A South Pacific Luxury Cruise Blog

Whether you’re here because you’ve booked a trip and are looking to read up more on French Polynesia, or you are merely daydreaming of the day you’ll go—the posts on this page will fill you in on all things Tahitian. Through the eyes of locals, travel advisors and past guests you’ll learn about the food, culture and adventure that Tahiti and her Islands offer to those who choose to explore her lagoons, forests and beaches. Best of all, you’ll likely come away with some valuable tips for your own journey to the South Pacific.

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French Polynesia: A Diver’s Paradise

November 17, 2022

Eons in the making, French Polynesia’s isles and atolls were formed by hotspots, molten lava bursting through cracks in the Earth’s shifting surface, and great seamounts emerged…

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Going Solo: A Rejuvenating & Empowering Experience

September 28, 2022

A beach. A beverage. A pristine lagoon and you. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Even more so when the beach is in sun-soaked French Polynesia, the beverage is a refreshing coconut concoction, and the lagoon is in Bora Bora…

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Paradise For Foodies

August 19, 2022

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tahiti might not be poisson cru, but if you’re a foodie it should be! Just imagine sitting beneath that swaying palm on that lush volcanic isle somewhere...

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The Top 5 Most Instagrammable Moments On Your Next Voyage

July 20, 2022

It may seem trite, the notion that the most precious souvenirs from travel are the memories. But there’s a very modern truth to this concept that transcends generations...

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Diving Into Family Fun in French Polynesia

June 28, 2022

From learning about sea turtles in Moorea to dancing the hula on deck, the m/s Paul Gauguin’s complimentary Moana Explorer Program invites kids ages 7 to 15 to come aboard and discover the wonders of French Polynesia...

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Traveler, Voyager, Adventuress or Wanderluster?

September 30, 2021

Tahiti: Maybe it's the sun-kissed beaches, the sparkling waters, the breathtaking waterfalls or the gourmet French Polynesian cooking. Perhaps it’s the snorkeling and diving, the surfing or the amazing tours through the rainforests. Or is it that the...

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Virtual Crème Brûlée Demonstration

July 6, 2021

Paul Gauguin Cruises' Sales Director Vicky Lubyk, Western Canada, and Marcia Pilgeram of Capers Food Adventures hosted a virtual cooking class. We made crème brûlée! If you're a fan of Paul Gauguin Cruises then you've likely heard all about Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée. During this...

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Tahiti Food Tours

June 15, 2021

Born and raised on the island of Moorea, I have spent my first working years in my family's pearl business. But, during this time, I had a burning passion to become a chef. After 15 years in the family business, I decided to pursue my dreams and...

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Virtual Paint Party

April 1, 2021

Sales Directors Vicky Lubyk and Liz Coleman, hosted a virtual paint party in March and what a turn out! Our subject? The colorful and delicious pineapple found on the island of Moorea. We were thrilled at the submissions we received from the participants; such a wonderful variety of colors and...

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Tahitian Pearls

March 2, 2021

Jewelry designer Kelly Hinerava Bailey on her favorite gem At the center of every Hinerava creation lies the Tahitian pearl, an organic gem that was once only found by chance through harvests of wild Pinctada margaritifera. Today, they are farmed in pristine lagoons in French...

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Family, Friends and Polynesian Fun

January 11, 2021

Amid a global pandemic, it sure gives you time to reflect on past travels and all the great things in life we cannot do quite as easily or at all right now. As a passionate traveller, I must admit, I feel so incredibly lucky that I spent most of the month of November in...

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