On board MS EUROPA from Tahiti to Auckland

Unforgettable South Seas magic

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Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji – the names alone of these little South Seas gems in the Pacific Ocean instigate a certain yearning. What will you rave about?  Relaxing in the shade of coconut palms? Enjoying the views of the colourful play of light on the ocean? Or snorkelling in shallow bays and going on discovery tours through the lush green jungle?  Let your dreams come true on the white sands of the South Pacific.

from Tahiti to Auckland

Cruise dates:from 02.12.2014 to 21.12.2014 (20 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1425

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of your cruise:

  • Idyllic islands from the air – Flights* over Bora Bora, Rarotonga and Bay of Islands
  • The Blue Lagoon* – Aitutaki's world famous lagoon
  • The history and culture of Tonga in Nuku’alofa*
  • Fiji expedition – discover beach paradise in the South Seas
  • Crossing the International Date Line – party on board

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


Tue, 02.12.2014

Scheduled flight Germany – Papeete**

Wed, 03.12.2014

Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room
Transfer to embarkation on the EUROPA

Papeete/Tahiti/Society Islands/French Polynesia
A dream destination in the South Seas – arrive a little earlier and enjoy the beauty of French Polynesia as part of a private travel arrangement*.

Thu, 04.12.2014

Papeete/Tahiti/Society Islands/French Polynesia, 2.00 hrs departure
Bora Bora, 13.00 hrs arrival

Bora Bora/Society Islands/French Polynesia
This famous island was once known by the name of Mai Te Pora, which means "created by the gods". Perhaps this was because of its shimmering lagoons, whose tropical underwater world you will be able to admire on a trip by glass-bottomed boat.* You can also take a relaxing trip by local boat through the lagoon to a little island, where you can snorkel, swim or go for a walk - spend your time on a beach* in paradise just as you wish. Back on land, a tour* in the traditional island "Le Trucks" will give you an insight into the magic of Bora Bora.

Fri, 05.12.2014

Bora Bora, 5.00 hrs departure
Raiatéa, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

Raiatéa/Society Islands/French Polynesia
Deep, fertile valleys in the island's interior, dreamy little islands in the lagoon - the "cradle of Polynesia" has many sides to it. At Marae Taputapuatea you will be able to get an interesting insight into the history of Raiatea* – on an excursion by the open-top vehicles that are typical of the island. A boat trip will take you to Raiatea's sister island Taha’a*, where you can find out more about the farming of vanilla and black pearls. A journey by outrigger canoe* will take you along Polynesia's only navigable river into the thick vegetation of the island's interior. The journey continues as far as a little motu as the little reef islands are known here - with time to relax in the South Pacific.

Sat, 06.12.2014

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 07.12.2014

Rarotonga, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Rarotonga/Cook Islands
Thick rainforests, lush green valleys, beautiful beaches - the largest of the Cook Islands is truly enchanting with its luxuriant natural beauty. Marvel at the idyllic scenery of the "flower island" on an aerial tour* or discover the beauty of Rarotonga on a glass-bottomed boat trip in the Muri Lagoon* – including swimming and snorkelling from the beach of a little motu. A jungle walk * with the Polynesian Pa is a real experience. The island native will tell you all about the flora and fauna of his tropical home.

Mon, 08.12.2014

Aitutaki Atoll***, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Aitutaki Atoll/Cook Islands
The most beautiful lagoon in the world is the Blue Lagoon* at Aitutaki. Enjoy the picturesque views from the lagoon boat on a trip to go snorkelling from a delightful motu, or gather impressions* of this idyllic South Seas atoll from the land.

Tue, 09.12.2014

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 10.12.2014

Crossing the International Date Lane, one day will be lost

Thu, 11.12.2014

Ha’apai, 19.00 hrs arrival

Quiet sandy beaches and breathtaking lagoons - the idyllic islands of the Ha’apai archipelago could have been made for enjoying doing nothing. Bathe, snorkel, relax or simply allow your soul to be soothed.

Fri, 12.12.2014

Ha’apai, 13.00 hrs departure
Cruising past Tofua, approx. 16.00 – 18.00 hrs

Sat, 13.12.2014

Nuku’alofa, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

The 169 "Friendly Islands" of Tonga are the last monarchy in Polynesia. The royal residence is on the "Island of Love" and you can delve into the island's history and culture of the royal family on a visit to the Tongan National Cultural Centre*. Or set off for a bathing trip to Pangai Motu*.

Sun, 14.12.2014
- Tue, 16.12.2014

Landings depend on weather conditions and tides e.g. in Suva, on the Yasawa Islands, Mamanuca Islands, Levuka and Leleuvia

Your Fiji Expedition begins in the capital, Suva. Explore these idyllic islands with landings, which will depend on the weather and tides and will be decided once we arrive. Possible destinations are the Yasawa Islands, which twice already have provided the setting for the "The Blue Lagoon", the white beaches of the Mamanuca archipelago, the site of the first European settlement on tiny Levuka or the coral reefs of Leleuvia. Let the days pass by at a relaxed pace as you cast your gaze over the next idyllic destination on the horizon - unforgettable experiences far away from the stress and hectic pace of daily life.

Wed, 17.12.2014
- Thu, 18.12.2014

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 19.12.2014

Bay of Islands, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Bay of Islands/New Zealand
140 tiny islands make an impressive welcome to the "Land of the Long White Cloud". You will be able to appreciate the full beauty of Paihia Bay on a catamaran trip to Cape Brett* and to the famous Hole in the Rock*. The excursion to Waitangi* will take you back to explore New Zealand's history, for it was here that the first peace treaty was signed between the Maoris and the British in 1840. On the way back, you will be able to taste some of the local wines at a vineyard*. The name of the Haruru Falls* means "big noise". A path from the thundering waterfalls takes you on a walk along the river, where with luck you will see the cormorants that nest here in the Puhutukawa trees.

Sat, 20.12.2014

Auckland/New Zealand, 7.00 hrs arrival
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Auckland/New Zealand
Today you will leave the EUROPA – or stay for our post-cruise programme* to get to know beautiful Auckland – City of Sails.

Sun, 21.12.2014

Arrival in Frankfurt

*  These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
** Depending on flight schedule, it may be necessary to make changes to the departure time.
*** Landings depend on weather conditions.

= at anchor
= Zodiac landing

Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German: