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Tahiti & Society Islands

Tahiti & Society Islands

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Papeete, Tahiti

From: $3,995

Season: February - December

Activities: Culture, Photography

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Paul Gauguin Cruises

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.

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.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

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.

Days 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.

Dates & Rates

Dates F E D C B A Grand Suite Owner's Suite
Sep 16, 2017 $5,495 $5,845 $6,995 $7,145 $8,445 $9,745 $12,045 $12,495
Sep 23, 2017 $5,495 $5,845 $6,995 $7,145 $8,445 $9,745 $12,045 $12,495
Sep 30, 2017 $5,495 $5,845 $6,995 $7,145 $8,445 $9,745 $12,045 $12,495
Oct 28, 2017 $4,995 $5,295 $6,395 $6,745 $7,695 $8,995 $10,995 $11,395
Nov 4, 2017 $4,695 $4,995 $5,995 $6,345 $7,295 $8,595 $10,595 $10,995
Nov 11, 2017 $4,295 $4,595 $5,695 $5,995 $6,945 $8,295 $10,295 $10,695
Dec 23, 2017 $5,645 $5,945 $7,145 $7,345 $8,695 $10,045 $12,395 $12,845
Dec 30, 2017 $5,645 $5,945 $7,145 $7,345 $8,695 $10,045 $12,395 $12,845
Jan 27, 2018 $4,845 $5,145 $6,145 $6,495 $7,495 $8,795 $10,845 $11,245
Feb 3, 2018 $4,845 $5,145 $6,145 $6,495 $7,495 $8,795 $10,845 $11,245
Feb 10, 2018 $4,845 $5,145 $6,145 $6,495 $7,495 $8,795 $10,845 $11,245
Feb 17, 2018 $4,845 $5,145 $6,145 $6,495 $7,495 $8,795 $10,845 $11,245
Mar 17, 2018 $5,595 $5,895 $6,895 $7,045 $8,245 $9,595 $11,795 $12,245
Mar 24, 2018 $5,595 $5,895 $6,895 $7,045 $8,245 $9,595 $11,795 $12,245
Mar 31, 2018 $5,595 $5,895 $6,895 $7,045 $8,245 $9,595 $11,795 $12,245
Apr 7, 2018 $5,595 $5,895 $6,895 $7,045 $8,245 $9,595 $11,795 $12,245
May 5, 2018 $5,695 $6,045 $7,195 $7,395 $8,695 $10,045 $12,445 $12,895
May 12, 2018 $5,695 $6,045 $7,195 $7,395 $8,695 $10,045 $12,445 $12,895
May 19, 2018 $5,695 $6,045 $7,195 $7,395 $8,695 $10,045 $12,445 $12,895
Jun 16, 2018 $5,845 $6,145 $7,395 $7,595 $8,995 $10,345 $12,795 $13,245
Jun 23, 2018 $5,845 $6,145 $7,395 $7,595 $8,995 $10,345 $12,795 $13,245
Jul 28, 2018 $5,845 $6,145 $7,395 $7,595 $8,995 $10,345 $12,795 $13,245
Sep 1, 2018 $5,845 $6,145 $7,395 $7,595 $8,995 $10,345 $12,795 $13,245
Sep 29, 2018 $5,695 $6,045 $7,195 $7,395 $8,695 $10,045 $12,445 $12,895
Oct 13, 2018 $5,695 $6,045 $7,195 $7,395 $8,695 $10,045 $12,445 $12,895
Nov 10, 2018 $5,595 $5,895 $6,895 $7,045 $8,245 $9,595 $11,795 $12,245
Dec 8, 2018 $3,995 $4,345 $5,445 $5,995 $6,945 $8,795 $10,295 $10,695
Dec 15, 2018 $3,995 $4,345 $5,445 $5,995 $6,945 $8,795 $10,295 $10,695
Dec 22, 2018 $5,845 $6,145 $7,395 $7,595 $8,995 $10,345 $12,795 $13,245
Dec 29, 2018 $5,845 $6,145 $7,395 $7,595 $8,995 $10,345 $12,795 $13,245
Jan 5, 2019 $4,945 $5,295 $6,345 $6,645 $7,745 $9,245 $11,245 $11,645
Jan 12, 2019 $4,945 $5,295 $6,345 $6,645 $7,745 $9,245 $11,245 $11,645
Jan 19, 2019 $4,945 $5,295 $6,345 $6,645 $7,745 $9,245 $11,245 $11,645
Feb 9, 2019 $5,645 $5,995 $7,045 $7,295 $8,495 $9,945 $12,195 $12,695
Feb 16, 2019 $5,645 $5,995 $7,045 $7,295 $8,495 $9,945 $12,195 $12,695
Feb 23, 2019 $5,645 $5,995 $7,045 $7,295 $8,495 $9,945 $12,195 $12,695
Mar 2, 2019 $5,645 $5,995 $7,045 $7,295 $8,495 $9,945 $12,195 $12,695
Mar 30, 2019 $5,945 $6,295 $7,445 $7,645 $8,995 $10,395 $12,845 $13,345
Apr 6, 2019 $5,945 $6,295 $7,445 $7,645 $8,995 $10,395 $12,845 $13,345
Apr 27, 2019 $5,945 $6,295 $7,445 $7,645 $8,995 $10,395 $12,845 $13,345
May 18, 2019 $5,945 $6,295 $7,445 $7,645 $8,995 $10,395 $12,845 $13,345
May 25, 2019 $5,945 $6,295 $7,445 $7,645 $8,995 $10,395 $12,845 $13,345
Jun 1, 2019 $5,945 $6,295 $7,445 $7,645 $8,995 $10,395 $12,845 $13,345
Jun 8, 2019 $5,945 $6,295 $7,445 $7,645 $8,995 $10,395 $12,845 $13,345
Jul 20, 2019 $6,095 $6,445 $7,645 $7,845 $9,295 $10,695 $13,245 $13,695
Jul 27, 2019 $6,095 $6,445 $7,645 $7,845 $9,295 $10,695 $13,245 $13,695
Aug 24, 2019 $6,095 $6,445 $7,645 $7,845 $9,295 $10,695 $13,245 $13,695
Oct 12, 2019 $5,645 $5,995 $7,045 $7,295 $8,495 $9,945 $12,195 $12,695
Oct 26, 2019 $5,645 $5,995 $7,045 $7,295 $8,495 $9,945 $12,195 $12,695
Dec 7, 2019 $4,295 $4,645 $5,695 $6,145 $7,195 $8,895 $10,645 $10,995
Dec 21, 2019 $6,095 $6,445 $7,645 $7,845 $9,295 $10,695 $13,245 $13,695
Dec 28, 2019 $6,095 $6,445 $7,645 $7,845 $9,295 $10,695 $13,245 $13,695

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Tahiti & Society Islands

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Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury. View ship details...

Cruise Reviews

Paul Gauguin - May 2012

Paul GauguinWe loved our PG experience. We are "small ship people" having sailed on Cruise West in Alaska and Costa Rica. We were concerned about the size of this ship and the overall atmosphere, as we are NOT big ship personalities. You have always steered us right in the past so we went with your recommendation. The Cabin - Category "D" cabin. We booked nine months prior and had a decent choice of cabin availability. Our cabin was lovely. Brochure says 239 sq feet including balcony. We had a queen bed, very comfortable mattress. Loads of closet and shelf space, nicely arranged with storage space on either side of the little dressing table with mirror. We had a sofa for sitting and could watch TV from the space. Refrigerator stocked with everything and replaced as soon as we used something. Bathroom was a good size, we had a tub, did not use, towels and shampoo were good quality, and we had a hair dryer. Balcony was good for two chairs and little table, large enough to enjoy.

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Paul Gauguin - February 2012

Paul GauguinJust returned from the South Pacific on Paul Gauguin. If ratings are 1-10, I rate this experience as a 14. I enjoy small ships and was hesitant to go on a ship with 332 people. There are many times I wondered where all the people were. The ship is laid out and there are so many different things to do and activities off the ship that I many times wondered where everyone had gone. Never was there a feeling of 332 passengers. I was a single and took the lowest category cabin that was available when I booked. # 763 in the front of the ship, 186 sq ft with balcony. It was lovely, well furnished, large and comfortable. The balcony was a joy. If one thing stood out above all the rest on this ship it was the service. From the housekeeper maids to the waiters without exception everyone went out their way to offer excellent service.

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Paul Gauguin - August 2010

Paul GauguinI will start off by telling you a few things about myself. I am 15 years old, live in Seattle, and I recently took a 10-day cruise on the Paul Gauguin with my mom, dad, and younger sister. My sister and I participated in the Ambassadors of the Environment(AOTE) Program, which is a program for kids ages 9-17. In short, we Loved it. This program was a great way to meet the other kids onboard and to take part in fun activities and shore excursions just for us. Both of the AOTE leaders were amazing and I had a fun time hanging out with them. By the end of the cruise all the kids’ parents enjoyed meeting each other as well and were hanging out together too. Now, I will tell you about the cruise as a whole.

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