Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return – 16 Jun 2021

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Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. A second small luxury ship, the m/vTere Moana, joined the fleet in late 2012. The renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Launched in 1998, The Gauguin is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time. Like The Gauguin, The Moana will specialize in warm-weather destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique itineraries that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions. The ship will sail during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Inclusive Benefits •All onboard gratuities included •Complimentary beverages including fine wines and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea served throughout the ship •Butler service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup and SoundDock® for iPod® •In-suite mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water •State-of-the-art retractable Watersports Marina •Onboard dive program •Onboard lecture program •Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill, all with open-seating dining •Well-being and vegetarian selections and special dietetic menus upon request •WiFi hotspots throughout the ship •Complimentary 24-hour room service •Complimentary in-room dining •Complimentary in-room movie channels and movies available

CATEGORY F | 200 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with two portholes

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY E | 200 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window
Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.
Stateroom 415 is slightly larger (225 sq. ft.), is wheelchair accessible, and can accommodate a third guest by adding a roll-away.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY D | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only.
The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub.•763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.);
•766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.);
•767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.).

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY C | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only.
The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub.•763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.);
•766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.);
•767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.).



Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY B | 305 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
Veranda: 56 sq. ft.
CATEGORY B 7003 | 303 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
Veranda: 47 sq. ft.
B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a roll-away.
Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.
Category B Staterooms include Butler service.


Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY A | 358 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
CATEGORY A 7004 | 349 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
Veranda: 53 sq. ft.
4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
Category A Suites include Butler service.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.



•CATEGORY GS | 529 sq. ft.
•Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
•Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
•Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
•Grand Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
•Grand Suites includes Butler service

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY OS 7002 | 588 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Owner’s Suite 7002 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with a queen-sized sofa bed.
Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
Owner’s Suite includes Butler service.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY OS 701 | 534 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
Owner’s Suite 701 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
Owner’s Suite includes Butler service.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

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The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard the ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. If you book your cruise now, you’ll be sailing aboard The Gauguin at her finest, having recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. And our beloved troupe of Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers—add the unique personality of Tahiti to every sailing.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 513 ft
  • Tonnage: 19,200
  • Maiden Voyage: 1998
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 332
  • Crew Nationality: International
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: International
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Facilities

  • Watersports Marina
  • Dive Program
  • Lecture Program
  • L’Etoile Restaurant
  • WiFi Hotspots
  • Spa
  • Laundry
  • Medical Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • La Palette Lounge
  • Le Grill
  • Fitness Centre
  • La Boutique
  • La Veranda Restaurant
  • Internet Cafe
  • Piano Bar
  • Le Grand Salon


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
16 Jun '21
Papeete, Tahiti
11:55 PM
17 Jun '21
Huahine, French Polynesia
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
18 Jun '21
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
08:00 AM overnight
19 Jun '21
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
04:00 PM
20 Jun '21
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
12:00 PM 05:30 PM
21 Jun '21
Fakarava, French Polynesia
08:00 AM 05:30 PM
22 Jun '21 At sea    
23 Jun '21
Tahaa, French Polynesia
09:00 AM 05:00 PM
24 Jun '21
Moorea, French Polynesia
08:00 AM overnight
25 Jun '21
Moorea, French Polynesia
05:00 PM
25 Jun '21
Papeete, Tahiti
07:30 PM
26 Jun '21
Papeete, Tahiti
08:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete roundtrip aboard Paul Gauguin.

Whether you spend your days on land or underwater on this 10-night journey, aquatic beauty surrounds you. First, the Society Islands wow with lush rainforests, impossibly clear lagoons, and endless palm trees swaying in the warm breeze. Then, the Tuamotu Archipelago beckons with an underwater ecosystem that’s known the world ‘round. Grab a snorkel mask or dive tank and see it for yourself.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti (Society Islands)
The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic islands and atolls strewn lazily across the grand Pacific Ocean. The island of Tahiti proper is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Papeete, the modern capital of Tahiti and her islands, contains government offices, hospitals, banks, and many other services dedicated to serving the islands, as well as guests who come to these islands for a life-enriching experience. You’ll embark The Gauguin here this afternoon and have time to settle into your cabin before dinner onboard later in the evening.

Day 2 Huahine, Society Islands
Your first port of call is Huahine, known as “The Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic terrain. While here, you can cruise the expansive lagoon, explore the island’s culture, or picnic on the beach.

Day 3 Bora Bora
Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Michener called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.” Dominated by two towering volcanic mountains 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 later afternoon, giving you a full day in this quintessential Pacific paradise.

Day 4 Bora Bora
Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Michener described Bora Bora as “The most beautiful island in the world.” You might wish to explore the island with a number of activities, such as a tour of the island paradise that affords breathtaking island views. Or, glide over crystalline waters on a glass bottom boat to see the island’s famous marine life without getting wet, take a thrilling helicopter ride over the ship and island, or simply spend a few hours lolling on the island’s beautiful beach.

Day 5 Rangiroa
Rangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago, which comprises 78 coral atolls scattered over several hundred miles of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Life on these remote atolls is simple, quiet and peaceful. In the small villages, the visitor can discover the true flavor of the Tuamotu, often participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people. The interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, fish breeding farms, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Day 6 Fakarava, Tuamotus
Known in the days before modern navigation as the “Dangerous Archipelago” for its shallow passages the Tuamotus islands are a diver’s paradise. You’ll call first on Fakarava, whose diverse ecosystem has earned it the designation of a UNESCO-Classified Nature Reserve. There are two massive passes on the island where experienced divers can descend up to 130 feet into a world of cauliflower coral, gray sharks, and fish schooling by the thousands. Or stay on land and explore the island’s charming villages, ancient temples, and 19th-century coral church.

Day 7 At Sea
Relax onboard your own personal South Seas isle: the m/s Paul Gauguin.

Day 8 Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands
Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha’a, is our very own South Seas paradise, featuring white-sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters, and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, you will spend a full day on this idyllic island doing exactly as you please. Relax in the shade of a palm tree … engage in a game of volleyball … snorkel in the motu’s turquoise lagoons … and enjoy a delicious al fresco barbecue lunch with Polynesian entertainment.

Day 9 Moorea, Society Islands
Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea features a magnificent beauty that is unsurpassed. White-sand beaches lapped by the translucent shimmering lagoon water and shaded by palm, coconut, and ironwood groves stretch for miles. During your visit, you might wish to take an optional air-conditioned coach ride around the island to admire the stunning views.

Day 10 Moorea/Papeete, Tahiti
Perhaps today you will try an optional SCUBA diving excursion among the sea turtles and staggering amount of fish species that call Moorea’s waters home. Or simply relax and revel in the island’s natural splendor. Late this afternoon, the ship casts off for Tahiti’s capital, where you’ll enjoy a final overnight.

Day 11 Papeete Disembark The Gauguin this morning.

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