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Los Angeles, California
to Papeete, Tahiti

Silversea Cruises
Jan 22, 2015 12 Days
Silver Spirit 5502
US$4,850
Date: Day: Port: Arrive: Depart:
January 22nd, 2015 Thursday Los Angeles, California   5:00 PM
January 23rd, 2015 Friday Day at Sea    
January 24th, 2015 Saturday Day at Sea    
January 25th, 2015 Sunday Day at Sea    
January 26th, 2015 Monday Day at Sea    
January 27th, 2015 Tuesday Day at Sea    
January 28th, 2015 Wednesday Day at Sea    
January 29th, 2015 Thursday Day at Sea    
January 30th, 2015 Friday Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
January 31st, 2015 Saturday Day at Sea    
February 01st, 2015 Sunday Rangiroa 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
February 02nd, 2015 Monday Moorea 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
February 02nd, 2015 Monday Papeete, Tahiti 8:00 PM  
February 03rd, 2015 Tuesday Papeete, Tahiti    
Included in this Cruise
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturers and destination consultants
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
Exclusive offers
Gentleman Hosts
Exclusive offer
Bridge Sailing
Overnight in Port

Excursions

Discover the beauty of Nuku Hiva and follow the trails of adventurer and novelist, Herman Melville on this half-day exploration of the island.


After tendering ashore, board the 4x4 vehicle for a rugged trip into the island's interior. The first stop is at the 2,834-foot (864-metre) Muake Hill, from where you can enjoy the best view of the bay. Continue driving up a steep trail, over the high Toovii Plateau and through lush vegetation toward the Taipivai Valley. Along the way, photo stops at various viewpoints provide breathtaking vistas of the coastline, bays and valleys. Pausing every so often, the driver tells you about the rich flora and fauna of the area.


The Taipivai Valley was made famous by the American writer, Herman Melville (1819-1891), who deserted his ship and hid in the valley. Captured by the natives, he spent several weeks here and learned during this time about their way of life. His novel Typee is based on this experience. Your tour takes you through the small village of Taipivai, where the people engage mainly in agriculture. From here, proceed to the beach area from where you can enjoy views of the surrounding mountains.


Travel back to Taiohae and visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Marquesas. The church was built with different coloured stones from the six Marquesas islands; magnificently carved sculptures adorn the interior. Conclude the tour back at the pier.


Please note: Little walking is required; however, guests must be agile and able to climb in and out of the vehicles. This tour operates in a variety of small, non air-conditioned 4X4 vehicles (sport utility vehicles) that offer a bumpy ride at times and are the best available on the island.  This tour is not suitable for anyone with neck, back or hip problems or those who utilise a wheelchair. The price of this tour reflects the high cost of the limited tour infrastructure on this remote island. Drivers offer commentary; they are not certified guides and their English is very basic. Itinerary and stops are subject to weather conditions. We recommend wearing lightweight clothing. Restroom facilities may not be to Silversea standards. Participation is limited.

Excursions

Get an up-close look at French Polynesia's tropical underwater scene from a glass bottom boat on this scenic hour-long cruise. It is an easy and relaxing way to get acquainted with the coral gardens and their colourful inhabitants without having to be in the water.


Leave the pier in a glass bottom boat and cruise slowly over the huge coral heads that cluster in shallow areas near the Tiputa channel. Through large windows you can observe an amazing variety of marine life, including parrot, butterfly, and surgeon fish. You may even encounter black-tipped sharks and the majestic Napoleon fish.


The Polynesian boat crew attract the fish right under the glass panels, allowing for perfect viewing and photography. The boat's overhead cover provides protection from the sun and eliminates glare, ensuring that you will take home great pictures.


Conclude this glass bottom boat cruise back at the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking to the tour boat; guests must be able to climb in and out of the boat. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility but is not wheelchair accessible. Snorkelling is not offered. While guides are knowledgeable, their spoken English may be basic and accented. Transportation is very basic; vehicles used are mini-vans, mini-buses and/or local Le Trucks and are the best available. Operation of this tour is subject to favourable weather and sea conditions. The boat does offer covering, providing protection from the sun; however, we recommend you bring hat, glasses and sun cream. The sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. Participation is limited, but several departures will be available.

Excursions

Marvel at the underwater sights surrounding the island of Rangiroa during your two dives to the Tiputa pass and surrounds.


Your escort will meet you on the pier and take you to the awaiting zodiac-style dive boat.  Once you receive your equipment, the dive boat heads for the site of your first dive.  Following a thorough safety briefing by your PADI Dive Master and getting your equipment set-up and checked out, you are ready to plunge in to the awaiting beauty beneath the surface.


Rangiroa is the largest atoll in the Southern Hemisphere and it is a diver's mecca. There are two passes in Rangiroa and both are just a short boat ride away. Depending on the sea conditions, you may visit caves full of Red Snapper, barracuda, and dozens of Napoleon Fish. The sites boast turtle, dolphin, ray and shark sightings. A highlight between November and February are the visiting Hammerhead sharks.


Following your first dive, re-board the boat for a surface interval and sit back as your captain skilfully manoeuvres the boat to your second dive site. With sufficient surface time allowed, get suited-up for your next dive.


The dive boast then returns you to the pier where the driver awaits to take you back to the ship's tender pier.

Please note:  This adventure tour for certified divers only requires an extensive amount of activity. It must be reserved or cancelled a minimum of four days prior to arrival in Rangiroa to avoid penalties. Guests must have been diving within the last year; please bring your dive log.  You must present your certification card to participate and be able to complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver. The tour includes all scuba equipment, including wet suit.  You may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel.  Nitrox is available upon request. The actual dive site will be determined by the captain/dive master based on weather and sea conditions.  The dive profile will be determined by the dive master.  All dive activities are guided by a certified PADI Dive Master and or PADI Scuba Instructor.  Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, plenty of sun protection and bring a towel and bottled water from the ship. The sighting of specific marine life cannot be guaranteed. A minimum number of guests is required to operate this tour.

Excursions

Learn about the cultivating of black pearls in Rangiroa and French Polynesia on this visit to a local farm.


Board the tour vehicle for a 10-minute ride along the main road of Rangiroa and past the airport to one of the numerous black pearl farms on the island. Most pearl farms are small in size; the workers at the farm visited are representative of the farms in this area.


Your visit begins with a 20-minute introduction to pearl farming presented by the knowledgeable staff. Listen as farm representatives discuss the chronology and evolution of the industry and how oysters are selected and then grafted for production. Grafting is the key element, as it requires a skilled artisan to perform the precise opening of each oyster to introduce the mantel and the nucleus to the pocket inside. It is the mantel that coats the nucleus to form the pearl.


Following the introduction, move on to one of the work sheds where oysters are sorted and cleaned. Then, watch a grafter at work as he skilfully performs his trade. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to view a selection of unset black pearls. The guide provides explanations on how the pearls are graded for quality, shape, and lustre. There are round, baroque and semi-baroque pearls, ranging in grades from C to A.


Re-board the tour vehicle and return to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking to the tour vehicle and at the farm; guests must be able to enter and exit the vehicle via steps. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility but is not wheelchair accessible. Transportation is very basic; vehicles used are mini-vans and mini-buses and are the best available. Due to the limited number of vehicles available, all seats are utilised.  We thank you for your understanding. Commentary at the pearl farm is by the local workers.  They are not certified guides and their English may be basic and accented. Pearls can be purchased at the boutique at the end of the visit.  They accept cash (Euro, USD, Pacific Franc) and credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card). Guests needing more than 10-15 minutes to shop should return on the next transfer back to the ship or the Pearl Farm may return you to the pier. Space on this tour is limited.

Excursions

Rangiroa's turquoise lagoon is more like a vast inland sea, with the dry land forming a narrow chain of sandy motus that encircle this huge waterway. The marine life in the lagoon is some of the most spectacular anywhere.


Board the local boat pierside and transfer to the natural aquarium within the lagoon for an exciting experience. This open-water aquarium is known as one of best snorkelling spots on the atoll. With a local guide in attendance, you can admire the fascinating and colourful world of tropical fish and coral formations. Harmless black-tipped sharks may swim around you and, if you wish, you may even feed the fish.


This discovery into Rangiroa's unique open-water aquarium concludes with the boat trip back to the pier.


Please note: This tour is recommended only to guests who are physically fit and able to swim. Although only a minimal amount of walking is required, guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of the snorkel boat using a 2-step ladder. Snorkelling takes place directly from the boat in water too deep to stand and there may be a current. Snorkel equipment (mask and snorkel only) provided but we recommend you bring your own equipment to ensure good quality and fit. Swimsuits should be worn under beach-type clothing. Please remember to bring your sunscreen, hat, towel and bottled water from the ship. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. The 12-passenger motorboat is without cover. Local residents provide some commentary.  Their spoke English may be limited and with an accent; they are not certified guides but the best available.

Excursions

Embrace your sense of adventure and Moorea's exquisite beauty during this four-wheel-drive excursion to the historical and archaeological sites located in the heart of the island.


Depart the tender pier for the drive past Pao Pao Village, then proceed through pineapple fields en route to Magic Mountain for spectacular views and photo opportunities over Oponuho Bay and the lagoon. Afterward, your drive continues on to the Belvedere Lookout for a panoramic view of the valley below.


Next, visit one of the numerous maraes, or ancient stone temples, scattered across the Oponohu Valley to learn about their historical and cultural significance.


Your off-road tour concludes with a visit to the fields of the local Agricultural School, known for its cultivation of fruit trees, before returning to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking at the various sites, some of which is over unpaved pathways.  It is suitable for guests with limited mobility, able to climb in and out of the vehicles via large steps.  The touring vehicles are not wheelchair accessible. As this tour operates in 4-WD vehicles over rugged terrain, it is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems; the ride may be rough and bumpy at times. Due to the limited number of vehicles, all seats are utilised. In the event of rain affecting the terrain, Magic Mountain will be replaced by a stop at Atira'a Waterfall.  Guests are advised to wear comfortable, lightweight clothing, and to bring insect repellent and bottled water from the ship.  Participation is limited. The order of sites seen may vary, depending on the bay in which the ship is anchored.

Excursions

Take a break from traditional touring and play a round of golf on Moorea's Nicklaus Designed golf course, Green Pearl.


Meet your driver at the tender pier for the brief transfer to Moorea Green Pearl Golf Resort.  This beautiful golf course, opened in 2007 is perfectly situated between the lagoon and the mountains.  This stunning, international course will be sure to please and impress golfers of all abilities.


The 18 holes (par 70, 6002 metre-, 6596 yard-long) is nestled between mountains, lakes and the beach. This combination of various landscapes makes it technical, attractive and unique in Polynesia.


Your 18-hole package includes green fees, a shared golf cart and a set of clubs.  Holes 1-9 are set around clear ponds, while holes 10-18 are uniquely positioned in the middle of an extinct volcano with incredible views.  After completing your round, your driver will take you back to the pier.


Please note:  This golf programme involves a moderate to extensive amount of activity.  It includes green fees, round-trip transportation, shared cart and clubs.  Guests must purchase bucket of balls directly (4.20 euro/35 balls at the time of this printing). Golf attire is mandatory; golf shirt with collar, golf pants, and golf shoes (or tennis shoes) only. They may also be purchased at the golf boutique and US dollars, euros, Pacific francs and credit cards are accepted. Bar and restaurant facilities are available for beverage and meal purchases and are not included in this package. This programme operates in wet weather. A minimum of two guests is required to operate this tour.

Excursions

Indulge your senses with the exquisite beauty of Moorea during this picturesque and relaxing lagoon cruise, with a picnic on a motu.


Moorea Lagoon Cruise & Snorkelling

Depart the pier aboard a boat for the scenic, approximate 45-minute ride to the Moorea Lagoon. En route, a photo stop is made on Opunohu and Cook's bays for breath-taking views. Upon arrival at the Moorea Lagoon, receive your safety and snorkelling instructions and equipment, then enter the water and begin your guided snorkelling session. Explore an underwater world filled with wonderful coral and colourful tropical fish. The crew provides assistance on the boat and in the water.


Motu Visit with Swimming, Snorkelling & Lunch

Following your snorkelling session, cruise on to a motu, or islet. A stop is made here for a picnic lunch consisting of locale fare such as mixed salads, barbecue and raw fish, chicken, and exotic fruit. After lunch, some free time is made available for swimming or snorkelling around the motu or relaxing on the beach.


At the conclusion of your visit, embark the boat and commence the ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity and is recommended for guests that are in good physical condition, agile to get in and out of the boat/water, and able to swim and wade in shallow water. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes or flip-flops suitable to wade ashore in the shallow water. Bring protection from the sun, towels and bottled water from the ship. Masks and snorkels (no fins) are provided but they are of a basic quality; we recommend guests bring their own. Guests must follow their guide's instructions at all times. Do not touch or handle the coral whilst snorkelling. Restrooms are available on board the vessel.

Excursions

Gaze in wonder at the underwater sights surrounding the island of Moorea during your two drift dives within the lagoon.


Meet your escort on the pier and after a brief transfer, arrive at the dive shop.  Once you are given your equipment and complete the necessary paperwork, climb aboard your dive boat.  Motor out into the lagoon and head for the site of your first dive.  Following a thorough safety briefing by your PADI Dive Master, don your wet suit and equipment. Then, plunge in to the awaiting beauty beneath the surface.


Tahiti's sister island is particularly renowned for its clear warm waters, rich in an abundance of tropical marine life, including turtles, eels, eagle rays, and triggerfish.  The inner and outer lagoon areas boast an impressive concentration of numerous species of shark.  Lemon, blacktip, and gray sharks are most commonly seen.  Dive to approximately 70 to 80 feet (20-24 metres) and look for the attractive corals and anemones with their clown fish, in the various canyons you may visit.


Following your first dive, re-board the boat for a surface interval and as your captain skilfully manoeuvres the boat to your second dive site. With sufficient surface time allowed, get suited-up for your next dive.


The dive boast then returns you to the pier where the driver awaits to take you back to the ship's tender pier.

Please note:  This adventure tour for certified divers only requires an extensive amount of activity; it involves a drift dive with currents. It must be reserved or cancelled a minimum of four days prior to arrival in Moorea to avoid penalties. Guests must have been diving within the last year; please bring your dive log.  You must present your certification card to participate and be able to complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver. The tour includes all scuba equipment, including wet suit.  You may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel.  Nitrox is available upon request. The actual dive site will be determined by the captain/dive master based on weather and sea conditions.  The dive profile will be determined by the dive master.  All dive activities are guided by a certified PADI Dive Master and or PADI Scuba Instructor.  Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, plenty of sun protection and bring a towel and bottled water from the ship. The sighting of specific marine life cannot be guaranteed. A minimum number of guests is required to operate this tour.

Excursions

Discover Moorea's religious past and natural beauty during a picturesque introduction to this exotic island paradise.


Depart the tender pier for a drive on the road around the island and along Opunohu and Cook's Bays. Leaving the main road, travel through the fertile Opunohu Valley, site of numerous maraes, ancient stone temples. Some 500 of these structures have been identified in this area, evidence that the valley was once inhabited by a people with a highly-developed social system long before Christianity arrived. A stop allows for a closer look at one of these temple ruins before continuing on the winding road to the Belvedere Viewpoint. This lookout offers splendid views and photo opportunities over much of Northern Moorea and Mount Rotui.


Next, your drive around this idyllic island resumes with a visit to the Toatea Lookout for yet another spectacular panoramic vista before heading back to the pier.


Please note: This tour is primarily a panoramic coach tour that offers a good overview of the island with only brief periods of walking. Some of the walkways to the marae are unpaved and guests should wear walking shoes to avoid tripping. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, able to get on and off the coach via steps. The coach is unable to accommodate wheelchairs. A restroom stop is offered at a local shop; euros, US dollars and Pacific francs accepted for any souvenir purchases.

Excursions

Some of Tahiti's most beautiful spots are accessible only by a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Journey into the island's heart as you travel unpaved trails up the Papenoo Valley. Take in views of tropical forest, graceful waterfalls and dramatic basalt cliffs. Enjoy a refreshing swim in a forest pool and refreshments served at one of the island's scenic lookouts.


Four-Wheel-Drive Safari

Meet your guide and four-wheel drive vehicle at the pier and travel to the scenic east coast of Tahiti and the famous Papenoo Valley. After a short coastal drive, turn inland at the mouth of Papenoo River and begin the ascent up the largest valley on the island. The view of the surrounding mountainsides carved by centuries of erosion and covered with rich, thick, multi-green rain forest will awe you. The adventurous drive crosses rivers and includes photo stops of the numerous waterfalls. Take a swim in one of the natural pools of the river (if water levels permit) before stopping at a panoramic viewpoint for photos.


Retrace your path down the valley and stop at the famous surfing and black-sand beaches of Papeenoo before returning to the ship.


Please note: This tour is offered to in-transit guests continuing on to the following cruise. It requires a moderate amount of walking, most of which is on unpaved, uneven and sloped paths. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The jeeps travel on unpaved roads and paths that may be bumpy and muddy, therefore this tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back conditions or those not prepared for mud and wet splashes. There are no changing facilities at the forest pool; passengers should wear their swimsuits under their clothing and bring a towel.  Water or aqua shoes are recommended. Insect repellent is suggested.

Excursions

Discover the natural attractions of beautiful Tahiti before flying home from the Papeete International Airport during this half-day outing to the Arahoho Blowhole and the Vaipahi Gardens.


Depart the pier for the drive through Papeete, then head along the West Coast en route to Vaipahi Gardens


Vaipahi Gardens

A place to stop off in the circuit around the island of Tahiti, the public gardens of Vaipahi offer wonderful views of water, light and exquisite vegetation.  This haven of peace of over a hectare invites you to take pleasant walks among its natural treasures. Nearly 75 different plant species composes its abundant flora, planted close to the basins and waterfalls which flow directly into Lake Vaihiria.


Arahoho Blowhole

Your tour continues with a scenic, 45-minute ride to the Arahoho Blowhole, one of the island's natural attractions. It was formed thousands of years ago by a lava flow that, once cooled, created a channel; the result is roaring plumes of water shooting into the air. After watching this powerful display of nature, your drive continues north to Point Venus.


Point Venus

Today Point Venus is home to a picturesque Victorian-era lighthouse and a monument to the crew of the Bounty, who also landed at Venus Point. Capt. James Cook observed the transit of the planet Venus in 1769 at Point Venus, Tahiti's northernmost extremity. The low, sandy peninsula covered with ironwood (casuarina) trees is about 2km (1 1/4 miles) from the main road. Captains Wallis, Cook, and Bligh landed here after anchoring their ships offshore, behind the reef in Matavai Bay. Cook made his observations of the transit of Venus across the sun in 1769 from a point between the black-sand beach and the meandering river that cuts the peninsula in two.


From here, a journey of approximately 45 minutes takes you back to Papeete and the International Airport.   The coach brings you to the departure drop-off area at the airport, where you collect your luggage and independently head to check-in for your flight. Arrival at the airport is approximately 13:30. Afterwards, the coach continues the 10-minute journey to the pier, where any accompanying in-transit guests conclude their tour.

Please note: This tour is offered in the morning to guests disembarking the ship with flights after 4:30 p.m. and in the afternoon for guests with flights after 8:30 p.m. and the tour will end at the airport. It requires a moderate amount of walking at the museum; however, most areas visited are wheelchair accessible. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the bus steps. Operation is subject to minimum participation. This tour will stop at the airport to allowing departing guests to debark the coach.  It then continues to the pier for in-transit guests returning to the ship.

Excursions

Discover the natural beauty of Tahiti during this half-day look at the island.


Depart the pier for the drive through Papeete, then head along the West Coast en route to Vaipahi Gardens


Vaipahi Gardens

A place to stop off in the circuit around the island of Tahiti, the public gardens of Vaipahi offer wonderful views of water, light and exquisite vegetation.  This haven of peace of over a hectare invites you to take pleasant walks among its natural treasures. Nearly 75 different plant species composes its abundant flora, planted close to the basins and waterfalls which flow directly into Lake Vaihiria.


Arahoho Blowhole

Your tour continues with a scenic, 45-minute ride to the Arahoho Blowhole, one of the island's natural attractions. It was formed thousands of years ago by a lava flow that, once cooled, created a channel; the result is roaring plumes of water shooting into the air. After watching this powerful display of nature, your drive continues north to Point Venus.


Point Venus

Today Point Venus is home to a picturesque Victorian-era lighthouse and a monument to the crew of the Bounty, who also landed at Venus Point. Capt. James Cook observed the transit of the planet Venus in 1769 at Point Venus, Tahiti's northernmost extremity. The low, sandy peninsula covered with ironwood (casuarina) trees is about 2km (1 1/4 miles) from the main road. Captains Wallis, Cook, and Bligh landed here after anchoring their ships offshore, behind the reef in Matavai Bay. Cook made his observations of the transit of Venus across the sun in 1769 from a point between the black-sand beach and the meandering river that cuts the peninsula in two.


Following this stop, journey back to Papeete and the ship.


Please note: This tour is available to in-transit guests continuing on to the following cruise.  It requires a moderate amount of walking at the museum; however, most areas visited are wheelchair accessible. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the bus steps. Operation is subject to minimum participation. Disembarking guests continuing on to the airport may accompany this tour.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program.  Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between hotel & airport) and a small group transfer (between hotel and pier) are included.


InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa has long been rated the top hotel on the island of Tahiti.

It is located alongside the lagoon with a view of Tahiti's sister island, Moorea.

It's the perfect place to begin a visit to French Polynesia. Tahiti is the largest of the French Polynesian islands and the gateway to the archipelago. Nestled in a sumptuous garden setting coverning 12 hectares, the resort boasts two superb infinity pools and offers an extensive range of activities.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa has long been rated the top hotel on the island of Tahiti.

It is located alongside the lagoon with a view of Tahiti's sister island, Moorea.

It's the perfect place to begin a visit to French Polynesia. Tahiti is the largest of the French Polynesian islands and the gateway to the archipelago. Nestled in a sumptuous garden setting coverning 12 hectares, the resort boasts two superb infinity pools and offers an extensive range of activities.

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Land Programmes

An overnight in an over-the-water bungalow offers an Intimate Escape to a romantic island where you can watch the marine life from your balcony or climb down the steps directly to snorkel in your little piece of paradise.  Fly to Papeete to return to your cruise the following day.



01MIDMOZ-O Over-the-Water Overnight

For In-transit Guests Only on Voyages 4501 and 5502

Departure: Moorea

Duration: 1.5 Days/1 Night

Re-join ship: Papeete

Reserve by: 90 Days Prior to Sailing


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations at least 90 days prior to the start of your cruise. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.  This programme is offered to guests sailing on the following cruise, beyond Papeete.


Perched above the water on stilts, over-the-water bungalows offer a one-of-a-kind escape.  They are iconic, thatch-roofed symbols of a tropical paradise.  Moorea is Polynesia's second-most popular tourist attraction after Tahiti. Located a mere 12 miles (19 kilometres) west of the island of Tahiti, Moorea is a triangular shaped island encircled by a lagoon of translucent green, fringed by an azure blue Polynesian sea. It is rumoured that James Michener based his mythical, idealized island, Bali Hai on Moorea. And it is easy to see why. Many people have described Moorea as the most beautiful place on earth. Here, you'll find the real South Seas' experience - a casual, barefoot existence amidst white sand beaches and multi-hued lagoons surrounded by jagged mountains and volcanic spires that reach into the clouds, while below, valleys are blanketed with the colours that one only finds when tropical climates and rich, volcanic soils meet.


Venture ashore for the night on Silversea's Land Adventure that begins in Moorea and concludes in Papeete and a wonderful stay in an overwater bungalow in between.  The story is yours to write.


DAY ONE - Moorea

Begin your adventure by tendering ashore to meet the crew of your awaiting lagoon boat. Moorea's idyllic beauty is yours to discover during this sailing and snorkelling adventure aboard a private vessel.


Depart from the wharf for the cruise toward the beautiful Cook's and Opunohu Bays. Weather permitting, the captain will sail both inside and outside the lagoon, where you may catch a glimpse of wild dolphins. After the crew drop anchor, venture on a snorkelling exploration through the nearby coral garden.


Return to the wharf to meet your driver.  Depending on where the ship is anchored, your drive to the hotel might be 10-30 minutes.  Enjoy lunch, followed by check-in at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa, Moorea.  Nestled between scenic mountains and a tropical lagoon, the Moorea Resort & Spa is an idyllic location to experience authentic French Polynesia. Set within 27 acres of lush gardens, the hotel boasts local and international cuisine and an infinity pool with a swim-up bar. Enjoy a range of activities from swimming with dolphins, kayaking in the surf, diving into the turquoise seas, or just relaxing with the "wide screen" view that nature projects from your balcony or from the glass window in the floor of your bungalow.


The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. Dinner this evening is served at the hotel.


Overnight at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa - Moorea


DAY TWO - Moorea/Papeete

Awake to the rays of the sun and sparkle of the sea as it dances through your window.  Have a morning swim or sip your coffee just soaking in the ambience.  Make you way to breakfast as you wish.  The morning is for you to enjoy as you wish.


At the appointed time, check-out and meet your driver for the transfer to the airport.  Board the aircraft for the 7-15-minute flight to Papeete.  Admire the water views as you soar above the sea.  Papeete is just 28 miles (44 kilometres) away.  Upon landing you are met and taken to the ship in time for a later lunch onboard the ship that awaits your return.


Please note:  This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure is only offered to guests arriving into Papeete on the ship, in-transit to the following cruises.  It is not available to guests embarking the ship in Papeete. It requires a minimal amount of activity; the snorkelling is optional and at your discretion. Guests must be able to get in and out of the boat without assistance.  Changes in flights by the airline are outside of Silversea's control and may cause changes to the above described itinerary. If necessary, travel to Papeete will be by scheduled ferry instead. Anticipate warm and humid weather with a cool breeze in the evening. Attire is resort casual.  Remember to wear a bathing suit under your clothing and water shoes if you wish to snorkel before arriving to the hotel. Sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated; marine life will be present in the waters around the bungalows. Please to note that all the animals are wild, and are not kept in enclosures. As such wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.  Baggage allowance is 22 pounds (10 kg).  


Programme Includes:

·        One-night's stay at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa - Moorea

·        Flight Moorea/Papeete - one class of service only offered.  This can be substituted with a transfer by local high-speed catamaran ferry if the weather dictates.

·        One breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner (lunch and dinner include choice of two local beers, or house wine, coffee, tea, soft drinks, water)

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

·        Any meals and drinks not specified above, traditional gratuities to driver/guides and safari director, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.