February 17 - 24, 2024
LUXURY IN PARADISE
Tahiti is the largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands and atolls in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is located about halfway between Los Angeles, California, and Sydney, Australia. Tahiti and some of the smaller islands, still hold that isolated, remote, and almost otherworldly feeling. Turquoise-blue lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, romantic overwater bungalows, lush mountains, and unblemished coral habitats fill your days. There is something absolutely mystical and magical about French Polynesia. It's what dream vacations are made of.
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DL 2167 Depart SLC 9:00 PM Arrive LAX 10:11 PM
DL 8769 Depart LAX 11:50 PM Arrive PPT (+1) 6:15 AM
DL 118 Depart PPT 7:45 PM Arrive LAX (+1) 6:10 AM
DL 1434 Depart LAX 9:59 AM Arrive SLC 12:56 PM
We are arriving at 6:15 am on 2/17, but cannot embark until 3:00 pm - what will we do?
We have arranged a breakfast for everyone flying early into Pape'ete. You can store your luggage at the breakfast location during the day while you explore the main market in town until it's time to embark on the cruise ship.
Do we HAVE to stay on island on 2/21?
Absolutely not! Your room on the ship will remain available for you to stay in for the night of 2/21. Unfortunately the Four Seasons would not allow us to contract a group rate for one-night only (2/21/24, with checkout on 2/22/24). As such, and since staying on-island is optional, you are responsible for booking your on-island stay at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora. On 2/21 in Bora Bora, attendees will take the normal tender from the cruise ship. The Four Seasons is on its own small island and they provide transportation pick up as part of your reservation.
We have a later departure time on 2/24. What do we do with our luggage between disembarkment and our flight departure?
There is an option to purchase a day pass at the Intercontinental Hotel in Pape'ete for 2/24/24. The hotel has only 45 individual passes available, on a first-come, first serve basis. The day passes would allow you to drop your luggage, spend the day at the pool lounging until you're ready to depart for the airport. For pricing and more information, please book one pass per person directly through the day pass website here.
We are flying in a day early, and/or departing a day late - do you have any hotel recommendations?
If you are planning to extend before or after your trip for a day or so, we suggest booking accommodations at the Intercontinental Hotel in Pape'ete.
We would like to extend our trip for a few days beyond February 24 - do you have any recommendations?
If you'd like to stay a few extra days at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora beyond our trip dates, there are a few things to be aware of: The Four Seasons is on its own small island and they provide transportation pick up from the port of Bora Bora as part of the reservation. You are responsible for arranging and booking your stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora. Since our cruise will disembark on 2/24 in Pape'ete, you would be responsible for arranging your transfer on 2/24 from Pape'ete to Bora Bora. We recommend flying from Pape'ete back to Bora Bora if you choose to extend in Bora Bora. The Four Seasons is incredible, but definitely a more expensive option in French Polynesia.
If you'd like to stay a few extra days beyond our trip dates without the high price tag of Bora Bora, we have had a few couples from the group reserve a few extra nights in Moorea. You are responsible for arranging and booking your stay in Moorea. Since our cruise will disembark on 2/24 in Pape'ete, you would also be responsible for arranging your transfer on 2/24 from Pape'ete to Moorea, your ferry from Moorea back to Pape'ete, and your transfer from the dock back to the airport for your departure. We highly recommend staying at either the Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort or the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa. If you choose to extend in Moorea, you do have the option to disembark from the cruise ship on 2/23 and remain on Moorea for your extension. If you choose to disembark on 2/23, you will miss the final dinner on the cruise ship. If you'd like to stay on the ship and disembark in Pape'ete, we recommend booking a ferry from Pape'ete back to Moorea on 2/24.
Friday, February 16
Scattered Departures from SLC
Saturday, February 17
Scattered Arrivals in Pape'ete
3:00 PM - Embark on Cruise Ship
6:00 PM - Cruise departs
Sunday, February 18
Monday, February 19
Tuesday, February 20
Motu Mahana, Taha'a Island
Wednesday, February 21
**Optional overnight stay on-island in Bora Bora (We recommend staying at the Four Seasons, with checkout on 2/22)
Thursday, February 22
Friday, February 23
Return to Pape'ete (Option to disembark this night)
Saturday, February 24
7:00 - 9:00 AM - Disembark Cruise Ship
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