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Ship: Le Ponant  
Departure: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Papeete
Returns: Papeete
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Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
6
Sea Days
Ports
8
Ports
Countries Visted
2
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Saturday, September 30, 2023 Papeete, French Polynesia Embark 11:59 PM
    View of Papeete, French Polynesia

    The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Read more about Papeete, French Polynesia

    2 Sunday, October 1, 2023 At Sea
    3 Monday, October 2, 2023 Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands
    4 Tuesday, October 3, 2023 At Sea
    5 Wednesday, October 4, 2023 Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia

    Fatu Hiva - aka Fatu Iva - is the southernmost and most isolated of the inhabited Marquesas Island in French Polynesia. Fatu Hiva is the island of superlatives: the furthest south, the wettest, the lushest, the most isolated, and the most authentic. Hanavave Bay on Fatu Hiva is one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and it is surprising that it has been able to remain an untouched paradise. Read more about Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia

    6 Thursday, October 5, 2023 Hiva Oa, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Hiva Oa, French Polynesia

    Hiva Oa is the largest island of the southern Marquesas group, 1400 km NE of Tahiti. Its population is around 2200. Hiva Oa means “long ridgepole,” likely so named because of its long central ridge. Read more about Hiva Oa, French Polynesia

    7 Friday, October 6, 2023 Tahuata, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Tahuata is the smallest of the inhabited Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. Situated 1400 km to the NE of Tahiti, the jagged island rises to a height of 1050 m. Isolated without an airfield, the 700 or so inhabitants are reached by boat from nearby Hiva Oa. Read more about Tahuata, French Polynesia

    8 Saturday, October 7, 2023 Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

    Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France. The Marquises lie 1400 km NE of Tahiti. The island is about 25 km across, with a high inland plateau and the highest peak Tekao at 1224 m. Read more about Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

    9 Sunday, October 8, 2023 At Sea
    10 Monday, October 9, 2023 At Sea
    11 Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Huahine, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Huahine, French Polynesia

    Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, and is arguably the most picturesque island in all of French Polynesia. It actually consists of two islands, Huahine-Nui (big) and Huahine Iti (little) interconnected by a bridge. With steep mountains descending into protected bays of azure blue and emerald green colours, the island is also one of the more geographically diverse of the Society Group. Read more about Huahine, French Polynesia

    12 Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The mysteries and romance associated with the words Bora Bora bring an almost mystical presence to the island; it is arguably the most famous island in the world. Part of the allure has to be its almost unbelievable beauty. Read more about Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    13 Thursday, October 12, 2023 Motu Mahana, Taha'a Island, Society Islands
    14 Friday, October 13, 2023 Moorea, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
    View of Moorea, French Polynesia

    Mo'orea is French Polynesia's second-most popular tourist attraction after Tahiti. Located a mere seven kilometres west of the island of Tahiti, Mo'orea is distinctive for its jagged peaks cloaked with lush greenery, its white and black sand beaches that are among the finest in the world.The island is encircled by a lagoon of translucent green, fringed by the deep blue of the ocean and light blue sky. Then there are the fascinating threads of waterfalls that tumble down fern-softened cliffs, all of which sets one in awe of the majesty of nature. Read more about Moorea, French Polynesia

    14 Friday, October 13, 2023 Papeete, French Polynesia 7:30 PM 11:59 PM
    View of Papeete, French Polynesia

    The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Read more about Papeete, French Polynesia

    15 Saturday, October 14, 2023 Papeete, French Polynesia 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Papeete, French Polynesia

    The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Read more about Papeete, French Polynesia

  • Ship

    Le Ponant Overview

    Le Ponant

    Ponant is an archaic French naval term for "West", the opposite of Levant. Le Ponant is a three-masted motorised sailing vessel, refitted in 2011, carrying just 64 passengers – a boutique discovery yacht that will take you in luxury to beautiful ports not accessed by large cruise vessels.

  • Cabins

    Le Ponant Cabins

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    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    MGP, MAG, ANT

    Average Cabin Size – 14.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 113-145 sq.ft. Note - some staterooms may have 2 twin beds or 1 king bed or 1 king + 1 twin. Request your type of accommodation when booking a cruise. Description: • Individually-controlled air-conditioning • Cabin layout : king-size bed, or twin beds, or triple version • Minibar • Flat screen satellite TV • Desk with stationery • Safe • French bath products • Dressing table, Hairdryer and Bath robes • Satellite direct line telephone • 110/220 volts outlet • Wifi

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Le Ponant

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Oceanview at the Le Ponant

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