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Society Islands & Tahiti Iti

Big discoveries await you in “Little Tahiti” (Tahiti Iti), the smaller of the two landmasses that comprise the island of Tahiti. No other cruise line offers you the opportunity to explore this region of wild coastline, ancient petroglyphs and marae (temples), and pockets of authentic Polynesian culture. But because The Gauguin is owned by French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, we are the experts to the region, with resources no one else can match. Come sail the waters of French Polynesia that are our ship’s home, and let us give you an unparalleled, comprehensive view of the real Tahiti. This brand-new itinerary also features Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, and our own private paradise off the coast of Taha’a.

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten path with Tahiti Iti, a sparsely populated island with feats of bravery by local daredevil surfers thanks to the world famous wave of Teahupo’o, and spectacular views looking back at big sister Tahiti Nui.
  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own 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.
  • Enjoy an overnight in Bora Bora, which gives you ample time to explore this laid-back destination’s dramatic mountain peaks, romantic lagoons, and impossibly turquoise waters.

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Itinerary


Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

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 – 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 – Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.
Days 4 & 5 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

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. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.
Day 6 – Moorea, Society Islands

Vibrant colors abound during two leisurely days in 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 7 – Vairao, Tahiti Iti

Pay a rare visit to “Little Tahiti” (Tahiti Iti) on today’s full-day call on the port city of Vairao. Those wanting to experience authentic Tahitian culture might visit one of the traditional Polynesian villages that dot the region. Venture to Fenua Aihere to explore caves, petroglyphs, and marae (temples). Or bask on La Plage de Maui (Maui Beach), considered by many to be the best white-sand beach on the entire island.
Day 8 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you’re not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

Dates & Rates


Dates & Rates

Airfare included from Los Angeles on all Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific voyages sailings aboard The Gauguin.

50% off listed fares are shown below — plus enjoy included airfare from Los Angeles

DatesFEDCBAGrand SuiteOwner's Suite
Jun 30, 2018$5,845$6,145$7,395$7,595$8,995$10,345$12,795$13,245
Aug 25, 2018$5,845$6,145$7,395$7,595$8,995$10,345$12,795$13,245
Oct 6, 2018$5,695$6,045$7,195$7,395$8,695$10,045$12,445$12,895
Nov 3, 2018$5,595$5,895$6,895$7,045$8,245$9,595$11,795$12,245
Aug 31, 2019$6,095$6,445$7,645$7,845$9,295$10,695$13,245$13,695
Oct 19, 2019$5,645$5,995$7,045$7,295$8,495$9,945$12,195$12,695
Dec 14, 2019$4,295$4,645$5,695$6,145$7,195$8,895$10,645$10,995

Prices are per person, double occupancy, and include 50% off standard cruise fares. Single supplement pricing is available upon request. Economy Class airfare from Los Angeles is included; air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $1,600. Port, security, and handling fees of $149 per person are additional. Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, $125 per night. Third guest is cruise-only; air and taxes are additional. Please click here to view pre-promotional fares and full terms and conditions.

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 our private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Access to our private beach in Bora Bora

The Paul Gauguin


The Paul Gauguin

The Paul Gauguin
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.

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Extend Your Cruise


Extend Your Cruise

Bora Bora

Bora BoraAuthor James Michener referred to Bora Bora as “the most beautiful Island in the world,” and once wrote, “Anyone who has ever been there wants to go back.”

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers you two options for prolonging your experience of this idyllic island’s exquisite beauty and unique culture. Discover the eco-friendly jewel that is the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, located between the “two hearts” of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef. The Deep Ocean Spa offers treatments using deep sea water to replenish the body’s minerals and restore equilibrium, and the resort also offers many other cultural and recreational activities to fill your days, including canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, stargazing, and handicraft demonstrations.

Or spend your time at the InterContinental Le Moana Resort, which occupies what most people say is the most beautiful site in French Polynesia. Two white-sand beaches, a wide array of watersports, intriguing cultural activities, and unique bungalows poised over the water are the ingredients for the ultimate island escape.

InterContinental Le Moana Resort

Rates listed apply to 2017 7, 11 and 14-night cruise itineraries and are good until March 31, 2017. Please call for latest pricing and details.

Beach Bungalow

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival & Pre-registered room:  $1,925
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $1,745
  • Extra Night $390

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival & Pre-registered room:  $1,955
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $1,895
  • Extra Night $390
Overwater Bungalow

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival & Pre-registered room:  $2,255
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $2,035
  • Extra Night $490

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival & Pre-registered room:  $2,285
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $2,185
  • Extra Night $490

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso SpaRates listed apply to 2017 7, 11 and 14-night cruise itineraries and are good until March 31, 2017. Please call for pricing and details.

Sapphire Overwater Villa

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival & Pre-registered room:  $2,765
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $2,465
  • Extra Night $630

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-registered room:  $2,795
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $2,615
  • Extra Night $630
Diamond Overwater Villa

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-registered room:  $2,965
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $2,635
  • Extra Night $690

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-registered room:  $2,995
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $2,785
  • Extra Night $690

Rates listed apply to 2017 7, 11 and 14-night cruise itineraries and are good until March 31, 2017. For all 2016 and all 10-night itineraries vary due to air schedules. Please call for pricing and details. For details on any other hotel programs, please call your Travel Professional or Paul Gauguin Cruises Reservation Department. Hotel packages and pricing may vary depending on flight schedules. Rates listed are per person, double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy rates available on request. For pre-cruise package, rates include roundtrip flights from Papeete to Bora Bora, pre-registered room for early arrival, all transfers, tax, porterage, and breakfast daily. For post-cruise package, rates include roundtrip flights from Papeete to Bora Bora, all transfers, tax, porterage, breakfast daily, and dayroom accommodations in Tahiti at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti.


Moorea

MooreaVelvety mountain peaks … white-sand beaches with swaying palms … sheltered azure bays … gentle breezes … Moorea is the very picture of the ideal island getaway. And you can immerse yourself in its splendor with a hotel stay at a luxury hotel that offers world-class service in a spectacular setting.

The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is nestled between mountains and a lagoon on this stunning French Polynesian island. Right on the resort grounds is Moorea’s widest range of activities, including the Moorea Dolphin Center, Bathys Diving Club, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, and 4-wheel drive tours. The Arahurahu Marae temple is also worth a visit.

The hotel is Green Globe certified, ensuring a commitment to preserving this pristine environment.

Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa

Rates listed apply to 2017 7, 11 and 14-night cruise itineraries and are good until March 31, 2017. Please call for pricing and details.

Lanai Room

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $705
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $605
  • Extra Night $180

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $735
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $755
  • Extra Night $180
Overwater Junior Suite Bungalow

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $1,465
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $1,265
  • Extra Night $395

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $1,495
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $1,415
  • Extra Night $395
Beach Junior Suite Bungalow

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $1,075
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $935
  • Extra Night $285

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $1,105
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $1,085
  • Extra Night $285

For details on any other hotel programs, please call your Travel Professional or Paul Gauguin Cruises Reservation Department. Hotel packages and pricing may vary depending on flight schedules. Rates listed are per person, double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy rates available on request. For pre-cruise package, rates include roundtrip ferry service from Papeete to Moorea, pre-registered room for early arrival, all transfers, tax, porterage, and breakfast daily. For post-cruise package, rates include roundtrip ferry service from Papeete to Moorea, all transfers, tax, porterage, breakfast daily, and dayroom accommodations in Tahiti at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti.


Rangiroa

RangiroaLocated on one of the largest lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere, Le Maitai Rangiroa is set amid exotic gardens and features quick access to the beach, watersports, a pier/promenade—and one of the top five dive destinations in the world.

Le Matai Rangiroa

Le Matai RangiroaRates listed apply to 7, 11 and 14-night cruise itineraries. Please call for details.

Lagoon-Front Bungalow

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $1,495
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $1,275
  • Extra Night $230

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • 3 Nights Pre-Cruise with morning arrival &
    Pre-Registered Room:  $1,525
  • 3 Nights Post-Cruise with evening flight from Papeete:  $1,425
  • Extra Night $230

For details on any other hotel programs, please call your Travel Professional or Paul Gauguin Cruises Reservation Department. Hotel packages and pricing may vary depending on flight schedules. Rates listed are per person, double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy rates available on request. Pre-cruise package is based on an early morning arrival in Papeete, including standard room upon arrival at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti, mid-day fight to Rangiroa, 3-night stay including all transfers, roundtrip flight from Papeete to Rangiroa, breakfast daily, tax, and porterage. For post-cruise package, rates include roundtrip flights from Papeete to Rangiroa, all transfers, tax, porterage, breakfast daily, and dayroom accommodations in Tahiti at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti.


Tahiti

Tarry a while in Tahiti, where rugged headlands tumble down to soft sand beaches and tropical gardens scent the air. Here, on Polynesia’s most cosmopolitan island, you’ll experience a welcoming ambiance with a touch of French flair.

Long the island’s top resort, the Tahiti InterContinental Resort & Spa is the perfect place to let the dream of paradise linger on. Let the azure waters of the lagoon draw you in at the Aquatica Dive Center, Lagoonarium, private beach, or two pools. Breathe in the fragrance of the profusion of flowers in the hotel gardens. Indulge in the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm. Or venture to the island’s bustling capital, Papeete—just a short drive away.

The hotel is Green Globe certified, ensuring a commitment to preserving this pristine environment.

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Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & SpaRates listed apply to 7, 11 and 14-night cruise itineraries. Please call for details.

Lagoon View Room

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Arrival:  $265
  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Arrival:  $430
  • Extra Night:  $165
  • Post-Cruise Transfer Package with Day Room:  $40
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Departure:  $105
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Departure:  $195
  • Extra Night:  $165

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Arrival:  $295
  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Arrival:  $460
  • Extra Night:  $165
  • Post-Cruise Transfer Package with Day Room:  $190
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Departure:  $255
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Departure:  $345
  • Extra Night:  $165
Lagoon Overwater Bungalow

For guests who are booking Paul Gauguin’s Air Sea program:

  • Pre-Cruise Transfer Package with Pre-Registered Room & Lunch:  $485
  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Arrival:  $485
  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Arrival:  $890
  • Extra Night:  $405
  • Post-Cruise Transfer Package with Day Room:  N/A
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Departure:  $325
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Departure:  $525
  • Extra Night:  $405

For guests who are booking cruise only:

  • Pre-Cruise Transfer Package with Pre-Registered Room & Lunch:  $515
  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Arrival:  $515
  • Pre-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Arrival:  $920
  • Extra Night:  $405
  • Post-Cruise Transfer Package with Day Room:  N/A
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Morning Departure:  $475
  • Post-Cruise 1 Night with Evening Departure:  $675
  • Extra Night:  $405

For details on any other hotel programs, please call your Travel Professional or Paul Gauguin Cruises Reservations Department. Hotel packages and pricing may vary depending on flight schedules. Rates listed are per person, double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy rates available on request. Rates include accommodations, taxes, porterage, transfers, and breakfast daily unless otherwise noted. Breakfast is not included on pre-registered room & lunch package. Pre-cruise packages in Tahiti include light lunch at the hotel between check-out and transfer to the ship.
The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa’s Le Lotus gourmet over-the-water restaurant will be closed from January 9 to February 23, 2017, for annual maintenance, reopening February 24, 2017, for lunch. The resort’s main restaurant, Te Tiare, is open during this period with an extended menu.​

Tetiaroa

TetiaroaA life-changing experience awaits you at The Brando, an exquisite, all-inclusive luxury resort on the private, South Pacific island of Tetiaroa. Lying just 30 miles north of Tahiti, this breathtakingly beautiful atoll is comprised of a dozen idyllic islands surrounding a spectacular lagoon. As a guest of a qualifying cruise aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, you can enhance your cruise by booking a pre- or post-cruise stay on this private paradise. Each of The Brando’s 35 deluxe villas has its own private beach area and plunge pool, and guests can also enjoy the resort’s restaurants showcasing Polynesian and French cuisine, a luxurious Polynesian spa, lagoon-view bar, beach bar, pool, organic garden, library, boutique, water sports, and environmental research station with guest programs. It’s the ultimate way for you to make the most of your time in French Polynesia.

The Brando

The Brando VillaAll-inclusive stays at The Brando include: luxurious accommodations; all meals in all dining venues (select deluxe items also available at an additional charge); most beverages (bottled water, soft drinks, beer, and select wines, Champagne, and spirits); 24-hour dining in the privacy of your villa; 1 excursion per person per day from a select list of options; 1 spa treatment (50 minutes) for 1 person per villa per day; Internet access; 1 bicycle per guest; access to an outrigger canoe, kayak, and paddleboard; and snorkeling equipment.

All-inclusive rates valid November 1 – December 20, 2016; January 4 – March 31, 2017
  • 1 Bedroom Villa (Up to 2 Guests)
    2 Night Minumum:  $3,288 per night
  • 2 Bedroom Villa (Up to 4 Guests)
    2 Night Minumum:  $6,570 per night
  • 3 Bedroom Villa (Up to 6 Guests)
    2 Night Minumum:  $9,854 per night

Air Tetiaroa

Air TetiaroaTravel from Tahiti to Tetiaroa is by private aircraft operated by Air Tetiaroa — the exclusive provider of passenger service to the island. Air Tetiaroa operates two eight-passenger Britten Norman aircraft which depart from a private terminal at Faa’a International Airport in Tahiti.

When your international or domestic flight arrives at Faa’a International Airport, you’ll be transferred to Air Tetiaroa’s private terminal for your 20-minute flight to paradise. Although the flight is brief, it will provide you an unforgettable introduction to Tetiaroa.


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