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CRUISE OF TAHITI, BORA BORA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
& MARQUESAS ISLANDS
 April 4-14, 2020
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Aboard the luxury yacht Regatta of Oceania Cruise Line, a premium cruise line consistently ranked as one of the three most luxurious cruise lines (on par with Crystal and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines)

Our Cruise of the South pacific and Marquesas islands

Includes Air from your choice of 25 US and Canadian cities

Also includes Free gratuities, all taxes, Free WiFi & Celluar and three Free shore excursions per person

Also includes unlimited soft drinks, cappuccinos, espressos, bottled waters, teas and juices

All for only $4999 per person with a roommate in an ocean view cabin

Our cruise visits 7 islands in 10 days, including two days on the paradise which is Bora Bora. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a half day group sightseeing tour in Tahiti upon the arrival of our included flight from the US or Canada and the opportunity to enjoy a full day group sightseeing tour in Tahiti on our departure day, prior to your included night flight from Tahiti back to the US or Canada.

Sleek and elegantly charming, Regatta is the flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet. Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings.  Regatta offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships. She features four unique, main dining restaurants, two specialty restaurants (One is Italian and the other is Steak & Seafood), a world-class fitness center and spa, pool, Jacuzzis, spacious sun deck with plush sun lounging recliners, eight bars/lounges, a casino and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 684 total guests to pamper, our 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Itinerary


Day

Port

Arrive

Depart

Apr 4 Sat

Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia

Embark 1 PM

Apr 5 Sun

Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia

5 AM

Apr 5 Sun

Moorea, French Polynesia

8 AM

4 PM

Apr 6 Mon

Fakarava, French Polynesia

8 AM

6 PM

Apr 7 Tue

Cruising the South Pacific

Apr 8 Wed

Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

8 AM

6 PM

Apr 9 Thu

Cruising the South Pacific

Apr 10 Fri

Rangiroa, French Polynesia

8 AM

5 PM

Apr 11 Sat

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

1 PM

Apr 12 Sun

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

7 PM

Apr 13 Mon

Raiatea, French Polynesia

8 AM

5 PM

Apr 14 Tue

Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia

Disembark 8 AM

 

In each port that our cruise visits (with the lone exception of Raiatea), our ship will be docked, providing the ease of conveniently walking on and off the ship at your leisure.  (In Raiatea our ship will use the service of tender boats to shuttle people from the ship to the shore)

In three of the ports we will have included free shore excursions operated by the cruise line.  In the other ports, we will offer optional group shore excursions for which all our passengers can choose to sign up for if desired (details along with pricing for the optional group excursions in these ports will be provided to our passengers via email in late November/Early December 2019), or you can take one of the many optional shore excursions offered by the cruise line, or just explore the islands at your own leisure and your own pace if you wish.

 

Day 1  April 4, 2020

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
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Arrive on the flight arranged by Oceania Cruise Line which is included in your trip price round trip from your choice of 23 US and 4 Canadian cities (Only two airlines fly nonstop to Tahiti from the US.  Those are Air Tahiti and United.  Only Air Tahiti has a nighttime departure and thus, since the cruise line is providing the included air, it is very likely that everyone choosing the air included from any of the US cities, will be booked by the cruise line from your city choice, connecting onto the same Air Tahiti flight from Los Angeles departing the night of April 3rd which arrives on the morning of April 4th)

Upon arrival, after you have claimed your bags and cleared customs, join us if you wish, on our optional half day island tour which will take us as a group (with all our luggage) on a scenic tour of this beautiful island, making several photo stops and then ending with a drop off at the cruise ship for check in (around early to mid afternoon drop off at the cruise ship for check in and boarding the ship).

The island of Tahiti has much to offer visitors. Take a stroll through the new Jardins Paofai, watch the surfers on their longboards, marvel at Faarumai Waterfalls, The Blowhole and the Fern Grottos.

Details and cost of this optional group island tour will be available in June 2019.

Relax on the ship and savor the luxurious amenities and impeccable customer service as you are pampered on this luxury yacht cruise holding only 685 passengers. This evening, we will have a short group orientation and then a group dinner.

Dinners are at the same time each evening at 7pm as a group in the main dining room.  On two evenings, we will enjoy included group dinners in the ship’s two specialty restaurants, a fabulous Italian restaurant and a scintillating Steak/Seafood restaurant.

Our ship does not depart Tahiti until 5am tomorrow morning, so after dinner tonight, anyone wishing to go ashore and explore the nightlife of Tahiti can simply walk off the ship at their own leisure and return at their own leisure any time tonight.  We also will offer an optional night time island exploration excursion. (Details of that will be available in June 2019)

 
Day 2 April 5, 2020
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia/At Sea

Our ship leaves Tahiti at 5am this morning, giving everyone a full day to relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities onboard our yacht cruise ship including world-class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and more.

Once you sail on one of Oceania’s luxurious ships, you will be so spoiled that you may never want to settle for anything less than Oceania (or one of our equally luxurious Crystal cruises), nor will you ever again be satisfied with anything more in regard to size. (Mega ships simply cannot provide the pronounced, coziness and personalized vacation experience for which Oceania Cruises has become renowned.  Say goodbye to long lines and crowded megaships and say hello to the luxury and pampering of a premium cruise experience on Oceania taking you to the exotic islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora and the South Pacific and Marquesas islands.

All the Elements for Bliss

Ideally proportioned, our ships can slip into boutique ports off-limits to larger vessels. Of course, the intimate size of our ships also positively influences every aspect of the onboard experience. With no need to rush, stand in endless lines or worry about crowds, you can savor the defining elements that make our ships so special.  Oceania’s cuisine, renowned as the finest at sea, is carefully prepared à la minute.  Appointments for spa services are readily available in the relaxing Canyon Ranch® Spa.  A plush comfortable chaise lounge recliner always awaits you when you decide to lounge by the pool. Going ashore and returning on board takes minutes rather than hours. Life just seems to proceed at a more courteous pace. The differences are sizeable, noticeable and so refreshing

Oceania has no formal dining nights, so you can relax and leave the tuxedo or evening gown at home.  After all, this is your dream vacationCRUISE!

Day 3 April 5 2020
Moorea, French Polynesia

Breathtakingly beautiful, stunning landscapes await you, from the verdant mountains to the azure seas and white sand beaches. Take a canoe ride through the lagoon; snorkel, scuba or helmet-dive the reefs, or hike up to the Afareaitu Waterfalls.

It's known for its jagged volcanic mountains and sandy beaches. In the north, Mount Rotui overlooks picturesque Ōpūnohu Bay and the settlements around Cook's Bay. Inland, hiking trails wind through rainforest on the slopes of Mount Tohivea. The Belvedere Lookout has panoramic views of the island’s peaks and Tahiti beyond.


The Magical Island

Believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, Moorea is one of the most scenically striking islands in French Polynesia. Despite her immaculate beauty, she is far from unapproachable.  Possessing a relaxed vibe and welcoming spirit, Moorea is just as warm and inviting as the Tahitians lucky enough to call this island home.

The Allure.

The attraction toward Moorea comes as no surprise; the island is a geographical marvel. Eight voluminous mountain peaks rise from its translucent lagoon, creating a distinctive and rugged silhouette visible from the western coast of Tahiti. Splitting the northern shore are two symmetrical bays: Cook's (Paopao) and Opunohu Bay. The island is roughly shaped like a heart when viewed from an overlook high above the island.  Regardless of how you prefer to get there,(whether on our group excursion or on your own plans)  plan to see the view from Belvedere Lookout.

You can discover quaint villages and beaches along the waterfront or abundant pineapple plantations at the interior. Moorea will keep you entranced in her magical spell…


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The lush green and stunning scenery of Moorea

 

Day 4 April 6th, 2020 Fakarava, French Polynesia

Pure, pristine and dreamlike, the ecosystem of this gorgeous island is home to extremely rare birds, plants and crustaceans. Quaint villages, old coral churches and welcoming people are intertwined with a spectacular lagoon creating a paradise like none other in the world.

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The Island of Dreams

Fakarava is Mother Nature's ultimate sanctuary. This protected coral atoll is a natural reserve for many rare species of birds, plants and crustaceans. Just as these exotic creatures have discovered their safe haven, you too can find refuge here. Fakarava is also one of the world's best diving and snorkeling destinations
You can explore the village of Tetamanu at the far southern end of the lagoon and find a lovely vintage Catholic Church built entirely out of coral by early European missionaries. You can also take a leisurely bike ride or walk to Rotoava, now the administrative center, and see the Topaka Lighthouse, a stone structure shaped like a pyramid that stands 45 feet (14 meters) high.

The main village of Rotoava is located on the longest continuous motu (islet) in French Polynesia. This skinny strip of land encloses the northern and eastern side of the lagoon and is rimmed with extraordinarily beautiful beaches. Life along these quiet shores is especially unique.


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The clear blue waters of Fakarava


Day 5 April 7th 2020 At Sea, International Waters

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Enjoy relaxing amidst the luxury of our Oceania Cruises yacht Regatta with a fabulous, spa, fitness center, pools, Jacuzzis, sun deck, 8 bars/lounges and much more.


On the sparkling Pool Deck, take a refreshing dip in the large heated pool or relax in one of the two whirlpool spas. Plenty of comfortable chaises and luxurious day beds invite you to lounge poolside while you sip your favorite cocktail. For more active pursuits, head to the Sports Deck high atop the ship. As you take in the fantastic views, enjoy some friendly competition on the shuffleboard court or play nine holes of golf on the putting greens


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The luxurious sun deck aboard all Oceania ships offers plush sun loungers, swimming pool and two jucuzzis.

 

Day 6 April 8th 2020 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

Visit the entrancing Vaipo Waterfalls and Cascade Tevaipo, which is one of the world’s tallest falls at over 1,100 feet.  Wander the black sand beaches, marvel at the giant tiki at Piki Vehini, or get adventurous on an all-terrain vehicle excursion around the craggy island.

The Wild Island

The biggest of the remote Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, Nuku Hiva is wild beyond imagination and there’s hardly anyone here.  With scenic drives, memorable walks, stunning ancient archeological sites and plenty more, you will feel like you are in a surreal natural island paradise.

Framed by looming cliffs, the coasts of the Marquesas Islands are a mix of black sand beaches, gorgeous bays and lush rainforests.  If Scuba diving is your desire, in the open ocean, encounter an abundance of manta rays, eagle rays, sharks of various species and sizes, jackfish, tuna, dolphins and swordfish. A pod of several hundred melon-head dolphins live close to the coast and can often be seen.

The vertiginous volcanic peaks and amazing slopes blend with the blue of the Pacific Ocean. A special universe opens its doors. The starting point of your island exploration of Nuka Hiva is Taioha’e, the archipelago’s regional capital, opening at the end of a large bay holding the same name.  Outstanding landscapes, an incredible archeological history, great stories and a rich culture are all to be discovered alongside a friendly population.


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Blue waters and lush greenery on Nuka Hiva


Day 7 April 9th At Sea, International Waters

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Enjoy relaxing amidst the luxury of our Oceania Cruises yacht Regatta with a fabulous, spa, fitness center, pools, Jacuzzis, sun deck, 8 bars/lounges and much more.

Day 8 April 10th Rangiroa, French Polynesia

 Stunning, beautiful, this South Pacific atoll is a "natural aquarium," its lagoon filled with colorful undersea life. Visit the pearl farms, dive with manta rays, explore the atoll's unique winery or just choose a calming respite on a pink sand beach.

The Endless Lagoon

Rangiroa is quite possibly the world's most immense natural aquarium. Blessed with an accessible yet secluded appeal and a large abundant lagoon, this renowned destination should be at the top of every eager diver's list and equally wonderful as a snorkeling destination. They are also known to attract schools of wild dolphins. The Blue Lagoon, located on the western side of Rangiroa, is a shallow lagoon carved into the reef inside the central lagoon, creating a small natural aquarium.

If adventure sports are not your forte, you can still enjoy an afternoon cruising the lagoon and visiting a number of secluded motu (islets) in Rangiroa.  Spend the day at Les Sables Roses, "The Pink Sands," a phenomenal deserted beach laden with pink sand at the eastern corner; or visit the Ile aux Récifs, "Reef Island," where erosion has created impressively sharp, jutting coral formations on the south side of the atoll.  On the mainland, enjoy a visit to the nearby village and discover coral churches, quaint local restaurants and tiny roadside shops.

Entirely unique to the destination is the fact that Rangiroa has its own vineyard and winery. Located in the main village of Avatoru, the Dominique Auroy Winery produces French Polynesia's only wine label, Vin de Tahiti.

Here on this secluded coral atoll, there are no soaring mountain peaks or sweeping fragrant valleys characteristic of the other Tahitian islands. Instead, you can enjoy the unique opportunity to admire endless horizons on either side.  Fittingly, Rangiroa actually means "immense sky" in the local language.


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Rangiroa, French Polynesia


Day 9 April 11th Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The dramatic Mount Otemanu stands watch over the sparkling turquoise waters and sugary sands of Bora Bora, reknowned as the most beautiful island in the world.  Snorkel, swim with the manta rays or enjoy an outrigger canoe ride through the lagoon and its lovely coral islands.

Jewel of the South Seas

Undoubtedly the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is French Polynesia's leading lady. Her beauty is unrivaled and her fame, unwavering. Bora Bora is one of the few places on earth that everyone hopes to witness in their lifetime—and once you see it, you are forever enamored.

The Allure

Once seen, Bora Bora is never forgotten. From the day you arrive until the moment you part ways, you will be in awe of how her soaring mountain peaks, turquoise lagoon and luxuriant overwater bungalows somehow look even more spectacular than the pictures.


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One of the many stunning landscapes of Bora Bora


Day 10 – April 12th - Bora Bora, French Polynesia

A second day in the tropical paradise of Bora Bora.
The wonderful thing about Bora Bora is that you can be as active or inactive as you wish to be. You can visit the main village of Vaitape and shop at the local boutiques or dine at one of Bora Bora's restaurants including the legendary Bloody Mary's. You can also explore Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu on a guided hike or Jeep Safari tour.

Since water is a way of life on the island, popular lagoon excursions include snorkeling, diving, cruising, fishing, paddle boarding, kite-surfing, Jet Skiing, and of course, shark and ray feeding. You can also take your experience to new heights by parasailing, skydiving, or tour the island by seaplane.

 

Day 11 April 13th  Raiatea, French Polynesia

You'll notice the rich scent of vanilla the moment you step off the ship onto this stunning island, with its vanilla plantations scattered throughout. Visit one or two, visit a pearl farm, snorkel the clear waters of the surrounding reef, or take a kayak trip along the Faaroa River.
The Sacred Island

Raiatea is rich with cultural and historical significance. Believed to be the original birthplace of Polynesia, this legendary island is a secret garden of ancient myths and hidden temples. Her unique and fascinating heritage gives the island of Raiatea an intriguing sense of place.

The Legend

Raiatea, which translates to "faraway heaven," was once the cultural and religious center of the Society Islands. Known in legends as Hawaiki, "the homeland," many cultures believe that this is where the great Polynesian migration began, from which large double-hulled sailing canoes set out to colonize Hawaii and New Zealand. Believed to also be the final resting place for the spirits of these ancestors, the island has remained a place of pilgrimage today.

The island shares its expansive lagoon and surrounding coral reef with sister island Taha'a. This central location and large, protected lagoon makes Raiatea one of the best islands in French Polynesia for sailing, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving.

Mount Temehani, the Polynesian equivalent of Mount Olympus, towers over the northern part of the island. You can admire it from any of the overlooks offers breathtaking views of the island or if you are active minded you can hike to the top of this extinct volcano and encounter the rare and sacred Tiare Apetahi. This delicate flower only grows in Raiatea and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.


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Raiatea, French Polynesia


Day 12 – April 14th Papeete, French Polynesia

Our cruise ends today, but not our exciting exploration of the island of Tahiti.  As our cruise includes air provided by the cruise line and as flights from Tahiti back to the US and Canada leave at night, you will have the opportunity to join us on an optional full day group excursion exploring a different part of this amazing island today (the sites, attractions/activities today will be different than those offered in our optional half day group island tour of Tahiti on the day our flight arrived on Tahiti back on April 4th, enroute to the cruise ship.)

Our excursion today will again take care of our baggage, which will all be carried onboard our private chartered excursion vehicle and our excursion today will end with drop off at the airport for our night flights back to the US and/or Canada.  (Details and pricing for our optional full day Tahiti island excursion on our today’s disembarkation day will be available by mid-June)

 

Your cruise cost includes:

  • Your choice of Ocean view or Balcony cabin
  • Air from your choice of 23 US or 4 Canadian cities round trip to and from Tahiti (or if you choose to provide your own air, you will receive a $1500 credit toward your cruise cost)
  • All Gratuities
  • All Taxes* Unlimited WiFi minutes on multiple devices (as long as the devices are not logged onto the WiFi at the same time)
  • Three shore excursions per person (Six if booking a single occupancy cabin)
  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccinos, espressos, teas & juices
  • All meals
  • One visit to each of the two specialty restaurants (Italian restaurant and Steak/Seafood)

Ocean view cabin with a window and a non smoking roommate of the same gender assigned to you:  Only $4999 per person. Cabin size is 165 square feet on decks 4,6 or 7

Ocean view cabin with a port hole window and a non smoking roommate of the same gender assigned to you:  Only $4599 per person (very limited availability).

Cabin size is 165 square feet on Deck 3

Port-hole rooms have very limited availability so book early if you wish this deal)

Balcony cabin with a non smoking roommate assigned to you: $6499. Cabin size is 216 sq. feet on Deck 6

Optional single room supplement: If you do not wish our free roommate matching service and you are not traveling with a friend, you can choose to have your own cabin with the applicable single room supplement:

Ocean view cabin with a large window:  Add $2999 single supplement to the $4999 cruise price

Balcony cabin: Add $4499 single supplement to the $6499 price

All cabins are complete with the following amenities:

  • Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens
  • Bulgari amenities
  • Twice daily maid service
  • Belgian chocolates with turndown service
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library
  • Wireless Internet access and cellular service
  • Writing desk and stationary
  • Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers
  • Handheld hair dryer
  • Security safe
  • All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

 

ANYONE CHOOSING TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN AIR RECEIVES A CREDIT OF $1500 TOWARD THIS CRUISE

Payments:  A deposit of $750 is due within 7 days of booking. 

The balance payment is due November 15th.

 

Cancelations:
If you have traveled with us before - You can cancel your space for a full refund of your $750 trip deposit if canceling by:

August 15th 2019 - If traveling with your own friend as your roommate or choosing to have your own room with the applicable single occupancy supplement

July 15th, 2019 - If you requested that we assign a roommate to you.

 If you have not traveled with us before – You can cancel your space and receive a future trip credit in the full amount of the $750 trip deposit that you paid.  This $750 future trip credit will be good toward any trip departing within 2 years of the departure date of the trip you are cancelling, if you cancel by:

August 15th  If traveling with your own friend as your roommate or choosing to have your own room with the applicable single occupancy supplement

 July 15th If you requested that we assign a roommate to you.

Travel Insurance is available upon request.  Please ask for rates and coverages if you wish…

 

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