Society Islands & Tahiti Iti

February 29 - March 7, 2020
m/s Paul Gauguin
Society Islands & Tahiti Iti
7–night Cruise
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DatePortArrival TimeDeparture
Saturday – February 29, 2020Papeete, Tahiti, Society IslandsEmbarkation begins at 3:00 pm11:55 pm
Sunday – March 1, 2020Vairao, Tahiti Iti8:00 am5:00 pm
Monday – March 2, 2020Huahine, Society Islands8:00 am5:00 pm
Tuesday – March 3, 2020Taha'a, Society Islands8:00 am5:00 pm
Wednesday – March 4, 2020Bora Bora, Society Islands8:00 am
Thursday – March 5, 2020Bora Bora, Society Islands5:00 pm
Friday – March 6, 2020Moorea, Society Islands8:00 am5:00 pm
Friday – March 6, 2020Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands7:30 pm
Saturday – March 7, 2020Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands8:00 am

Consider spending a few extra days on your favorite island by adding a hotel stay before or after your cruise.

  • Bora Bora
Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin. 

Day 2 – Vairao, Tahiti Iti

Pay a rare visit to “Little Tahiti” (Tahiti Iti) on today’s full-day call on the port city of Vairao. Those wanting to experience authentic Tahitian culture might visit one of the traditional Polynesian villages that dot the region. Venture to Fenua Aihere to explore caves, petroglyphs, and marae (temples). Or bask on La Plage de Maui (Maui Beach), considered by many to be the best white-sand beach on the entire island.

  • Huahine, Society Islands
Day 3 – Huahine, Society Islands

Known as “The Garden Island,” Huahine’s lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine’s expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach. 

  • Taha'a
Day 4 – Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided. 

  • Bora Bora
Day 5 & 6 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

  • The luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin in the lagoon of Moorea at sunset
Day 7 – Moorea, Society Islands

Vibrant colors abound during the leisurely days in Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. 

  • Paul Gauguin Cruises Les Gauguines
Day 8 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you’re not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.