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NEW ! You can book seven-day yachting experiences to the islands of Bora Bora, Taha’a, Raiatea, and Huahine and a 10- or 14-day Motu Miti package (island and sea), which combines a stay at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa with a voyage on Bora Bora Cruises.

“The synergy between the yacht and the resort is really very special and is the ultimate in romance.  “Both entities are dedicated to offering travelers the luxury boutique experience where the limited number of guests enables us to offer special touches, ranging from star gazing on top of a look-out at the resort to a cinema under the stars on a private island during your cruise.”

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CRUISE ITINERARY

Bora Bora Cruises – Private Yacht Experience

7 days/6 nights departing Bora Bora every Monday morning, returning to Bora Bora Sunday afternoons.

Monday – Lagoon Hues, Bora Bora.
This morning we welcome guests at Bora Bora airport on the ‘Motu Mute’ – small islet on the coral reef fringe that frames Bora Bora’s principle island. Today is the day to settle in, relax and discover your private yacht which will be home for the next week. Visit the small village of Vaitape, head for the beach or schedule an onboard anti-stress massage. Finish the day with a leisurely sunset cruise eased along with local music from the onboard ‘Kuru’ (crew).

Tuesday – Vanilla Scents, Taha’a.
An early morning arrival at this stunning smaller island that shares an enormous lagoon with sister island Raiatea. Help prepare and enjoy a traditional island feast, take lessons in life in the tropics and make the most of the sun, snorkeling, kayaks, and swimming in pristine lagoons. We’ll complete the day with a cruise around this island’s lagoons past postcard perfect motus, and after dinner we’ll slip across the lagoon to Raiatea.

Wednesday – River and Motu, Raiatea.
Start the day with a visit to the marae (temple) that is central to the ancient Polynesian civilization that was starting place for the great migration that peopled lands as far away as Hawai’i, Easter Island and New Zealand. A late morning kayak up the idyllic Faaroa River, French Polynesia’s only navigable river, a botanical garden visit, and an afternoon of beach and lagoon life at Iriru motu. Following a barbeque under the stars, we’ll invite you to the ‘motu movies’, a unique open air cinema experience that not even Hollywood could have imagined. Many guests like to finish the evening with a spot of late-night fishing, where the aft underwater projectors make the landing of the next day’s breakfast a rather spectacular affair.

Thursday – Tropical Beauty, Huahine.
After an early morning crossing from Raiatea, the scene is set for an exclusive event – our lagoon breakfast. Fine linen, tepid crystalline waters, and a full array of breakfast temptations, complemented with a crisp cool flute of champagne. The rest of the morning is yours to laze at a stunning beach, or to explore the surrounding tropical landscape. The afternoon sees us visit the tiny port village of Fare, and we follow with an evening presentation of traditional music performed by a very special choir.

Friday - Island Flavors, Raiatea.
An early morning return crossing from Huahine sees us at quay in ‘downtown’ Uturoa – the Leeward Islands’ largest township and administrative center. Mid-morning we visit a working Tahitian black pearl farm where these tropical treasures are farmed and harvested in preparation for setting in sublime jewelry. An early afternoon cruise and time for a swim from the Yacht’s aft ‘beach’, is followed by a trek up Mount Tapioi which offers up a myriad of island views at sunset whilst we treat you for your efforts with a cool Maitai cocktail. It’s Friday night, an after dinner Tahitian dance group entertains, and for those wanting a little late night fun, we’d be happy to accompany you to small local nightclub for a little entertainment and dancing.

Saturday – Pacific Pearl, Bora Bora.
The weekend begins as we return early to the multiple turquoise hues of Bora Bora’s lagoon. Today is the day to experience one or more of Bora Bora’s wonderful excursions that we offer as options, or to just return to laze at the beach. A black pearl jewelry presentation precedes our Saturday night on board, a time to celebrate the week’s discovery and enjoy another dinner with new friends.

Sunday – Island Sunday, Bora Bora.
This morning we offer an opportunity to visit a local church, with roof-lifting hymns and a local attendance resplendent in its island Sunday best. For those wanting a special piece of Tahitian black pearl jewelry, the world’s leading producers, Robert Wan Pearls welcome our guests for an exclusive viewing. There’s also a occasion for another swim in Bora Bora’s clear lagoon waters before it is time to bid your Cruise Yacht farewell and return to Bora Bora airport.

Cruise Yacht Dining At Your Service.
Every morning we offer early coffee, pastry and fruits for early risers, followed by a full a la carte breakfast service. Those sleeping late are well catered for as our continental breakfast is available almost until lunchtime.
Our leisurely lunch a la carte offering is served from noon, and is followed mid-afternoon tea and refreshments.
Each evening our talented chefs prepare a sumptuous selection of a la carte gourmet treats heightened with local flavors.
A well-stocked and ably staffed bar offers deck and lounge seating, is open most of the day and night, and supplemented by our sun deck bar.

Optional Excursions.
Bora Bora Cruises unique experiences as included above are supplemented by an especially selected and recommended range of optional excursions. These include the ubiquitous shark feeding and ray encounter; island tours, four-wheel drive safaris; outrigger canoe tours; bicycle rides; champagne picnics; on board massages and beauty treatments; wave-runner excursions; game-fishing; and, of course, scuba diving.
 

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  • Help prepare a traditional Tahitian feast – and relish the fruits of your labour…
  • Relax on the sundeck, and dip in the Jacuzzi, whilst we slip quietly across the lagoon…
  • Join us on our kayak expeditions to delightfully interesting places… especially to explore French Polynesia's only navigable river.
  • Maybe learn to play a local Tahitian drum, strum a local guitar, or just tap your toes…
  • Visit special small ‘Motu' islets, play petanque, float lazily in the lagoon and explore secret snorkelling spots...
  • Visit a quaint village and its surrounds by bicycle .
 
  • Take a seat in our “lagoon restaurant” for breakfast – immaculate table settings, white sand and tepid clear waters
  • Call into a special Tahitian Pearl farm and witness the creation of next season's fashions…or...
  • Settle under the stars as we show classic movies projected upon a sail between two palm trees on a small Motu islet.
  • An easy trek up Mount Tapioi for sunset, expansive views and a Maitai cocktail.
  • Succumb to a stress-relieving massage or a manicure or pedicure for the deserving.

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Relax and make yourself at home, aboard your own private yacht.

“Lagoon Breakfast” Served with Glass of Champagne
A “lagoon breakfast” is one of BBC’s more innovative activities. A full selection is served at well-dressed tables in the lagoon, nicely enhanced with a glass of chilled champagne. Another innovation is an evening of “Motu Movies”. This is a barbeque dinner followed by classic movies projected on a screen suspended between two coconut palms. Guests enjoy having their feet in the sand, servings of popcorn and ice cream as they watch a movie under the stars.

For the adventurous there are tender vessels, ample snorkelling equipment and a number of kayaks. A kayak expedition into the only navigable river in French Polynesia is offered on the island of Raiatea. Other experiences offered by BBC’s lagoon cruising include an early morning hike up a small mountain for croissants, coffee and a spectacular view and a coral gardens snorkelling trip to meet the local fish.

No Restaurant Sittings
The onboard cuisine is designed to offer the best of local and international produce presented in an attractive and innovative manner in keeping with the boutique lagoon cruise theme. Aside from special meals served “ashore”, there are no restaurant sittings and no buffets.

Breakfast is available for those who rise early as well as those who sleep late. Lunch is a light affair of salads, sandwiches and special daily dishes. Afternoon tea is served with canapés and other finger foods. The cocktail hour is accompanied by classical savoury snacks.

Dinner is like eating in a specialized restaurant in any of the world’s capitals—six pleasurable courses served with fine wines from all over the world.

BBC’s current promotion involves seven key new elements. They include promoting the cruises as a “new niche” product because “nowhere in the world has boutique lagoon cruising”; exclusive quality in terms of food, service and guest experience recognition; a sexy novelty because “everyone dreams of a private motor yacht”; and calm water cruising, with 95% of each voyage within protected lagoons.

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CABINS - SUPERIOR DESIGN AND FINISH

There are just 35 cabins on each cruise yacht in 3 different layouts on three decks. Average cabin size is 15.6 square meters or about 170 square feet. The cabin design offers a feeling of space through the use of a glass-surround bathroom, large pictorial windows, and other elements. Ceiling height is a healthy 2.3 meters or 7'6”.

Each Cruise-yacht guest room is equipped with the following :


 
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning.
  • Personal combination lock safe.
  • Flat screen television .
  • Individual DVD/CD player.
  • Telephone.
  • Mini-bar & refrigerator .
  • Writing desk and stationery.
  • Hand-blow glass fruit-bowl and fruit.
  • Occasional furniture.
  • Under-bed suitcase storage area.
  • Beside reading lamps.
  • Cotton BBC bathrobes.
  • Large BBC Beach bag.
 
 
  • Phillipe Starck designer basin.
  • Fitted hairdryer.
  • Adjustable shower-head with temperature control mixer.
  • BBC exclusive hypo-allergenic bathroom amenities including :
       - Natural tiare-perfumed coconut soaps ;
       - Monoi moisturizing and soothing body lotion ;
       - Monoi satin vitamin enriched oil for skin nourishment &        protection ;
       - Tiare-perfumed conditioning shampoo.
  • High quality European bedding and linen :
        - high thread count bed linens.
        - Bora Bora Cruises exclusive Kenzo throw.
        - Queen size bed.

   
 
GUEST COMMENTS  

The Bora Bora Cruises team has been thrilled to receive an incredibly high level of guest feedback, in our first six months of operations, we have received completed guest commentaries from more than 65% our guests, and nearly 99% of these stated that they would recommend the Bora Bora Cruises experience to their friends and acquaintances.

We have taken the opportunity to include a few comments that we have recently received by e-mail – these are all genuine communications :

“Now I am spoiled, it was the best vacation I ever experienced. Bora Bora Cruises was absolutely unforgettable.
The food, staff and accommodations was superb. We did not want to leave the ship. Everyone should have this experience at least once in their lifetime.”
“We would like to say how thrilled we were with the wonderful cruise . From the pick up at the Bora Bora airport everything went so smoothly. French Polynesia is such a special part of the world you are so lucky to be living and working there. The cruise ship Tu Moana was magnificent and the service from everyone could not be faulted. Our highlights were many here are just a few. Food  superb, dining room team for marvelous service, decor of ship fabulous, cabin great, the space and room on all decks more than enough. We enjoyed our excursions very much and the beautiful breakfast was a dream on the lagoon. Everyone did their jobs well and were so helpful. When we left the Bora Bora wharf to leave for home we could see the next passengers arriving aboard we felt so sad to be leaving Tu Moana as we felt it was OUR ship.”
“My parents returned from Tahiti almost a month ago and they are still smiling. I would like to thank you and the crew of the Tu Moana for making my parent's 50th wedding anniversary cruise so special. It was truly the trip of a lifetime for them, a dream come true. They loved the Tu Moana, they felt it was the perfect way to see the islands. Their comment was that they were "treated like royalty." "Thank you and Bora Bora Cruises for the wonderful holiday aboard the Tu Moana in September.
You exceeded my expectations! I have never had such a luxurious holiday.Your crew on board were fantastic and they made me feel very special.”
“Thank you and Bora Bora Cruises for the wonderful holiday aboard the Tu Moana in September.
You exceeded my expectations! I have never had such a luxurious holiday.Your crew on board were fantastic and they made me feel very special.”
“She said that they spent a wonderful, unforgettable time on the luxury TU MOANA! It was the best service onboard they ever had. All the crew have been lovely, very nice and helpful, perfect service on board and during excursions, they enjoyed the Champagne breakfast in the lagoon, the safe snorkelling together with helpful crew members. They will never forget the delicious meals, the warm atmosphere...”
“My wife and I had a magnificent trip on Tu Moana this summer. Please pass on to the crew of Tu Moana that we wish to personally thank all of them for making our trip so memorable and so enjoyable. Special "thanks" have to the crew. They went far, far beyond what anyone could have expected. We miss you all, and we will definitely be back on Tu Moana in the future!”

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Bora Bora Cruises Voted “Best Honeymoon In America” – CBS Viewers.



Viewers of US national TV channel CBS “Early Show” selected, by a large majority, a honeymoon in Tahiti ahead of options to Hawaii, Costa Rica and Santa Lucia.


The Bora Bora Cruises experience is outside of the usual tourist clichés, where the senses are indulged with color, emotion and pleasure: the opportunity to create memories that will last forever through a combination of originality, style and destination. The decadence of a fine setting for breakfast - feet in the warm lagoon waters, the magic of a cinema in a locale under the stars, amidst the palms and upon the sand of a deserted islet, the discovery of natural beauty whilst paddling a kayak up a tropical river, or the hedonistic pleasure of time spent in a Jacuzzi watching as the blues of lagoon and sky slowly merge together…
 
THE ZEN OF TI'A MOANA - YACHTING IN BORA BORA

THE ZEN OF TI'A MOANA - YACHTING IN BORA BORA


By Diana Korte
Tribune Media Services


Imagine that you have a very rich friend who invites you to spend a week on her yacht. "Do whatever you want, dahling. The crew speaks three languages and my chef is French. Jet Ski, snorkel or get a massage on the beach. Why not? Or stay inside your cabin with that man of yours."

Ti'a Moana is a honeymooner's dream. Most of the 38 passengers on our trip were newlyweds from Spain, France and the United States. This ship has all outside cabins, large windows and exquisite furnishings, as does her sister yacht, the Tu Moana. These ships offer a new way to experience the South Pacific - in floating luxury - giving passengers the impression of privacy though there are dozens onboard.

We were pampered in a galaxy far, far away. A well traveled and trained international staff read our minds and catered to every want and need. The food was so good that my husband, Gene, and I would often pause and enjoy the aroma before taking the first bite. On the menu was freshly made chicken consomme with tiny, chopped raw veggies and a mushroom bisque so fresh and piquant that the only other thing I had for lunch that day was another bowl of mushroom bisque. And that's just the soup. The food on the Ti'a Moana, a stylish Tahitian-owned yacht, is the best we've ever had on a ship, and it offered the best French food we've had in years.

And, yes, you can Jet Ski, swim and snorkel in turquoise waters, get a massage on the beach, or just stay inside your cabin. But there are lots of other options, including 4x4 island safaris, horseback riding, mountain-climbing, shark and manta ray feeding, aft-deck night fishing and lagoon photo excursions.

For a week, the Ti'a Moana sails Bora Bora's lagoon, the open sea and, for two hours each evening, in turn, travels to the neighboring islands of Taha'a, Raiatea and Huahine. A lagoon is a shallow body of water with polite waves that is separated from the open sea by coral reefs and it's a pleasant experience sailing in one.


French Polynesia is composed of more than 100 islands in the South Pacific spread over an area larger than Europe. Tahiti is its largest island, and tiny Bora Bora, five miles long and less than a mile wide, lies 150 miles to the west of it. Bora Bora's Motu Mute Airport is located on a motu, or tiny island, so all departures to Bora Bora are by boat. This airport, built in 1942 by the United States, was French Polynesia's first international airport.


BURGERS AND BOATS

One of our favorite activities on this trip was strolling in the towns on the islands, especially the sleepy South Pacific town of Fare on green and mountainous Huahine. Not far from where the Ti'a Moana was moored, a family was selling burgers on baguettes, among other items, under the shade of a tree. The burgers ranged in price from 350 to 500 CFP francs, or about $3.50 to $5 U.S. Not far away, one of the local fishermen pulled up to the dock and potential buyers immediately formed a line. The catch of the day was a 4-foot yellow fin tuna.


An annual outrigger race occurred the week we were on the Ti'a Moana. For centuries, loin-clothed Polynesian warriors with leafy headdresses have raced across the open waters of the South Pacific in their outriggers. In today's version of the race, six-man teams of rowers compete in the Hawaiki Nui Va'a, a race that attracts racers from around the world. They wear matching T-shirts and baseball hats and their outriggers are covered with advertising like Indy 500 cars.

Despite the presence of powered support boats throttling in the open waters just feet away, the racers still move their oars much like their ancestors did. They row in perfect harmony at about one stroke per second and switch sides simultaneously in practiced choreography. We witnessed the finish of the four-hour race on Day 1 from the deck while moored in the harbor of Uturoa on the island of Raiatea. The race ended on Day 3 in Bora Bora.

BORA BORA LAGOON RESORT

Located on Motu Toopua within the Bora Bora lagoon, this recently renovated resort glows like a Tahitian pearl. Dozens of other small motu dot the lagoons and most of them are owned by local families, and have been for generations. Ten minutes from the Bora Bora airport by skiff and a few minutes across the water from Vaitape, Bora Bora's main town, Bora Bora Lagoon Resort is a popular luxury resort, one of Bora Bora's first.

Our overwater resort bungalow opened to our own little piece of the lagoon with private steps into the warm water. The view of Bora Bora's mountain peak, Otemanu, and the lagoon's serene blue and green waters are one of the benefits of the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort's location. It's a place where you can enjoy a traditional Polynesian monoi oil massage in the resort's Tree Top Spa, take the skiff across the lagoon to Vaitape for shopping, or just laze in the pool. Like the Ti'a Moana, this resort is part of the worldwide Orient-Express luxury network, and our delightful one-night stay was included in our booking.

It's true that Bora Bora is somewhat pricey. Hawaii probably gets more visitors in a day than Bora Bora does in a year, But Tahiti is only five hours from Easter Island on LAN Airlines (our route) or eight hours from Los Angeles. Get in touch with your inner Zen. Become one with those faraway-sounding Polynesian names. Come to Bora Bora...

INCIDENTAL INTELLIGENCE

GETTING THERE:
LAN Airlines, Web page: www.lan.com, Tel. (866) I-FLY-LAN, or
(866) 435-9526. A travel magazine reader survey favorite, LAN is the leading airline in South America. It's also the only airline, and has been since 1968, that flies from Easter Island to Tahiti with two round-trip flights per week. The LAN Alliance offers service to 49 cities in 18 countries, not including its numerous codeshare agreements with oneworld, American Airlines and others.
 
Bora Bora Cruises partners with Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises
 Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises has announced a sales and marketing partnership with Bora Bora Cruises that will provide the most elegant way to experience Tahiti’s Leeward Islands by land and lagoon.

Bora Bora Cruises operates two new luxury super yachts from its base in Bora Bora, the only yachts of their kind in Tahiti, and the South Pacific. Each offers a refined and private yacht-style cruising experience with just 30 sumptuous guest rooms per vessel. Their unique ‘flat-water” design, which draws a mere 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) provides guests with a true inter-lagoon experience as the shallow draft allows the yachts to travel close to the shoreline and the most beautiful coral reefs in these islands, while advanced stabilization provides smooth sailing for the brief sojourns in open water. The finishes of each yacht are exceptional, combining the latest technologies with exotic hardwood interiors, original artwork, glass staircases, flat screen televisions, Philippe Starck bath fixtures with customized temperature controls, and opulent linens.

The partnership provides Bora Bora Cruises with the marketing support of Orient-Express’ worldwide sales offices, making it easier for the individual and travel agent to book. Meanwhile, Orient-Express gains a multi-island travel experience that is in keeping with the rarefied offering that the company, which owns the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, is known for. Clients can book seven-day yachting experiences to the islands of Bora Bora, Taha’a, Raiatea, and Huahine and a 10- or 14-day Motu Miti package (island and sea), which combines a stay at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa with a voyage on Bora Bora Cruises.

“The synergy between the yacht and the resort is the key reason we entered into the partnership,” said Dean Andrews, Vice President, North America for Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises. “Both entities are dedicated to offering travelers the luxury boutique experience where the limited number of guests enables us to offer special touches, ranging from star gazing on top of a look-out at the resort to a cinema under the stars on a private island during your cruise.”

Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises owns or manages 44 properties in 21 countries. Since acquiring Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa in 2001, Orient-Express has invested over $8 million dollars on enhancements to their over water and beach bungalows, furnishing and décor, and gardens. They have also added a fitness center, infinity edge pool, several private bungalow pools, and a new spa that will be opening in July of 2004. The investments have garnered international recognition in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Departures’ Readers’ Favorite Survey, Celebrated Living’s Platinum List as well as being chosen for World’s Best Service in Travel & Leisure and for “Ultimate Fantasy Suite,” and “Best Hotels for Seclusion” in Modern Bride magazine.

Bora Bora Cruises, like Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises, is founded on the principle of providing a unique destination experience and the highest level of service and amenities. Company founder, owner, and Chairman Mehiti Degage, is a young Polynesian woman who has a profound love for the sea and lagoons of these islands. Bora Bora Cruises is the realization of her vision to provide visitors with an experience that captures the true essence of these islands in a stylish, intimate and authentic manner. The weekly seven-day cruise program is an innovative new destination experience that offers an enriching encounter with the people and landscapes, aboard exquisite yachts built under Degage’s creative collaboration with the constructors and renowned Tillberg Design of Sweden.

For more information or reservations visit www.boraboralagoon.com, www.boraboracruises.com or call 1-800-780-4014 or e-mail BBCinfo@oeh.com.
 

- Opulent toy trains, worldly travelers bearing gifts, immersion in local customs and more make the properties of Orient-Express truly magical and memorable places to spend the winter holidays.

Each of the Orient-Express properties offers a unique way to enjoy their destination at the holiday season. And as an added bonus, at each North American property, children will be given a special door hanger at check in, which alerts Santa to their whereabouts in the hotel or inn. Also, upon check in, parents will be provided space to store special packages. Through arrangement with the concierge – and, of course, Santa – these packages will be delivered around midnight on Christmas Eve, perfect timing for the youngest charges to enjoy Christmas morning. Space limitations apply, so guests are encouraged to speak with their hotel concierge prior to arrival.

Merry Motu Miti – Bora Bora Cruises & Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa
In this tropical paradise, a coconut palm makes a fine Christmas tree, and a yacht becomes a splendid sleigh, as Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa partners with Bora Bora Cruises to create an unforgettable 12-day yuletide vacation. Here in the paradise that has captivated so many, guests will celebrate the Merry Motu Miti package – a perfect blend of land and sea. Spend six nights aboard one of the most luxurious yachts plying the Pacific today, and five nights at the resplendent Bora Bora Lagoon Resort. Each day will feature memory-making activities, including a showing of classical Christmas films under the stars on a deserted island (motu) and massages in a tree top spa. Holiday mornings feature champagne breakfast amidst the tranquil waters of a Tahitian lagoon; sparkling water in the glass, and beyond it.

Merry Motu Miti includes three gourmet meals daily, special excursions, airport transfers and numerous extras. Prices for the 12-day package start at 11,058 Euro per couple, plus tax and gratuities.

The Merry Motu Miti (island and sea) package provides the quintessential Tahitian experience aboard a luxury yacht and on island paradise. Within an eight-hour flight from Los Angeles, the package introduces guests to four of the most spectacular islands in French Polynesia: Bora Bora (the Romantic Island), Taha’ (the Sacred Island), Huahine (the Garden of Eden) and Raiatea (the Vanilla Island). The yacht, with only 30 sumptuous guest cabins, provides guests an opportunity to embrace the local culture with excursions that include a visit to a marae (Polynesian temple), a kayak down the only navigable river in the Tahitian Islands and motu movies –screening a classic black and white film at an open air beach theatre set exclusively for the guests of the Motu Miti package. Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa, located on Motu Toopua in the middle of the Bora Bora Lagoon, offers 79 thatched roof bungalows and numerous special extras, including star gazing from the panorama, lessons in the traditional Polynesian arts and daily spa treatments at Maru, the resorts new tree top spa. For more information or reservations visit www.boraboralagoon.com, www.boraboracruises.com, call 1-800-780-4014 or e-mail BBCinfo@oeh.com.
Bora Bora Cruises


The Newest and Best Cruises in Polynesia


 

Tu Moana & Tia Moana Ships
Started in late June 2003, Bora Bora Cruises introduces their new five-star ships--Tu Moana and Tia Moana. These 37-cabin, 226-foot mega yachts are luxuriously appointed and feature the best European decor tastefully blended with Polynesian art.  Luxury and refinement is evident throughout, from the elegant bathroom fixtures to the sleek design of these magnificent yachts. The spacious cabins feature either queen or two single beds with designer linens, bathroom with shower, large bay windows, lots of closet space, mini-bar, flat screen TV and a DVD/CD player. On-board facilities include 2 sundecks with Jacuzzi, a cozy library (includes the latest DVD's), a small but well appointed gym, an elegant indoor/outdoor restaurant, two bars and deck lounges. 

Of course, the service and the cuisine is on par with the high standards of these yachts, and every one of your needs is promptly attended to with efficient courtesy by a friendly staff.

Fun and exciting excursions and activities are offered daily as part of the cruise, as well as optional other excursions.

The wonderful experience of being on this cruise is nothing like any other cruise, and it makes you feel pampered and special as if you were a VIP on a billionaire's yacht cruising in the most beautiful lagoons in the world.

 
Tu Moana & Tia Moana Cruise  
7 days/7 nights  
Earlybird Advance Purchase
7 Days/6 Nights—Lagoon Yacht Cruise
Reserve and pay in full for cruise at least 120 days prior to departure.

 


Cruise rates include all meals, mineral water with meals, Captain's welcome cocktail, entertainment on board as well as scheduled excursions.

 

Cruise rates based on sharing a double or twin cabin. Single rates available on request.
Holiday cruises: Dec 21 & 28, add $300 per person.

Not included: Airfares, Port Tax (add $160 per person); arrival and departure transfers, optional excursions and drinks.


 

Embark Bora Bora Monday Noon
Disembark Bora Bora Sunday 5:00 pm

Tu Moana & Tia Moana Ships
These two identical ships have been designed and built specifically for cruising the waters of French Polynesia in ultimate luxury, along with exceptional service and gourmet cuisine.

Each seven-day cruise visits Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha'a and Huahine. They feature numerous free and optional activities and excursions in the islands as well as in the water , such as the exhilarating shark and ray feeding or a cool lunch in the lagoon (see photo below).
These luxury cruises are real gems and the very best way to explore the islands!

The Tu Moana and Tia Moana take pride in being a "people size" cruise ships, offering an elegant yet relaxed, convivial atmosphere that does not require a dress code for dinner. Meal times are flexible as are seating arrangements.  There are usually between 40 to 60 guests from different parts of the world and in all age groups.   The casual and friendly ambience makes for easy shipboard friendships.

Thanks to the shallow draft of the ship, you will be taken to the heart of the lagoons, closer to the unique charms of the local people, the Polynesian culture and the generous nature of the "Islands Beyond the Ordinary".

Bora Bora Cruises invites you to discover the identity of each island through a large choice of activities and excursions programmed for each day of the week, which are included in the cruise fares. (Bora Bora Pearl Cruises reserves the right to modify such activities and excursions. There are also optional tours provided by the local operators).

During your cruise you will be served one or more breakfasts on a sand bar in the lagoon. Depending on your itinerary, you will visit a black pearl farm in Tahaa, the open air museum of Maeva village in Huahine, the historical marae site of Taputapuatea in Raiatea, or swim in the warm crystalline lagoon in Bora Bora. A variety of water sports are also available.

The Tu Moana/Tia Moana provides unique 5-star accommodations: 36 comfortable cabins, each offering:
- Full size window view
- Air conditioning
- Queen-size bed
- Bathroom with modern amenities
- Hair dryer
- Minibar
- Room Safe
- Television, Cd, DVD










 

Cruise price includes: champagne & fresh fruits welcome at Bora Bora airport, private cabin, gourmet cuisine, water bar (sparkling & still mineral waters), soft drinks, wine with lunch & dinner, tea, coffee, and espresso, activities listed in the program (those not specified as optional). For more details about inclusions click here.


Children Aboard: Bora Bora Cruises will accept children from two years of age and above at normal adult cruise pricing. Guestroom maximum capacity is 2 adults and one child 2-12 years of age. Extra or older children are required to reserve an extra guestroom to ensure that BBC safety and comfort standards are met. Unfortunately, BBC does not accept children younger than 2 years of age aboard.

Private Group Charters:  thinking about a special wedding group cruise, an incentive trip, or just privately chartering out the boat for your family & friends? Each vessel is able to carry up to 60 guests, accommodated in a total of 30 guest rooms located on 3 decks.

Prices are subject to change at any time. Conditions apply.

 

 

BOOKING CONDITTIONS AND PAYMENT POLICY

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Group reservation policy

GENERAL BOOKING CONDITIONS

Bora Bora Cruises reserves the right to change these prices without notice due to fluctuations in taxes, currency or other unforeseen circumstances. Inclusions

PRICES INCLUDE:

• The selected lagoon cruise option including all meals as specified.
• Bottled (still) mineral water
• Activities, excursions & entertainment included within program (those not specified as optional).
• VAT taxes (11%) - subject to change
 

NOT INCLUDED

Prices do not include:
• Transportation to/from Bora Bora.
• Optional activities, &
• Drinks and other onboard purchases.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
All cruises are subject to change due to technical, meteorological or other reasons. Further, Bora Bora Cruises reserves the right to cancel or change any cruise, and is unable to accept any responsibility for loss, damage or expense due to delays or changes in cruise schedules due to sickness, weather, strikes, war or other unforeseen causes.

 

PAYMENT POLICY
To confirm reservations, Bora Bora Cruises requires a deposit of not less than 10% of the total cruise value.Full cruise payment should be made to Bora Bora Cruises at least 30 days prior to departure in order to secure reservations.

CANCELLATION POLICY

• Up to 60 days prior departure - 10% of total cruise price forfeited
• 30 - 59 days prior departure - 25% of total cruise price forfeited
• 15 - 29 days prior departure - 50% of total cruise price forfeited
• 14 - 0 days prior departure - 100% of total cruise price forfeited

REFUND POLICY
No refund will be made for whole or partial cruise components not utilised after departure.

CURRENCY
Reference pricing for cruises is the EURO which is linked by a fixed exchange of to the French Pacific Franc (CFP) Either currency will be used for all sales in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Pacific. Sales to the Americas are quoted and sold in US Dollars. Bora Bora Cruises reserves the right to adjust pricing to reflect any significant currency changes at its own discretion. Any portion of the cruise already received by Bora Bora Cruises will not be subject to any currency fluctuation and changes.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Bora Bora Cruises strongly recommends that all travelers follow travel industry recommendations and purchase a travel insurance product, one that is relevant to the journey undertaken, and has been purchased from a reputable insurance company.

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GROUP RESERVATION AND PAYMENT POLICY

TOUR ESCORTS
An FOC single cabin is included with all group reservations of 10 cabins or more.

RESERVATIONS AND CONFIRMATION
For confirmation of groups, Bora Bora Cruises must receive a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total group price.

AT 60 DAYS:
At 60 days prior to cruise departure, Bora Bora Cruises to receive a further payment to supplement the deposit equating to 50% total of the total group price.

AT 30 DAYS:
Full charter settlement is required at 30 days prior to cruise departure. If the above payment conditions are not met, Bora Bora Cruises reserves the right to cancel the group reservation. Bora Bora Cruises considers any reservation of more than 10 cabins as a group booking.

CANCELLATIONS AND AMENDMENTS PRIOR 60 DAYS:
A 25% (of the total group price) cancellation fee will be charged.

30-60 DAYS:
A 50% (of the total group price) cancellation fee will be charged.

30 DAYS UNTIL DEPARTURE:
100% (of the total group price) cancellation fee will be charged. GENERAL CONDITIONS
Please refer to Bora Bora Cruises general booking and cruise conditions.

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