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Paul Gauguin Cruises
Enjoy a luxury cruise to a tropical paradise aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin. Spend 7, 11, or even 14 nights exploring Tahiti, the Society Islands, Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Cook Islands.
Paul Gauguin Cruise and Air Packages
7 Night Tahiti and Society Island Cruise from $4,295
In one wonderful week, you’ll explore the best of the South Pacific, with stops in Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Moorea. Once you’ve made these islands your home—even if just for a week—they’ll always be calling for you to return.
- Mar 18, Mar 25, Aug 12, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Dec 23, Dec 30, 2017
10 Night Society Islands and Tuamotus Cruise from $5,745
Beauty surrounds you on this 10-day sojourn, both on land and underwater. The Society Islands beckon with lush rain forests, crystal-clear lagoons, and warm breezes that encourage nothing but indulgent beach side lounging. Continue on to the Tuamotu Archipelago, a collection of low-lying atolls known the world ‘round for their vibrant underwater ecosystem.
- Mar 8, Jul 5, Sep 6, Oct 18, Dec 13, 2017
11 Night Cook Islands and Society Islands Cruise from $6,145
This 11-night odyssey showcases the region’s incredible diversity of scenery, from Aitutaki’s low-lying islands to the jagged peaks and deep valleys of fertile Rarotonga. Continue to the Society Islands to delight in the South Pacific’s crown jewels—Bora Bora, Taha’a, Huahine, and Moorea.
- Jul 15, Aug 26, Oct 7, Dec 2, 2017
All Paul Gauguin Cruises Include:
- Air Tahiti Nui round trip Economy class from Los Angeles
- Overnight accommodations aboard the Paul Gauguin Cruise in your choice of Stateroom
- Government fees, handling, and security charges for Paul Gauguin Cruise
- Complimentary activities as shown in the cruise descriptions
- Complimentary meals and beverages as shown in the cruise description
- Round trip transfers (Airport/Hotel/Cruise)
- Day room on Tahiti
- Baggage handling, welcome flower lei, traditional farewell shell lei
- Tahiti Travel Planners luggage tags
- Business Class upgrade available for an additional supplement
Contact our Tahiti Cruise specialists for other itineraries and departures.
Paul Gauguin Cruise Sample Itinerary
Day 1 – Embark Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti
Begin your journey to a paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian islands. Here you’ll embark Paul Gauguin. This luxurious yet casual, ultra-deluxe vessel will be your home for the next week. With endless options for activities, from relaxing poolside with a book to playing the slots in the casino, you will never be bored.
Day 2 – Raiatea
You will have the day to explore the island that was once the cultural, religious, royal, and political heart of Polynesia, as well as the site of Tahiti’s most significant archaeological sites. Ancient Polynesians built stone maraes, or temples, in many sizes here. The maraes provided a physical space for the spirit of the gods to occupy during ritual ceremonies, as did the carved wooden tikis for which the region is famous. Be sure to visit Taputapuatea, a national monument and the most important marae in the Society Islands. We will bid adieu to Raiatea just before dinner and set sail with the compass set for Motu Mahana.
Day 3 – Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha’a, is your very own South Seas paradise featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters, and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, guests will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.
Day 4 & 5 – Bora Bora
The romantic island of Bora Bora is immediately recognizable by the majestic peak of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, surrounded by a glorious crystal clear lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Bora Bora is the most beautiful and romantic island in the South Pacific.
You’ll have two days to discover this superb island on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions. Explore the island by water with a variety of excellent snorkeling, sailing, or diving excursions, or set foot on land and explore the interior island on a guided hike or by guided 4 wheel drive excursion. You will set sail before dinner, enjoying a relaxing evening on board.
Day 6 & 7 – Moorea
Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea’s beauty is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts or embark on a dolphin or whale-watching expedition with a marine biologist to witness these fascinating animals in their amazing natural habitat. Visit the island’s fruit juice factory and distillery to taste the nectar of the island and bring home a souvenir. An overnight here affords you two full days on Bora Bora’s gorgeous sister island. At the end of the afternoon on the second day, you will cruise to the home port in Papeete, docking for the night.
Day 8 – Disembark in Papeete
Cap off your epic journey where it all began. You won’t be the same as when you first set sail – these exotic isles are said to touch people in magical ways. If you want to explore more of this side of paradise, we recommend you consider our pre- and post-cruise hotel programs in Huahine, Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha’a and Papeete.
Ask your Tahiti Travel Planner Specialist about pre and post cruise add-ons including a three night stay in one of the superb Overwater Bungalows on Moorea or Bora Bora. Additional cruise itineraries also available.