Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands 14-night Cruise

Overview
With two indulgent weeks in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands, there's ample time to soak up everything that makes this corner of the world so spectacular. Whether you're inclined to wander white-sand beaches and read a book in the shade of a palm tree or would rather dive right in to the active pursuits available both above and below water, in the South Pacific, it's all here waiting for you.

Highlights

  • The nature lover's paradise of Fakarava offers front-row seats to rare birds, plants, and crustaceans you won't see anywhere else in the world. And, you won't need to take an excursion deep into the jungle to see them-many of these exotic species can be spotted from the island's pink-sand beaches.
  • History and culture are in the forefront on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, which are said to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.
  • 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.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - 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 - 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 3 - Fakarava, Tuamotus
    Before modern navigation, this region was known as the "Dangerous Archipelago" for its shallow passages. Today, that same characteristic makes Fakarava a diver's paradise. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and a 19th century coral church.

    Day 4 - At Sea
    Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about our next port in the Reading Gallery.

    Day 5 - Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas
    The island of Fatu Hiva is best described as wild and spectacularly beautiful. The jungle greenery begins at the water's edge, with narrow ravines, deep gorges, and sheer cliffs that plunge straight down into the splashing surf.

    Day 6 - Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas
    Hiva Oa is the second-largest island in the Marquesas, and location of significant historical and cultural sites. Painter Paul Gauguin is buried in the island's main town of Atuona, while the village of Pumau is where you'll find the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas. In fact, they're considered relatives of the famous tikis of Necker Island, north of Hawaii, and Easter Island.

    Day 7 - Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas
    The smallest of the Marquesas archipelago at only 19 square miles, Tahuata is a leaf-shaped volcanic island that welcomes visitors with sheer cliffs, white-sand beaches, a charming seafront village with an ancient royal walkway, and a huge, Vatican-built Catholic church.

    Day 8 - Tiaohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas
    The island of Nuku Hiva is the governmental and economic center of the Marquesas. It's also stunningly beautiful, with three major bays on the south coast and similarly gorgeous inlets on the north coast. Witness Mother Nature at her best with an optional 4x4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley.

    Day 9 & 10 - At Sea
    The next two days will be at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard The Gauguin, like the award-winning spa, casino, and lectures by onboard experts.

    Day 11 - 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 12 - Bora Bora, Society Islands
    Immediately recognizable by Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or "firstborn," because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.

    Day 13 - Taha'a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands
    Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.

    Day 14 - Moorea, Society Islands / Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
    Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

    Day 15 - Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
    Tahiti's capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you're not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2021
    Duration
    14 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Papeete3:00 PM11:55 PM
    Day 2At Sea  
    Day 3Fakarava8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 4At Sea  
    Day 5Omoa8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 6Atuona8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 7Hapatoni8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 8Taiohae8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10At Sea  
    Day 11Huahine8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 12Bora Bora8:00 AM11:00 PM
    Day 13Taha'a9:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 14Moorea8:00 AM5:00 PM
    ContinuedPapeete7:30 PM11:05 PM
    Day 15Papeete8:00 AM 
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    11/19/2022$7,230.00* (USD) / F Porthole StateroomQuote
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    Terms & Conditions
    Prices are per person, double occupancy, and include 50% off standard cruise fares. Single supplement pricing is available upon request. *Included airfare from Los Angeles is subject to availability and applies to the first and second guest in the stateroom only. Air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $1,500. Port, security, and handling fees of $305 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. Please click here to view pre-promotional fares and full terms and conditions.

    Included in rates

  • *Included 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

    F Porthole Stateroom
    CATEGORY F - 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window

    $7,230
    Prices include airfare from Los Angeles

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