French Polynesia & Hawaii

18 March - 3 April 2019

Duration

16 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

Ship

Le Soleal of Ponant

18 March

Setting sail from Papeete

If you are in search of paradise, don't expect it to be easy to get there! It's a long old haul to get to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. And once you are there, Papeete itself is by no means the most magical spot - you need to venture forth to see the other islands, and luxuriate in the turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches fringed with palm trees, rugged mountain peaks and coral reefs. Expensive and remote, these islands have maintained their uncommercial magic, with excellent hotels and a warm Polynesian welcome everywhere you go.

Don't miss

The island of Raiatea – extraordinary scenery, like being in Jurassic Park.

19 March

French Polynesia: Mo'orea

20 March

French Polynesia: Fakarava (Tuamotu Islands)

21 March

At sea

22-25 March

French Polynesia: Fatu Hiva (Omoa), Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Tahuata

25-26 March

French Polynesia: Nuku Hiva

27-31 March

At sea

1 April

United States: Hilo

2-3 April

Arriving in Honolulu

If the word Honolulu makes you think of deserted beaches and dusky maidens, think again! Despite its remote location in the North Pacific, Honolulu is busy busy, in particular the boisterous, touristy Waikiki beach. If you prefer to get away from the crowds, tour the rest of the island, or choose one or two of the other islands in this volcanic and contrasting island group for a change of scenery and a completely different pace. Asian influences are strong here, as you might imagine - the perfect stopping off point en route from the Far East to America.

Our tip

We would always recommend spending some time exploring the Hawaiian Islands: choose Kauai for dramatic natural beauty, Maui for great hotels and beaches, and excellent golf, or the Big Island for the amazing volcanoes.

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The Brando hotel, French Polynesia

Extend your stay in French Polynesia

For the ultimate eco-hotel experience, go for the Brando! Eye wateringly expensive, but a bit special.

View of Bora Bora from above

Explore the islands

If you are visiting Bora Bora tour the island by open bus - Le Truck.

Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii

Where to stay in Hawaii

Very difficult to choose from the fantastic resort hotels on offer, but we think the Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island edges in front.

Bus tour of Kualoa

Recommended tours in Hawaii

If you grew up on a diet of Hawaii Five-0 (we can hear the music now!), then take the tour!

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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