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A Once-in-a-Lifetime All-LGBT+ Luxury Polynesian Adventure!
Travel experts have debated “the most beautiful place on earth” for decades, but there’s only one spot that consistently ranks at or near the top of everyone’s list… Bora Bora. Words fail to truly describe this magical mystical place. Her lagoon is a place of endless wonders – nearly colorless in places and crystal clear throughout. This underwater world will excite you in all-new ways. Hand feed black-tip reef sharks? Possible. Book an overwater bungalow to melt into the beauty? Possible. Snorkel and dive till your heart’s content? Guaranteed.
15 Luxurious Nights. 2 Extraordinary Pacific Destinations. A journey of a lifetime.
EXPERIENCE POLYNESIAN CULTURE
THE BEST OF HAWAII
DISCOVER FRENCH POLYNESIA
3 FULL DAYS IN BORA BORA
5-STAR LUXURY WITH PONANT
MOST BEVERAGES INCLUDED
TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Home to the world’s most active volcanoes, the only royal palace in the U.S., and the welcoming aloha spirit, Hawaii is like no place on earth. Discover its glimmering ocean, emerald valleys, and golden sands as you get lost in the spiritual beauty of the hula and find out how the warmth of Hawaii’s people wonderfully complement the islands’ perfect temperatures. Then, follow the path of the Polynesians as we sail southward to the most beautiful islands in the world. You’ll join an exclusive club of sailors who’ve crossed the equator as we make our way to Bora Bora, Taha’a, Moorea, and finally Tahiti. 3 FULL DAYS and 2 OVERNIGHTS await you in Bora Bora. This is a trip for the ages – an all-new way to enjoy the very best of the Pacific. #OnlyWithVACAYA
The Value of Luxury
When cruising PONANT with VACAYA, you’re choosing comfort, refinement, & discovery…
We recognize this adventure will be expensive for most, but we’ve layered in quite a few inclusions that will hopefully make it irresistible to global adventurers. Obviously it’s difficult for us to put a true value on this experience, but savvy travelers recognize “value” rarely means “low price.” Instead, value is defined as getting something extraordinary for a great price. And that is exactly what VACAYA’s N2023 Polynesia Cruise delivers.
Our pricing includes all of the following:
Luxury accommodations for 15 Nights
All meals onboard
Standard Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (top-shelf brands at additional cost)
Daily afternoon tea and pastries
Coffee & tea throughout the day
24×7 Room Service
24×7 Stateroom Service
24×7 Reception Desk
Onboard Satellite WiFi (One device at a time per person). With all satellite service at sea, we will occasionally encounter limited connection and reduced bandwidth. Streaming is not supported.
The VACAYA Touch
The Vacayan Hosts
Themed Cocktail Parties
The following services are available for an additional charge:
Satellite Telephone Services
*Please note that we travel to some remote areas where the limits of satellite WiFi are certainly felt. Your patience at those times is greatly appreciated.
THE SUPER YACHT ADVANTAGE
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the world in style in a friendly and intimate setting, VACAYA Luxe’s small-ship voyages have distinct advantages over their big-ship counterparts. Small ships gracefully dock in quaint harbors that bulkier oceangoing vessels simply can’t access, while also calling on classic destinations our guests long to visit again and again. The ability to call in ports of all sizes allows for more intriguing itineraries that become the focal point of the journey. Small ships also tend to stay longer and dock closer to town, giving you more time to explore. There are no crowds to beat, so you can see places at their most pleasant and authentic.
Combined with the French Touch of PONANT
A FRENCH WAY OF LIVING
A FRENCH WAY OF LIVING
Cruise with Confidence
A 15-NIGHT SUN-FILLED VACAYA LUXE ADVENTURE AWAITS
Le Boreal was built in 2010 and has led the way among PONANT’s expedition ships for over a decade. She is a stunning vessel with sleek lines and an unusual dark-gray hull that makes her truly stand out. Le Boreal is decidedly upscale and unashamedly French. She’s guaranteed to take your breath away.
Meet PONANT super yacht Le Boreal…
LA LICORNE GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT
LA BOUSSOLE GRILL RESTAURANT
PANORAMIC LOUNGE & LIBRARY
RESTAURANTS, BARS, & OTHER VENUES
SUPER YACHT ADVANTAGE
Look for this symbol within the itinerary section of The Overview page to understand which ports are exclusive to smaller ships.
POOL & NATURE VIEWING DECK
LOUNGES & BARS
LOUNGES & BARS
The Very Best of the Pacific Ocean
3 Hawaiian Islands:
Oahu, Kauai, The Big Island
4 French Polynesian Islands:
Bora Bora, Taha’a, Moorea, & Tahiti
15 Incredible Nights
Cherished Lifelong Memories
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Day 2 – Oct 13
Hilo, Hawaii (The Big Island)
Day 3 – Oct 14
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
Day 4-10 – Oct 15-21
Sailing to French Polynesia
Day 11 – Oct 22
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 12 – Oct 23
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 13 – Oct 24
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 14 – Oct 25
Taha’a, French Polynesia
Day 15 – Oct 26
Cook Bay, Moorea, French Polynesia
Day 16 – Oct 27
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII 21°N 158°W
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023
BOARDING 3PM | DEPART 6PM
The big, blue Pacific and stunning Koolau Mountains serve as a dramatic setting for the State of Hawaii’s largest city. Climb to the top of Diamond Head. Take a romantic sunset stroll on Waikiki Beach. Or catch a glimpse of history by visiting Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
HILO, HAWAII (THE BIG ISLAND)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2023
ARRIVE 9AM | DEPART 2PM
The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse, with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. Visit the town’s well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century and showcase Hawaii’s unique architecture. Just 30 miles away from Hilo is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the most active volcano on Earth, Kilauea.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023
ARRIVE 11AM | DEPART 6PM
Named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined its picturesque harbor, this lovely port of Kaua`i is your gateway to what many believe to be Hawaii’s most beautiful island. On “The Garden Island,” nature is truly the star, from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena.
SAILING TO FRENCH POLYNESIA
OCTOBER 15-21, 2023
Following in the wake of some of the world’s most famous explorers – Magellan, Cook, La Perouse, and Bougainville – we make our way from the Hawaiian Islands to French Polynesia. This journey across the Pacific will be sun-filled, tranquil, and lengthy (we’ll cover over 2,500 miles), but you’ll be rewarded beyond measure once we arrive in stunningly beautiful Bora Bora.
You’ll become one of the few travelers who’ve actually sailed across the equator – a moment that will be memorialized with a few VACAYA surprises!
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023
ARRIVE 8AM | OVERNIGHT
Nicknamed the “Jewel of the South Seas,” Bora Bora will sweep you up in its stunning landscapes that feel a world away. Discover for yourself why so many travelers call Bora Bora “the most beautiful place on Earth.” Whether paddle boarding across its translucent blue lagoon, exploring Mount Pahia on a guided tour, shopping at local boutiques or simply lounging on the warm sand, you can make this paradise your own.
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2023
With 3 full days and 2 overnights here in Bora Bora, the big question is whether you’ll stay onboard Le Boreal each night OR experience one of the island’s famed 5-star overwater bungalows. Our favorites can be found at the Four Seasons, Le Bora Bora, and the St. Regis. If you’re looking to live out a true Polynesian fantasy, getting an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora is definitely the way to go.
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023
OVERNIGHT | DEPART 7PM
After 2 incredible days here in the world’s most beautiful lagoon, our final day here in Bora Bora has adventure written all over it! Is today the day you finally hand-feed the island’s friendly blacktip reef sharks (oh yeah… we mean it)? Or perhaps it’s time for you to venture over to one of the islands many private motus for a day of peace and serenity by yourself or with friends. The choice is all yours. No matter how you spend this day, just make the most of it!
TAHA'A, FRENCH POLYNESIA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2023
ARRIVE 8AM | DEPART 6PM
Life slows down on Taha’a island. This charming and quiet island sweeps you deep into the typical Polynesians’ easy going life. Tiny motu with luminous white sand beaches surround the flower-shaped island with a soft mountain rising from the calm waters of the island’s lagoon.
Vanilla-scented air wafts on breezes that pour down the hillsides from the island’s many vanilla farms, and those gentle aromas ride the ocean breezes proclaiming the island’s soul long before you can see it on the horizon.
The island of Taha’a is captivating. Slanted palm trees rise above pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
COOK BAY, MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023
ARRIVE MOOREA 8AM | DEPART MOOREA 6:50PM
ARRIVE TAHITI 9PM | OVERNIGHT
The island’s unique geography makes Moorea one of French Polynesia’s most breathtaking islands. Eight mountain peaks covered in lush vegetation rise from a translucent lagoon and two tranquil bays. The island is ideal for outdoor activities that are as relaxed or as thrilling as you wish. From paddle boarding and skydiving to island tours and hiking, you can view paradise from almost every angle.
PAPEETE, TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023
From the island’s famed black pearls to world-class surfing and extinct volcanic mountains, discover why Tahiti has been crowned with the “Queen of the Pacific.” French Polynesia’s capital city of Papeete is a multicultural center offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere embedded into the island’s natural beauty. Search for unique crafts and goods at the Papeete Market or tour the Rober Wan Pearl Museum to learn about Tahitian black pearls. We encourage you to stay in Tahiti a couple days to explore all this magical island has to offer, but if you’re heading home today, we wish you safe travels.
ROOMS & PRICING
When you book online directly with VACAYA, you’ll enjoy 24×7 access to your booking information, Pay-In-Full bonus offers, No-interest monthly payments, AIRLINE DISCOUNTS, and our BEST RATE GUARANTEE!
While our Solo Traveling with Ease Program (STEP) has been sunset, we offer some great recommendations for finding a roommate HERE.
PORT & ADMIN FEES
Port & Admin Fees are 427 USD per person.
Pre-Paid Gratuities are 292.50 USD per person (calculated at $19.50 per day). 100% of these gratuities go to onboard staffers, including your stateroom attendant, the culinary services staff, the behind-the-scenes hotel services staff, and the myriad department heads who work with their teams around the clock to create a flawless VACAYA experience for you.
Solo guests in their own stateroom pay double Gratuities and single Port & Admin Fees.
3+ GUESTS IN A ROOM
Because of the unique nature of this cruise, adding a 3rd or 4th guest in a stateroom/suite is not possible on this sailing.
Room descriptions, sizing, and view specifics have been provided to us by PONANT. Room layouts and views (including obstructions) can vary within the same category. For rooms with a capacity greater than 2, the additional bedding is a combination of sofa beds and/or upper berths.
INITIAL DEPOSIT SCHEDULE
- Upon booking outside of 300 Days – 10%.
- At 300 Days (December 16, 2022) – 25%.
- At 240 Days (February 14, 2023) – 50%.
- At 180 Days (April 15, 2023) – 75%.
- At 120 Days (June 14, 2023) – 100%.
- Upon booking through 300 Days (December 16, 2022) – 10% of total.
- From 299 (December 17, 2022) to 240 Days (February 14, 2023) – 20% of total.
- From 239 (February 15, 2023) to 180 Days (April 15, 2023) – 40% of total.
- From 179 (April 16, 2023) to 120 Days (June 14, 2023) – 60% of total.
- From 119 (June 15, 2023) to 90 Days (July 14, 2023) – 80% of total.
- From 89 (July 15, 2023) to 0 Days (October 12, 2023) – 100% of total.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED
- Round-Trip Flights from your home city to Honolulu/from Papeete
- Pre- or Post-Cruise Hotels
- Transfers to/from the Ship
- Onboard Laundry
- Gift Shop Purchases
- Spa/Salon Services
- Optional Excursions
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Be sure to read VACAYA’s Terms & Conditions, which include the Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policies for all reservations. Please note that cancellation fees apply from the time of booking.
For real-time availability, proceed by clicking BOOK NOW. With ever-shifting inventory, a category that shows availability on this page may no longer be available when you attempt to book. If you need help finding the perfect room in another category or to add your name to our wait list for a sold-out category, feel free to email The Vacayans at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.
PAY IN FULL OPTION
You may pay in full at the time of booking. Unless you later modify your reservation, no further payments will be necessary. BONUS OFFER: Paid-in-Full Reservations made through December 16, 2022 will receive $200 off per person/$400 off for solo travelers in their own room.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN
Your initial deposit is due at time of booking. Then, your remaining monthly payments will be calculated using the number of months between your booking and the final payment due date. Payments will be charged on the 1st day of the month, the 15th, or the last day of each month (determined automatically depending on the day of the month you book). Payments will be charged to your credit card on file. If your credit card details change at any time, simply update the info in our system prior to your next month’s payment date. Please note declined payments are subject to a convenience fee. For more information, explore our Automatic Billing FAQs and our Terms & Conditions.
With Covid-19 in our lives for the foreseeable future, we now have an even stronger rationale for recommending Trip Insurance. “Cancel For Any Reason” insurance has quickly risen in popularity, and for good reason. If you decide you don’t want to travel after the cancellation penalty period has begun, this type of insurance covers most if not all of your cancellation fee. It’s also a great way to help honor your Social Contract with VACAYA.
So go ahead and buy that bucket list trip, but protect your health and your investment by purchasing Trip Insurance. ❤️