Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands - 14-night Cruise

Overview

Natural beauty is on display everywhere you look on this two-week journey through the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and the Society Islands. This itinerary offers plenty of time to explore at your own pace, from the pristine beaches and exceptional diving of the Tuamotu Archipelago to the Marquesas Islands of Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva, all of which are as rich in culture as they are in rugged, natural beauty. Continue on to the picturesque Society Islands.

Highlights

  • Fakarava is a nature lover's paradise. The remote island is a sanctuary for rare birds, plants, and crustaceans, many of which are easily spotted during a stroll on the island's pink-sand beaches.
  • Step back in history on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the burial place of artist Paul Gauguin, as well as home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, considered to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar
  • In Bora Bora, spend time at our exclusive white-sand beach on a motu enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, volleyball, and stunning views of Mount Otemanu.

    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 - At Sea

    Spend the day enjoying The Gauguin's Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L'Etoile.

    Day 3 - Fakarava, Tuamotus

    Before modern navigation, this region was known as the "Dangerous Archipelago" for its shallow passages. Today, that same characteristic makes Fakarava a diver's paradise. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and a 19th century coral church.

    Day 4 - At Sea

    Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about our next port in the Reading Gallery.

    Day 5 - Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas

    The island of Fatu Hiva is best described as wild and spectacularly beautiful. The jungle greenery begins at the water's edge, with narrow ravines, deep gorges, and sheer cliffs that plunge straight down into the splashing surf.

    Day 6 - Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas

    Hiva Oa is the second-largest island in the Marquesas, and location of significant historical and cultural sites. Painter Paul Gauguin is buried in the island's main town of Atuona, while the village of Pumau is where you'll find the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas. In fact, they're considered relatives of the famous tikis of Necker Island, north of Hawaii, and Easter Island.

    Day 7 - Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas

    The smallest of the Marquesas archipelago at only 19 square miles, Tahuata is a leaf-shaped volcanic island that welcomes visitors with sheer cliffs, white-sand beaches, a charming seafront village with an ancient royal walkway, and a huge, Vatican-built Catholic church.

    Day 8 - Tiaohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

    The island of Nuku Hiva is the governmental and economic center of the Marquesas. It's also stunningly beautiful, with three major bays on the south coast and similarly gorgeous inlets on the north coast. Witness Mother Nature at her best with an optional 4x4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley.

    Day 9 & 10 - At Sea

    The next two days will be 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 11 - Huahine, Society Islands

    Known as "The Garden Island," Huahine's lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine's expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach.

    Day 12 - 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 13 - 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.

    Day 14 - Moorea, Society Islands / Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

    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 15 - 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.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Papeete3:00 PM11:55 PM
    Day 2At Sea  
    Day 3Fakarava8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 4At Sea  
    Day 5Omoa8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 6Atuona8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 7Hapatoni8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 8Taiohae8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10At Sea  
    Day 11Huahine8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 12Bora Bora8:00 AM11:00 PM
    Day 13Taha'a9:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 14Moorea8:00 AM5:00 PM
    ContinuedPapeete7:30 PM 
    Day 15Papeete8:00 AM 
    Dates/Pricing

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    DateDescriptionQuote
    October 20, 2018Category FQuote
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    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

    Owner's Suite 701

    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 and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Owner's Suite 7002

    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 and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    GS Grand Suite

    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 and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    A Veranda Suite

    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 a sofa bed.
  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    B Veranda Stateroom

    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.

  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.
  • B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.
  • Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    C Balcony Stateroom

    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.)

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    D Balcony Stateroom

    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.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    E Window Stateroom

    CATEGORY E - 200 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window

  • Wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415)
  • Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    F Porthole Stateroom

    CATEGORY F - 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window

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