Tahiti & Society Islands

24 March - 31 March 2018


7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from French Polynesia


6 Ports

24 March

Setting sail from Papeete

If you are in search of paradise, don't expect it to be easy to get there! It's a long old haul to get to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. And once you are there, Papeete itself is by no means the most magical spot - you need to venture forth to see the other islands, and luxuriate in the turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches fringed with palm trees, rugged mountain peaks and coral reefs. Expensive and remote, these islands have maintained their uncommercial magic, with excellent hotels and a warm Polynesian welcome everywhere you go.

Don't miss

The island of Raiatea – extraordinary scenery, like being in Jurassic Park.

25 March

French Polynesia: Huahine

26 March

French Polynesia: Taha'a

27-28 March

French Polynesia: Bora Bora

29-30 March

French Polynesia: Mo'orea

30-31 March

Arriving in Papeete

Our tip

Don’t bother with local currency – all the local shops and markets will take US dollars. And take aqua shoes, impossible to walk in the sea otherwise.

The Ship

Your home from home

Paul Gauguin in Bora Bora
Veranda Stateroom
Pool Deck

Designed specifically to cruise the shallow waters of the South Pacific islands, Paul Gauguin perfectly embodies the famous Polynesian warmth and flair.

What we love

This much awarded little ship carries 332 fortunate guests. What we love is the way in which, after 16 years cruising year round in this part of the South Pacific, she has absorbed everything that is special about the islands into her very DNA, making her the perfect choice to holiday in the area.

Capacity 332 Guests
Crew 217 International Staff
Style The Polynesian paradise is permanent home to Paul Gauguin allowing her to offer a better experience aboard and ashore than any other vessel visiting the area in a laid back, warm and welcoming style.
  • All meals both indoors and al fresco in three restaurants
  • Select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Shipboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • 24 hour room service
  • Watersports from the ship's marina
  • Motu Mahana, an exclusive, private retreat off the coast of Taha'a
  • Excellent on board entertainment, including the local Gauguines
More about MS Paul Gauguin

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Brando hotel, French Polynesia

Extend your stay in French Polynesia

For the ultimate eco-hotel experience, go for the Brando! Eye wateringly expensive, but a bit special.

View of Bora Bora from above

Explore the islands

If you are visiting Bora Bora tour the island by open bus - Le Truck.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP