French Polynesia Extended Exploration Cruise

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M/S Panorama II

14 Day package
From: £5,219

Departure Dates
All year round

The Pearls of French Polynesia Cruise

Few words are more evocative of Pacific Island cruising than ‘Tahiti’ – thanks to great French painter Paul Gaugin we can immediately conjure up images of coconut palms and grass skirts. Yet Tahiti is just one of the treasures on offer.

This wonderful South Pacific archipelago is dotted with islands sculpted by sky-piercing, moss-green peaks and lined with vivid turquoise lagoons. Island-hopping in a small ship is the only way to see every landscape, from geometric ridges strung with waterfalls on the high islands to flat, desert-like atolls where lagoons far outsize the landmass. As you will discover there are many sides to the Islands of Tahiti but, as any local will tell you, they are all connected by ‘Mana’ – the life force and spirit at the very soul of French Polynesia. From the moment you arrive here, you will be embraced by it.

Embark on an intimate voyage aboard the Panorama II, a small ship accommodating just 49 passengers, ensuring personalized experiences at every turn. Explore the iconic destinations of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Moorea, Taha’a, and Huahine on a 10 or 11-night cruise.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

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Return flights from the UK & In-destination transfers

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10 or 11 Night Cruise on Board M/S Panorama II on a Full-board Basis

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3 Night stay in Te Moana Tahiti Resort on a B & B basis

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Day By Day
Itinerary

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Departure Dates
& Prices

Don't miss...

The Society Islands

Beautiful Bora Bora

Stingrays & Sharks Experience

Marae Temples on Huahine

The scared blue eels of Faie

Fabulous botany and incredible fruit

Beaches, lagoons and amazing snorkeling

Moorea – James Michener’s mythical ‘Bali

Crystal clear waters and pink sandy beaches

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Day-by-Day Itinerary - 14 day

  • Tahiti & The Islands Of French Polynesia Cruise, Tahiti and  French Polynesia
    Fly from UK to Papeete
    Day 1

    Fly from UK to Papeete

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    Embark on a journey from the UK to the mesmerizing shores of Papetee. Arrive in the early hours of the following day, with flights typically routing via Los Angeles, San Francisco or Paris. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
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    Papette
    Day 2

    Papette

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    Upon arrival in the early hours in Papeete, you'll be greeted and transferred to Te Moana for a two-night stay. Take this time to catch up on sleep, rejuvenate, and immerse yourself in relaxation before your island adventures begin.
    Meals included: Breakfast
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    Papeete, Te Moana resort
    Day 3

    Papeete, Te Moana resort

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    Enjoy a leisurely morning at your hotel, savoring a delightful breakfast. In the afternoon, transfer to Panorama II for embarkation at 3pm. Meet fellow passengers and set sail, as the journey commences towards the enchanting Moorea Island.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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    Mo’orea Island
    Day 4

    Mo’orea Island

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    Experience Moorea, a picturesque paradise in French Polynesia, renowned for its turquoise waters and verdant landscapes. Join us on a 3.5-hour excursion with a guide (included in your cruise fare) to explore its rich history and vibrant culture.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Huahine
    Day 5

    Huahine

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    Huahine, a tropical paradise likened to the mythical Garden of Eden, boasts lush expanses adorned with coconut groves, vanilla orchids, and banana plantations. Explore at your own pace or opt for our Private Motu Picnic and Snorkeling tour, immersing in its rich history and vibrant marine life.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Huahine
    Day 6

    Huahine

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    A day barely scratches the surface of Huahine's charm! Explore freely or join our optional tour, visiting temples, villages, and Faie Bay's sacred blue-eyed eels. Visit a vanilla plantation—grab some beans for cooking. Overnight sailing to Bora Bora.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Bora Bora
    Day 7

    Bora Bora

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    Indisputably, Bora Bora shines as the South Pacific's crown jewel. Dive into its essence with a unique Le Truck excursion, a 2.5-hour journey (included in cruise fare) Explore picturesque landscapes, delve into Tahitian history, and marvel at panoramic views from Matira Point. Overnight in Bora Bora.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Bora Bora
    Day 8

    Bora Bora

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    A single day in Bora Bora is simply not enough! Capture the iconic Mount Otemanu and let Bora Bora's beauty etch into your heart. Explore freely or join our optional Shore Excursions for unforgettable moments. Overnight sailing to Taha'a.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Taha'a
    Day 9

    Taha'a

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    Taha'a, known as Vanilla Island, showcases a stunning natural landscape with lush plantations and a unique flower-like shape. Explore its pristine waters for swimming, snorkeling, and watersports. Opt for our Vanilla Plantation & Rhumerie Shore Excursion for a delightful journey into Taha'a's aromatic world. Overnight in Taha'a
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Raiatea
    Day 10

    Raiatea

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    Raiatea, meaning "faraway heaven," was once the cultural and religious heart of the Society Islands. Believed to be a sacred resting place for ancestors' spirits, it attracts pilgrims seeking connection. Join our enriching Faaroa River and Motu Beach Break Shore Excursion (included in your cruise fare), immersing yourself in Raiatea's spiritual essence. Overnight in Raiatea.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Raiatea
    Day 11

    Raiatea

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    Explore Raiatea's captivating tales and ancient legends, beckoning you to uncover its mysteries. Traverse verdant jungles or plunge into sapphire-blue waters for an enriching journey. Craft your day at leisure or join our tailored optional shore excursions for a deeper immersion. Overnight sail to Moorea after dinner.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Mo’orea
    Day 12

    Mo’orea

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    Today, we return to Moorea, a natural marvel that captivates endlessly. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace or join optional shore excursions. Overnight, we sail to Papeete.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Papeete
    Day 13

    Papeete

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    Explore Tahiti's capital with a half-day excursion to the West Coast, including Venus Point, Faarumai Waterfalls, and the Arahoho blow hole. After lunch onboard, wander through downtown markets or LA Centre Vaima. Experience Vai'ete Square after sunset for an authentic local vibe. Dine onboard. A 10 night cruise guest will disembark today after breakfast. Transfer to Te Moana hotel for 1 night stay ( (specific dates of 10 and 11 night itineraries can be found in price table further down the page)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    Papeete, Tahiti
    Day 14

    Papeete, Tahiti

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    Bid farewell to paradise as you transfer to Papeete airport for your return flight to the UK. Relish the memories of turquoise waters and lush landscapes, carrying the spirit of the islands with you on your journey home.
    Meals included: Breakfast

Flights from London Heathrow or Manchester

All local transfers

2 nights pre cruise stay at Te Moana resort on a bed and breakfast basis

1 night post cruise stay at Te Moana resort (10 night cruise)

On board Panorama II

10 or 11 night accommodation (duration depends on departure date) on board Panorama II, in your chosen cabin grade, each with private ensuite SH/WC & individually controlled air conditioning. Also mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.

Full-board including: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, The programme also includes a Welcome Cocktail, a themed night, a fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.

Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.

3 Complimentary excursions in Bora Bora, Raiatea and Moorea

Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment, sea kayak and stand up paddle boards (subject to availability).

Professional English-speaking Cruise Director

Port charges

Flights from the UK to Tahiti take 20- 24 hours with a stopover in Paris, Los Angeles or San Francisco. We use various airlines including Air France, Virgin, KLM, and United airlines.

Typically your outbound flight will arrive in Tahiti in the early hours the following day. Exact flight details and timings will be advised at the time of booking.

All local transfers are included in your package

  • Tahiti airport to Te Moana Resort – approximately 10 min
  • Te Moana Resort to Papeete port (cruise embarkation) – approximately 20 min
  • Papeete port to Te Moana Resort – Approximately 15 min
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other arrangements (3 shore excursions included in cruise price)
  • Crew gratuities (optional –  recommend  Eur10-14 per passenger per day)
  • Passenger personal expenses.
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge).
  • Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)

Ports of Call – Papeete port/Tahiti | Bora Bora | Taha'a | Raiatea | Huahine | Moorea |

The Weather

Tahiti & The Islands Of French Polynesia Cruise, Tahiti and  French PolynesiaIn French Polynesia, a vast archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, the climate is tropical, influenced by the south-east trade winds, with a hot and humid season from November to April and a cooler season from May to October. The hot season is also the rainiest, in addition, from December to April, there’s the risk of cyclones (except on the Marquesas Islands). The temperatures vary little throughout the year, but they are high on the northern islands and gradually cooler as you move to the south.

Routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the Captain’s discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and crew will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme

Your vessel: The M/S Panorama II

Panorama II was launched in 2004 and fully renovated in 2012, offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.  In 2015,the main lounge and bar area have been completely refitted followed by a redecoration. 

The swimming platform enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

On board Facilities

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outodoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
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Category C:

Lower Deck – (Double Bed)
(10.5-11 sq.m. / 114-119 sq.ft.)

The category C cabins are located on the lower deck featuring portholes and bathrooms with showers. The cabins are equipped with individual controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini fridge and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V).

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Category B:

Lower Deck – (Twin Beds or Triple Beds)
(10-13 sq.m. / 108-140.5 sq.ft.)

The category B cabins are located on the lower deck featuring portholes  and bathroom with showers. The cabins are equipped with individual controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini fridge and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V).
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Category A:

Main  (Twin or Double Bed)
(9-12 sq.m. / 97-130 sq.ft.)

Category A cabins are located on the main  offering windows and bathroom with showers. The cabins are equipped with individual controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini fridge and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V).

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Category P:

Upper Deck – (Double Bed)
(12.5 sq.m. / 135 sq.ft.)

Category P cabin is located on the upper deck offering a large window and bathroom with showers. The cabin is equipped with individual controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini fridge and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V).

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Lounge Area

The public areas include a main lounge with deep pile carpet and comfortable sofas.
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Dining Area

The bar and restaurant area at the Lower deck is the perfect setting for your meals or drinks, with generous buffet space and seating. Special meal programmes (e.g. vegetarian meals) are available on request.
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Sundeck

The aft area at the Upper deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas with loungers & chairs.
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Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge area

The Upper Deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas where passengers can enjoy meals “al fresco” with magnificent views of each destination visited.
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Swimming Platform

The swimming platform on Panorama II stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Your Hotel: Te Moana Tahiti Resort

Te Moana Tahiti Resort offers luxurious accommodation 10 minutes’ drive from Faaa Airport. It features a fitness centre and an infinity swimming pool with lagoon views.

The air-conditioned rooms at Te Moana Tahiti Resort feature traditional Polynesian décor. Each room is equipped with flat-screen cable TV and a DVD player. Most rooms have a kitchenette and garden or bay views.

Manea Spa offers a range of traditional ‘Taurumi’ facial and body treatments. The tour desk can assist with activity bookings.

Vaitohi Restaurant has an extensive à la carte menu featuring Polynesian and international cuisine, and is open until midnight every day. Guests can enjoy drinks at the Taapuna Pool Bar, or the contemporary Punavai Lounge Bar.

Te Moana Tahiti Resort is located 10 minutes’ drive from the Papeete city centre. The famous Moorea Island is 30 minutes away by ferry. Taapuna Surfing is just a 2-minute drive away.

Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms

Standard room (Included in your Holiday)

The following room types are available with a supplement

  • Garden suite
  • Lagoon suite
  • 1 or 2 bedroom duplex suite
  • Garden studio
  • Lagoon studio
  • Lagoon apartment

French Polynesia speaks for itself as a South Pacific island paradise of turquoise lagoons, colourful coral reefs and palm fringed white sand beaches. On land you will find volcanic peaks and lush vegetation. The local culture is fascinating, and the welcome could not be warmer.

Whether you’re seeking adventure in remote landscapes, cultural immersion in lesser-known destinations, or unique activities off the beaten track, we’re here to make it happen. Feel free to reach out to us with your interests and preferences, and we’ll design a personalized package to suit your needs.

Prices

Tahiti and French Polynesia 2024 flight inclusive package

Includes Return flights from the UK, In-destination transfers, 10 or 11 night cruise on a full board basis, 3 night Hotel stay on a B & B basis, Port Charges

Prices (£) per person:
Deparure Dates DurationCategory CSpecial OffersCategory BSpecial Offers Category ASpecial OffersCategory PSpecial Offers
11/07/202413£5,528£5,219£6,102£5,736£7,145£6,675£8,102£7,536
24/08/202413£5,528£5,219£6,102£5,736£7,145£6,675£8,102£7,536
21/09/202413£5,528£5,219£6,102£5,736£7,145£6,675£8,102£7,536
06/11/202413£5,889£6,323£7,019£7,889
17/11/202413£5,684£6,119£6,779£7,510
25/12/202413£5,528£5,219£6,102£5,736£7,145£6,675£8,102£7,536

Tahiti Cruise 2024 - Single & Triple occupancy

-Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Single use 10nights from£7,229£7,881£8,873£9,968
Single use 11nights from£7,337£8,198£9,764£11,198
* Port Charges included
*3rd person discount in Cat B > 30%

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Cruise only prices (£) per person
Deparure Dates Category CSpecial OffersCategory BSpecial Offers Category ASpecial OffersCategory PSpecial Offers
13/07/202411£3,087£2,778£3,661£3,295£4,704£4,234£5,661£5,095
26/08/202411£3,087£2,778£3,661£3,295£4,704£4,234£5,661£5,095
23/09/202411£3,087£2,778£3,661£3,295£4,704£4,234£5,661£5,095
08/11/202411£3,209£3,643£4,339£3,905£5,209
19/11/202410£3,035£3,470£4,130£3,717£4,861
27/12/202411£3,087£2,778£3,661£3,295£4,704£4,234£5,661£5,095

Tahiti Cruise 2024 - Single & Triple occupancy & port charges

-Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Single use 10nights from£4,552£5,204£6,196£7,291
Single use 11nights from£4,630£5,491£7,057£8,491
Port Charges 10 nights£291£291£291£291
Port Charges 11 nights£322£322£322£322

Tahiti and French Polynesia 2025 flight inclusive package

Includes Return flights from the UK, In-destination transfers, 10 or 11 night cruise on a full board basis, 3 night Hotel stay on a B & B basis, Port Charges

Prices (£) per person:
Deparure Dates DurationCategory CSpecial OffersCategory BSpecial Offers Category ASpecial OffersCategory PSpecial Offers
15/01/202513£6,091£5,774£6,439£6,087£7,395£6,947£8,352£7,809
25/01/202514£6,334£5,992£6,682£6,306£7,639£7,167£8,595£8,027
02/04/202513£6,091£5,774£6,439£6,087£7,395£6,947£8,352£7,809
12/04/202514£6,334£5,992£6,682£6,306£7,639£7,167£8,595£8,027
21/05/202513£6,091£6,439£7,395£8,352
31/05/202514£6,334£6,682£7,639£8,595
25/06/202513£6,091£6,439£7,395£8,352
05/07/202514£6,334£6,682£7,639£8,595
20/08/202513£6,091£6,439£7,395£8,352
30/08/202514£6,334£6,682£7,639£8,595
17/09/202513£6,091£6,439£7,395£8,352
27/09/202514£6,334£6,682£7,639£8,595
15/10/202513£6,091£6,439£7,395£8,352
25/10/202514£6,334£6,682£7,639£8,595
12/11/202513£6,091£6,439£7,395£8,352
22/11/202514£6,334£6,682£7,639£8,595
17/12/202513£6,091£6,439£7,395£8,352
27/12/202514£6,334£6,682£7,639£8,595

Tahiti Cruise 2025 - Single & Triple occupancy

-Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Single use 10nights from£10,321£10,843£12,277£13,712
Single use 11nights from£10,929£11,451£12,886£14,320
* Port Charges included
*3rd person discount in Cat B > 30%

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Cruise only prices (£) per person
Deparure Dates DurationCategory CSpecial OffersCategory BSpecial Offers Category ASpecial OffersCategory PSpecial Offers
17/01/202510£3,174£2,857£3,522£3,170£4,478£4,030£5,435£4,892
27/01/202511£3,417£3,075£3,765£3,389£4,722£4,250£5,678£5,110
04/04/202510£3,174£2,857£3,522£3,170£4,478£4,030£5,435£4,892
14/04/202511£3,417£3,075£3,765£3,389£4,722£4,250£5,678£5,110
23/05/202510£3,174£3,522£4,478£5,435
02/06/202511£3,417£3,765£4,722£5,678
27/06/202510£3,174£3,522£4,478£5,435
07/07/202511£3,417£3,765£4,722£5,678
22/08/202510£3,174£3,522£4,478£5,435
01/09/202511£3,417£3,765£4,722£5,678
19/09/202510£3,174£3,522£4,478£5,435
29/09/202511£3,417£3,765£4,722£5,678
17/10/202510£3,174£3,522£4,478£5,435
27/10/202511£3,417£3,765£4,722£5,678
14/11/202510£3,174£3,522£4,478£5,435
24/11/202511£3,417£3,765£4,722£5,678
19/12/202510£3,174£3,522£4,478£5,435
29/12/202511£3,417£3,765£4,722£5,678

Tahiti Cruise 2025 - Single & Triple occupancy & port charges

-Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Single use 10nights from£5,475£6,075£7,725£9,375
Single use 11nights from£5,895£6,495£8,145£9,795
Port Charges 10 nights£370£370£370£370
Port Charges 11 nights£375£375£375£375

Package prices are subject to availability in the accommodation and flight class booked. Flight supplements may apply for regional and other flights.

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