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Paul Gauguin Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands 14nts Cruise

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Set sail on a 14-night cruise aboard Paul Gauguin to discover the varied and luxuriant landscapes of the idyllic islands and atolls of French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji.
Papeete, Tahiti / Lautoka, Fiji
Cultural
Luxury
Ocean

Highlights

Landscapes: superb atolls, transparent waters, turquoise lagoons, white-sand beaches, sugar cane and pineapple plantations, rocky peaks and more.

Enjoy a private island escape at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet in Taha'a. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar.

Experience the intriguing juxtaposition of the sophisticated capital city of Suva, Fiji and the unspoiled beauty of Savusavu, Fiji.

Experience extraordinary value in luxury cruising aboard Paul Gauguin with all-inclusive pricing.

Set sail on a 14-night cruise aboard Paul Gauguin to discover the varied and luxuriant landscapes of the idyllic islands and atolls of French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji. 

In the Society Islands, French Polynesia, you will be dazzled by the incomparable beauty of the opulent lagoon of Bora Bora (with its distinctly recognisable volcanic silhouette), by the turquoise waters of the Motu Mahana (our private vanilla-scented little paradise), and by Moorea (with its hillside pineapple plantations and its verdant peaks overlooking the island).

You will sail towards the Cook Islands and the incredibly clear waters of the Aitutaki lagoon.

Le Paul Gauguin will then set sail for the Kingdom of Tonga. Consisting of around 30 picture-postcard islets, Vava’u is an idyllic and pristine destination for exploring the wonderful seabed, sunbathing on the fine sandy beaches edged with coconut trees and discovering the local crafts and traditions.

You will finally discover authentic villages, hillsides covered in dense tropical vegetation and the magnificent lagoons of the islands of Fiji.

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Included

14 nights onboard Paul Gauguin
All onboard gratuities on Paul Gauguin
All shipboard entertainment on Paul Gauguin
All shipboard meals on Paul Gauguin
Complimentary 24-hour room service on Paul Gauguin
Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks etc. on Paul Gauguin
Complimentary water sports on Paul Gauguin
Complimentary Wifi throughout the ship on Paul Gauguin

Papeete, Tahiti to Lautoka, Fiji

Your itinerary

Day 1
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Capital of French Polynesia, the city of Papeete is on the north-west coast of the island of Tahiti. You’ll find a relaxed atmosphere here,where urban buzz combines with the legendary laid-back Polynesian lifestyle. Culture is not lacking. You can enjoy sites narrating the history of the archipelago, including the colonial cathedral and the Maison de la reine Marau. The Vaipahi public gardens will win you over by their abundant plant-life. The large municipal market offers local specialities: fresh fruit, spices and all kinds of fish abound on their stalls.

  • Emarkation: 4pm to 5pm
  • Departure: 11:59pm

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Dinner
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Polynesian hospitality
Day 2
Moorea, Society Islands

A part of the Windward Island archipelago just to the west of Tahiti, famous Mo'orea will leave you with a series of unforgettable images and memories. Bask on its heavenly beaches, enjoy a dip in the turquoise waters of its lagoon, and soak up its luscious vegetation and the heady flowers that carpet the inland areas. Get the most out of this natural gem with a trip to the Mo'orea Belvedere. Exceptional views of Mount Rotui unfurl before your eyes, with the Opunohu Bay and its valley to the left, and the famous Cook's Bay, surrounded by notched, cathedral-style peaks, to the right.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Moorea, Society Islands
Moorea lagoon stingray excursion
Day 3
Motu Mahana, Taha'a, Society Islands

Feet in the sand, on the islet of Motu Mahanaour sumptuous little private paradise, you will share a very special experience around an authentic traditional Polynesian barbecue. A veritable jewel in the Taha’a lagoon, pristine atoll of the Society Islands, Motu Mahana offers an infinite palette of shades of turquoise, an idyllic backdrop for observing the majestic ballet of the tropical fish. The volcanic island of Taha’a, dominated by Mount Ohiri and Mount Puurauti, will reveal its fertile and luxuriant nature, ideal for cultivating the magnificent black pearls of French Polynesia, as well as vanilla. This rare spice, greatly in demand by gourmets, is the main economic resource of what is also known as Vanilla Island.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Motu Mahana, Taha'a, Society Islands
Floating bar Taha'a Motu Mahana Private Island
Day 4
Bora Bora, Society Islands

Paradisiacal atoll of the archipelago of the Leeward Islands, west of French Polynesia, mythical Bora Bora offers a natural spectacle of captivating beauty. You’ll be won over as much by the white sandy beaches as by its famous lagoon, one of the most beautiful in the world, where colourful fish frolic in waters of incomparable turquoise. The island is covered with tropical vegetation, and dominated by the majestic outline of Mount Otemanu. A promenade through this volcanic landscape will enable you to discover a number of villages and meet local communities.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bora Bora, Society Islands
Bora Bora private beach lagoon
Day 5
At Sea

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Let yourself be tempted by a dip in the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Sea
Culinary onboard experience
Day 6
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki is a little island of 16 km², with a small fishing port with few motor boats, where a simple and peaceful life endures. During your visit, don’t miss the opportunity to walk along this magnificent lagoon, reputed as one of the most beautiful and spectacular in the world. Snorkelling fans will discover the treasures of underwater life here. The island is specialised in the sale of black pearls and the production of coloured sarongs, as well as “tivaevae” — patchwork quilting and handiworks. This local manufacture has great value because of its careful artisanal fabrication, and the pieces made are generally offered at important occasions.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Aitutaki
Day 7, 8 & 9
At Sea

** CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATELINE DAY 7-8 **

Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. You'll see them on stage in the evening, wandering through the restaurants, teaching crafts in La Palette, or strumming and singing poolside while you're basking in the sun.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Sea
Tahitian culture onboard experience
Day 10
Vava’u, Tonga

Vava’u is a splendid archipelago in Tonga made up of around forty picture-postcard coral islands scattered across the turquoise waters of the south Pacific Ocean. The main island is dominated by Mount Talau which offers a magnificent panoramic view over the islands. Along the long fine sandy beaches of these idyllic islets, the teeming marine life can be seen in the coral reefs, the gorgonian coral gardens and the underwater caves. The lush vegetation of the island will delight amateur botanists. The traditional local know-how reveals all the richness of this incredible natural heritage: woven leaves from the legendary pandanus, production of Noni juice with its many virtues, extraction of vanilla essence.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Vava’u, Tonga
Vava'u Island | Credit: ©PONANT
Day 11
At Sea

Your journey is all about discovery, and the exploration doesn’t end when you board The Gauguin to make your way to your next destination. Indeed, your time at sea is packed with educational opportunities, from lectures given by renowned anthropologists to cooking lessons with the executive chef, and more.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Sea
Deep spa nature massage onboard
Day 12
Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji

Receiving fewer visitors than its neighbour Viti Levu, lying some sixty kilometres to the south, Vanua Levu is the second largest island of Fiji. From Savusavu, set out to discover some of the many treasures of this mountainous island and its luxuriant vegetation. You will be enchanted by the fragrances and intense colours of its tropical rainforest, which hides sumptuous and refreshing waterfalls. You will be charmed by the hospitality of the Fijian people. Among the local traditions, there is the famous kava ceremony, where a drink made from a plant similar to the pepper plant is served in half a coconut shell. Snorkelling fans will be delighted by the beauty of the underwater world, renowned for its incredible visibility.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji
Savusavu | Credit: ©PONANT
Day 13
Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Viti Levu, the largest island in Fiji, is teeming with natural and cultural richness. Dominated by Mount Tomanivi, the island is covered with dense and luxuriant tropical vegetation to the south and vast sugar cane plantations to the north. Suva, the modern and dynamic capital of Fiji, is home to the historical heritage of the islands. In Thurston Gardens, the Fiji Museum showcases the magnificent collections of archaeological objects, illustrating human activity for more than 3,000 years. Whether under the green and luminous highlights of the vertiginous forest canopy or under the turquoise waters of the Beqa lagoon, exploring the natural treasures of Viti Levu is an unforgettable experience.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Suva | ©PONANT
Day 14
Beqa, Fiji

Just a few kilometres from Viti Levu, the small and remote island of Beqa (pronounced “Benga”) offers a concentrated dose of Fiji’s cultural and natural treasures. Its inhabitants continue the impressive ancestral tradition of fire walking, or Vilavilairevo. During demonstrations, they invite us to watch these ceremonies where barefooted men, prepared and dressed for the occasion in traditional costume, walk over red-hot coals. Legend says that they also have the power to heal burns. The coral reef so close to the beach is the promise of unforgettable underwater excursions. Further out to sea, the sumptuous seabeds are reputed to be home to many species of sharks.

Overnight stay onboard Paul Gauguin.

All-inclusive beverages - including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Beqa, Fiji
Beqa Island | Credit: ©PONANT
Day 15
Lautoka, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Lautoka is the second largest city of Fiji. Located on the western side of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometres north of Nadi. Lying in the heart of Fiji's sugar cane growing region, it is known as the Sugar City. Lautoka is the gateway to Fiji’s “Sun coast” a land of abundant sunshine, azure skies and dramatic grass-covered peaks chequered with sugar-cane fields, rural villages and quaint market towns. 

  • Arrival: early morning
  • Disembarkation: 7am
Breakfast
Lautoka, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Lautoka | Credit: ©PONANT

Additional information

Official language
English, Fijian and Hindustani
Local currency
Fijian dollar
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14 nights
from AUD10,920
per person, twin share
Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti
Papeete, Tahiti
Lautoka, Fiji
Cultural, Luxury
September - October 2022

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Paul Gauguin Cruises
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Tahiti, Bora Bora, Marquesas islands, Tuamotu... When it comes to holiday destinations, French Polynesia is nothing short of the ultimate tropical island escape. The idyllic beaches and landscapes aren't the only drawcard though - the Polynesian Islands are home to people with rich cultures waiting to welcome you. What better way to discover the diversity of these islands and wake up each morning to a new shore than going on a cruise?

Paul Gauguin Cruises are pleased to present their first collection of cruises together, taking you deep into the heart of this stunning archipelago.

Until 332 Guests, 166 staterooms & suites, 217 crew members, Spa and 3 restaurants

On board, you’ll enjoy:

  • All shipboard meals, in your choice of venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary beverages
  • In-room refrigerator replenished daily
  • All shipboard entertainment
  • Presentations by onboard experts, and select sailings feature guest hosts
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Watersports
  • Use of our secluded, white-sand beach in Bora Bora
  • A day on our private islet, Motu Mahana

Photo | Credit: ©PONANT/Philip Plisson

 

Important notes

  • Please note that this product is not part of our flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our team will advise of the exact booking conditions at the time of booking.
  • The scheduled itinerary is subject to delay, modification, or port-of-call cancellation due to weather and other causes beyond the control of the ship captain, the ship manager or Ponant Cruises. If necessary or appropriate, as determined in the discretion of the captain, the ship manager or Ponant Cruises, the ports of call and itineraries may be changed.
  • Pricing is based on a from price for the Porthole Stateroom (Category F) onboard Paul Gauguin 24 September 2022 departure and is subject to change. Please contact our team for an exact quote.

 

Open Bar

From the moment you board and throughout your cruise, unlimited drinks are included*, at any time of the day. A drink with friends at the bar, refreshments on your return from an excursion or enjoying the ocean breeze on the sun deck: enjoy a large selection of beverages (bottled water, soft drinks, hot beverages, beer, select wines and spirits). A selection of premium alcoholic drinks are also available à la carte.

*Does not include top shelf premium alcoholic drinks indicated on the Bar Menu. Valid only for individual personal consumption, without limitations.

Please note prices and availability are subject to change, please contact our team for an exact quote.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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Tahiti Tourism