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Fiji to Bali

Example 17 Day Cruise aboard Paul Gauguin
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Take a westward voyage deep into the Far East on this one-time, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Embark The Gauguin in the “Sugar City” Lautoka, the heart of Fiji’s sugarcane-growing region — and sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the tiny new nation of Timor-Leste. Along the way, encounter World War II relics, superb snorkeling and diving, quaint villages, and the welcoming people of many different cultures all while enjoying the luxury and comfort of one of the world’s most highly acclaimed ships.
Wayag Islands, New GuineaTraditional hut in Papua New GuineaMountain Range in Komodo National Park, IndonesiaVolcano scenery at sunriseRelax in the magnificent beaches of Fiji
Highlights
  • Enjoy the Dili's many fine white-sand beaches with excellent diving and snorkeling
  • Explore Espiritu Santo's miraculous sceneries from beaches to its mountains
  • Visit the historical Guadalcanal and see the relics, monuments and memorials from World War II
  • Take a stroll along the pleasant pathway of Samarai Island to explore the town
  • Admire the mosaic fa├žade of the National Parliament House in Port Moresby
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Day 1: Lautoka, Fiji | Embark

Arrive in Fiji and embark on MS Paul Gauguin. Known as “Sugar City”, Fiji is famous for their green-gold sugarcane that surrounds it on three sides, the town of Lautoka is the largest in the Fijian islands and the place where your sojourn begins. Enjoy browsing the shops along the city, royal palm-lined main thoroughfare and visit the botanical garden.

Day 2: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend a day onboard and enjoy the ship's endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.

Day 3: Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, visit a stunning island of palm-lined beaches, spring-fed swimming holes, lush rainforests, and lofty mountains, Espiritu Santo also played an important role in World War II. Explore the heritage and experience the island's traditional village life. Prepare yourself on an exceptional swimming and snorkeling here or you can simply relax on the beach.

Day 4: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend a day onboard and enjoy the ship's endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.

Day 5: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit one of Solomon Islands which is best known for its six-month battle between Allied and Japanese forces that marked a turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. Guadalcanal still brims with the relics, monuments and memorials from the war. Explore the island's tropical interior, with its excellent birdwatching. See for yourself why the island is revered for its superior snorkeling and diving.

Day 6: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 7: Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Samarai Island that was once evacuated and its buildings were destroyed to prevent it from falling into Japanese control during World War II. Today, Samarai Island has since been rebuilt though not to the same scale as its glory days. Take a stroll along the pleasant pathway that encircles its pretty town, view spectacular marine life on a SCUBA diving expedition, or simply relax on the beach

Day 8: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Port Moresby is made up of tribal people making their living from the sea. While you are here, admire the mosaic façade of the National Parliament House, inhale the fragrance of tropical blooms at the Port Moresby Nature Park, or marvel at the depth and diversity of the local culture at the National Museum and Art Gallery. 

Day 9: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
em>The Gauguin was designed with your comfort in mind, from her spacious staterooms and elegant public spaces to the host of amenities available for you to while away the days at sea. Work out at the ship’s Fitness Center or pick up a souvenir at La Boutique.

Day 10: Thursday Island, Australia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Immerse yourself in the island’s cultural mix of Asian, European, and Pacific Island influences at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre. At Green Hill Fort, built as a defense against the Russian invasion and later a World War II military base, admire military artifacts and splendid views, as well as exhibits that pay homage to the island’s pearl fishing history or join a deep-sea fishing expedition.

Day 11-12: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Spend these two days onboard and enjoy the ship's endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.

Day 13: Dili, Timor-Leste

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The capital of Timor-Leste is one of the youngest countries in the world. If you’re feeling energetic, you might climb the 580 steps to the Cristo Rei, the world second-largest statue Christ the King. Stroll the waterfront in the colonial heart of town. Find a wide assortment of goods at the Dili Tais Market. And enjoy the city’s many fine white-sand beaches with excellent diving and snorkeling.

Day 14: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the last sea day experiencing casual, leisurely, and graceful ambiance. Take in a lecture on local wildlife or history, and relax this evening over classic French cuisine.

Day 15: Komodo Island, Indonesia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Home of the famous Komodo dragon, Komodo is one of three islands that comprise Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. While here, enjoy the tropical climate and beautiful beaches including one of only seven pink-sand beaches in the world. Perhaps you’ll visit the park, take a walk along the walking trails or take a cruise in a glass-bottom boat to admire the abundant marine life.

Day 16: Benoa, Bali

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day exploring. Perhaps you’ll take advantage to indulge in watersports activities, including jetskiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling, diving, and reef fishing. Visit Ubud, renowned for its temples, shrines, artists’ workshops and galleries, and the Sacred Monkey Forest. 

Day 17: Benoa | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid farewell to your crew and disembark The Gauguin after breakfast.

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Porthole stateroom F
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Porthole Stateroom (F)
14 staterooms, 200 sq feet, two portholes
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Window Stateroom (E)
37 staterooms, 200 sq feet, picture window. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
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Balcony Stateroom (D)
26 staterooms, 202 sq feet with 37 sq feet veranda. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
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63 staterooms, 202 sq feet with 37 sq feet veranda. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
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Veranda Stateroom (B)
17 staterooms, 249 sq feet with 56 sq feet veranda. Butler service. Can accommodate a third guest with a rollaway.
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Veranda Suite (A)
5 suites, 300 sq feet with 58 sq feet veranda. Butler service, can accommodate 4 guests by adding two rollaways.
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Grand Suite
2 suites, 332 sq feet with 197 sq feet veranda. Butler service, can accommodate 4 guests by adding two rollaways.
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Owners Suite
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.
Included
  • 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 16 Dinners
  • 16 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Room Service 
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary drinks, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Onboard Gratuities for Room Stewards and Dining Staff
  • Complimentary Water Sports 
  • Day at a private islet - Motu Mahana
  • Access to a private beach on Bora Bora 
  • Government fees and taxes
  • Presentations by Onboard Experts 
  • Polynesian performances and live music 
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Pre- or Post-cruise hotel  
  • Premium liquors, specialty wines, and certain Cognacs incur an additional charge

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