Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces 2025 Moana Explorer Program Voyages in 5th Year of Partnership with Te Mana o Te Moana

NEW YORK, NY – October 24, 2023 – Today, Paul Gauguin Cruises (, the award-winning leader in exploring French Polynesia and the South Pacific, announced its 2025 Moana Explorer Program voyages for younger guests aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin on 11 dedicated summer and holiday sailings.

Tailored to children ages six to 15, the complimentary program is offered in collaboration with Te mana o te moana, a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation, and is designed to engage children with hands-on, interactive activities both on board and ashore showcasing the natural wonders and unique cultures of the region.

“In 2025, we will mark a milestone fifth year of our exclusive partnership with Te mana o te moana, which continues to offer our young explorers authentically enriching experiences throughout the Islands of Tahiti,” said Susan Robison, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, for Paul Gauguin Cruises. “From learning about the care and protection of sea turtles, to playing beach “Survivor” games to hiking volcanic mountains, and snorkeling in pristine lagoons, the program goes far beyond the formulaic structure of traditional children’s programs and provides memories they will forever cherish.”

Depending on the itinerary, they 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.

“We are thrilled that our partnership with Paul Gauguin Cruises is continuing for a fifth year in 2025, especially as the line shares our deep devotion to preserving the unique culture, wildlife, and wilderness of French Polynesia,” said Hélène Duran, General Manager at Te mana o te moana. “We appreciate the opportunity to have direct, hands-on engagement with these younger guests aboard The Gauguin as we recognize that today’s youngsters are tomorrow’s custodians of our planet.”

The Moana Explorer Program is available on the following summer and holiday voyages in 2025:

7-Night Tahiti & the Society Islands
• June 14, 2025
• July 26, 2025
• August 23, 2025

7-Night More Society Islands & Tahiti
• July 5, 2025
• August 2, 2025
• August 30, 2025

10-Night More Society Islands & Tuamotus
• June 4, 2025

11-Night Cook Islands & Society Islands
• December 27, 2025

14-Night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands
• June 21, 2025
• July 12, 2025
• August 9, 2025

There is no fee for the program, which must be booked onboard, as it is included as part of Paul Gauguin Cruises’ all-inclusive cruise fares. For more information about the Moana Explorer Program, visit our website.

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About Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates 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 voted most recently as the “World’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2022; one of the “Top 2 Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards as well as named on the publication’s 2021 “Gold List.” The line was also recognized for the 4th time for having the “Best French Polynesia Cruises” in the AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards. In September 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises joined PONANT’s family, a designer of inspiring voyages on board small exploration ships.

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 630 sea turtles at the Sea Turtle Care Center in Moorea and has educated more than 130,000 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.