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.
DATES: 2017 – November 4, 11; December 23, 30
2018 – January 27; February 3, 10, 17; March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 28; May 5, 12, 19; June 16, 23; July 28; August 4; September 1, 29; October 13; November 10; December 8, 15, 22, 29
2019 – January 5, 12, 19; February 9, 16, 23; March 02, 30; April 06, 27; May 18, 25; June 01, 08; July 20, 27; August 24; October 12, 26; December 7, 21, 28
DURATION: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
EMBARK: PAPEETE, TAHITI
DISEMBARK: PAPEETE, TAHITI
SHIP: Paul Gauguin
- Slow down and let stress float away on secluded Huahine, where relaxation is the only item on your to-do list. Explore the local village on foot. Wander through lush rainforests. Float in crystal-clear lagoons. It’s all at your fingertips.
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete program of tours and excursions
Private musical performances at exclusive venues and aboard ship
Entertainment provided by Les Gauguines, the Gauguinâ€™s own troupe of Polynesian entertainers
All meals aboard ship including: early riserâ€™s coffee & pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
All beverages including select beer, wine and spirits
Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
Watersports including complimentary kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding (selection may differ from port to port)
Complete pre-departure materials
Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
Port and embarkation taxes
Gratuities to guides and drivers
Gratuities to porters, guides and drivers
All onboard gratuities included for room stewards and dining staff
Airfare (except with select offers); transfers; luggage and trip cancellation insurance; meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, and Internet service.
Prices are per person, double occupancy, and include 50% off standard cruise fares. Single supplement pricing is available upon request. Economy Class airfare from Los Angeles is included; air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $1,600. Port, security, and handling fees of $149 per person are additional. Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, $125 per night. Third guest is cruise-only; air and taxes are additional. Offers are capacity controlled, for a limited time, and subject to change. Cruise fares, airfares, and fuel surcharges are subject to change.