Blessed by the gods of the South Seas

21 February - 9 March 2019

Duration

16 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

21-22 February

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.

22 February

French Polynesia: Mo'orea

23 February

French Polynesia: Bora Bora

24 February

At sea

25 February

Cook Islands: Rarotonga

26-28 February

At sea

1 March

Tonga: Nuku'Alofa

2-4 March

Fiji: Fiji, Dravuni, Fiji

5-7 March

At sea

8 March

New Zealand: Bay of Islands

9 March

Arriving in Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Our tip

Standing 328 metres tall, the Sky Tower offers the best view of the city from the observation deck or from its two restaurants.

The Ship

MS Europa 2

Europa 2 at sea
Europa 2 Pooldeck
Europa 2 Sansibar

Widely acclaimed as the best ship in the world, Europa 2’s stylish Nordic décor, fantastic accommodation and great dining options make her a great choice

What we love

Europa 2 really is a ship with a difference, and you feel it from the moment you step on board. Her beautiful light-flooded interiors are fresh and inviting, and the feeling of space created by innovative design is vastly refreshing. This dedication to design is not, incidentally, confined to public areas: the elegant suites themselves are a wonderful place to stay.

Capacity 500
Crew 370
Style For the young and young at heart, the laid-back ambience is elegant but totally informal. English is spoken fluently by the crew, but you should be aware that your fellow guests may not be equally bilingual; German may well be the lingua franca of the ship (as it were).
Inclusions
  • Dining in seven gourmet restaurants
  • Extraordinary on board art gallery
  • Show productions and concerts
  • Zodiac rides
  • Excellent fitness courses
  • Exceptionally well equipped gym and spa
More about MS Europa 2

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
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.

The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.

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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