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Paul Gauguin Cruises – Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Cruise 2025

Embark on a journey aboard the magnificent MS Paul Gauguin to the South Pacific Islands and discover the beauty and tranquility of French Polynesia. With stunning sunsets, picturesque beaches, and exotic vegetation at every turn, the MS Paul Gauguin is the ultimate escape for those seeking a luxurious and adventurous experience in paradise.
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Paul Gauguin Cruises – Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Cruise 2025

SAVE $2,820 USD PER COUPLE
DEPARTURE DATE: October 25, 2025
Countries Visited: French Polynesia
Departure Port:Tahiti, Society Islands

OVERVIEW

Natural beauty is on display everywhere you look on this two-week journey through the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and the Society Islands. This itinerary offers plenty of time to explore at your own pace, from the pristine beaches and exceptional diving of the Tuamotu Archipelago to the Marquesas Islands of Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva, all of which are as rich in culture as they are in rugged, natural beauty. Continue on to the picturesque Society Islands.

Highlights

  • Fakarava is a nature lover's paradise. The remote island is a sanctuary for rare birds, plants, and crustaceans, many of which are easily spotted during a stroll on the island's incredible beaches.
  • Step back in history on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the burial place of artist Paul Gauguin, as well as home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, considered to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts and a floating lagoon bar
  • In Bora Bora, spend time at our exclusive white-sand beach on a motu enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, volleyball, and stunning views of Mount Otemanu.
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Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 25, 2025from $7,180 USD - (compared to $8,590 USD)Per Person

What's Included

  • 14 night cruise round trip from Tahiti in porthole stateroom
  • $200 onboard credit per stateroom
  • All shipboard meals, in your choice of venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • 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 in Bora Bora 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

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Oct 25Tahiti, Society Islands
2Sun Oct 26At Sea
3Mon Oct 27Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands
4Tue Oct 28At Sea
5Wed Oct 29Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands
6Thu Oct 30Atuona, Marquesas Islands
7Fri Oct 31 Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands
8Sat Nov 1Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
9Sun Nov 2At Sea
10Mon Nov 3At Sea
11Tue Nov 4Huahine, Society Islands
12Wed Nov 5Bora Bora, Society Islands
13Thu Nov 6Taha’a Island, Society Islands
14Fri Nov 7Moorea, Society Islands
14Fri Nov 7Tahiti, Society Islands
15Sat Nov 8Tahiti, Society Islands

DAY 1 – OCTOBER 25, 2025 Tahiti, Society Islands

Embarkation 10/25/2025 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Departure 10/25/2025 at 6:00 PM

The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and it’s capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

DAY 2 – OCTOBER 26, 2025 At Sea

DAY 3 – OCTOBER 27, 2025 Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands

Arrival 10/27/2025 at 7:00 AM
Departure 10/27/2025 at 5:00 PM

Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals, you’ll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it’s also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral churches.

DAY 4 – OCTOBER 28, 2025 At Sea

Arrival 10/28/2025
Departure 10/28/2025

Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you’ll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you’ll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa… or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

DAY 5 – OCTOBER 29, 2025 Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands

Arrival 10/29/2025 at 8:00 AM
Departure 10/29/2025 at 6:00 PM

The southernmost island in the Marquesas, Fatu Hiva is wild, remote, and spectacularly beautiful. Don’t forget your camera—you’ll be treated to jungle greenery that begins right at the water’s edge; sheer cliffs; and deep, indigo waters. With only 500 residents and only one road, this island is almost completely yours.

DAY 6 – OCTOBER 30, 2025 Atuona, Marquesas Islands

Arrival 10/30/2025 at 8:00 AM
Departure 10/30/2025 at 6:00 PM

Take an excursion to explore the deep valleys, rugged peaks and dense velvet rainforests of Hiva Oa, which offer up ancient, massive stone tiki carvings and petroglyphs. Or visit Paul Gauguin’s grave on the way in to the village of Atuona where you can see Belgian singer Jacques Brel’s plane, Jojo and learn about why these famous artists fell in love with this particular island.

DAY 7 – OCTOBER 31, 2025 Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands

Arrival 10/31/2025
Departure 10/31/2025 at 6:00 PM

The leaf-shaped volcanic island of Tahuata may be small, at only 19 square miles, but it’s full of surprises—in fact, its name means “sunrise” in Marquesan. With only 600 residents, you’ll immediately feel welcomed by the friendly locals as you make your way along an ancient royal walkway into the quaint village of Hapatoni. If you’re looking to take home a hand-carved tiki from the South Pacific—this is where you’ll find the perfect treasure.

DAY 8 – NOVEMBER 1, 2025 Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

Arrival 11/1/2025 at 8:00 AM
Departure 11/1/2025 at 6:00 PM

Water or land? When you arrive in Taiohae, choices abound. Hike with a guide to discover massive banyan trees and hidden valleys or embark upon an optional 4×4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley.

DAYS 9 & 10 – NOVEMBER 2, 2025 NOVEMBER 3, 2025 At Sea

Arrival 11/2/2025
Departure 11/3/2025

Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you’ll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you’ll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa… or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

DAY 11 – NOVEMBER 4, 2025 Huahine, Society Islands

Arrival 11/4/2025 at 8:00 AM
Departure 11/4/2025 at 5:00 PM

Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a snorkel excursion in the lagoon.

DAY 12 – NOVEMBER 5, 2025 Bora Bora, Society Islands

Arrival 11/5/2025
Departure 11/5/2025 at 11:00 PM

Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice.

DAY 13 – NOVEMBER 6, 2025 (Motu Mahana) Taha’a Island, Society Islands

Arrival 11/6/2025 at 7:00 AM
Departure 11/6/2025 at 5:00 PM

As the day unfolds in front of you, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

DAY 14 – NOVEMBER 7, 2025 Moorea, Society Islands

Arrival 11/7/2025 at 8:00 AM
Departure 11/7/2025 at 4:30 PM

Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, stunning mountain peaks and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts.

DAYS 14 & 15 – NOVEMBER 7, 2025 NOVEMBER 8, 2025 Tahiti, Society Islands

Arrival 11/7/2025 at 7:30 PM
Disembarkation 11/8/2025 at 8:00 AM

The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and it’s capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

Paul Gauguin

Designed specifically to glide in luxury through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing a travel experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Once on board, guests enjoy newly-decorated spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life on The Gauguin also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as onboard hosts and hostesses, entertainers, and storytellers.

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