Holland America Line – French Polynesia Idyll Luke Bourke
French Polynesia Idyll
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Uncover the stunning islands of French Polynesia for 14 nights on board the luxurious Maasdam from Holland America Line. Begin your journey on the tropical island of Papeete, traverse the rugged coastlines of Nuku Hiva, swim in the coral reefs of Rangiroa, take a postcard perfect picture in Bora Bora and relax in the watery blue hues of Moorea. This exclusive My Cruises package includes flights, deluxe accommodation in Papeete, private car transfers, all meals and more!
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French Polynesia Idyll
14 night cruise on board Maasdam in an Interior Stateroom
All meals daily in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
Most entertainment and activities on board
Port taxes and charges included
$3,000 Bonus Value
Return full service economy airfares to Papeete including checked luggage
2 nights pre cruise accommodation in a deluxe hotel in Papeete
Private car arrival transfer from Papeete Airport to hotel
Private car transfer from hotel to Papeete Cruise Port
Private car transfer from Cruise Port to Papeete Airport Private car transfer from Hotel to Airport
Maasdam was inspired by the Maas River in the Netherlands and is the fifth ship to carry the name. The ship offers a stunning interior by paying homage to it’s Dutch heritage with the central focus being Luciano Vistosi’s “Totem”, a monumental sculpture using nearly 2,000 shimmering pieces of glass, boldly displayed in the impressive three-story atrium. Choose from an array of dining options including the luxurious Pinnacle Grill, authentic Italian at Canaletto or a delicious burger at the Lido Market. As for on board activities, you’ll never run out of options with relaxing treatments at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, swimming pools, fitness centre, sport areas, boutique shops and digital workshops featuring BBC Earth Experiences. There are an abundance of entertainment and nightlife options such as The Showroom at Sea,Casino, Piano Bar, Ocean Bar, Pinnacle Bar and new release movies in Wajang Theatre.
Welcome to Tahiti! Discover the vast array of sea life on a diving excursion, tour the island by car and take in the spectacular views, or learn about the history of Tahiti on a boat trip around the Lagoon.
Maasdam was inspired by the Maas River in the Netherlands and is the fifth ship to carry the name. The ship offers a stunning interior by paying homage to it’s Dutch heritage with the central focus being Luciano Vistosi’s “Totem”, a monumental sculpture using nearly 2,000 shimmering pieces of glass, boldly displayed in the impressive three-story atrium.
Fakarava is the second largest atoll in French Polynesia. It was discovered fairly recently in 1820 by a Russian explorer named Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and originally named this quaint island “Wittgenstein”.
The largest of the Marquesas Islands, Nuku Hiva is a beautiful volcanic island with enormous mountains boasting jagged walls that directly plunge into the ocean beneath. An explorer famously called it “a country that no description could fit the beauty”. Uncover waterfalls, lagoons and stone “tiki” statues scattered throughout the lush forests. You’ll find the worlds third largest waterfall in Hakaui and you must try the delicious local delicacy of roast pork, cooked on hot rocks right on the beach.
Rangiroa is home to stunning coral reef structures and pristine waters, typifying the best of the South Pacific region. Discover the small villages and meet the friendly people of the Paumotu tribes whilst the lagoons boast black pearl farms, fish farms and are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Huahine is a luscious tropical island in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. With a population of 6300 residents, you will no doubt find secluded coves, coral reefs and crystal clear waters all to yourself! It has been nicknamed the “Garden of Eden” for a reason…
Welcome to Bora Bora! Explore the warm tropical beaches on a paddle board or simply relax on the beach in this world famous paradise! It is a divers paradise with stunning sand islets, protected by an incredible coral reef system.
As for on board activities, you’ll never run out of options with relaxing treatments at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, swimming pools, fitness centre, sport areas, boutique shops and digital workshops featuring BBC Earth Experiences.
Welcome to the French Polynesian island of Raiatea, considered by the Tahitians as a sacred island. It was the centre of their religion and culture over a thousand years ago. Visit the ancient marea (Tahitian temples) while on the island, widely thought to be the best-preserved historical site in Polynesia.
Welcome back to Tahiti! Discover the vast array of sea life on a diving excursion, tour the island by car and take in the spectacular views, or learn about the history of Tahiti on a boat trip around the Lagoon.
Ocean View Stateroom
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Sail Date: 14 & 28 October 2018
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Prices shown are in Australian Dollars and are per person, based on twin share. Prices are subject to availability and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note, due to air scheduling, the number of accommodation nights is subject to change due to flight availability and stopover may required. Package is based on 1 night pre cruise and 1 night post cruise.
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