French Polynesia Idyll

14 Night Cruise - Flights - 2 Nights of Accommodation - $3000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-57236
from $... per person

Package Inclusions

  • 14 nights
  • All meals
  • All taxes
  • Entertainment and activities

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • Return full service economy airfares
  • 2 nights pre cruise accommodation in Papeete
  • Private car transfers
My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 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
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
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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.

Day 1-2: Papeete, Tahiti

Welcome to Papeete! 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.

Day 3: At Sea

Take in the beautiful sights as you cruise towards your next destination.

Day 4: Fakarava, French Polynesia

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”.

Day 5: Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

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.

Day 6: At Sea

Take in the beautiful sights as you cruise towards your next destination.

Day 7: Rangiroa, French Polynesia

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.

Day 8: Huahine, French Polynesia

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…

Day 9: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

You have now arrived in Bora Bora! A must visit is the spectacular underwater world of the region, whether by glass-bottomed boat, snorkelling, diving or on an Aqua Safari Helmet Dive. You'll be greeted by an array of marine life, coral reefs and crystal clear water.

Day 10: At Sea

Take in the beautiful sights as you cruise towards your next destination.

Day 11: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands, made up of lush rainforest, volcanic peaks and drastic ridges. Explore the beautiful beaches, lagoons and reefs that this area is famous for.

Day 12: At Sea

Take in the beautiful sights as you cruise towards your next destination.

Day 13: Raiatea, French Polynesia

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.

Day 14: Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea is a natural paradise. Visit secluded parts of the island on a quad-bike tour, or head out into the bay to see dolphins and whales (whilst in season).

Day 14-15: Papeete, Tahiti

Welcome to Papeete! 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.

General Sail Date Information

October 14, 2018  

Additional Sail Dates*

  • 28/10/2018
*Surcharges may apply
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.

My Cruise Highlights

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: Maasdam
Departs: Papeete, Tahiti
Countries Visited: French Polynesia

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