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Raiatea, Fench Polynesia

Raiatea - Motu - Dinner Under the Stars Wednesday, January 19, 2005
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Breakfast at Faroe River Inlet

Faroe River Inlet

We motored and anchored in the bay to the outlet of Faroe river, in Raiatea for breakfast. A kayak tour was offered, but since I had been there before on a tour with the Radisson Paul Gauguin, I opted for a spa massage and relaxing morning aboard ship.

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Movie- 2005 Day 7 - Motu Dinner Under the Stars - Tender Ride to Beach

Short Cruise to Motu

Motu Afternoon

During lunch, we picked up anchor and motored a few miles out to another motu, where we dropped anchor. The remnants of a catamaran could be seen on the coral heads warning all that caution needs to be exercised when navigating these waters.

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Movie- 2005 Day 7 - Motu Dinner Under the Stars - Beach Sunset Arrival

Afternoon at Motu

Motu Afternoon Snacks

The crew set up a bar and water activities at the motu for the afternoon. We did some kayaking, and then walked far out onto the reef, trying to dodge coral heads in the 3-6 feet deep water.

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Movie- 2005 Day 7 - Motu Dinner Under the Stars - Beach Dinner Bar

Evening At Motu

Dinner on the Beach

During the afternoon activities, and while we stopped back at the ship in late afternoon, the crew set up the motu into a luxurious out island dining experience. Tiki torches and coconut fires were lit to give the motu an incredible ambiance. A full bar with champagne was set up along with two dining tables. Polynesian music played in the background.

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Movie- 2005 Day 7 - Motu Dinner Under the Stars - Coconut Fire

Dinner

Beach Bar

Dinner at our private motu consisted of fresh grilled lobster and steak. It's incredible to have a tiki-torch lit dinner, with the Moon above, a gentle tropical breeze swaying the palm trees, and the ship lit up in the distance.

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Movie- 2005 Day 7 - Motu Dinner Under the Stars - Dinner Table on Beach

Cinema Under the Stars

Tabu on the Motu

A screen was set up between two palm trees and the silent black-and-white movie, "Tabu" was shown under the starts, complete with popcorn and drinks. By this time of the evening there were only two passengers watching the movie. The level of service and attention to details really made this cruise, and this evening a night to remember.

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Movie- 2005 Day 7 - Motu Dinner Under the Stars - Star Cinema

Dinner

Dinner Entree

Shrimp appetizers and steak/lobster for dinner.

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Movie- 2005 Day 7 - Motu Dinner Under the Stars - Tiki Torch Illuminates Dinner

Newsletter

Newsletter for Wednesday

Ships newsletter.

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Shipboard Laundry

Sample of On-Board Laundry Services

Laundry service is extra.

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Shipboard Laundry

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Polynesian Language

Language Guide

Polynesian language guide.

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SPA Services

On Board and Beach SPA Services

SPA services can be had anywhere-- from onboard the ship to a tent on the beach.

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SPA Services - Download

On Board and Beach SPA Services - .pdf download

SPA services can be had anywhere-- from onboard the ship to a tent on the beach. Download in .pdf format - click on image to right.

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Tia Moana Stateroom Minibar

Stateroom Minibar

Drinks and snacks are available (at a fee) in your stateroom minibar.

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