On board MS EUROPA 2 from Tahiti to Auckland

South Seas dreams come true

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Tahiti, Bora Bora and Fiji: the South Seas inspire wanderlust. With atolls, blue lagoons and tropical palm trees, lose yourself in ancient cultures and dive into colourful underwater worlds.


from Tahiti to Auckland

Cruise dates:from 03.12.2016 to 21.12.2016 (17 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1635

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Itinerary

Sat, 03.12.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Papeete**

Papeete/Tahiti
Start your cruise in the capital of French Polynesia.

Sun, 04.12.2016

Transfer to a mid-range hotel, day room and transfer to embarkation point Papeete/Tahiti/Society Islands/French Polynesia, departure 21.00 hrs

Mon, 05.12.2016

Bora Bora/Society Islands/French Polynesia , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Bora Bora
The epitome of the South Seas and one of the most exclusive cruise destinations in the world. The 727 m high Mount Otemanu in the centre of the island is surrounded by circular coral reefs and sandy beaches. Unforgettable moments await you when you go snorkelling in the lagoon or on a helicopter flight over this island paradise*.

OUR TIP:
Genuine pearls
You can buy real South Seas pearls in many shops on Bora Bora – make sure they come with a certificate.

Tue, 06.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 07.12.2016

Rarotonga/Cook Islands , 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Rarotonga
Dense rainforests and idyllic beaches: explore the scenery of the island on a boat trip to Muri Lagoon* or on a jeep tour*. Alternatively, the island native Pa Son* will guide you through the forest, telling exciting stories about the tropical flora and fauna.

Thu, 08.12.2016

Aitutaki Atoll/Cook Islands , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

Aitutaki Atoll
White sandy beaches, hidden bays and azure lagoons – the perfect backdrop for fascinating island impressions* or swimming and snorkelling on “Honeymoon Island”*.

Fri, 09.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 10.12.2016

Crossing the International Date Line; this day will be lost

Sun, 11.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 12.12.2016

Nuku’alofa/Tonga, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Nuku’alofa/Tonga
The “island of love” is the seat of government of the Kingdom of Tonga. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Tonga* on an expedition or let your spirit soar as you go snorkelling and sunbathing on Pangai Motu*.

Tue, 13.12.2016

Fulanga/Lau Islands/Fiji , 10.00 – 18.00 hrs

Fulanga
A South Seas destination you would expect to see in a picture book. Spend wonderful days far from your everyday life on the islands of Fiji. For example, on Fulanga: after landing with the Zodiacs, you can explore the colourful underwater world and the beaches at your own pace.

Wed, 14.12.2016

Lautoka/Viti Levu/Fiji, arrival 12.30 hrs

Lautoka
Set out on a boat trip to Savala Island* from Lautoka on Viti Levu, the largest of the Fiji islands, or enjoy a helicopter flight* over Fiji.

Thu, 15.12.2016

Lautoka, departure 5.30 hrs
Mana Island/Mamanuca Islands/Fiji , 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Fri, 16.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 17.12.2016

Ile des Pins/New Caledonia , 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

Ile des Pins
James Cook named it the “Isle of Pines”, yet others refer to it as the “jewel of the Pacific”. Set off on an independent shore visit where you can enjoy the white sandy beaches and azure ocean.

Sun, 18.12.2016
- Mon, 19.12.2016

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 20.12.2016

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

Auckland
Would you like to extend your relaxing cruise? Then find out more about Auckland with our post-cruise programmes*.

Wed, 21.12.2016

Arrival in Frankfurt

* The post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
** Depending on the flight schedule, a change to the travel arrangements to the cruise departure point may be necessary.

= at anchor / = Zodiac landing (subject to weather conditions)

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:

POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: AUCKLAND FOR CONNOISSEURS

talk2christiansen

Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues

Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, will invite renowned experts in the fields of finance, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At talk2christiansen presentations, discussion rounds and conversations, you will meet international politicians, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and figures from public life. In this exclusive format, you will come face-to-face with people who have something to say.  For example, previous guests who have participated in talk2christiansen include Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Frank Sieren, a leading specialist on Asia; Dirk “Mr DAX” Müller; and many others.


Impulse & Inspiration

Our eponymous series of events, Impulse & Inspiration, held on selected cruises provides ideas on various themes – be it self-management, your work–life balance or societal and personal models for the future. On board you will be met by leading trend researchers and experts from the fields of politics, business, science and culture. Gain new insights into our environments from presentations, discussions and courses.