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The Cook & Society Islands aboard Paul Gauguin

  • Destination: Asia & India, Cruise
  • Start: 03/09/2019
  • End: 03/20/2019

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GROUP CRUISE

  • Double Occupancy $6395 | Single Occupancy $11190
  • 12 days/11 nights in The Cooks Islands & The Society Islands, including Raratonga, Aitutaki, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha’a, Huahine
  • Deluxe (5★) cruise ship. Group aboard (not a charter)
  • Activity level: Easy
  • INCLUDED: International Air Routing: LAX – Papeete (PPT) – LAX

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The South Pacific puts on quite a show, and the region’s incredible diversity of scenery is front and center on this 11-night journey through the Cook and Society 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. Coda has chosen the Paul Gaugin for our voyage to the South Pacific because it is the most deluxe vessel sailing in these waters. This is Coda’s third trip aboard the Paul Gauguin!

We will have a group aboard (not a private charter) and will have a Coda host (on minimum participation.) The cruise is guaranteed and the pricing includes economy class airfare from Los Angeles.

Highlights

  • While in the Cook Islands, call upon Aitutaki, a tiny island that’s home to one of the world’s most spectacular lagoons.
  • Hidden beneath the emerald foliage on the “Garden Island” of Huahine, you’ll find hidden temples surrounded by rare orchids, ancient archeological sites, and panoramic views that are sure to take your breath away. What more could you ask for?
  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.
  • Spend two long, luxurious days in storied Bora Bora. You’ve seen the photos and magazine covers, but the real deal is even more beautiful that you could have ever imagined. Take it all in with a dip in the lagoon, an ATV adventure, or a sunset sail.

Ports of Call

Date Port Arrival Time Departure
Sat March 9 2019 Papeete | Tahiti | Society Islands Embarkation begins 3:00pm 11:55 pm
Sun March 10 Huahine | Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon March 11 Day at Sea
Tue March 12 Aitutaki | Cook Islands 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed March 13 Rarotonga | Cook Islands 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu March 14 Sea Day
Fri March 15 Bora Bora | Society Islands 8:00 am
Sat March 16 Bora Bora | Society Islands 11:00 pm
Sun March 17 Taha'a | Society Islands 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon March 18 Moorea | Society Islands 8:00 am
Tue March 19 Moorea | Society Islands 5:00 pm
Tue March 19 Papeete | Tahiti | Society Islands 7:30 pm
Wed March 20 Papeete | Tahiti | Society Islands 8:00 am

Itinerary

Please click ( + ) signs by each day for detailed information.

Day 1

SAT MAR 9, 2019 • 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

SUN MAR 10 • 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 3

MON MAR 11 • Day 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 4

TUE MAR 12 • Aitutaki, Cook Islands

While the island of Aitutaki may be small, it’s big on beauty, thanks to its coral reef-enclosed lagoon. Witness its splendor up-close with a leisurely beach visit. Don’t forget to save time to venture into the village of Arutanga, where you’ll find the oldest church in the Cooks, which dates from 1829.
Day 5

WED MAR 13 • Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rugged Rarotonga is the most mountainous of all the Cook Islands, and time here is best spent exploring its natural beauty. Snorkel in Muri Lagoon, wander the lush Takitumi Conservation Area, or take a hike into the island’s dense interior with Pa, a local naturalist.
Day 6

THU MAR 14 • Day at Sea

The time you spend onboard The Gauguin offers endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.
Day 7&8

FRI MAR 15/SAT MAR 16 • 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 8

SAT MAR 16 • Huahine, Society Islands


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Day 9

SUN MAR 17 • At Sea


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Day 10

MON MAR 18 • Moorea, Society Islands


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Day 11

TUE MAR 19 • Moorea & Papeete, Society Islands


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Day 12

WED MAR 20 • Disembarkation


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Your Ship: the MV Paul Gauguin

Overview

Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard our luxury cruises enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.

Ship Statistics
Capacity 332 guests
Crew 217/International
Crew-to-Guest Ratio 1:1.5 – one of the highest of any luxury cruise ship
Officers European and International
Registry Bahamas
Shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint Nazaire – France)
Length 504 feet
Width 72 feet
Draft 17.1 feet
Tonnage 19200 tons
Maximum speed 18 knots
Passenger decks 7
Call letters C6TH9
Propulsion System Diesel electric

Ship Features

  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 500 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
  • A choice of three dining venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, a pianist, and a professionally operated casino with slot machines
  • Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs
  • Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
  • Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions

  • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ exclusive retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a delicious feast
  • Access to the luxury cruise line’s exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora, which offers an idyllic white-sand beach, excellent snorkeling, and bar service on French Polynesia itineraries
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
  • Spacious outdoor decks and pool
  • La Boutique duty-free shop
  • Book and DVD library (open 24 hours a day)
  • Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the ship to cover most suites/staterooms and common areas, as well as guest-accessible computers, available 24 hours a day for a nominal fee
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services available
  • Certified medical services
  • 166 suites/staterooms on Decks 3-8, including one wheelchair-accessible stateroom and select staterooms that can accommodate three guests


Cabins & Rates Per Person

March 9-20 F Porthole Stateroom E Window Stateroom D Balcony Stateroom C Balcony Stateroom Veranda B Suite Veranda A Suite Grand Suite (Only one available) Owner's Suites (Limited availability)
Double Occupancy
Includes airfare $6395 $6645 $8295 $8495 $10395 $12645 $16445 $17045
Excludes airfare $4795 $5045 $6095 $6895 $8795 $11045 $14845 $15445
Single Occupancy
Includes airfare $11190 $11690 $14990 $15390 $19190 $23690 $31290 $32490
Excludes airfare $9590 $10090 $13390 $13790 $17590 $22090 $29690 $30890

Prices are per person, double occupancy, and include 50% off standard cruise fares. Single supplement pricing 200%. Economy Class airfare from Los Angeles is included; air add-ons from home city are available on request. Business class air is $3,850.00 additional. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $1,600. Port, security, and handling fees of $225 per person are additional. Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, $125 per night. Third guest is cruise-only; air and taxes are additional.

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
Deposit, Final Payment

A deposit of 20% of the per person fare is required within 72 hours of booking to confirm a reservation. Unless otherwise noted, final payment must be received by PGC 90 days prior to date of travel. Final payment must be received within 48 hours for bookings made 89 to 30 days prior to sailing. Reservations made 29 days or less prior to sailing; full and final payment will be due at the time of booking. PGC reserves the right to cancel any booking not fully paid at final payment due date. Payment may be made by bank wire, personal check, American Express, Visa or Master Card.

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received within 120 days of sailing will be subject to the following charges: Deposited reservations canceled more than 120 days prior to vacation date: $100 per person administration fee applies.

  • 120-91 days prior to vacation date: 10% of fare per person
  • 90 – 61 days prior to vacation date: 20% of fare per person
  • 60 – 31 days prior to vacation date: 50% of fare per person
  • 30 – 0 days prior to vacation date: 100% of fare per person

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