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Lautoka - Tahiti - Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Paul Gauguin
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On this 14-day Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands Cruise from Lautoka to Tahiti aboard Paul Gauguin, the trip unveils diverse cultures and lush landscapes in the vibrant region. Encounter Fiji's colonial charm, unwind on Bora Bora's immaculate beaches and explore Aitutaki's captivating coral-encircled lagoon. Highlights include visits to two contrasting ports in Fiji—sophisticated Suva and pristine Savusavu, often called Fiji's "Hidden Paradise." Immerse in Tonga's unique culture, being the only uncolonized South Pacific nation. Delight in an idyllic day on exclusive Motu Mahana, featuring sandy shores, palm tree shade, a delicious barbecue lunch, and coconut-refreshed drinks.
Explore the landscape of French Polynesia.Relax in the magnificent beaches of FijiScuba diving on coral reefCoral grouper, diver, & school of fish
Highlights
  • Visit Lautoka, called “Sugar City” due to its green-gold sugarcane surroundings
  • Explore Suva's sophisticated blend of modern and colonial architecture
  • Enjoy a Polynesian cultural show and sample traditional Tongan food
  • Join an optional helicopter tour over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu
Places Visited
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji | Embark

Once you arrive in Lautoka (known as “Sugar City” for the green-gold sugarcane that surrounds the city), there’s much to explore. Stroll its palm-lined streets, experience everyday life in a traditional village, or hike in Koroyanitu National Heritage Park.

Day 2: Beqa Island, Fiji

While it may only be six square miles, Beqa Island packs every inch with natural beauty. Spend your day snorkeling among the coral blooms, strolling golden-sand beaches, or discovering a hidden waterfall.

Day 3: Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

Suva is the largest urban area in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand. It’s been the capital of Fiji since 1883 and offers a unique mix of modern and colonial ambiance, making it a great place for history and architecture buffs to explore on foot. More interested in the views? Suva is perched on a hilly peninsula between two postcard-perfect harbors.

Day 4: Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

A day spent in Savusavu is a trip to a charming, unspoiled paradise. Known as the “Hidden Paradise of Fiji,” this beautiful town is tucked away on the largely undeveloped northern Fijian island of Vanua Levu. Explore at your leisure, or join one of many available shore excursions, including a visit to a black pearl farm, a Fijian village, or a plantation. 

Day 5: At Sea

Spend the day enjoying The Gauguin’s Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps take in a lecture by a special guest, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L’Etoile.

Day 6: Vava’u, Tonga

Tongan culture takes center stage here, undoubtedly because of the country’s status as the only South Pacific nation that was never colonized by the Europeans. Enjoy a Polynesian cultural show, sample traditional Tongan food, and marvel at a lagoon so clear, you can see to a depth of 130 feet. 

Day 7: At Sea | Crossing the International Date Line

Indulge in two tranquil days at sea. It may be worth setting down that tropical cocktail, putting a bookmark in whatever you’re reading, and taking notice for one key reason—you’ll be crossing the International Date Line, something most travelers can’t say they’ve done. 

Day 8: Aitutaki, Cook Islands

A wealth of cultural tradition, Aitutaki's inhabitants keep their history alive through song, dance, legends and crafts. If you're looking to spend time on land, consider taking the easy hike to the highest peak on the island, Maunga Pu, where you'll be rewarded with 360-degree views. But if you're interested in an excursion, a trip out to One Foot Island in Aitutaki's stunning blue lagoon will take your breath away.

Day 9: At Sea

Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about your next port in the Reading Gallery. 

Day 10-11: Bora Bora, Society Islands

Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice.

Day 12: Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

As the day unfolds in front of you, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

Day 13: Moorea, Society Islands | Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, stunning mountain peaks and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts.

Day 14: Papeete, Tahiti | Disembark

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The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and it's capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

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Paul Gauguin

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Relaxing on the balcony of the Paul Gauguin.
Gourmet meals complete your luxurious South Pacific cruise

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Per person starting at
$8,400 2-3 travelers
Rates are dynamic and fluctuate based on capacity. Contact us for a specific quote.
Porthole stateroom F
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Porthole Stateroom (F)
14 staterooms, 200 sq feet, two portholes
Window Stateroom E
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Window Stateroom (E)
37 staterooms, 200 sq feet, picture window. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
Balcony Stateroom D
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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.
Balcony stateroom C
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Balcony Stateroom (C)
63 staterooms, 202 sq feet with 37 sq feet veranda. Some have a loveseat convertible for third guest accommodations.
Veranda suite B
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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.
veranda suite A
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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.
Grand Suite
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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.
Owners suiteOwners Suite
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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.

Notes

-  Port, security, and handling fees of $140 to $320 are included.
- Cruise fare does not include optional shore excursions, available to purchase, and additional fees.
- Cruise fuel surcharges may apply.
- Rates are posted as double occupancy. Subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. 
- PGC reserves the right to limit the number of single-occupancy cabins on any sailing. Single supplements are available at 100% for categories OG, OS, A, and B. Categories C, D, E, and F have a much smaller or different single supplement. Single supplements are in addition to listed cruise fare and vary by voyage. Contact us for exact rates.
- Optional hotel stays, Land programs, and Air programs are available, please contact us for details.
Included
  • 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners
  • 13 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • 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 
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Polynesian activities
  • Shipboard Entertainment
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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