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About Our Destination

Currency
The official currency of Tahiti is the French Polynesian Franc (XPF). Most of the tourist venues will accept U.S. bills and Euros, as well as major credit cards, but may give change in Polynesian Francs. We recommend that you use an ATM to get some Polynesian Francs while there, or exchange a few with a hotel if staying there a day or two prior. Taxis will accept U.S. dollars.
If traveling from any other country than the U.S., we recommend that you convert your local denomination to US Dollars or Euro before you leave, as these are both widely accepted.
Languages
French, Tahitian, English
Climate
The average maximum daytime temperature in Papeete, Tahiti in September is a warm 80°F (27°C) with moderate heat & humidity. The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 66°F (19°C)
Itinerary
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020 — Papeete, Tahiti
  • Friday, September 4, 2020 — Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Saturday, September 5, 2020 — Raiatea, French Polynesia
  • Sunday, September 6, 2020 — Taha’a, French Polynesia
  • Monday, September 7, 2020 — Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 — Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 — Huahine, French Polynesia
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Papeete, Tahiti

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights on the elegant Windstar Wind Spirit
  • All meals onboard the ship’s restaurants featuring gourmet fare, including room service
  • Complimentary soft beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, sodas, fresh juices, milk, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, and espresso
  • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment
  • Olivia’s signature entertainment and programming
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
What's not included?
  • Ship services and incidentals such as boutique purchases, alcohol such as beer, wine and cocktails, internet café, ship’s photos and other incidentals
  • Airfare to/from Papeete
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Optional excursions in all ports of call
Travel documentation and identification
Passport
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Visa
U.S. citizens do NOT need to get a visa ahead of time. If you are not from the U.S., please check with your consulate for proper Visa requirements.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Heath Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” and then “Vaccinations.”
Cancellation policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
 
2020 TAHITIAN INTIMATE LUXURY CRUISE
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 9/3/2020    
Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date   12/8/2019 $500 per person
Cancellation Fee 210-269 days prior to trip date 12/9/2019 2/6/2020 25% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 150-209 days prior to trip date 2/7/2020 4/6/2020 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 120-149 days prior to trip date 4/7/2020 5/6/2020 75% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 0-119 days prior to trip date
(NON-REFUNDABLE)

5/7/2020 9/3/2020 100% of trip cost

Travel insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment. Now more than ever it’s important to think about the unexpected. We recommend you purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date to receive the most comprehensive coverage, but it is never too late. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Please refer to the Policy/Description of Coverage for a summary of the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the applicable Protection Plan. For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 (within the U.S.) or 415-962-5700 (outside the U.S.) and select option 1 to speak with a travel consultant.
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia's Tahitian Intimate Luxury Cruise Official Trip Group on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Tahitian Intimate Luxury Cruise 2020 Group on Facebook.

Travel and arrival

Air travel
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly in and out of Papeete, Tahiti (PPT). We encourage all passengers to arrive early to avoid the stress of unexpected delays.
Suggested arrival/departure times
Arrival: Please arrive to Papeete (PPT) no later than 3 pm on September 3, 2020 and make your way to the ship. All-aboard is 5 pm and all passengers MUST be on board no later than this time for sailing. We always recommend arriving on earlier flights or coming in a day early to avoid the stress of unexpected delays.
Embarkation and check-in on board will be available beginning at 1 pm. If you have an early morning flight arrival you have the following options:
  • Olivia will offer optional pre-cruise Day-Room packages at a host hotel in Papeete. This information will be available on our Vacation Stretchers page approximately 9 – 11 months in advance of the trip.
  • There is luggage storage at the Papeete Airport which is open from 6 am – 12 pm and 1:30 pm – 11:30 pm. Or you may drop your luggage at the cruise ship pier any time after 10 am.
Departure: The ship will arrive to Papeete, Tahiti for disembarkation at 9 am on September 10, 2020. Please schedule your flight out of Papeete (PPT) no earlier than 12 Noon on September 10.
Because many flights depart Papeete in the evening, post-cruise Day-Room packages will be available to purchase prior to the trip and will include a transfer from the ship to the hotel, a dayroom and use of hotel facilities, and transfer to the airport. Information will be available approximately 9 – 11 months prior to the trip.

Transfers and meeting up with Olivia
The Papeete Airport (PPT) is located 4 miles to the west of the cruise ship terminal. Taxis have government-regulated, fixed fare rates, and there is an additional surcharge for each piece of luggage.
Typically, a Taxi transfer to the ship from the airport will run approximately $25 - $30 US for the base fare, and an additional approx. $2.25 USD per piece of luggage. In the evenings, you may be charged an extra surcharge of $10 - $15 USD.
Port address
Your ship, the Windstar Wind Spirit will be docked at the port of Papeete, Tahiti. The port is located in downtown Papeete and is just 20 minutes away from the international airport of Papeete.
Check-in
Embarkation and check in on board will be available beginning at 1 pm. However, if you have an early morning flight arrival, Olivia will offer optional pre-cruise Day-Room packages at a host hotel in Papeete. This information will be available on our Vacation Stretchers page approximately 9 – 11 months in advance of the trip.
Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
Airfare discounts
Coming soon! Please check our airline discounts page for the latest discounts approximately 9 months prior to the cruise: http://www.olivia.com/Travel/CalendarContent/AirfareDeals.aspx
Olivia’s preferred travel agency

We are pleased to partner with Conlin Travel. A full-service, LGBTQ-friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel and hotel reservations for stays outside of Olivia’s pre- and post-trip packages. For air and hotel bookings, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost.
For assistance, please call Conlin Travel: # 888-278-1698

During your trip


Accommodations
Windstar’s ms Wind Spirit Amenities
Have a fabulous five-star dinner and great bottle of wine in AmphorA or Candles. Treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage at WindSpa. Work out on state-of-the-art equipment in the fitness center. Enjoy live music and cocktails at the Lounge. Take a refreshing dip in the pool. Read your favorite book on the comfortable chaise lounges on deck.

Try kayaking, waterskiing, and windsurfing from the Watersports Platform. On an Olivia Windstar cruise, you’re as free as the wind to experience the smallest of wonders and the greatest of joys.
Yacht Amenities
  • Pool with hot tub
  • AmphorA Restaurant
  • Veranda Restaurant
  • Candles Restaurant
  • Yacht Club Café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Pool Bar
  • Library
  • The Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Signature Shop
  • WindSpa
  • Watersports Platform with unlimited use of watersports equipment
  • Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings
Room amenities
All rooms are comfortable appointed with:
  • Queen-size bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens
  • Waffle weave robe and slippers
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Fully-Stocked mini bar/refrigerator (charged on consumption)
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone
  • L’Occitane bath amenities
  • WiFi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Bathroom with granite countertop and roomy shower with massage shower head
  • Hairdryers and 110/220 outlets
  • Mirrored closet with ample drawer space
  • Fresh flowers and fresh fruit
Dining and service
Wind Spirit offers two primary dining venues. AmphorA restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings and Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation for Candles which features steaks and skewers. 24-hour room service is always available so you can enjoy dining in the comfort of your stateroom.
To enhance your dining experience, Olivia has created tables specifically for those guests who prefer to dine alcohol-free or with other solo travelers.
Electricity
All staterooms are equipped with 110- and 220-volt electricity. These outlets are provided beside the dressing table mirror in your stateroom. Should you have several items to plug in at once, you may consider bringing a power strip.
Elevator
Please note there is no elevator on board.
Excursions
In each port we visit, an array of optional excursions are available, from snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing to swimming with sting rays, to 4-wheel driving and much more. You will be able to pre-book these in advance. More information on these will be in your final documents.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included as a portion of your NDAs. Gratuities are provided for your cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maître d’ and other-behind-the-scenes crew members. Tips to your local guides on excursions are not included, and are recommended. Below is a suggested guideline per person:
Local guide: half day — $5 / full day — $10
Bus driver: half day — $2-$4 / full day — $5
Internet / e-mail / fax
Wireless Internet is available onboard for your laptop or iPad; minute plans are available. Pricing will be posted onboard.
Laundry and dry cleaning
Laundry and pressing service is available onboard. Check onboard for pricing.
Medical services
There is an onboard infirmary. Medical services entail an additional fee.
Money: Paying for things on board
All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in. Please check with the front office onboard for further details.
Phone
Each cabin has a phone which you may use to call cabin-to-cabin, and to the various onboard facilities. There is an additional fee to use this phone to call outside of the ship; cost is available on board.
Room service
24-Hour Room Service is available at no extra charge so that you may enjoy dining in the privacy and comfort of your stateroom.
Smoking policy
All indoor areas onboard, including cabins and verandas, are non-smoking. Smoking areas in a few different public outdoor areas will be posted. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation to stay within the designated smoking areas for everyone’s comfort.
Solo travelers
Traveling solo? Be sure to attend the Solos Welcome on the first day. Here you will meet your Olivia Solos Coordinators who will share your solos program for the week. We plan dozens of activities for our solo travelers, including special designated solos excursions in each port of call. In addition, we organize a special solos dining area for all meals and reserve a section for the nightly shows.
Spa
The onboard WindSpa offers facials, massages, and many other services for an additional fee.

After Your Trip

Disembarkation
All guests will be asked to disembark the ship by 9 am on September 10, 2020.
Transfers to the airport
Transfers to the Papeete Airport can be purchased on board for the flights departing on September 10, 2020.
Vacation Stretchers
Pre-and Post-cruise Vacation Stretcher packages will be announced approximately 9 – 11 months prior to the cruise.

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