7 Nights Tahiti & the Society Islands (Call For Pricing)
Updated: Dec 10, 2022
Tahiti | Paul Gauguin Cruises - m/s Paul Gauguin
February - December, ask for details.
Ports of Call:
Bora Bora, Society Islands; Huahine, Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands; Taha'a, Society Islands
This 11-night odyssey showcases the region's incredible diversity of scenery, from Aitutaki's low-lying islands to the jagged peaks and deep valleys of fertile Rarotonga, which was simply called "Paradise"Â by the first European explorers. Continue to the Society Islands to delight in the South Pacific's crown jewels -ÂBora Bora, Taha'a, Huahine, and Moorea.
TYPE OF VESSEL
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. Spacious suites and staterooms, offer more than 70% with private balconies, an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open seating dining venues and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. And the beloved troupe of Gauguines, a local Tahitian group who serve as cruise staff, entertainers and storytellers, add the unique personality of Tahiti to every cruise.
With 7 passenger decks, deck 3 houses Porthole Staterooms, deck 4 houses Window Staterooms, deck 5 houses L'Etoile Restaurant, Le Grand Salon, casino, piano bar, and card room; deck 6 houses the fitness center, spa , boutique, Le Veranda restaurant and Balcony Staterooms; deck 7 houses Balcony and Veranda Staterooms, a Veranda Suite and Owner's Suite; deck 8 houses Le Grill Restaurant, the pool, Veranda Staterooms and Grand Suites, deck 9 houses the sun deck.
Day 1 | Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands - Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin: 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,"Â 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, a private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from the 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 and 5 | 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 jet boat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora's iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at the 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 | Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands-Disembark: 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.
Spacious, all-oceanview suites and staterooms; beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages; 24-hour room service; refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water; use of our exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball, and great snorkeling; complimentary day on our private islet, Motu Mahana - Âoff the coast of Taha'a, featuring snorkeling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality, all onboard gratuities included.
24-hour room service, butler service, laundry/dry cleaning service, medical services. WiFi hotspots throughout the ship.
FOOD AND DINING
La Veranda allows you to dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room where there is an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options. L'Etoile features an exquisite main dining room that is dressed to impress with with perfectly appointed decor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Every evening stop by for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines. Le Grill located by the pool and offers a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit.
Guests can enjoy Le Grand Salon, swimming pool, the State-of-the-art retractable Watersports Marina provides windsurfers, kayaks, water-skiing, Zodiac for optional diving adventures, onboard dive program, onboard lecture program, casino.
Aito Off Road Safari, Catamaran Sail with Snorkel, Coral Gardens Drift Snorkeling, Glass Bottom Boat, Swallows Cave and Snorkel and Black Pearl Farm, Lagoon Excursions, Maori Culture, and many more.
STATEROOMS OR CABINS
All oceanview staterooms and suites - nearly 70% with private balconies, feature temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration) bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, a refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more!
Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm combines the art of gentle pampering with services that are uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual. This spa offers an extensive range of services including skin care therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling.
This convenient fitness center is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment, including Lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, and weight machines. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class, both hosted by Les Gauguines.
The m/s Paul Gauguin is the only luxury ship in French Polynesia to offer PADI certification onboard for novice divers as well as classes at all levels, from snorkeling to advanced scuba diving techniques, supervised by our own staff of PADI dive masters. For the convenience of our guests, all necessary equipment, including an air compressor to refill scuba tanks, is onboard.