Sunday, 1 July 2012

Tahiti and Society Islands Cruise: 7 nights in October 2012

Paul Gauguin is a luxury small-ship cruise line, and this amazing week-long cruise will show you some of French Polynesia in-depth and in style! It begins and ends in Papeete, the capital of the amazing island nation of Tahiti. The first port of call is Raiatea, once a significant spot amongst the islands of Polynesia. It is archaeologically important, with old temples and maraes, and was once a social and political centre of the Polynesian islands. The next port of call is Motu Mahana, a veritable south seas paradise. The natural beauty of this island will be topped off with entertainment and a BBQ lunch for Paul Gauguin guests. The cruise moves overnight to Bora Bora, recognisable by Mount Otemanu rising above the waters. There are 2 days to spend here, and lots of shore excursions to choose from- including glass-bottom boat tours and 4WD tours. The ship sets sail before dinner to arrive the next day in Moorea, an island of lagoons, flowers and spectacular mountain peaks. You also have 2 days here to try some incredible fresh fruit that the island is famous for, do a great shore excursion like dolphin-watching, trek the island or swim on the lagoon. The ship moves in the evening to Papeete, where the cruise disembarks the next morning.

 Bora Bora
by Alquiler de Coches Flickr Creative Commons

Operator: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Vessel: Paul Gauguin
Ports of Call: Papeete, Raiatea, Motu Mahana, Bora Bora, Moorea.
Sailing Dates: Saturday 6 October 2012- Saturday 13 October 2012

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 7 nights

Day 1: Papeete, departing Sat 6 Oct 22:00
Day 2: Raiatea, Sun 7 Oct 11:00- 18:00
Day 3: Motu Mahana, Mon 8 Oct 09:00- 17:00
Day 4-5: Bora Bora, Tues 9 Oct 08:00- Wed 10 Oct 18:00
Day 6: Moorea, Thurs 11 Oct 08:00- Fri 12 Oct 17:00
Day 7: Papeete, arriving Fri Oct 12 19:30 (Disembarkation happens Sat 13)

About the Paul Gauguin

This ship is intimate and luxurious. With a capacity of 332 passengers, she is designed with a shallow draft to get up close and personal with the beautiful islands of French Polynesia. One of her star features is the onboard watersports marina where guests can try windsurfing, kayaking and paddleboarding directly from the ship. There are three open-seating dining venues, and 5-star service including 24-hour room service. All beverages are included in the cruise fare, and the fridge in each luxury stateroom is kept stocked with water, juice and beer. Entertain yourself during the day with the spa and fitness centre, bars and lounges and of course the beautiful beaches at your destinations, as the Paul Gauguin itineraries do not have many sea days. The staff, known as 'Gauguines,' entertain and inform. In the evenings, enjoy live entertainment and presentations by experts and special guests. The service and surroundings of the Paul Gauguin will add up to an amazing and memorable cruise!

Paul Gauguin with Watersports Marina
by Michael R Perry Flickr Creative Commons

Get a great deal here on the Tahiti and Society Islands cruise in October 2012!