This 7 night itinerary explores the beautiful Society Islands. Designed specifically for sailing the idyllic South Pacific Islands, the M/S Paul Gauguin offers an authentic experience of French Polynesia. Each of the 122 cabins and suites has ocean views and offers a flat-screen television, DVD / CD player, twin or queen beds, a sitting area and en suite bathroom. Other facilities include a health spa with gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool and two restaurants.
Day 1 Papeete
This evening embark M/S Paul Gauguin for a 7 night cruise. (N)
Day 2 Raiatea
Cruise to Raiatea, once the cultural, religious, royal and political heart of Polynesia. Optional excursions include snorkelling over the coral gardens or exploring the interior of Raiatea, which includes walking through forests of bamboo, balsa and rosewood, past pearl farms and on to the Botanical Garden for a guided nature walk. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Motu Mahana
Today you will visit Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha’a. Optional excursions include a scenic off-road drive across one of Taha’a’s highest mountains followed by a visit to a vanilla plantation and black pearl farm, or simply snorkelling over the coral gardens of Taha’a. (B, L, D)
Day 4 To Bora Bora
Today you will cruise to the romantic islands and lagoons of Bora Bora. Immediately recognizable by the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. *There is an option to stay overnight at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Bora Bora
Explore more of Bora Bora, with optional excursions including a 4WD safari and a glass bottom boat trip. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Moorea
Today you will anchor off the island of Moorea. Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons and palm-fringed beaches, this is one of French Polynesia’s most alluring islands. A wide range of optional excursions are available including an off-road safari, snorkelling, dolphin watching and golf. (B, L, D)
Day 7 To Tahiti
This morning you will have the opportunity to visit more of Moorea before cruising to Tahiti in the afternoon and docking in Papeete for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Tahiti
This morning you will disembark the M/S Paul Gauguin in Papeete and continue your holiday. (B)
* Optional Bora Bora Hotel Stay
Subject to availability, it may be possible to pre-book the night of Day 4 at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. Please contact one of our South Pacific Specialists for more information.
Flights Not Included
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices please call one of our South Pacific specialists.
Important Booking Note
Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Paul Gauguin Cruises, and their cancellation conditions will apply. Please contact Cox & Kings for details.
Other Cruise Itineraries
In addition to the Tahiti & Society Islands Cruise, Paul Gauguin Cruises also operate a number of other cruise itineraries in the South Pacific which include other parts of French Polynesia, The Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand and Tonga. Please contact one of our South Pacific Specialists for more information.
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals