Polynesian Paradise

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MAR. 15-25, 2015 From $3,999
Papeete, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Nuku Hiva, Rangiroa
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Polynesian Paradise

MAR. 15-25, 2015
Papeete, Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Nuku Hiva, Rangiroa
Aboard Marina

Cruise the South Pacific on one of the finest vessels afloat, Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina, where every port-of-call is a Polynesian paradise. Admire kaleidoscopic lagoons surrounding Moorea and discover local legends and ancient marae (temples) amid gorgeous scenery on Raiatea. Endless tropical beauty engulfs you on sun-kissed Bora Bora. Take in the black-sand beaches and sparkling waterfalls on Nuku Hiva. Explore Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world boasting a crystalline underwater playground teeming with multi-hued fish, before returning to Papeete on the lovely island of Tahiti. Savor the tropical island splendor of Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa and more on this unforgettable voyage.

Cost: From $3,999
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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  • We could not have imagined a better experience. The quality of service on Oceania was extraordinary. "
    John and Sarah Turnbull, Travelers
  • Unbelievable adventure with family and friends. Could not have done it without UCLA Alumni Travel."
    LaVonne Thompson, Traveler

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Day 1 | Mar. 15. Papeete, Tahiti, French
Arrive and embark on your cruise aboard Marina in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black-sand beaches and shimmering waterfalls—an ideal introduction to this magical region. Overnight on ship.

Day 2 | Mar. 16. Papeete / Moorea, French Polynesia
Considered the most beautiful island in the world by Frommer’s, the wonders of Moorea may be beyond description, but they are not beyond your reach. Shaped like a heart and a favorite with honeymooners, Moorea’s dramatic landscape boasts verdant mountains, sparkling waterfalls and white-sand beaches.

Day 3 | Mar. 17. Raiatea, French Polynesia
An important archaeological site, the “Sacred Island” is dotted with vanilla plantations and rich with history and mythology. Less traveled than its neighboring islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti, Raiatea is picturesque and mountainous—authentic French Polynesia.

Day 4 | Mar. 18. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
With coconut palms shading sandy beaches and volcanic peaks overlooking crystal-clear waters, it’s no wonder Bora Bora is regarded as the world’s most romantic island. Featuring abundant, fascinating marine life in its sparkling turquoise waters and charming thatch-roofed bungalows perched above the surface; Bora Bora is nothing less than captivating. Overnight on ship.

Day 5 | Mar. 19. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Day 6 | Mar. 20. Cruising the South Pacific

Day 7 | Mar. 21. Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia 

First made famous by Herman Melville’s novel “Typee”, this rugged and craggy island is home to the astonishing Cascade Tevaipo, one of the world’s highest waterfalls at more than 1,100 feet. Large but lightly populated, the island of Nuku Hiva features an amazing range of terrain. Overnight on ship.

Day 8 | Mar. 22. Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia

Day 9 | Mar. 23. Cruising the South Pacific

Day 10 | Mar 24: Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Stunningly beautiful, this atoll is a natural aquarium. Its lagoon is one of the world’s largest—larger, in fact, than the island of Tahiti—and is filled with vibrant marine life. Dolphins frequent navigable passes into the interior lagoon and local pearl farms produce fantastic gems.

Day 11 | Mar. 25. Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Disembark and bid farewell to Marina

Accommodations
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Cruise to celebrated ports aboard a vessel that boasts some of the finest amenities at sea, the ideal mid-sized Marina. Matching sophistication and elegance with exceptional intimacy and warmth, Oceania Cruises Marina redefines the cruising experience: luxurious, yet refreshingly casual; spacious, yet comfortably intimate.

The Ambiance

  • Luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere
  • Elegant mid-size ship catering to just 1,250 guests, providing access to more exotic ports
  • Exceptional decor with museum-quality art
  • Teak decks and verandas
  • Resort casual attire
  • Heated pool and three whirlpool spas

The Distinction

  • Impressive staff-to-guest ratio: 1 to 1.57
  • Bon Appétit Culinary Center-the only hands-on cooking school at sea
  • Award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness center
  • Enrichment programs, including guest lectures and the Artist Loft, featuring hands-on instruction from artists-in-residence

The Flavor

  • The finest cuisine at sea
  • Multiple dining venues, including six gourmet open seating restaurants at no additional charge
  • La Reserve by Wine Spectator, offering enlightening wine and food pairings
  • Unlimited complimentary soft drinks and bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, tea and juice

 

Pricing

Pricing: $3,999-$6,999

What’s Included

  • Free airfare
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (0.6 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • We could not have imagined a better experience. The quality of service on Oceania was extraordinary. "
    John and Sarah Turnbull, Travelers
  • Unbelievable adventure with family and friends. Could not have done it without UCLA Alumni Travel."
    LaVonne Thompson, Traveler

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How to Book

STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please download brochure for this tour here.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (0.6 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • We could not have imagined a better experience. The quality of service on Oceania was extraordinary. "
    John and Sarah Turnbull, Travelers
  • Unbelievable adventure with family and friends. Could not have done it without UCLA Alumni Travel."
    LaVonne Thompson, Traveler