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Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip

17 nights | Windstar Cruises

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17 Night Star Collector: Twice The Tahiti Cruise sailing from Papeete roundtrip onboard Wind Spirit.

Ideal for anyone who can't get enough of Tahiti, this unique cruise features twice the visits to ports, so you have double the opportunities to see and experience what you love, and you can do all the things you passed up during your previous stop. It's a top tropical pick among romantic couples, active divers and anyone in love with everything under the sun among countless blue Pacific lagoons. Dive or snorkel among vibrant and dizzying schools of tropical fish and friendly dolphins in the massive lagoon of Rangiroa, the second largest coral atoll in the world. Visit and learn about oyster pearl farming at the Anapa Pearl Farm on the west coast of Tahaa near Raiatea. Skim the turquoise Pacific waters off the coast of Bora Bora on a WaveRunner personal water craft as your guide leads you on a tour that circumnavigates the entire island, giving you expansive views of the steep jungle slopes of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu from all sides. Whether this is your first visit or the continuation of a lifelong obsession with this idyllic tropical archipelago, this Tahitian cruise offers double the fun, relaxation and romance.

Highlights of this cruise:

Papeete
Ah, Papeete Legendary seductress of sailors and capital of French Polynesia. Both Captain Cook and later Captain Bligh dealt with sailors who longed to stay in this tropical paradise. (One more successfully than the other.) And while the city is no longer the primitive village it once was, it retains its own set of charms. The views for one. From Papeete Harbor you can feast your eyes on Moorea, in the running for most beautiful island in the world. Even more awesome at sunset. The downtown market, Le March, is the best place to purchase your hand-dyed pareau (sarong). And when your stomach starts to growl from looking at fresh island produce, head to the waterfront and Vai'ete Square to dine with the locals from food trucks known as Les Roulottes.

Moorea
Have you seen the musical, South Pacific Then the easiest way to describe Moorea is to tell you that it was probably the inspiration for James Michener's Bali Hai. It's what most people dream of when they picture a gorgeous South Seas island - jagged green volcanic peaks, a shallow blue lagoon bedded by white sands, tiny motus (islets) offshore. The island's 12,000 residents are keenly aware they have an image to uphold, so they buried all the unsightly power cables to give you seamless views of paradise. Miles of coconut-colored beaches and that postcard-perfect lagoon make this the place for watersports of all kinds. Or if you're feeling ambitious, climb to the top of Magic Mountain or Belvedere Lookout for insane views.

Raiatea
Raiatea, The Sacred Island, is located just across the lagoon from Taha'a 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.

Huahine
Agriculture, not tourism, is the focus on this friendly island where the name of one of the main towns, Maeva, means welcome in Tahitian. Huahine is actually two islands separated by sparkling Maroe Bay and joined by a bridge. Islanders on The Garden Island grow a cornucopia of tropical produce - cantaloupe, vanilla, banana, breadfruit, taro, papaya, watermelon, taro, coffee, coconut. There's also wildly picturesque scenery and a pleasantly laid-back atmosphere that makes snorkeling and a picnic on the beach feel ambitious. 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. At Avamoa Pass, look for international surfing champs catching world-class waves.

Bora Bora
Half island, half atoll, Bora Bora has one of the most extraordinary lagoons in the world. The varying depths paint the water every shade of sapphire, topaz, and aquamarine, while the volcanic mass of Mount Otemanu stands guard in a uniform of jade and malachite. Add to this tropical fish whose names begin with clown, parrot, butterfly, and peacock, and it's not surprising that the lagoon is famous for its snorkeling, or that artists break their brushes in frustration trying to capture it all. Play scavenger hunt and go in search of turtle petroglyphs, World War II canons, and the monument to Alain Gerbault, the first Frenchman to sail his yacht around the world. (He passed through Tahiti in 1926 and like so many others, returned to live in Polynesia.)

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.

Tahaa
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.

Itinerary

Days
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
DAY 1
Monday 23rd Nov
Papeete, Tahiti
06.00 PM
DAY 2
Tuesday 24th Nov
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 3
Wednesday 25th Nov
Fakarava, French Polynesia
07:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 4
Thursday 26th Nov
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
09:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 5
Friday 27th Nov
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 6
Saturday 28th Nov
Motu Maha'ea (French Polynesia)
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 7
Sunday 29th Nov
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
08.00 AM
overnight
DAY 8
Monday 30th Nov
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
09:00 PM
DAY 9
Tuesday 1st Dec
Huahine, French Polynesia
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 10
Wednesday 2nd Dec
Moorea, French Polynesia
08.00 AM
06:00 PM
DAY 10
Wednesday 2nd Dec
Papeete, Tahiti
09:00 PM
overnight
DAY 11
Thursday 3rd Dec
Papeete, Tahiti
11:59 PM
DAY 12
Friday 4th Dec
Moorea, French Polynesia
06:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 13
Saturday 5th Dec
Raiatea, French Polynesia
08:00 AM
overnight
DAY 14
Sunday 6th Dec
Raiatea, French Polynesia
06:00 AM
DAY 14
Sunday 6th Dec
Motu Maha'ea (French Polynesia)
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 15
Monday 7th Dec
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
09:00 AM
overnight
DAY 16
Tuesday 8th Dec
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
09:00 PM
DAY 17
Wednesday 9th Dec
Huahine, French Polynesia
07:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 18
Thursday 10th Dec
Papeete, Tahiti
09:00 AM

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.

Suite
Twin
Single
Triple
Quad
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

More Info
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.

Twin

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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