Project Description

Overview

POLYNESIA, “PEARLS OF PARADISE”

WINDSTAR – Wind Spirit

Tahiti to Fiji

 

February 3 – 22, 2020

19 Days / 14 Night Cruise

 

Dive into the South Pacific’s mystical lagoons to discover every shade of blue imaginable and a kaleidoscope of colours from brilliant tropical fish to vibrant coral reefs. Trade winds gently carry you from island to island to encounter white sand beaches, black pearl farms, enchanting waterfalls, abundant sea life, and rich Polynesian culture. Experience the things that dreams are made of as you journey through Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, and the Cook Islands. 

Banish cliché, toss aside regimen, steer clear of stuffy. Your perfectly sized ship makes it possible to flip the script on cruising. Free yourself from crowds and indulge all your senses, especially your sense of awe. Experience cultures in ways that are personal and authentic, with the power to change your perspective. Experience the essence of small ship sailing on the 148-guest Wind Spirit. This 4-masted beauty features wide open, teak decks — quite unusual for small ships. It is the intimacy of this ship that allows its’ guests to connect with others, sharing the journey with like-minded, savvy travelers.

TAKE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT CRUISES AND THROW IT OUT THE PORTHOLE

Experience a cruise that’s 180 degrees from ordinary, on a journey that is as adventurous as it is inspiring. It’s casual luxury at its finest!

Itinerary Details

Day Date Destination
1 Feb 3 Depart Home, Fly to Papeete, Society Islands, Tahiti
2 Feb 4 Arrive Papeete, Society Islands, Tahiti – Overnight
3 Feb 5 Papeete, Society Islands, Tahiti – Overnight

Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices.

4 Feb 6 Papeete, Society Islands, Tahiti – Embarkation, Wind Spirit
5 Feb 7 Bora Bora, Society Islands

Our stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs — and you’ll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You’ll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

6 Feb 8 At Sea
7 Feb 9 At Sea
8 Feb 10 Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

The natural playground of Rarotonga is the hub of the Cook Islands. Surrounded by a lagoon, it offers palm-studded white-sand beaches, excellent snorkeling in the sparkling blue waters of Muri Lagoon and lush jungle forests. Just 20 miles (32 km) around, this popular island is becoming a foodie location with its numerous cafes and artisan and organic food scene. Other sights to see include Te Rua Manga peak (“The Needle”) and Takitumu Conservation Area.

9 Feb 11 At Sea
10 Feb 12 At Sea
11 Feb 13 Alofi, Niue Charming Niue is one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth. Step back in time and enjoy the laidback pace of relaxed clear waters and pristine beaches, the coral reefs everywhere and the vibrant, friendly locals who delight to meet you. Spend time on the beach or find the Taoga Niue Museum, the Ekalesia Church, Palaha Cave, and Hikulagi Sculpture Park.
  Feb 14 At Sea – Cross the International Dateline (Lose a day) Cross the International Date Line, the imaginary line of navigation that runs down the middle of the Pacific Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole roughly following the 180⁰ Longitude north-south line.  The IDL was established in 1852 in Greenwich, England.
12 Feb 15 At Sea
13 Feb 16 At Sea
14 Feb 17 At Sea 
15 Feb 18 Waiyevo, Taveuni Island Fiji

Known as the “Garden Island of Fiji” cigar-shaped Taveuni’s most famous tourist attraction is Lake Tagimaucia, the habitat of the rare tagimaucia flower. It is also the home of three major diving areas, with Rainbow Reef recognized as one of the world’s best soft coral dives. Two sanctuaries, Ravilevu Nature Reserve and Taveuni Forest Reserve have been created to protect Fiji’s wildlife.

16 Feb 19 SavuSavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Known as “the hidden paradise of Fiji,” beautiful Savusavu with its abundance of waterfalls, hiking trails, rainforests and black pearls, has recently been realized to be a tourist hotspot. The shabby-chic main street is a hodgepodge of eclectic watering holes, a bustling market, and a variety of shops and cosmopolitan restaurants. Find a black pearl farm, see the Vuadomo and Nakawaga Waterfalls or kayak, snorkel, sail, fish or take an easy hike. Bula! 

17 Feb 20 Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

Welcome to the capital of Fiji with its broad streets, majestic British colonial buildings, lively farmer’s market and lush, green parks. Considered the most multiracial, multicultural country in the South Pacific, find a variety of excellent cuisine here including Indo-Fijian, Chinese, Italian and Japanese. Highlights here include the Fiji museum, Thurston Gardens, Colo-I-Suva Forest Park and Albert Park.

18 Feb 21 Lautoka, Fiji – Depart for Home
19 Feb 22 Arrive Home

Inclusions and Costs

INCLUSIONS

  • Return International Flights
  • 19 Day Tour;

3 Nights, Tahiti La Ora – Ocean View Room

14 Nights’ aboard the “Wind Spirit”

  • Breakfast daily in Papeete
  • Included Gratuities for the Cruise portion
  • $100 USD On Board Credit per person
  • All Accommodations
  • All Transfers
  • All Taxes
  • Jolly Tour Director

Book before September 30th, 2019 and receive an increased ON BOARD CREDIT of $200 USD Per Person

 

Cost Per Person Price, Based on Double Occupancy

 

Cost Per Person Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Category B $11,699 $17,729
Category BX $12,249 $17,989
Category A $12,799 $18,949
Category AX $13,099 $19,439

 

 

Deposit $ 1,500  pp upon registration

 

 

 

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THE WORLD’S BEST SMALL SHIP CRUISE LINE

 

NO ONE ELSE GOES SO FAR TO GET TRAVELERS SO CLOSE …

You’re closer to secluded coves, tiny villages, misty fjords. To ancient ruins, medieval alleyways, quaint marinas. To unspoiled beaches, unfamiliar cultures, undiscovered atolls. To enlivening your curiosity and awakening your sense of wonder. You’re closer than ever to the kind of authentic and unforgettable experiences that you travel to find in the first place. You’re about to board Windstar. And you’re closer to all the places that larger ships can’t reach.

SEE A WORLD FEW WILL EVER SEE …

Welcome to a world of understated elegance and uncommon beauty. A world that leaves crowds and commonplace behind to find unique ports of call, and local, exotic cultures that are at once fascinating and wondrous. A world that’s equal parts intimate, indulgent and inspiring. Where the allure and beauty and magic of the places you sail to is equaled only by the ship that takes you there.

ABOARD EVERY WINDSTAR CRUISE YOU WILL ENJOY

• Champagne welcome reception
• Signature Sail Away to Vangelis’ “1492 Conquest of Paradise”
• Windstar’s Signature Onboard Barbecue and the beloved crew show*
• Local performances on board**
• Learning how to sail with the Captain or officers on our Open Bridge
• Ocean views from all beautifully appointed staterooms or suites
• Cooking demonstrations powered by the James Beard Foundation and recipes by James Beard Foundation chefs
• All meals, in all venues, including 24-hour room service
• All non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks
• Market tours with the chef to select seasonal local ingredients for upcoming meals** (** In most regions.)
• Watersports Platform, including all watersports equipment featuring complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, water trampoline and more*

WIND STAR OVERVIEW

Wind Star is a sleek, 4-masted sailing ship accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,307, Wind Star feels like your own private small ship.

Wind Star features wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. Guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private veranda. All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner’s Suite includes a sitting area.

Wind Star offers two primary dining venues. Amphora restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings and Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation for Candles which features steaks and skewers.

Wind Star amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub.

GRACIOUS STATEROOMS

Every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed (can be separated into twins if you prefer). Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. L’Occitane® bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You’ll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect — flat-screen television and DVD, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service.

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS FEATURE:

  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
  • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
  • Flat Screen TV with DVD player
  • Fully Stocked Mini Bar/Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • L’Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Wi-Fi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Granite vanity with magnifying mirror and chair
  • Mirrored closet with ample drawer space
  • Bathroom with granite countertop and shower
  • Hair Dryers and 110/220 outlets

YOUR WINDSTAR VOYAGE INCLUDES:

  • All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome cocktails at reception
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Center
  • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment
  • Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings

ONBOARD SPACES

  • Reception
  • Amphora Restaurant
  • Candles
  • Veranda
  • The Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Watersports Platform
  • Pool/Whirlpool
  • Signature Shop
  • WindSpa
  • Library
  • The Bridge (with Windstar’s Open Bridge Policy)