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Global Morning News – Amazing Tahiti – Paul Gaugin Cruise

Posted on: October 17, 2023

This is a place that everyone should see at least once in their lives. Tahiti is incredible. I have never seen such crystal clear water and beautiful coral. Actually better than what I saw on the Great Barrier Reef.

There’s only one thing wrong with Tahiti.

It is SO expensive!

Any resort there that includes meals (not drinks) will charge at least $7,000 USD per person for a week. So what’s the solution?

Paul Gauguin Cruises

I have done this twice and would go again in a heartbeat. This small cruise ship (just 330 passengers) winds its way through all of the islands so you get to experience some of the smaller, less inhabited islands.

While you are on board you receive all your meals, drinks, entertainment and the use of kayaks, paddle boards and much more which you can use from the back marina of the ship.

The unique thing about the Paul Gauguin is that it is specially designed to get into the shallow waters of the reefs around the islands.

You also get to enjoy a special day on an island. The ship sets up a bar and full dining facilities on the beach and they also bring over all the toys …. Kayaks, paddleboards and complimentary snorkelling gear.

The other unique thing is that the ship is staffed with local Polynesian people and while on board you can learn about the history and culture of these islands, the meaning of tattoos, all about pearls and you will be entertained by the amazing Gauguines. As you set sail in the South Seas on The Gauguin, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers known as Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines are there to share the ancestral arts of their people. Retelling epic Tahitian legends and stories through dance, song and cultural activities, they bring the colorful history of their islands to life while you enjoy your time on board.

If you have a special occasion to celebrate – like an anniversary – you can renew your vows on board in the traditional Tahitian manner.

What are you waiting for? Because we have some FANTASTIC savings for you –

This is just an example:

Paul Gauguin Cruises French Polynesia & Society Islands

Duration: 7 Nights
Special Departure Date: May 4, 2024
Our Price: $3,850 USD per person - regular price is $5,160 USD per person


  • 7 night cruise round trip from Tahiti in porthole stateroom
  • $400 Onboard credit per cabin
  • All shipboard meals, in your choice of venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
  • All shipboard entertainment, including our troupe of Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings
  • Presentations by onboard experts, and select sailings feature guest hosts
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Watersports, including complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding from our marina or destination beaches
  • Use of our secluded, white-sand beach where you can enjoy volleyball and snorkeling
  • A day on our private islet, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkeling, watersports, a barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality
  • Taxes and port charges


Long stay Spain! The favourite!

Spain Long Stay with Don and Johanne Apr 2024 - Includes Air!

Duration: 22 Nights
Price: $3,249 CAD per person if you book before October 31, 2023
Date: April 18, 2024


  • Round trip group air from Calgary ( other cities also available )
  • Group transfers from Barcelona airport to hotel and from hotel to Barcelona airport
  • 21 night accommodation in a Junior Suite with pool view or in a One Bedroom Apartment with city view at Miami Park Apart-hotel Calella
  • A change of towels daily, apartment cleaning (except kitchenette) and bed sheets changed every 4 days
  • Don and Johanne – Exotik Journeys Ambassadors on location to organize activities and plan optional excursions
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