • Special is valid from: 14th June 2019
  • Book by: 31st July 2019

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Special Conditions

Cruise costs are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. All fares and taxes are subject to change without notice up until full payment is received. Itinerary may be subject to change. Credit card payments will incur a fee. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Cruise Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests up to US$9 per person per day if the price of light sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) exceeds US$70 per barrel. Please consult cruise line website for current information.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $5725

Cruise Itinerary

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