Papeete (French Polynesia) - Hanga Roa (Easter Island)14 days / 13 nights
Ponant invites you to enjoy an unforgettable experience discovering atypical destinations in the heart of the Pacific.
From Papeete to Hanga Roa, you will sail aboard the Le Boréal for an exceptional 14-day cruise.
Far from the major maritime routes, the Gambier Islands are one of Polynesia's most unspoiled destinations. Encircled by a large ring of coral, its multicolored lagoons are each more beautiful than the next and will offer a breathtaking show.
Le Boréal will also make a stop in the small village of Rikitea, where Saint Michael's Cathedral stands proudly, built entirely of coral and wood.
Clear waters, abundant flora and endemic fauna… you will sail to the Pitcairn Islands, an unspoiled subtropical environment whose capital, Adamstown, resembles a charming small village.
Some 3,700 km away from the South American continent, you will reach the intriguing Easter Island. You will discover its famous wooden tablets called ‘Rongorongo' and the Moai, or ‘walking statues', listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Awaken Your Sense of Wonder – with PONANT Cultural Cruises & Expeditions
The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Cultural Cruises & Expeditions currently has five distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and four identically designed ‘sister ships’ with no more than 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL, LE SOLÉAL and LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships, with a fleet of 12 zodiacs and 95% staterooms with full private balconies, sail to the remote corners of the world touching all 7 continents including regions such as: Antarctica, Northern Europe & Baltics, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia , New Zealand, South Africa & the Arctic North on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. PONANT offers a casual luxury ambience aboard ship. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available shore excursions, the 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Ships also provide a gastronomic restaurant, full service Hammam spa and fully equipped gym. Awaken Your Sense of Wonder - Explore destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!
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