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Paul Gauguin Cook Islands & Society Islands 14nts Cruise Package

With its impressive features and 11-night Cook Islands & the Society Islands itinerary, the luxurious M/S Paul Gauguin puts you in a trance, sailing across the hypnotizing landscapes of the tiny archipelago of French Polynesia and the enchanting Cook Islands. From the rugged terrain of Rarotonga and coral reef-lined lagoon of Aitutaki to the jaw-dropping beauty of bucket-list mainstays Bora Bora and Moorea, you’ll be hard pressed to pick your favorite port. Turn up the experience with a relaxing 3-night stay at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa surrounded by a tropical garden alongside a crystal clear lagoon.
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11-night Cook Islands & the Society Islands cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises

Spend 3 nights at the 4-star InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa (pre cruise)



1 day of Freedom of Choice activities in Tahiti

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

Rest your eyes on hypnotizing landscapes as you gently roam the bright shallow seas of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands onboard the luxury cruise line, Paul Gauguin. You will be able to visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger ships, giving you an intimate opportunity to get closer to the stunning beauty of the South Seas. Highlights of this cruise are the Cook Islands—the quintessential tropical getaway and an authentic repository of the culture of the South Seas. Enjoy 11 nights on-board Paul Gauguin in a spacious Stateroom and take advantage of the complimentary beverages and other amenities. On-board you can also enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or simply relax poolside in a deck chair while basking in the calming sea breeze. The experience aboard the well-loved ship is truly unique and intimate as she offers the relaxing environment of the sea and an ultimate getaway that is nothing short of luxury. 

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3 nights at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa - 4* (pre cruise)
11 night cruise on board M/S Paul Gauguin “Cook & Society Islands” in a Stateroom (Category F)
Airport Meet & Greet with Flower Lei
Shared Transfer Tahiti International Airport to InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Shared Transfer InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa to Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal
Shared Transfer Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal to Tahiti International Airport
Daily full buffet breakfast at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
All shipboard meals on Paul Gauguin
Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks etc. on Paul Gauguin
Freedom of Choice Days in Tahiti
Complimentary 24-hour room service on Paul Gauguin
All shipboard entertainment on Paul Gauguin
Complimentary Wifi throughout the ship on Paul Gauguin
Complimentary water sports on Paul Gauguin
All onboard gratuities on Paul Gauguin

Freedom of Choice

For this package we have included Freedom of Choice days in the itinerary. Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day.

Pre-select one tour on the following day:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 3

Expand the itinerary below for more details.


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Day 1
Airport → InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

Arrive at Tahiti International Airport where our representative will welcome and escort you to your transfer to InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa located a short 5 minutes drive from the airport. 

Overnight stay in Tahiti at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa in a Superior Ocean Room. 

Airport → InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Check in at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Day 2
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

Spend today at leisure enjoying the wonderful accommodation and facilities at InteContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Enjoy a great array of activities, from sports, such as tennis and volleyball, to water-based activities and cultural pursuits. With a luxury spa, fitness centre and two superb infinity pools, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the quintessential island escape, with everything you need for a true French Polynesian getaway. Enjoy relaxing by the infinity sandy bottom pool or sipping delicious cocktails by the swim up pool bar.  Perhaps take the time to explore the stunning island of Tahiti with a Tahiti Island Half Day Afternoon Tour (optional extra). 

Overnight stay in Tahiti at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa in a Superior Ocean Room. 

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Le Lotus Infinity Pool at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Day 3
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Lagoon Snorkelling Guided Tour - 2hrs (Afternoon Tour)

Discover underwater life in the "aquarium" lagoon location well known for it's clear waters and numerous multi-coloured fish. Depending on weather conditions and guest preference the snorkeling location can be subject to change.


  • Mountain 4WD Safari - Full Day (Lunch NOT Included)

Venture out on a 4WD to the very heart of the island of Tahiti. Admire the valley of Papenoo, famous for its rivers and enjoy the incredible waterfall and tropical views. This is a relaxing place where you can really get back to nature. Your guide will be present throughout the journey and will answer any questions you may have about local flora, fauna and geology. 
Lunch time on site of La Maroto. Available on site: picnic tables or restaurant Relais de la Maroto (payment on site)

Overnight stay in Tahiti at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa in a Superior Ocean Room. 

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Mountain 4WD Safari
Day 4
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa → Paul Gauguin

Spend a relaxing morning at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Once you have checked out of the hotel our representative will be there to transfer you to the Paul Gauguin Cruise Terminal which is located in town a nice 10 minutes drive from InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. Receive a warm welcome onboard the Paul Gauguin from the crew and sail towards Huahine.

The day is spent getting to know crew and fellow guests while exploring the vessel that will be ‘home’ for the next 11 days. Meet Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life on every Paul Gauguin voyage.

Breakfast, Dinner
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa → Paul Gauguin
Couple at Tahiti Black Sand beach
Day 5
Huahine, Society Islands

Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, when you explore the stunning lagoon. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine lunch music local celebration
Day 6
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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Sea
Onboard shuffle
Day 7
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

It is believed that this island was settled around 900 AD by legendary Polynesian explorer Ru. Today, the island is a wealth of cultural tradition, with inhabitants keeping their history alive through song, dance, legends and crafts. If outdoor pursuits are more your speed, consider taking the easy hike to the highest peak on the island, Maunga Pu, where you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views, or explore Aitutaki's beautiful lagoons.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Snorkelling giant clam
Day 8
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga is the hub of the Cook Islands yet remains totally unspoiled. You won’t find any building taller than the highest coconut tree! So the question is what to do first? Enjoy a guided tour with the famous Pa, visit the cultural village, or rent a scooter and take a drive around the whole island (extra costs apply). Decisions… decisions.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rarotonga Flower Market
Day 9
At Sea

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Sea
Onboard pool luxury cruise
Day 10 & 11
Bora Bora, Society Islands

Indulge in two full days in Bora Bora, exploring lush peaks, wandering white-sand beaches, and marveling at iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs (extra costs apply), enjoy a sunset jetboat ride (extra costs apply), or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bora Bora, Society Islands
Bora Bora private beach couple
Day 12
Taha'a, Society Islands

As the day unfolds in front of you in Taha’a, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await (extra costs apply), but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts. 

Motu Mahana is Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet, where nearly every activity is already included. Beach chairs, lunch tables, and umbrellas are all provided, as are full and floating bars and a sumptuous barbecue feast. Among the activities in which you can indulge are:

•    Watersports: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Swimming
•    Beach Volleyball
•    Pareo Tying and Handicraft Demonstrations
•    Spa: Overwater Massage (by appointment, additional fee, weather permitting)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Taha'a, Society Islands
Taha'a Private Island Polynesian culture
Day 13 & 14
Moorea, Society Islands

Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, and palm-fringed beaches. Said to be the inspiration for James A. Michener’s novel “South Pacific” (and the Rogers & Hammerstein’s musical tribute, too), Moorea is a favorite port of travelers, though it might be hard to put your finger on why. The “Magical Island” hypnotizes with multi-hued lagoons, mountain peaks, quaint villages, and pineapples (which are said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Moorea, Society Islands
Moorea Church
Day 15
Paul Gauguin → Airport

Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete is where we’ll part ways and say “until we meet again.” Our representative will be waiting for you as you disembark to transfer you to Tahiti International Airport for your International flight back home. 

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Important notes

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 Paul Gauguin Cruises. If necessary or appropriate, as determined in the discretion of the captain, the ship manager or Paul Gauguin Cruises, the ports of call and itineraries may be changed.

Why are international flights not included?

Following customer feedback, we do not include international flights in our holiday packages. Many prefer the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points or travel on specific airlines.  

However, we are able to assist, so please just notify us during the booking process or contact our team.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

In partnership with

Tahiti Tourism

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