Society and Cook Islands with Tonga and Fiji Cruise

Follow in the wake of explorers on this comprehensive South Pacific cruise. Begin in the spectacularly beautiful Society Islands, home waters of The Gauguin, and sail on to the Cook Island of Aitutaki, with its unique culture and exquisite lagoon. Cross the International Date Line en route to the islands of Vava’u, Tonga, with their spectacularly clear waters brimming with colorful marine life. Your captain next charts a course to legendary Fiji, where you'll visit the country’s cultural centers along with more remote destinations. Contrast Savsavu, sometimes called the “Hidden Paradise of Fiji,” with lovely Suva, Fiji’s bustling capital, where you’ll discover a blend of Polynesian flair and European sophistication. And enjoy a true escape from everyday cares on the remote, family-owned Malolo Island before arriving in the “Sugar City”—Lautoka, the heart of Fiji’s sugarcane-growing region, where your South Pacific cruise draws to a close.

Day 1

    Embark the Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti

    Begin your journey to paradise in the capital of Tahiti. Here, you'll meet your home for the next 13 nights: the luxurious yet casual Paul Gauguin. The ship sets sail late this evening.

    Day 2

      Moorea

      Moorea's lush scenery is like something out of a dream – spectacular mountain peaks cloaked in verdant green 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.

      Day 3

        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, guests will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.

        Day 4

          Bora Bora

          Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.” Dominated by towering Mount Otemanu 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 late afternoon, giving you a full day in this quintessential Pacific paradise. Perhaps you’ll take advantage of complimentary swimming and snorkeling on a private beach on a motu off the main island. Or explore the island by land or sea on a range of shore excursions.

          Day 5

            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 6

              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.

              Days 7-8

                At Sea / Cross International Date Line

                Relax onboard your own personal South Seas isle: the m/s Paul Gauguin.

                Day 9

                  Vava'u, Tonga

                  One of the easternmost countries in the world, nudging the International Date Line, the Kingdom of Tonga was never colonized by Europeans, a distinction it shares with no other South Pacific nation. As a result, today it is the oldest and last remaining Polynesian monarchy, and its culture remains strong, even in the face of modernization. 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.

                  Day 10

                    At Sea

                    Spend another day 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 11

                      Savusavu, Vanua 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 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 European discovery. Largely unchanged over the past 30 years, the village of Savusavu is sometimes called the “Hidden Paradise of Fiji,” with its single, half-mile-long main street facing a fantastically beautiful bay. In the afternoon, you can see pots on top of steaming fissures as women prepare the evening meal on the hot springs that bubble up throughout the town. Explore 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 12

                        Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

                        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 13

                          Malolo Island, Fiji

                          You’ll feel right at home on Malolo Island, a rustic getaway that is owned by a Fijian family. On this remote, volcanic island that rises just a few feet above sea level, you’ll gaze at golden beaches, swaying palms, and azure seas. While here, you might take advantage of the phenomenal snorkeling, for a chance to view the abundance of tropical fish that inhabit the local reefs.

                          Day 14

                            Lautoka , Viti Levu, Fiji

                            In the morning you'll disembark the Paul Gauguin, capping off your epic journey through the South Seas.
                             Porthole Stateroom (F)Window Stateroom (E)Balcony Stateroom (D)Balcony Stateroom (C)Veranda Stateroom (B)Veranda Suite (A)Grand SuiteOwners Suite
                            2015-Oct-17$7,195$7,445$9,495$9,795$11,845$14,195$18,445$19,195
                            Port, security and handling charges: $210 per person
                            - Please note: Cruise fare does not include optional shore excursions, available to purchase an additional fees.
                            - 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.
                            Please 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/register

                            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.

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                            Cancellation Policy

                            Days Prior to departureFee
                            121 days or more$300
                            120-91 days15% total fare
                            90-61 days25% total fare
                            60-31 days55% total fare
                            30-0 days100% total fare