Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer hotel and land programs?

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers guests of The Gauguin the option to purchase a pre- or post-cruise hotel stay in a variety of destinations. To review your options, view the individual itinerary of your choice through the “Plan Your Trip” online tool. ​Prices include room, tax, service charges, full breakfast, porterage, and transfers as applicable. Please note that rates do not include early check-in or late check-out. Official standard check-in time is usually 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is usually 11:00 a.m. One night or additional night accommodations may be purchased to ensure early check-in for guests arriving on early flights or for guests with late flight departures. Paul Gauguin Cruises reserves the right to substitute hotels, and some optional hotel programs are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not achieved.

Cancellation penalties apply on land/hotel programs when guests cancel within 90 days of departure. Guests participating in the PGC Air/Sea Program and not deviating will receive airport transfers to/from the pier or hotel. For guests with independent flight arrangements, a private car transfer from the airport to the pier can be purchased in advance; flight information must be provided at least thirty days prior to departure. We regret that motorcoach transfers cannot be booked pre-cruise for guests with independent flight arrangements.

All post-cruise transfers can only be booked on board at the tour office.

I am interested in a pre- or post-cruise hotel stay in Tahiti. What’s the difference between an Overwater Motu Bungalow and an Overwater Lagoon Bungalow?

Lagoons offer more privacy and are farther from the main property.

If I purchase your pre-cruise hotel package (but not your airfare), are transfers from the airport to the hotel and hotel to ship included?

Yes, if you provide us with your flight arrival information.

What are check-in and check-out times for hotel packages?

INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT TAHITI
Pre-Cruise Morning Accommodations for Morning Flight Arrival - 
Check-in 6:00am / Check-out 12 Noon - same day
Post-Cruise Afternoon Accommodations for Evening Flight Departure - 
Check-in after 3pm / Check-out 8pm - same day
Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 3pm / Check-out 11am
*Unless package purchased indicates early check-in or late check-out

TAHITI PEARL BEACH RESORT
Pre-Cruise Morning Accommodations for Morning Flight Arrival - 
Check-in 6:00am / Check-out 12 Noon - same day
Post-Cruise Afternoon Accommodations for Evening Flight Departure - 
Check-in after 2pm / Check-out 7pm - same day
Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 2pm / Check-out 11am
*Unless package purchased indicates early check-in or late check-out

TAHITI IA ORA BEACH RESORT BY SOFITEL
Pre-Cruise Morning Accommodations for Morning Flight Arrival - 
Check-in 6:00am / Check-out 12 Noon - same day
Post-Cruise Afternoon Accommodations for Evening Flight Departure - 
Check-in after 3pm / Check-out 8pm - same day
Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 3pm / Check-out 11am

INTERCONTINENTAL LE MOANA RESORT
Pre-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with morning arrival: check-in after 9am | check-out by 11am

Post-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with evening flight from Papeete: check-in after 3pm | check-out by 11am plus afternoon accommodation in Papeete (standard room) from 3pm - 8pm

Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 3pm | Check out at 11am
*Unless package purchased indicates early check-in or late check out

INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA
Pre-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with morning arrival: check-in after 9am | check-out by 11am

Post-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with evening flight from Papeete: check-in after 3pm | check-out by 11am plus afternoon accommodation in Papeete (standard room) from 3pm - 8pm

Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 3pm | Check out at 11am
*Unless package purchased indicates early check-in or late check out

INTERCONTINENTAL MOOREA RESORT & SPA
Pre-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with morning arrival: check-in after 8am | check-out by 11am 

Post-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with evening flight from Papeete: check-in after 3pm | check-out by 11am plus afternoon accommodation in Papeete (standard room) from 3pm - 8pm

Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 3pm | Check out at 11am
*Unless package purchased indicates early check-in or late check out

LE MATAI RANGIROA
Pre-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with morning arrival: check-in after 9am | check-out by 11am (if pre-registered room in Papeete is provided, check-in is after 3pm)

Post-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with evening flight from Papeete: check-in after 3pm | check-out by 11am plus afternoon accommodation in Papeete (standard room) from 3pm - 8pm

Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 3pm | Check out at 11am
*Unless package purchased indicates early check-in or late check out

VAHINE ISLAND RESORT
Pre-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with morning arrival: check-in after 9am | check-out by 11am

Post-cruise check-in/check-out:
1 night with evening flight from Papeete: check-in after 1pm | check-out by 11am plus afternoon accommodation in Papeete (standard room) from 3pm - 8pm

Pre & Post Cruise Overnight Hotel Stays* - 
Check-in after 1pm | Check out at 11am
*Unless package purchased indicates early check-in or late check out