On board MS EUROPA from Acapulco to Tahiti
Great happiness on tiny islands
From Mexico’s romantic coastline, we will travel into the heart of the South Seas: French Polynesia has an impressive blend of wild natural beauty, ancient myths and inviting beaches. A new surprise is in store every day.
from Acapulco to Tahiti
|Cruise dates:||from 05.01.2018 to 25.01.2018 (20 days)|
|Your ship:||MS EUROPA|
17 days cruise only from € 8,066 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 10,476 per person
From picturesque bays to the desert sand, from tropical rain forests to cacti, from modern bustling cities to rustic villages – MEXICO has some scenery made for the movies to mark the start of your cruise. The picturesque church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe on the Malecon in PUERTO VALLARTA was the venue for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s wedding. A boat trip to Banderas Bay* is also full of promise. At this time of year, there is a good chance of getting a close-up view of humpback whales.
After a relaxing break at sea, the EUROPA will reach one of France’s most magnificent outposts: FRENCH POLYNESIA. Still today, the MARQUESAS will get explorers’ hearts beating faster. The untamed nature of the volcanic islands extends right down to the idyllic beaches, and the lush plant life will make you want to make further discoveries in the Tovi’i highlands* of NUKU HIVA. Numerous mystical cultural sites stand as testament to the rich history of the remote islands. The moss-covered Ua Pou stone statues still watch over the steps of the temple platforms. Part of the islands’ tradition is a great esteem for legends. Like on HIVA OA, for example, when the “Land of Men” was formed, the gods created the roof last – with Hiva Oa as the supporting beam. The TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO is also the stuff daydreams are made of: the world’s largest coral island group is like a collection of scattered emeralds in the ocean, with magnificent beaches to tempt you to do sweet nothing. On RANGIROA, a special kind of gem is waiting to be discovered: this is where the precious black pearls are cultivated and there will be an opportunity to learn more about them on a visit to a pearl farm*.
The SOCIETY ISLANDS are made up of 14 islands and each one is a fairy tale in itself. Surrounded by beautiful coral reefs are HUAHINE and RAIATEA, where you can find a great place to sunbathe on little “motus”* islets in the middle of lagoons. A special kind of delight is the heart-shaped MOOREA. With green volcanic peaks and crystal-clear bays, it has everything to make you fall hopelessly in love. The underwater world* is just as fascinating: take a snorkelling trip* to observe the colourful inhabitants of the reef and with a little luck you may even see some stingrays. Moorea’s “big sister” is TAHITI. Here it will be time to take your leave of paradise – or extend your treasure hunt in the South Seas with an attractive subsequent cruise.
| Fri, 05.01.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Mexico City
| Sat, 06.01.2018 |
Transfer to flight to Acapulco
| Sun, 07.01.2018 |
Manzanillo/Mexico, 14.00 – 19.00 hrs
| Mon, 08.01.2018 |
Puerto Vallarta/Mexico, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Tue, 09.01.2018 |
Cabo San Lucas/Baja California/Mexico , 13.00 –19.00 hrs
| Wed, 10.01.2018 |
- Mon, 15.01.2018
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 16.01.2018 |
Taiohae/Nuku Hiva/Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia , 8.00 – 23.00 hrs
| Wed, 17.01.2018 |
Atuona/Hiva Oa/Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia , arrival 8.00 hrs
| Thu, 18.01.2018 |
Atuona/Hiva Oa/Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia , departure 6.00 hrs
| Fri, 19.01.2018 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 20.01.2018 |
Rangiroa/Tuamotu Islands/French Polynesia , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
| Sun, 21.01.2018 |
Huahine/Society Islands/French Polynesia , 8.00 – 0.00 hrs
| Mon, 22.01.2018 |
Raiatea/Society Islands/French Polynesia, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Tue, 23.01.2018 |
Moorea/Society Islands/French Polynesia , 7.00 to 17.00 hrs
| Wed, 24.01.2018 |
Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt**
| Thu, 25.01.2018 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
** Depending on the flight schedule, a change to the travel arrangements to the cruise departure point may be necessary.
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Combine this cruise with EUR1802 and save € 2,000 per person (applies to categories 1 – 11).
Please note that our cruises are conducted in German.
¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a suite in category 1 to 6, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number at the time of embarkation on board (limited allotment).
More travel information can be found in the General Information section.
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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MEXICO CITY
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: MEXICO CITY AND TEOTIHUACAN
YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT
Vitality at Sea
With the Vitality at Sea programme, the focus is on your health. Lectures and courses, which may vary according to the cruise, will address topics such as movement and nutrition, tell you about relaxation techniques or focus on beauty. Some well-deserved attention for your body.
Symposium at Sea
Let yourself be inspired by some renowned experts: Symposium at Sea is a contemporary series of lectures bringing together experts from the worlds of economics, business, science, politics and culture on board. Lectures from experts and interesting discussions at sea will expand your horizons of knowledge.