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Paul Gauguin Cruises

A cruise on the small luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin, which carries a maximum of 332 guests, offers an informal yet elegant ambiance. Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. Guests aboard enjoy spacious suites and staterooms, all with ocean views and most with a private balcony.  

Delicious meals await you in two elegant restaurants and an outdoor grill. There is single, open-seating dining, and nightly entertainment. On every voyage, Tahitian hosts and entertainers bring the spirit of Polynesia to life by retelling ancestral legends through dance and traditional songs, or by demonstrating local handicrafts.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is proud to offer an extraordinary value in luxury cruising, thanks to the all-inclusive pricing. All cruises on m/s Paul Gauguin include the following features:

  • Spacious, ocean view accommodations
  • All shipboard meals in your choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water
  • All shipboard entertainment, including a troupe of Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings
  • Presentations by onboard experts and guests hosts
  • Le Casino
  • La Palette lounge and disco
  • All onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Luxurious onboard spa
  • Fitness center
  • Pool with poolside bar
  • Watersports, including complimentary kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding
  • Use of the secluded white-sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball and snorkeling (on select voyages)
  • A day on the private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkeling, watersports, a barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality (on select voyages)

Tahiti & the Society Islands

8 Day / 7 Night Cruise starting from $3,395*
(includes airfare from Los Angeles)

2016 Sailings:

Jan 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13; Mar 12, 19, 26; Apr 2, 9; May 7, 14; Jun 11, 18; Jul 9, 16, 23; Aug 20, 27; Sep 3; Oct 1, 8, 15; Nov 12; Dec 14, 21, 28

Other travel dates may apply, please call for details.

Terms and Conditions
*All prices are "from" per person, double occupancy, low season. Seasonal supplements and special booking conditions apply. Single rates available on request. Port taxes of approximately $120 per person are additional. Special payment and cancellation policies apply. Prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.

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Day 1: Papeete, Tahiti
Begin your journey to a paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian islands. Embarking of the Paul Gauguin begins at 3pm. This luxurious yet casual, ultra-deluxe vessel will be your home for the next week. With an endless choice of things to do, from relaxing poolside with a book to playing the slots in the casino, you will never be bored.

Day 2: Huahine
Enjoy a day in Huahine, also known as ‘The Garden Island’, with its lush rainforests, sacred sites and legendary landmarks.

Day 3: Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha'a, is our very own South Seas paradise featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, guests will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.

Day 4: Bora Bora
Immediately recognizable by the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or “firstborn,” because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.

Day 5: Bora Bora
Explore more of this magical isle on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions. Choose from several, like an island tour by jet ski, a 4-wheel-drive safari, or a glass-bottom boat ride. We will set sail before dinner, enjoying a relaxing evening on board.

Day 6: Moorea
Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons and palm-fringed beaches – Moorea's awesome beauty is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist and witness these fascinating animals in their amazing natural habitat, or try out some of the local pineapples – said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. An overnight here affords us two full days on Bora Bora's gorgeous sister island.

Day 7: Moorea/ Papeete, Tahiti
Explore more of this peaceful oasis. Perhaps you will choose to trek on the “Trails of the Ancients” or snorkel one of the world's most beautiful lagoons. At the end of the afternoon, we cruise to our home port in Papeete, docking for the night.

Day 8: Papeete, Tahiti
It’s time to bid farewell. Disembarking is at 8am.

Other 2016 Cruise itineraries available:

  • 10 Nights Society Islands & Tuamotus sailings:  Jan 6; Mar 2; Jun 1; Aug 10; Sep 21; Nov 2.
  • 11 Nights Cook Islands & Society Islands sailings: Feb 20; May 21; Jul 30; Sep 10; Oct 22; Dec 3.
  • 14 Nights Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands sailings: Apr 16; Jun 25; Nov 19.
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(*) Prices are US Dollars per person.