Discover your own island inspiration in the destination that enchanted painter Paul Gauguin, author James A. Michener, and countless others. In one wonderful week, you’ll explore the best of the South Pacific, with stops in lush Huahine, beautiful Bora Bora, and postcard-perfect Moorea. Once you’ve made these islands your home—even if just for a week—they’ll always be calling for you to return.

Package Includes
  • Round trip transpacific flights via Los Angeles to Papeete
  • 7 night cruise aboard m/s Paul Gauguin
  • Transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises All-Inclusive Distinctions:
    -All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
    -Complimentary 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 the private beach in Bora Bora

 

Highlights
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar.
  • Explore Bora Bora your way—visit our exclusive white-sand beach with volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking or paddleboarding, or opt for an optional four-wheel-drive safari, aquabike excursion, or glass bottom boat ride.
  • Enjoy an overnight in Moorea, giving you plenty of time to marvel at mountain peaks, lounge near blue lagoons, and sample the fresh, local cuisine.


Canadian Residents Promotion!  

Vancouver, Calgary Oceanview Porthole from Taxes & Fees
Tahiti & the Society Islands
February 9; March 2; October 12, 26, 2019 $5441 $379
February 16; October 26, 2019 $4834 $379
March 30; June 8, 2019 $5711 $379
July 20; December 21, 28, 2019 $5846 $379
December 7, 2019 $3821 $379
*Society Islands & Tahiti Iti
April 6, 2019 $5711 $379
May 18, June 1, 2019 $4999 $379
July 27, 2019 $5846 $379
August 31, 2019 $5171 $379
October 19, 2019 $4834 $379
December 14, 2019 $3821 $379
Kelowna, Victoria, Edmonton departure add from $100 more per person
All Rates in USD 

Please call to inquire about flights from other departure cities. Please note that the Canada to Los Angeles connecting air is only available to book 331 days prior to departure, the rates above reflect total cost with this air but in some case we will have to wait to add.

*Society Islands & Tahiti Iti. Click Itinerary for more information.

 

Day Port Arrival Time Departure
0 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Embarkation begins at 3:00 pm 11:55 pm
1 Huahine, Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
2 Taha’a, Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
3 Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00 am
4 Bora Bora, Society Islands 5:00 pm
5 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00 am
6 Moorea, Society Islands 5:00 pm
7 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 7:30 pm
8 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:00 am
Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin.

Day 2 – Huahine, Society Islands

Known as “The Garden Island,” Huahine’s lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine’s expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach.

Day 3 – Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.

Day 4 & 5 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Day 6 – Moorea, Society Islands

Vibrant colors abound during two leisurely days in Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

Day 7 – Moorea, Society Islands / Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

Day 8 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you’re not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

 

*Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New)

Big discoveries await you in “Little Tahiti” (Tahiti Iti), the smaller of the two landmasses that comprise the island of Tahiti. No other cruise line offers you the opportunity to explore this region of wild coastline, ancient petroglyphs and marae (temples), and pockets of authentic Polynesian culture. But because The Gauguin is owned by French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, we are the experts to the region, with resources no one else can match. Come sail the waters of French Polynesia that are our ship’s home, and let us give you an unparalleled, comprehensive view of the realTahiti. This brand-new itinerary also features Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, and our own private paradise off the coast of Taha’a.

Highlights
  • Get off the beaten path with Tahiti Iti, a sparsely populated island with feats of bravery by local daredevil surfers thanks to the world famous wave of Teahupo’o, and spectacular views looking back at big sister Tahiti Nui.
  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.
  • Enjoy an overnight in Bora Bora, which gives you ample time to explore this laid-back destination’s dramatic mountain peaks, romantic lagoons, and impossibly turquoise waters.

Day Port Arrival Time Departure
0 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Embarkation begins at 3:00 pm 11:55 pm
1 Huahine, Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
2 Taha’a, Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
3 Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00 am
4 Bora Bora, Society Islands 5:00 pm
5 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00 am 11:00 pm
6 Vairao, Tahiti Iti 8:00 am 5:00 pm
7 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:30 pm
8 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:00 am
Vairao, Tahiti Iti

Pay a rare visit to “Little Tahiti” (Tahiti Iti) on today’s full-day call on the port city of Vairao. Those wanting to experience authentic Tahitian culture might visit one of the traditional Polynesian villages that dot the region. Venture to Fenua Aihere to explore caves, petroglyphs, and marae (temples). Or bask on La Plage de Maui (Maui Beach), considered by many to be the best white-sand beach on the entire island.

 

Itinerary may vary slightly depending on sailing date.

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