Ask your travel specialist about a pre-cruise option to spend 3 days exploring Tahiti island, Papeete and relaxing on the beautiful beaches. Start your French Polynesian immersion as soon as you disembark from your flight!
Embark ship at Papeete
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along the shoreline as your luggage is loaded onto the ship and ready for your embarkation. Welcome to the m/s Paul Gauguin. The ship will start cruising to Huahine after you have had your welcome dinner and met the staff you will be sailing with.
Huahine, Society Islands
Lush with rainforests and sacred sites, Huahine is an explorer's dream island. Here you have the choice to go on land to explore with a local guide in a traditional vehicle Le Truck or explore the lagoon.
The iconic Bora Bora! Wake up to dramatic mountain tops surrounded by crystal clear waters in the Lagoon. That huge spike of rock covered in greenery is Mount Otemanu. You have two days here!
Ensure to enjoy the private beach available only to Paul Gauguin Cruisers! A BBQ lunch, cocktails on sandy white beaches - this is the way to relax.
Today you skip over to the Tuamotus archipelago. Comprised of 75 atolls you will land on Rangiroa, the largest of the islands on the Tuamotus. Experience the simple, quiet, and peaceful life on these islands by participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people.
As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve here you will have the opportunity to see many rare marine and plant species. Be awestruck by beautiful coral in Garuae Pass and enjoy the charming villages on land.
It is your only full day at sea onboard the Paul Gauguin, so make sure you make the most of it. Enjoy reading a book on your balcony, sip on a cocktail and participate in the onboard programming provided by the La Gauguin and Les Gauguine.
In Taha'a Paul Gauguin has an exclusive beach area - Motu Mahana. Here you can swim, snorkel or relax in the beautiful Tahitian sun. Enjoy the BBQ for lunch and a wide drink selection, even in the water. Alternatively take a cultural tour on the island.
Anchored in an inlet, the mountains will tower above and call you to explore. Moorea provides ideal climate for growing produce and here they grow pineapple and other citrus fruits. Take a botanical tour around the island or rent a vehicle and explore on your own. As the only island serviced by ferry from the island of Tahiti, you will find this island more vibrant than those you have visited.
Soak in your last day of unbelievable hospitality onboard and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. A morning shore excursion to the reef to see the coral and marine life is just the start you need. When back onboard the ship, kayak from the marina after a scrumptious lunch.
For more details, connect with a Travel Specialist to get Canadian resident and group rates.