Paul Gauguin Cruises Renews Partnership With Te Mana O Te Moana To Offer Its Moana Explorer Program On Summer And Holiday Voyages In 2022

BELLEVUE, WASH. – May 12, 2022 – Paul Gauguin Cruises (, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, has renewed its partnership with Te mana o te moana ( for the line’s popular Moana Explorer Program. In collaboration with the South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation, the Moana Explorer Program invites children and teens, ages 7-15, to discover and value the natural wonders of the South Pacific through hands-on, interactive learning on board and ashore.

“We are thrilled to again partner with Te mana o te moana to bring this special program to our young guests,” said Susan Robison, general manager of sales and marketing for Paul Gauguin Cruises. “Every day of the voyage, there is a combination of naturalist-led island and/or beach excursions, science activities, crafts, games, and other adventures for them to enjoy while learning about one of the most unique destinations in the world.”

Depending on the itinerary, children and teens might explore underwater life, conduct water experiments, create natural jewelry, go on a treasure hunt, learn about Tahitian culture, discover island legends and geology, design a Polynesian tattoo, and more.

The Moana Explorer Program is available on the following Summer and Holiday voyages in 2022:

7-Night Tahiti & the Society Islands

  • July 16, 2022
  • July 23, 2022

10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus

  • June 15, 2022
  • July 6, 2022
  • December 28, 2022

11-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus

  • June 25, 2022

11-Night Cook Islands & Society Islands

  • December 17, 2022

There is no fee for the program as it is included as part of Paul Gauguin Cruises’ all-inclusive cruise fares. Guests are encouraged to reserve the program at the time of booking or any time before their sailing date. The program can also be booked on board if space is available. For more information about the Moana Explorer Program and daily schedules, click here.

For a limited time, travelers can also save up to $3,520 per person on select 7-night voyages through the exotic ports of Tahiti and surrounding islands in all-inclusive</a > luxury aboard the newly-renovated</a > m/s Paul Gauguin. For more information about Paul Gauguin Cruises, please contact a Travel Advisor, call 800-848-6172, or visit


About Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship, the 330-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises has been recognized by notable publications in travel and lifestyle including being named one of the “Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards as well as the publication’s 2021 “Gold List.” Paul Gauguin Cruises was selected as “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle Awards from 2016 to 2022. Recently, the line was recognized for the 5th time for having the “Best French Polynesia Cruises” in the AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards. In September 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises joined PONANT’s family, the world leader of small-ship cruising.

About Te mana o te moana

Te mana o te moana is a nonprofit organization recognized of General Interest, member of the IUCN and Mission Blue, whose mission is to act for the protection of the Polynesian marine environment and more specifically sea turtles through actions of discovery, education, and protection. Since 2004, Te mana o te moana has welcomed and cared for more than 570 sea turtles at the Sea turtle care center in Moorea and has educated more than 120,000 children on environmental issues. On Tetiaroa atoll, the nonprofit organization’s teams have observed and protected thousands of green sea turtle hatchlings and collected crucial data on the impact of climate change and predation on Tetiaroa green sea turtle nesting sites. Learn more about Te mana o te moana at the organization’s website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube</a >.

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