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.
|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|
|Please click ( + ) signs by each day for detailed information.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAT MAR 16 • Huahine, Society Islands
SUN MAR 17 • At Sea
MON MAR 18 • Moorea, Society Islands
TUE MAR 19 • Moorea & Papeete, Society Islands
WED MAR 20 • Disembarkation
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.
|Crew-to-Guest Ratio||1:1.5 – one of the highest of any luxury cruise ship|
|Officers||European and International|
|Shipyard||Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint Nazaire – France)|
|Maximum speed||18 knots|
|Propulsion System||Diesel electric|
|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)|
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.
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 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.