FROM $4,150

Paul Gauguin Cruises More Society Islands & Tahiti in 2026

Escape to paradise on a 7-night luxury cruise round trip from Tahiti, exploring the captivating beauty of Polynesia's sacred history, lush islands, and stunning waterfront boulevards. Experience the enchanting beauty that inspired artists and authors alike, including Matisse and Gauguin, and fall in love with the "Pearl of the Pacific", Bora Bora.
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Paul Gauguin Cruises More Society Islands & Tahiti in 2026

DEPARTURE DATE: October 10, 2026
Countries Visited: French Polynesia, Tahiti
Departure Port:Tahiti, Society Islands


Set your heart aglow and immerse your senses with jaw-dropping views painted in dreamlike colors, for here is an adventure you will never forget. Scenic, sacred, and sublime, the captivating splendor of the Society Islands has long been a muse for artists and authors—Matisse was greatly influenced by "the light and enchantments of the sky," and Michener declared Bora Bora the most beautiful island in the world. The same poetic beauty that inspired Melville, Stevenson, and Gauguin himself is revealed with artfully authentic insight on this enriching journey.


  • Fall in love with the "Pearl of the Pacific" as Bora Bora is known; an overnight here invites an escape to our private beach one day, and time to venture inland on an off-road adventure the next.
  • Explore the sacred history of Polynesia's Maohi people on a visit to Raiatea; this lush island is home to the UNESCO-listed Mara Taputauatea archaeological site.
  • Delve into Moorea's hypnotic beauty—said to be the inspiration for Michener's mythical Bali Hai—and explore Papeete's waterfront boulevard on an overnight at the end of your journey.

Travel Dates & Pricing

October 10, 2026from $4,150 USDPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night cruise round trip from Tahiti in porthole stateroom
  • $200 Onboard credit per cabin ( book before Dec 20 and receive additional $200 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 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


1Sat Oct 10Tahiti, Society Islands
2Sun Oct 11Huahine, Society Islands
3Mon Oct 12Raiatea, Society Islands
4Tue Oct 13Taha’a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)
5Wed Oct 14Bora Bora, Society Islands
6Thu Oct 15Bora Bora, Society Islands
7Fri Oct 16Moorea, Society Islands
7Fri Oct 16Tahiti, Society Islands
8Sat Oct 17Tahiti, Society Islands

Day 1 – OCTOBER 10, 2026 Tahiti, Society Islands

Embarkation 10/10/2026 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Departure 10/10/2026 at 6:30 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 11, 2026 Huahine, Society Islands

Arrival 10/11/2026 at 8:00 AM
Departure 10/11/2026 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 3 – OCTOBER 12, 2026 Raiatea, Society Islands

Arrival 10/12/2026 at 8:00 AM
Departure 10/12/2026 at 5:30 PM

Blanketed in a lush landscape dotted with waterfalls, fertile valleys, and the cloud-capped Mt. Temehani, Raiatea is Polynesia’s most sacred island; it was from here that the earliest migrations set forth to settle in Hawaii, New Zealand, and beyond. The island boasts a rich Maohi history–it is home to the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site–verdant mountains ideal for hiking, and a stunning lagoon perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and soaking up the heavenly tranquility.

Day 4 – OCTOBER 13, 2026 Taha’a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)

Arrival 10/13/2026
Departure 10/13/2026 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.

Days 5 & 6 – OCTOBER 14, 2026 OCTOBER 15, 2026 Bora Bora, Society Islands

Arrival 10/14/2026
Departure 10/15/2026 at 6:00 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.

*Subject to availability as conditions allow. When unable to call there, we will be offering a tender to the pier and a free shuttle to Matira Beach, the island’s award-winning public beach that features restaurants, public facilities and shopping. Voted #1 in the best things to do in Bora Bora by U.S. News & World Report, Matira Beach boasts powdery white sand, waters in a thousand shades of blue, and is wonderfully uncrowded.

Day 7 – OCTOBER 16, 2026 Moorea, Society Islands

Arrival 10/16/2026 at 8:00 AM
Departure 10/16/2026 at 5:00 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 7 & 8 – OCTOBER 16, 2026 OCTOBER 17, 2026 Tahiti, Society Islands

Arrival 10/16/2026 at 7:30 PM
Disembarkation 10/17/2026 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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