Arriving in Tahiti in 1891, Paul Gauguin quickly fell under the spell of French Polynesia and captured the charm, culture, and languid grace of the islands in oils. This 7-night itinerary is perfect for those who wish to experience the spirit of Polynesia that so inspired the artists’ masterpieces. Not only that, but you’ll be sailing aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin at her finest, having recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. And all along the way, enjoy the high standards of quality, luxury, service, and all-inclusive value that have earned this extraordinary ship the ranking of “Top 20 Small Cruise Ships” from readers of Condé Nast Traveler for 2013—its 15th year in a row, since 1998. Join us, and sail aboard this award-winning ship at her finest, having recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation.This small luxury ship accommodates only 332 guests.
Save 50% off standard cruise fares, plus receive INCLUDED airfare from LA—a value of up to $3400 (based on double occupancy).
Book any 2014 or 2015 sailing by August 30, 2014, and receive $200 in shipboard credit per suite/stateroom. Please mention code Online1 when booking.
Itinerary for our Tahiti, Bora Bora & Society Islands Cruises:
Day 1 Embark the m/s 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 the m/s Paul Gauguin.
Day 2 Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine is actually two islands, Huahine Iti and Huahine Nui, and the ship anchors between the two in Maroe Bay. This strikingly beautiful pair of islands boasts a crystalline lagoon, colorful villages, and a wealth of Polynesian archaeological sites. Rising 2,200 feet above the sea, Mount Turi is the islands' high point and provides a dramatic backdrop. While you're here, you can cruise the lagoon, explore the island's culture, or picnic on the beach. More vigorous pursuits including a hill trek and SCUBA diving are also available.
Day 3 Taha'a (Motu Mahana)
Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha'a, is our very own South Seas paradise, featuring white-sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters, and gentle breezes.
Day 4 Bora Bora
Immediately recognizable by Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands—including our own private beach on a motu off the coast.
Day 5 Bora Bora
Explore more of this magical isle on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions.
Day 6 Moorea
Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches. Moorea features awesome beauty that is unsurpassed.
Day 7 Moorea/Papeete
Explore more of the peaceful oasis of Moorea. Perhaps you will choose to trek on the “Trails of the Ancients” or snorkel one of the world's most beautiful lagoons. Late this afternoon, The Gauguin returns to Tahiti.
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.
• All oceanview suites/staterooms, 70% with a balcony, only 332 guests
• All onboard beverages including select wine, beer, and liquor
• All shipboard gratuities
• Single open-seating dining with a choice of three restaurants
• 24-hour room service
• Complimentary watersports from our retractable marina
• A wide selection of shore excursions and dives with dive masters
• Complimentary access to our private motu off the coast of Taha'a
• Complimentary access to our private beach off the coast of Bora Bora
New Accolades for the m/s Paul Gauguin
“#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line”
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards (2014)
"#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families"
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards (2013, 2014)
"Top 20 Small Cruise Ships"
Condé Nast Traveler, Readers' Choice Awards (2013)
(15 years in a row, since 1998)
"Best Single Social Media Promotion" Cruise Line Category,
"Meet Me in Tahiti" Campaign
Travel + Leisure, Social Media in Travel and Tourism (SMITTYS) Awards (2012)
"#4 for Best Service”
“#5 for Best Shore Excursions” “#5 for Best Cabins (m/s Paul Gauguin)”
“#6 for Best Public Rooms”
“#6 for Best Embarkation”
“#8 for Best Cabins (m/v Tere Moana)” “#8 for Best Value”
“#9 for Best Overall” “#9 For Best Dining”
“#10 for Best Entertainment”
Cruise Critic, Small-Ships, Cruisers' Choice Awards (2014)
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