FOUNDER'S CLUB TOUR Tahitian Legends Cruise

10 NIGHTS ONBOARD OCEANIA’S REGATTA

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2 – 15, 2025

 

Hosted by Patti Baker-Hewitt

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Summary

Queen of the Pacific

The heart and soul of the South Pacific, Tahiti is the largest in a chain of islands that make up French Polynesia. The name can either refer to the main island or the entire destination. Commonly referred to as The Islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia is a collection of 118 islands and atolls scattered across an impressive nautical surface area the size of Western Europe.

Journey with us to explore this tropical paradise onboard the Oceania Regatta.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2025

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Join our group for our flight from Toronto for our overnight flight to Papeete (Tahiti)

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2025

Pre-cruise day, activities tba

The island of Tahiti's urban center has much to offer visitors. Take a stroll through the new Jardins Paofai, watch the surfers on their longboards, marvel at Faarumai Waterfalls, The Blowhole, Fern Grottos.

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2025

Pre-cruise day, activities tba

DAY 4 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2025

PAPEETE

Docked: 1:00PM to 5:00AM (Sep. 6)

In the South Pacific, there is a legend that after the gods created the earth, they created the islands of the South Pacific to be their home. Discover heaven on earth on this incredible exploration of paradise that features an overnight stay in Bora Bora as well as Papeete. (L,D)

DAY 5 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2025

MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Docked: 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Breathtakingly beautiful, stunning landscapes await, from the verdant mountains to the azure seas and white sand beaches. Take a canoe ride through the lagoon; snorkel, scuba or helmet-dive the reefs, or hike up to the Afareaitu Waterfalls. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2025

FAKARAVA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Docked: 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Pure, pristine and dreamlike, the ecosystem of this gorgeous island is home to extremely rare birds, plants and crustaceans. Quaint villages, old coral churches and welcoming people are intertwined with a spectacular lagoon creating a paradise like none other in the world. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2025

AT SEA

Enjoy all the onboard activities today or simply enjoy the calm passing water to relax. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2025

NUKU HIVA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Docked: 8:00AM to 6:00PM

Visit the entrancing Vaipo Waterfalls and Cascade Tevaipo, which is one of the world’s tallest falls at over 1,100 feet. Wander the black sand beaches, marvel at the giant tiki at Piki Vehini, or get adventurous on an all-terrain vehicle excursion around the craggy island. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2025

AT SEA - CRUISING

Our second day to enjoy the amenities of the Regatta. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2025

RANGIROA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Docked: 7:00AM to 5:00PM

Stunning, beautiful, this South Pacific atoll is a "natural aquarium," its lagoon filled with colorful undersea life. Visit the pearl farms, dive with manta rays, explore the atoll's unique winery or just choose a calming respite on a pink sand beach. (B,L,D)

DAY 11/12 - SEPTEMBER 12 -13, 2025

BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Docked: 11:00AM to 7:00PM (Sep 13)

The dramatic Mount Otemanu stands watch over the sparkling turquoise waters and sugary sands of Bora Bora, known as the most romantic island in the world. Snorkel, swim with the manta rays or enjoy an outrigger canoe ride through the lagoon and its lovely coral islands. (B,L,D)

DAY 13- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2025

RAIATEA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Docked: 7:00AM to 6:00PM

You'll notice the rich scent of vanilla the moment you step off the ship onto this stunning island, with its vanilla plantations scattered throughout. Visit one or two, visit a pearl farm, snorkel the clear waters of the surrounding reef, or take a kayak trip along the Faaroa River. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2025

PAPEETE, TAHITI

All too soon our vacation in paradise has ended. We disembark beginning at 8AM. Transfer to the airport for our return flight home. Thank you for joining our Founder's Club Tour. (B)

Inclusions

COST INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip economy airfare
  • Airport taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers to and from Pearson Airport
  • Airport transfers in Tahiti
  • Cruise cabin in category chosen
  • Cruise port fees and taxes
  • Onboard Cruise Gratuities
  • Unlimited Gourmet Specialty Dining
  • $300.00 USD shore excursion credit per person to be used towards Oceania shore excursions
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi during cruise with two logins/devices per stateroom
  • Upgrade to Prestige Select Beverage Package
  • Room service
  • $25.00 USD shipboard credit per person
  • Mystery Event
  • Escorted by Patti Baker-Hewitt
  • Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd. Professional Fee

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Items of a personal nature such as food and drinks on land portion of tour, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.
  • Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and/or Out-of-Province Medical Insurance
  • New Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases beyond our control
  • Fees for Passports or Visas that may be required
  • Any item not specified as being included

Pricing

COST PER PERSON

(Based on Double/Twin Occupancy)

in Canadian Dollars

***PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE PRE-CRUISE STAY***

PH1 - Penthouse 1 $14,899.00
(includes 1368.40 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

PH3 - Penthouse 3 $14,499.00
(includes 1358.75 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

A1 - Concierge Veranda $12,999.00
(includes 1321.32 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

A3T - Concierge Veranda $12,749.00
(includes 1315.30 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

B1 - Veranda $12,459.00
(includes 1308.05 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

B2 - Veranda $12,259.00
(includes 1303.22 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

C1 - Outside cabin $10,199.00
(includes 1253.75 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

C2 - Outside cabin $9,999.00
(includes 1250.12 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

G - Inside cabin $9,369.00
(includes 1233.22 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST)

Celebrity Eclipse

INAUGURAL DATE - 1999

OCCUPANCY - 670 Guests

REFURBISH DATE - 2019

Trip Notes

To Confirm Space on the Tour, a non-refundable deposit of $2000.00 per person is required at time of booking.

Balance of payment is due April 1, 2025. At the time of booking, we will also require a photocopy of the information page of your passport indicating that it is valid for six months following the date of your return to Canada.

Weather in September will average 26 degrees celius, so be sure to pack your sunscreen and hat!

Canadian citizens do not require a visa to Tahiti

The Locale

You may be wondering, where is Tahiti? The islands are situated halfway between Los Angeles, California and Sydney, Australia. They are in the same time zone as Hawaii and located just as far south of the equator as Hawaii is north. Since the word often conjures up visions of a distant, unspoiled paradise, many assume them to be far away; but in all reality, Tahiti is only eight hours from Los Angeles.

The island of Tahiti is divided into two parts: The larger portion to the northwest is known as Tahiti Nui, while the smaller, southeastern peninsula is known as Tahiti Iti. Tahiti Nui is dominated by three extinct volcanic mountains including Mount Orohena, the tallest in French Polynesia; Mount Aorai, known for its incredible views; and Le Diadème, which appears to crown the island as the rightful queen.

Home to the capital city of Papeete, Tahiti is the economic center of French Polynesia. Since all flights arrive through Faa'a International Airport, your tailored Tahiti vacation will begin and end in Papeete.

    Terms & Conditions

    BST Escorted Group Terms & Conditions

    (These Terms & Conditions do not apply to Charters. Separate T & C apply.)

    Please carefully review the Terms & Conditions outlined below. Any reservation made with BST constitutes a binding agreement signifying your acceptance of, and your agreement to follow, these Terms & Conditions, and to be bound by them.

    To process your reservation, we will need your personal information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, citizenship, and information you have disclosed regarding health, medical, dietary, mobility and other special requirements. BST will require a copy of your valid passport at time of deposit.

    Deposit and Final Payment

    Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your reservation. The deposit amount due is $2000.00 CAD per person.

    The final payment deadline is due in our office on or before the date included on your invoice.

    All payments once received are non-refundable. Please refer to insurance sections below.

    Please make cheques payable to Blowes and Stewart Travel. We also accept in-office cash / debit payments, or Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards.

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    The Company reserves the right to cancel a reservation if payment has not been received by the specified due date.

    Final Travel details will be issued 2 weeks prior to departure.

    Not Included in the Trip Cost

    All quoted trip costs do not include items of a personal nature such as but not limited to; medical insurance, cancellation/interruption insurance, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, phone calls, airline baggage fees where applicable and meals that are not included or listed in the itinerary.

    Escorted Group Cancellation Policy

    All escorted groups require a minimum number of passengers to travel. Should minimum numbers not been reached, the Company has the right to cancel the tour with a full refund to the passengers booked. Refund will be processed in manner received. Tours unable to operate due to Travel Advisory, acts of God, Terrorism or any other event and no fault of BST, will be subject to cancellation charges as listed above.

    BST highly recommends the purchase of cancellation/interruption insurance for all trips. BST will not be held responsible for loss of monies due to cancellation/changes.

    Medical insurance is mandatory for all trips outside of the Province of Ontario. If client has out of province medical insurance with a separate insurance provider, BST must be advised of insurance company name, policy number & company contact information prior to trip commencement.

    Persons leaving the tour during operation will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client. For additional information on packages/plans offered, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/Direct/ManulifeGlobal.aspx? ag=STEWPET&lang=E

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    BST is not responsible for any fees for, or associated with, mandatory government testing in destination or for returning to Canada, quarantine or expenses relating to any Global Pandemic or similar. If additional insurance protection is declined, it remains the customer's responsibility to verify if their travel insurance policy covers a Global Pandemic.

    BST will not be held liable should customers be denied boarding due to insufficient proof of a negative Global Pandemic test prior to departure, or displaying symptoms of a Global Pandemic upon check in. No monies will be refunded to customers who have been denied boarding or refunded at port of entry.

    Additional Notes

    All prices listed are per person in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted. Pricing is based on supplier cost, currency exchange rates and conditions in effect at the time of brochure printing. Final payment may fluctuate based on changes to the currency exchange at that time. Should there be a pricing increase, a maximum of 7% of base cost, may be applied, or to the taxes and/or government-imposed fees, fuel surcharges or additional airline fees before final payment, these increased charges will be levied to the customer and applied to the final invoice. No additional surcharges may be applied after the trip is paid in full. All trips may be subject to change in situations beyond our control.

    When travelling outside of Canada all Canadian passengers require a valid passport. If travelling with a foreign passport (not Canadian) BST must be advised at time of booking so we can advise accordingly. Most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months beyond the expected return date.

    Some countries may also have visa requirements for entry. Any fees to obtain visas or additional travel documentation that may be required are the responsibility of the traveler. Entry into another country cannot be guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the local authorities. BST takes no responsibility for a customer being denied entry into another country. Cancellation charges and any additional fees will be at the customer’s expense.

    It is the passenger's responsibility to obtain information, and to have in their possession, all the required documentation to travel (such as passports, visa where applicable, etc.) required by the relevant governmental authorities, for themselves and passengers in their care. Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

    BST is not responsible for any missing or inappropriate documents. Failure to have proper travel documents will result in denied boarding and automatic cancellation of your reservation without refund.

    BST accepts any passengers that have a disability, intellectual or physical condition providing they are able to care for themselves during the trip which includes boarding the plane/bus on their own; participating in any included tours/sightseeing without assistance; the ability to understand meeting points/times and the ability to care for their own documents. BST will accept any passenger who’s intellectual or physical condition is such as to render him/her incapable of caring for him/herself without assistance, provided that he/she is accompanied by an attendant (at an additional cost) who is responsible for the passenger enroute and with the care of such attendant, he/she will not require attention or assistance beyond that which is usually provided by BST tour escort. Some destinations may not be suitable for physical mobility issues.

    Baggage restrictions vary by airline and destination. Specific details will be provided with your final travel documents.

    Please ensure that you have secured baggage tags to your luggage prior to arriving at the airport, train station or boarding the coach.

    Please note that you are responsible for carrying your own luggage and are responsible for the safety and security of your luggage at all times. BST will not assume liability for loss, theft, or damage due to breakage, fire, water, or theft, during transport on the plane, coach, train or at hotel. Ask your agent for details of Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance coverage.

    Airline seating requests are taken into consideration and sent to each airline if applicable. Additional charges apply for premium seating on aircraft. Specific seating on coaches or trains cannot be guaranteed. BST will try to accommodate all requests.

    BST reserves the right to decline any person as a member of the trip at any time before or during the trip should such person’s presence be considered detrimental to the interest, comfort, and enjoyment of the other members. Persons leaving the trip after commencement will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client.

    When travelling outside of Ontario, please note local customs may differ and conditions of travel may not be the same as home. Clients not travelling on full itinerary as outlined assume full responsibility for any cancellation penalties or fees incurred due to cancellation or alteration to itinerary in any way.

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    In offering travel arrangements for sale, BST acts solely as the organizer of the tours and responsible for making all reservations as outlined. BST cannot be held responsible for supplier errors or omissions. We do not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment or operations of any supplier and we assume no responsibility for, and shall not be expected or required to pay for any financial loss, personal injury, other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which you may experience either by reason of (1) non-performance by any supplier for whatever reason (2) wrongful causes, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any supplier or its employees or on the part of any other party not under the control of BST (3) any defect, breakdown or other failure of any aircraft, train, bus, automobile, accommodation, ship or other equipment or instrumentality operated and owned or otherwise used by a supplier or (4) BST is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from circumstances beyond its direct control such as unexpected weather conditions, civil unrest, acts of God, force Majeure or any other unforeseen circumstances.

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