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Tahiti & Society Islands | 7-nights aboard Paul Gauguin Cruises

Year round sailings (summer months June-Aug excluded) – Fares from $4,795 pp*

*SPECIAL OFFER: 50% Savings Fare plus FREE roundtrip air from Los Angeles included

What does paradise mean to you? If it means miles of powder-soft beaches, crystal clear waters and lush green spaces, you’ve come to the right place. Sail in five-star luxury with Paul Gauguin Cruises in all-inclusive style to Tahiti, French Polynesia and find your own paradise. It’s all complimentary — from meals and drinks to entertainment and water sports. This 7-night itinerary is perfect for those who want to experience the best French Polynesia has to offer in just a week.

Aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin, with only 332 guests, you’ll draw close to the islands that inspired Gauguin, author James A. Michener, and so many others. Call on Huahine, the “Garden Island” … spend a day on our own private islet off the coast of Taha’a … explore magical Bora Bora and bask on our private white-sand beach on a motu off the coast … and discover Moorea, said to be the model for Michener’s Bali Hai. There’s a reason these islands are world-renowned— their beauty is unmatched.

  • 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 snorkeling 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, snorkeling, and kayaking in the turquoise lagoon to playing volleyball, learn Tahitian cooking secrets, or simply relaxing on the beach. Also included is a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.

  • Day 4 Bora Bora

    Immediately recognizable 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.

Ship Information

  • Most luxurious ship to sail in Tahiti on a year-round basis
  • Only 332 guests
  • Crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5
  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies
  • Space to guest ratio of nearly 58 to 1, one of the highest of any ship serving the North American market
  • All onboard gratuities included
  • Complimentary beverages including fine wines and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, and tea served throughout the ship.
  • Butler service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup and SoundDock® for iPod®
  • In-suite minibar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
  • State-of-the-art retractable Watersports Marina
  • Onboard dive program
  • Onboard lecture program
  • Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill, all with open-seating dining
  • Well-being and vegetarian selections and special dietetic menus upon request
  • WiFi hotspots throughout the ship
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary in-room dining
  • Complimentary in-room movie channels and movies available