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Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji

Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Paul Gauguin
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Follow in the wake of explorers on this comprehensive 14-day South Pacific cruise. Discover the South Pacific’s most storied, beautiful, and culturally vibrant islands, towns, and cities. No matter what kind of experience you seek, there are treasures to discover at every port. Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, a private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Papeete, Tahiti | Embark
Day 2 : Moorea, Society Islands
Day 3 : Taha'a (Motu Mahana)
Day 4 : Bora Bora, Society Islands
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Days 7-8 : At Sea | Cross International Date Line
Day 9 : Vava'u, Tonga
Day 10 : At Sea
Day 11 : Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
Day 12 : Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Day 13 : Beqa Island, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Day 14 : Lautoka , Viti Levu, Fiji | Disembark

Highlights

  • Sip drinks form a coconut while lounging on the beaches of Motu Mahana
  • Visit the sophisticated city of Suva and unspoiled beauty of Savusavu
  • Immerse yourself in the unique cultures of Tonga and Fiji
  • See an abundance of tropical fish & coral blooms while visiting Beqa Island

Ship

Paul Gauguin

Places Visited

  • Fiji
  • South Pacific
  • Aitutaki
  • Bora Bora
  • Cook Islands
  • Lautoka
  • Malolo Island
  • Moorea
  • Papeete
  • Savusavu
  • Society Islands
  • Suva
  • Taha'a
  • Tahiti
  • Tonga
  • Vava'u

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Women wearing traditional dress of the South Pacific. Lionfish swimming around a diver. Jagged mountain formations Stunning snorkeling in Fiji Paul Gauguin's buffett full of exotic fruit.

Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti | Embark

The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin. 

Day 2 Moorea, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

Day 3 Taha'a (Motu Mahana)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, a private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Enjoy some onboard musical entertainment and a demonstration of traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided. 

Day 4 Bora Bora, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu. 

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day enjoying Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you can take in a lecture by a special guest, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L’Etoile.

Day 6 Aitutaki, Cook Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
While the island of Aitutaki may be small, it’s big on beauty, thanks to its coral reef-enclosed lagoon. Witness its splendor up-close with a leisurely beach visit. Don’t forget to save time to venture into the village of Arutanga, where you can find the oldest church in the Cooks, which dates from 1829.

Day 7-8 At Sea | Cross International Date Line

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The next two days are at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard The Gauguin, like the award-winning spa, casino, and lectures by onboard experts.

Day 9 Vava'u, Tonga

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 10 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 11 Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 12 Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The capital of Fiji since 1883, Suva is the largest urban area in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand. Spend your day exploring the fascinating mix of modern and colonial ambience in this sophisticated city, which is perched on a hilly peninsula between two picturesque harbors.

Day 13 Beqa Island, Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located about six miles off the coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, Beqa Island measures less than six square miles in territory—yet it looms large among those seeking a paradise by the sea. Surrounded by one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, the island offers exceptional snorkeling at high tide, with an abundance of colorful tropical fish teeming among the coral blooms. Or bask on a golden-sand beach shaded from an azure sky by swaying palms

Day 14 Lautoka , Viti Levu, Fiji | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
From the port in Lautoka, venture to Koroyanitu National Heritage Park, where you can wander through beautiful native forests, enjoy lush views of the lowlands, and experience traditional villages firsthand.

Paul Gauguin

Per person starting at
$7,895
Cabin
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Porthole Stateroom (F)
14 staterooms, 200 sq feet, two portholes
Paul Gauguin's 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.
Paul Gauguin's 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.
Paul Gauguin's 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.
Paul Gauguin's 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.
Paul Gauguin's 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.
Paul Gauguin's 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.
Paul Gauguin's Owner's 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

- Please note: Rates include FREE FLIGHTS FROM LAX
- 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. Categories E-F have a much smaller single supplement- typically ~20-30%. Contact us for exact rates
- Triple Cabins: third passenger sails free if under 18, paying only applicable taxes and fees. 18 years of age or older, $125 per night plus taxes and fees.
- 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.

Included in rates:
  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports
  • Day at a private islet - Motu Mahana
  • Access to a private beach in Bora Bora
Please note that cruise fares do not include:
  • Government fees and taxes.
  • Optional shore excursions.
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