Paul Gauguin Cruising
Discover the enchanting islands of Tahiti from a unique perspective onboard the luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin. Purpose-built to sail the region’s shallow waters, she visits small ports inaccessible by larger ships unveiling a hidden beauty missed by many. Elegant yet relaxed, life onboard reflects the laidback luxury of the islands you’ll visit. There’s no packing and unpacking, no early starts or waiting at airports… and with 217 crew members tending to just 332 passengers, service levels are second to none.
7 Night Tahiti & The Society Islands itinerary
Where you'll stay
Be lulled by the rhythm of the ocean in the spacious and beautifully appointed suites; each commands an ocean view, and most have private balconies – an idyllic place to watch the ever-changing vistas and captivating sunsets with an exotic cocktail. As their names suggest, Window Staterooms feature large picture windows, Balcony Staterooms enjoy a private balcony, Veranda Staterooms and Suites are larger and higher whilst the two Grand Suites have wraparound balconies to make the most of the wonderful ocean views. For the ultimate in space and exclusivity, opt for one of the two Owner’s Suites – your luxury apartment at sea! All suites boast a full-size bathtub and shower, and the higher categories benefit from wonderful butler service.
Dining is varied, exquisite and deliciously fresh… you’ll see the executive chef in the market in port most days! Indulge in the elegance of L’Etoile, the refined ambience of La Veranda with its al fresco seating and divine creations from the hands of Jean-Pierre Vigato – chef at Michelin-starred Apicius in Paris, and the Polynesian dishes at casual and relaxed Le Grill. Enjoy a drink on deck at La Palette as the salt-kissed sea breeze cools you under the starlit sky, or head to the Piano Bar for fabulous live entertainment.
Fascinating insights from onboard naturalists and guest lecturers enthral, with topics ranging from the cultural history of the islands to the wonders of the deep. World-famous oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau regularly joins sailings to deliver compelling lectures and to accompany dives from the ship. In the evenings, the legendary Polynesian hospitality is brought to life by the entertaining ‘Les Gauguines’ through thrilling dance and music performances.
The ship’s retractable watersports platform allows guests to explore the ocean by kayak, paddleboard or windsurfer with ease. Experience Tahiti’s underwater world with the onboard SCUBA certification program – the only one of its kind on French Polynesian luxury cruises, or head for terra firma and choose from a vast array of shore excursions…definitely something for everyone! A highlight has to be a day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ idyllic private island off the coast of Taha’a.
Where you'll be travelling
There are a variety of cruises to choose from with Paul Gauguin - and our favourite 7 night 'Tahiti & The Society Islands' cruise is detailed below, but you also have these magnificent journeys to tempt you:
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