Fiji - Eastbound Voyage« All Paul Gauguin cruise options
- Day 1 Embark the Paul Gauguin in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
- Day 2 Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
- Day 3 Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
- Day 4 At Sea
- Day 5 Vava’u, Tonga
- Days 6-7 At Sea (International Dateline)
- Day 8 Aitutaki, Cook Islands
- Day 9 At Sea
- Day 10 Bora Bora
- Day 11 Taha'a (Motu Mahana)
- Day 12 Moorea
- Day 13 Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Porthole Stateroom (F)||Window Stateroom (E)||Balcony Stateroom (D)||Balcony Stateroom (C)||Veranda Stateroom (B)||Veranda Suite (A)||Grand Suite||Owners Suite|
|Aug 30 '14
|Port, security and handling charges: $170 per person|
- Cruise fuel surcharges may apply.
- Rates are posted as double occupancy, and single supplements are available at 100% for categories OS-D and $1495 for categories E-F.
- Triple Cabins: third passenger sails free, paying only all applicable taxes and fees.
- Third & forth passengers booked in the Suite categories sail free, paying only all applicable taxes and fees.
- Optional hotel stays and land programs are available, please contact us for details.
Day 1 Embark the Paul Gauguin in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Begin your South Pacific voyage through paradise in the heart of Fiji's sugarcane-growing region. Here you'll meet your luxurious floating home for the next 12 nights: the Paul Gauguin.
Day 2 Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
In Fiji, virtually everyone you’ll meet will be smiling—and when you view the high mountains, lush vegetation, shimmering waters, and pristine white-sand beaches of this island nation, you’ll understand why. The capital of Fiji since 1883, Suva is located on rugged Viti Levu, the largest of the island chain and home to 75% of the country’s population. Suva itself is the largest urban area in the South Pacific outside of Australia and New Zealand. Perched on a hilly peninsula between two harbors, it boasts a fascinating mix of modern and colonial architectural, as well as a sophisticated ambiance. On your own, perhaps you’ll visit the Fiji Museum or Handicraft Centre, or stroll the Victoria Parade, the city’s main street. Or join a shore excursion for a walk through the rain forest, a round a golf, a diving expedition, and more.
Day 3 Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
The island of Vanua Levu in northern Fiji remains largely undeveloped, making it a charming, unspoiled haven. It is the second-largest of Fiji's 300 islands, and, because of its remoteness, it is reminiscent of the South Seas before its European discovery. Explore this pristine paradise at your leisure, or join one of many available shore excursions, such as a visit to a black-pearl farm, a Fijian village, or a plantation.
Day 4 At Sea
Today, take advantage all the Paul Gauguin has to offer. Perhaps you'll enjoy a massage at the luxurious spa or relax with a drink at Le Grille.
Day 5 Vava’u, Tonga
One of the Kingdom of Tonga’s three main island groups, the islands of Vava’u are renowned for their colorful coral reefs, white-sand beaches, and lagoon so clear, you can see to a depth of 130 feet. Perhaps you’ll join a shore excursion to Swallows Cave, a famous bird sanctuary. Or discover the calm waterways by sea kayak.
Days 6-7 At Sea (International Dateline)
Spend two days enjoying shipboard life: take a dip in the pool, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or read up on your next port at the Reading Gallery. And enjoy live entertainment in Le Grand Salon after a sumptuous gourmet dinner at L’Etoile.
Day 8 Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Only eight square miles in area, the Cook Island of Aitutaki is so flat, you can spot the ocean from nearly any point. Coconut, pineapple, banana, and tapioca plantations are sprinkled throughout the island, which is surrounded by coral reefs that enclose an especially large and exquisite turquoise lagoon. Bask in the sun and enjoy breathtaking views of the shimmering lagoon during an optional boat cruise and beach visit. Or venture to a nearby marine reserve for some snorkeling.
Day 9 At Sea
Enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific slip by, play some table tennis, or take advantage of the Reading Library.
Day 10 Bora Bora
Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.” Dominated by two towering volcanic mountains and surrounded by a lagoon protected by low-lying coral reefs, this is indeed a spectacular destination. The ship arrives here in the morning and remains until later afternoon, giving you a full day in this quintessential Pacific paradise.
Day 11 Taha'a (Motu Mahana)
Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha’a, is your 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 have a full day to relax on this idyllic, isolated island, enjoying swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply relaxing on the beach with a beverage from the floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. And savor a delicious barbecue lunch of fresh Polynesian specialties and popular Western fare.
Day 12 Moorea
Moorea’s lush scenery is like something out of a dream: spectacular mountain peaks cloaked in lush vegetation, an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, and peaceful multi-hued lagoons framed by palm-fringed beaches. Spend the day reveling in the island’s unsurpassed beauty and wealth of activities. Perhaps you’ll take an optional air-conditioned coach ride around the island to admire the stunning views. In the evening, The Gauguin cruises to Tahiti.
Day 13 Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti
End your epic South Pacific journey today in Tahiti's capital. Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.
Itinerary NotesPlease note that cruise fares do not include:
- Government fees and taxes.
- Optional shore excursions.
Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 25%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
Click here to see a copy of our Terms and Conditions.
|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|121 days or more||$300|
|120-91 days||15% total fare|
|90-61 days||25% total fare|
|60-31 days||55% total fare|
|30-0 days||100% total fare|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 332
- Luxury Expedition Ship
The 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 (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.
- Most luxurious ship to sail in Tahiti on a year-round basis
- Crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5
- All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies
- 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 mini-bar 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
- Deep Nature Spa
- Casino & Piano Bar, Le Grand Salon and La Palette Lounge for evening entertainment
- WiFi hotspots throughout the ship
- Complimentary 24-hour room service
- Complimentary in-room dining
- Complimentary in-room movie channels and movies available
Suites and Staterooms
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! There is one wheelchair accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three or four guests by adding cribs or roll-aways.
Personal service is a hallmark of the Paul Gauguin. You’ll know it as soon as you step aboard. With one crew member for every 1.5 guests, you’re assured the highest level of personal attention. The staff’s rigorous dedication to your comfort and well-being is gracefully expressed in a hundred thoughtful acts. The way the maitre d’ remembers your name or which table you prefer. In the extra personal attention the dive master gives every participant in the ship’s onboard SCUBA program. And in the warmth of your stewardess’ smile as she places a perfect ripe mango in your fruit basket. Yet, surprisingly, the staff expects no gratuities. They are included in your cruise fare.
- 24 Room Service
- Butler Service
- Laundry, Dry Cleaning & Pressing Services
- Telephone calls direct from suite or stateroom
- Fax abilities
- Nine computers and a printer
- Internet and Wireless access
- 24-hour Medical Services
Watersports are a highlight of the Polynesian experience, and the Paul Gauguin is constructed to take full advantage of these irresistible waters, with accessibility to ports and adventures that other ships can't offer. The ship's small footprint enables it to navigate lagoons that larger ships would never dare to enter. And the retractable, onboard Watersports Marina brings guests down to sea level, where they can hop aboard a windsurfer, launch a kayak, or embark on a Zodiac for optional diving adventures.
SCUBA aboard the Paul Gauguin
Even for guests who have never been diving, take advantage of the onboard SCUBA lessons. The 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 the personal staff of PADI dive masters. For the convenience of guests, all necessary equipment, including an air compressor to refill scuba tanks, is onboard.
|Porthole Stateroom (F)|
14 staterooms, 200 sq feet, two portholes
|Window Stateroom (E)|
37 staterooms, 200 sq feet, picture window. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
|Balcony Stateroom (D)|
26 staterooms, 202 sq feet with 37 sq feet veranda. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
|Balcony Stateroom (C)|
63 staterooms, 202 sq feet with 37 sq feet veranda. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
|Veranda Stateroom (B)|
17 staterooms, 249 sq feet with 56 sq feet veranda. Butler service. Can accommodate a third guest with a rollaway.
|Veranda Suite (A)|
5 suites, 300 sq feet with 58 sq feet veranda. Butler service, can accommodate 4 guests by adding two rollaways.
2 suites, 332 sq feet with 197 sq feet veranda. Butler service, can accommodate 4 guests by adding two rollaways.
2 suites with 437-531 sq feet and a 57-77 sq feet veranda. Butler service, separate dressing area, can accommodate 4 guests by adding two rollaways.