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Luxury Cruise: Society Islands & Tuamotus

Beauty surrounds you on this 10-day sojourn, both on land and underwater. The Society Islands beckon with lush rainforests, crystal-clear lagoons, and warm breezes that encourage nothing but indulgent beachside lounging. Continue on to the Tuamotu Archipelago, a collection of low-lying atolls known the world ‘round for their vibrant underwater ecosystem.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip transpacific flights via Los Angeles to Papeete
  • 10 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

Canadian Residents Promotion!  

Vancouver, Calgary
Oceanview Porthole from Taxes & Fees
December 13, 2017* $4999 $415
2018
January 17 $5229 $415
March 7, June 6, July 18, September 19 $6016 $415
November 28 $5836 $425
Kelowna, Victoria, Edmonton departure add from $100 more per person
All Rates in USD

Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities. Please note that air is only available to book 331 days prior to departure.

Highlights

  • Diving enthusiasts traveling with us on this sailing to Fakarava will have the opportunity to witness the annual grouper spawning. They gather by the thousands, making it also a great opportunity to spot other predatory fish and sharks.
  •  Enjoy two full days in the quintessential Pacific paradise of Bora Bora including our exclusive white-sand beach on a motu off the coast. Marvel at towering Mount Otemanu, snorkel in sapphire lagoons, or get a bird’s-eye view of the island with a scenic helicopter ride.
  • Visit Fakarava, a UNESCO-classified Nature Reserve where experienced divers can descend up to 130 feet to visit a world inhabited by gray sharks, schools of colorful fish, and untouched coral.
  • 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.

Itinerary

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 Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00 am
3 Bora Bora, Society Islands 4:00 pm
4 Rangiroa, Tuamotus 12:00 pm 5:30 pm
5 Fakarava, Tuamotus 8:00 am 5:30 pm
6 Sea Day
7 Taha’a, Society Islands 9:00 am 5:00 pm
8 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00 am
9 Moorea, Society Islands 5:00 pm
10 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 7:30 pm
11 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. 
  • Huahine
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 – Bora Bora, Society Islands 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.
  • Bora Bora Snorkel
Day 4 – Bora Bora, Society Islands A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you to explore 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 beachwhich offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.
  • Rangiroa
Day 5 – Rangiroa, Tuamotus Rangiroa is the largest island in the Tuamotu Archipelago, which is made up of 78 coral atolls scattered over several hundred miles. Experience the simple, quiet, and peaceful life on these islands by participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people.
  • fakarava
Day 6 – Fakarava, Tuamotus Before modern navigation, this region was known as the “Dangerous Archipelago” for its shallow passages. Today, that same characteristic makes Fakarava a diver’s paradise. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and a 19th century coral church.
Day 7 – At Sea Spend the day enjoying The Gauguin’s Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you’ll take in a lecture by one of our special guests, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L’Etoile.
  • Taha'a
Day 8 – 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.
  • Complimentary snorkel gear is available to all guests onboard the m/v Tere Moana
Day 9 – 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.
  • moorea
Day 10 – 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.
  • Les Gauguines

Itinerary may vary slightly depending on sailing date.


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