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Embark on an 11-day cruise to and from Tahiti aboard the Paul Gauguin. Explore the Tuamotu Archipelago's treasures, including overnight in UNESCO-listed Fakarava and the discovery of Rangiroa's famed black pearl farms. Unveil the marvels of the Society Islands—from Bora Bora's turquoise lagoon to Moorea's palm-fringed beaches, Huahine's paradise, and the private islet, Motu Mahana, near Taha'a.
SCUBA DivingBright and beautiful MooreaMotu MahanaSnorkeling in Motu MahanaPrivate islet Motu MahanaSCUBA Diving AdventureBora Bora
Highlights
  • Explore the vibrant and bustling market in Papeete, Tahiti
  • Discover the rare species of plants and animals in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Fakarava
  • Experience the local culture in Rangiroa by touring a black pearl farm or visiting a winery
  • Uncover hidden treasures and archeological sites in Huahine's lush rainforest
Places Visited
  • South Pacific
  • Tahiti
  • Bora Bora
  • Fakarava
  • French Polynesia
  • Huahine
  • Moorea
  • Oceania
  • Polynesia
  • Raiatea
  • Rangiroa
  • Society Islands
  • Taha'a
  • Tuamotu Islands
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Tahiti | Embarkation

The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and end) your South Pacific vacation. 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.

Day 2-3: At Sea | Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it’s also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral churches.

Day 4: Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Life is beautifully simple in Rangiroa, the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local culture. Tour a local black pearl farm, wander the village of Avatoru, or visit Dominique Auroy Winery, which produces French Polynesia’s only wine label.

Day 5: Huahine, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. Uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia with some exploration. Underwater treasures await as well, with a snorkel excursion in the lagoon.

Day 6-7: Bora Bora, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on the private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, the storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” doesn’t do it justice.

Day 8: Raiatea, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Blanketed in a lush landscape dotted with waterfalls, fertile valleys, and the cloud-capped Mt. Temehani, Raiatea is Polynesia’s most sacred island; it was from here that the earliest migrations set forth to settle in Hawaii, New Zealand, and beyond. The island boasts a rich Maohi history; it is home to the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site, verdant mountains ideal for hiking, and a stunning lagoon perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and soaking up the heavenly tranquility.

Day 9: Taha'a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from the floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

Day 10: Moorea | Tahiti, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Afterward, get to know the residents while shopping for handmade crafts.

Day 11: Tahiti, Society Islands | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and end) your South Pacific vacation. 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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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.
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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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Balcony Stateroom (C)
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.

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
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 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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