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Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return

11 nights | Windstar Cruises

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Overview

11 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete roundtrip aboard Wind Spirit.

On our 11-Day voyage in French Polynesia, experience one of earth's most beautiful - and most rare - places. Fakarava, with an ecosystem so diverse it has been named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We will let the trade winds of French Polynesia, which have enticed sailors for centuries, fill the sails of Wind Spirit as we sail through the windward and leeward Society Islands to the serene natural beauty of the Tuamotu Islands, where pristine atolls and crystal lagoons welcome you to a hidden paradise.

Highlights of this cruise:

Papeete
Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time - and luggage space - for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you'll have trouble making your choices.

Fakarava
Here is a rare opportunity to experience one of earth's most beautiful - and most rare - places. Fakarava, a place so stunning, an ecosystem so diverse it has been named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This diver's paradise welcomes you to a world of magnificent cauliflower coral, sleek grey sharks, and neon schools of tropical fish. This Island of Dreams is home to rare species of nesting birds and rare marine life living in tranquil harmony.

Tiputa, Rangiroa
Some people call this place heaven. You will call it perfect. The huge lagoon surrounded by beautiful coral and filled with colorful fish, rays, and dolphin is a diver's dream. Explore in a glass bottom boat, take a dive that matches your level of expertise, or enjoy the magic of drift snorkeling. This is a place like no other on earth.

Tahaa
Flower-shaped Tahaa is ringed by almost 60 motus and a magnificent coral reef that invites discovery. We will spend the day on a private island complete with swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of water sports in the crystal-clear waters. There will be a delicious barbecue lunch and tropical drinks waiting for you. Explore Tahaa with optional excursions to discover the vanilla plantations and sacred sites of the island.

Huahine
Anchor here in the place whose nickname is Garden of Eden. Take your time to explore the lush forests, the tropical landscapes, and the quaint villages to discover one of Polynesia's best kept secrets. Here, at a slower pace, see a glimpse of the authentic South Pacific island lifestyle. Stop by the Maeva archaeological site and wander around the 150-odd marae (temple sites) and 400-year-old stone fish traps that are still in use And you'll have your pick of the world's best snorkeling once again.

Raiatea
Raiatea, The Sacred Island, is located just across the lagoon from Tahaa and shares the same barrier reef. (Legend claims the two were a single island until a conger eel possessed by the spirit of a princess separated them.) It used to be the center of religion and culture in the Society Islands. Taputapuatea, on the southeast coast, was once the most important marae around, the place where kings from the neighboring islands would gather for important ceremonies. Uturoa, the main town, reminds some people of Papeete in its younger days with its quaint low-rise buildings. Raiatea is also home to the only navigable river in the islands, the Fa'aroa. Explore Polynesian history or climb Mount Temehani in search of the rare tiare apetahi flower, which grows only here.

Bora Bora
Our stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs - and you'll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You'll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Moorea
Welcome to paradise, where your stunning surroundings soak up superlatives and call for more. In our stay here you'll have plenty of time to do it all. Be sure to consider the opportunity to hone your photography talents on an optional tour of the island in the company of a professional photographer. Your choices here are endless. Hike the majestic Three Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their native habitat. Or spend your time swimming and kayaking from Wind Spirit's Watersports Platform as we lay at anchor in these beautiful sapphire seas.

Itinerary

Days
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
DAY 1
Sunday 27th Sep
Papeete, Tahiti
06:00 PM
DAY 2
Monday 28th Sep
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 3
Tuesday 29th Sep
Fakarava, French Polynesia
07:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 4
Wednesday 30th Sep
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
10:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 5
Thursday 1st Oct
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 6
Friday 2nd Oct
Motu Maha'ea (French Polynesia)
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 6
Friday 2nd Oct
Raiatea, French Polynesia
06:30 PM
overnight
DAY 7
Saturday 3rd Oct
Raiatea, French Polynesia
10:00 PM
DAY 8
Sunday 4th Oct
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
08:00 AM
overnight
DAY 9
Monday 5th Oct
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
11:59 PM
DAY 10
Tuesday 6th Oct
Huahine, French Polynesia
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 11
Wednesday 7th Oct
Moorea, French Polynesia
08:00 AM
06:00 PM
DAY 11
Wednesday 7th Oct
Papeete, Tahiti
09:00 PM
overnight
DAY 12
Thursday 8th Oct
Papeete, Tahiti

Select Your Cabin

Please select your preferred cabin and we will provide you with an obligation free quote (no booking is made). Where you see “Price on Request” we will confirm the current price and availability and advise you.

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OS - Owners Suite

OS - Owners Suite

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OS - Owners Suite

OS - Owners Suite

With an expansive 220 square feet, the Owner’s Suite gives you everything offered in a stateroom, plus lots more, including a beautiful sitting area and separate in-room dining space.


All Accommodations Feature:

Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens

Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers

Flat Screen TV with DVD player

Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator

Safe

Direct Dial Phone

L’Occitane Bath Amenities

Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Fruit

Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair

Mirrored closet with ample drawer space

Bathroom with granite countertop and shower

110/220 outlets

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

Category AX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

Category AX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

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Category AX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

Category AX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, Bose® SoundDock, wireless Internet access, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.


All Accommodations Feature:

Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens

Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers

Flat Screen TV with DVD player

Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator

Safe

Direct Dial Phone

L’Occitane Bath Amenities

Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Fruit

Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair

Mirrored closet with ample drawer space

Bathroom with granite countertop and shower

110/220 outlets

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

Category A - Oceanview Stateroom

Category A - Oceanview Stateroom

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Category A - Oceanview Stateroom

Category A - Oceanview Stateroom

Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, Bose® SoundDock, wireless Internet access, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.


All Accommodations Feature:

Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens

Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers

Flat Screen TV with DVD player

Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator

Safe

Direct Dial Phone

L’Occitane Bath Amenities

Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Fruit

Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair

Mirrored closet with ample drawer space

Bathroom with granite countertop and shower

110/220 outlets

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

Category BX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

Category BX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

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Category BX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

Category BX - Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms

Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, Bose® SoundDock, wireless Internet access, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.


All Accommodations Feature:

Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens

Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers

Flat Screen TV with DVD player

Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator

Safe

Direct Dial Phone

L’Occitane Bath Amenities

Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Fruit

Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair

Mirrored closet with ample drawer space

Bathroom with granite countertop and shower

110/220 outlets

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

Category B - Oceanview Stateroom

Category B - Oceanview Stateroom

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Category B - Oceanview Stateroom

Category B - Oceanview Stateroom

Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, Bose® SoundDock, wireless Internet access, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.


All Accommodations Feature:

Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens

Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers

Flat Screen TV with DVD player

Fully-Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator

Safe

Direct Dial Phone

L’Occitane Bath Amenities

Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Fruit

Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair

Mirrored closet with ample drawer space

Bathroom with granite countertop and shower

110/220 outlets

Standard staterooms have porthole windows.

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Single

Triple

Quad

Prices are indicative only based on information provided to us by the cruise line.   They are subject to change and confirmation with the cruise line.  Unless otherwise stated they are quoted on a per person twin share basis. In some cases the price may not include gratuities which certain lines require to be prepaid. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Images are for illustration only and should not be taken to mean that your cruise itinerary will visit this port.



The Ship - Wind Spirit

Length 360 feet | Passenger Capacity 148 | Onboard Currency US Dollars (US $)

Wind Spirit Ship

The Essence of Small Ship Sailing

The Wind Spirit is a sleek, 4-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,736, Wind Spirit feels like your own private yacht.

Wind Spirit features wide open, teak decks'quite unusual for small ships. Guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private veranda.

All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner' s Suite includes a sitting area.

Wind Spirit offers two primary dining venues. AmphorA restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings and Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation for Candles which features steaks and skewers.

Wind Spirit amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Casino, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub.

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