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Cruise Tahiti and Society Islands

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Tahiti and Society Islands with Paul Gauguin


Cruise ID 3671
Book By 19Sep17
Embarkation Papeete, Tahiti
Disembarkation Papeete, Tahiti
Multiple Departures 22Sep17-30Mar18
Duration 7 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple departures from 29Sep17 to 06Apr18
Region Pacific Islands
Cruise Line Paul Gauguin
Cruise Ship m/s Paul Gauguin
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Fly-Stay-Cruise
Ports of Call Papeete, Bora Bora, Taha'a, Huahine, Moorea, Papeete

In 1891, when Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti, he captured the charm, culture and languid grace of the natives in oils. You won’t find his paintings here, but the original models still call this piece of French Polynesia home. This 7-night cruise is perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience. Enjoy a lavish stay in Papeete, call on Raiatea and its reef-bound lagoon and Taha’a, it’s companion island, where you’ll enjoy a full day of exploration. Then sail to Bora Bora, and her siren sister, Moorea. There’s a reason these islands are world-renowned – their beauty is unmatched.


Highlights
  • All shipboard meals with the choice of three open-seating dining venues.
  • All shipboard amenities, activities and entertainment.
  • All onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff.
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship.
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service.
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water.
  • Complimentary use of our exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora, with bar service, volleyball and snorkelling.
  • Complimentary day on our private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkelling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality.
  • Retractable watersports marina featuring complimentary windsurfing and kayaking (subject to weather conditions).
Important Terms
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Departure Date Cabin Name Price
22Sep17 Window Stateroom Category E $6,427 Book
29Sep17 Window Stateroom Category E $6,477 Book
27Oct17 Window Stateroom Category E $5,852 Book
10Nov17 Window Stateroom Category E $5,889 Book
29Dec17 Window Stateroom Category E $6,650 Book
02Feb18 Window Stateroom Category E $5,886 Book
16Feb18 Window Stateroom Category E $5,886 Book
30Mar18 Window Stateroom Category E $6,222 Book

 

Rates Include:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Sydney (Business Class available at additional cost)
  • 2 Nights pre-cruise accommodation at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort, Papeete
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service

  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports
  • Day at the private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Access to a private beach in Bora Bora

 

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.



Society Island

Day 1 Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti

Begin your voyage through paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian islands. Here you’ll embark the luxurious yet casual m/s Paul Gauguin. 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, Society Islands

Today, you’ll call on Huahine, known as the “Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic terrain. While here, you might explore the island’s sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archaeological remains in French Polynesia. Enjoy snorkelling or SCUBA diving in the expansive lagoon. Or picnic on the beach.

 

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, you will spend a full day on this idyllic island, pursuing your own pleasures from swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking in the turquoise lagoon to playing volleyball, learn Tahitian cooking secrets, or simply relaxing on the beach. Also included is a delicious barbeque lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.

 

Day 4 Bora Bora

Immediately recognisable by 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 a jitney tour on “Le Truck,” 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

Graced with an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea boasts an awesome beauty that 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 to explore the gorgeous 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 Disembark in Papeete

Cap off your epic journey where it all began. You won’t be the same as when you first set sail – these exotic isles are said to touch people in magical ways. If you want to explore more of this side of paradise, perhaps you will choose our pre- and post-cruise hotel programs in Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha’a and Papeete.

 





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CATEGORY OS 701 | 534 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
Veranda: 77 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Owner’s Suite 701 can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
  • Owner’s Suite includes Butler Service and complimentary internet.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



owner's-suite-7002

 

CATEGORY OS 7002 | 588 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
Veranda: 57 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Owner’s Suite 7002 has a queen-size bed, and can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
  • Owner’s Suite includes Butler Service  and complimentary internet.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY GS | 529 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
Veranda: 197 sq. ft.

 

Specifications: 

  • Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
  • Grand Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Grand Suites includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY A | 358 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.

CATEGORY A 7004 | 349 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
Veranda: 53 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • 4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
  • Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Veranda Suite 7004 has a queen-size bed.
  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY B | 305 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
Veranda: 56 sq. ft.

CATEGORY B 7003 | 303 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
Veranda: 47 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.
  • B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.
  • Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub and also a queen-size bed.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY C | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

 

Specifications: 

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
  • Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only

 

The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub:

  • 763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
  • 764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
  • 765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)
  • 766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.)
  • 767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY D | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

 

Specifications:

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.



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CATEGORY E | 200 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window

 

Specifications:

  • Wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415)
  • Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

 

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.


m/s Paul Gauguin

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Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, TheGauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard the luxury cruises enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.

 

Ship Statistics
  • Capacity: 332 guests
  • Crew: 217/International
  • Crew-to-Guest Ratio: 1:1.5, one of the highest of any luxury cruise ship
  • Officers: European and International
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint Nazaire, France)
  • Length: 504 feet
  • Width: 72 feet
  • Draft: 17.1 feet
  • Tonnage: 19,200 tons
  • Maximum speed: 18 knots
  • Passenger decks: 7
  • Call letters: C6TH9
  • Propulsion System: Diesel electric

 

Accommodations

Nearly 70% of suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

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Dining

During every meal onboard The Gauguin, with every sumptuous bit you sample, and each time the attentive staff fill your glass, you’ll begin to realize that dining on the high seas with Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly something special. Embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed just for you by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs, including Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Propriétaire at Paris’ Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius. What’s more, every one of the onboard dining options is included in your cruise fare. Bon appétit

 

La Veranda

Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, where we offer an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations we visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s gourmet cuisine.

 

L’Etoile

The exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Join us every evening for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.

 

Le Grill

When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.

 

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Entertainment

When you travel onboard The Gauguin, you won’t spend your days at sea simply biding your time until we arrive at the next destination. On the ship, every day (and night!) brings new and exciting opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.

 

Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines

On every voyage of The Gauguin, we’re accompanied by the own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on the private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony. 

 

Le Grand Salon

When the sun goes down at sea, Le Grand Salon comes alive with spectacular performances. Every night brings something different, whether it’s Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines performing ote’a—a complex line dance accompanied by drums—live piano music, Broadway show tunes, or foot-tapping rock music. Return to the main lounge during the day for a game of table tennis or lecture from a roster of anthropologists, archeologists, and marine biologists, as well as visiting experts on other popular topics. 

 

La Palette

This versatile lounge offers morning snacks, serves as the backdrop for special events, hosts Polynesian activities led by Les Gauguines, and is the perfect place to grab a nightcap and dance under the stars to live music.

 

Le Casino and Piano Bar

Try your luck in Le Casino, which features slot machines, blackjack, and roulette, and is open every evening, except where prohibited by port regulations. We also invite you to grab a drink at the Piano Bar and enjoy nightly piano entertainment.

 

Pool and Pool Bar

Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by the outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab a cocktail from the adjacent Pool Bar, or take in the scenery from a comfortable lounge chair.

 

Local Entertainment

In addition to Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, on every voyage we invite local performers onboard to entertain you. Don’t miss an evening spent with local group Mamas and Papas, whose dynamic performance of Polynesian dance and singing is a perennial guest favorite. 

 

Crew Show

The crew members onboard The Gauguin are certainly expert at providing first-class service to the guests, but they also boast many other talents that we’re proud to showcase in the crew show. Every voyage offers something different, but you’re always guaranteed a night of amazing entertainment, much of which showcases the unique cultures of the crew members’ home countries. 

 

La Boutique

Just steps from your stateroom, find the perfect memento of your South Pacific cruise, like genuine Tahitian black pearl jewelry exclusively designed for Paul Gauguin Cruises, Tahitian vanilla, local arts and handicrafts, souvenir apparel, and more. It’s also the perfect place to pick up any necessary sundries or toiletries, like swimwear, beach attire, sunscreen, and batteries.

 

Photo Shop

Ensure that your vacation memories last a lifetime with services from Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Photo Shop. A dedicated photographer accompanies us throughout the cruise, giving you the opportunity to take home professional photos of significant events, like embarkation, the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Tahitian Night. Family portraits and casual photo-ops are also available. The Photo Shop is also stocked with everything you need to take your own photos, including single-use cameras, digital cameras, photo accessories, and media cards.

 

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Spa & Fitness

Leisurely days at sea offer the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little “me time,” whether that’s an indulgent treatment at the award-winning onboard spa, or a workout in the fitness center.

 

Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm

With its unrivaled approach to beauty and rejuvenation, the spa onboard The Gauguincombines the art of gentle pampering with services that are uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual.

The spa offers an extensive range of services, enveloped in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and luxurious. Shipboard treatments include skin care therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling. We are also happy to offer relaxing overwater massages during the day you’ll spend on Motu Mahana, the private South Pacific paradise.  

 

Fitness Center

The convenient fitness center is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment, including Lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, and weight machines. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class, both hosted by Les Gauguines.


Paul Gauguin

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Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship the m/s Paul Gauguin, which provides an exceptional cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Fiji.

Launched in 1998, the renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific and is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in this enchanting destination. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is owned and operated by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts. With more than 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, Pacific Beachcomber is the country's largest luxury hotel and cruise operator in the region. In addition to The Gauguin, Pacific Beachcomber operates seven award-winning hotels and is committed towards achieving environmental and social sustainability. Most recently, Pacific Beachcomber opened The Brando, an award-winning luxury eco-resort on the private island of Tetiaroa, on July 1, 2014.