FROM $2,270

Paul Gauguin Cruises – Tahiti & The Society Islands Dec 2023

Explore French Polynesia and discover authentic Tahiti aboard the luxurious M/S Paul Gauguin on this incredible 7-night roundtrip cruise from Papeete, Tahiti. Sail to five islands in seven days, onboard the luxurious small ship, the M/S Paul Gauguin, bringing you closer to Tahiti, Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Moorea for an experience not possible on larger ships.
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Paul Gauguin Cruises – Tahiti & The Society Islands Dec 2023

DEPARTURE DATE: December 2, 2023
Countries Visited: French Polynesia, Tahiti
Departure Port:Tahiti, Society Islands


Discover your own island inspiration in the destination that enchanted painter Paul Gauguin, author James A. Michener, and countless others. In one wonderful week, you'll explore the best of the South Pacific, with stops in lush Huahine, beautiful Bora Bora, and postcard-perfect Moorea. Once you've made these islands your home - even if just for a week - they'll always be calling for you to return.


  • 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.
  • Explore Bora Bora your way - visit our exclusive white-sand beach with volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding, or opt for an optional four-wheel-drive safari, aquabike excursion, or glass-bottom boat ride.
    Enjoy an overnight in Moorea, giving you plenty of time to marvel at mountain peaks, lounge near blue lagoons, and sample the fresh, local cuisine.

Travel Dates & Pricing

December 2, 2023from $2,270 USD - (compared to $4,830 USD)Per Person

What's Included

  • 7 night cruise round trip from Papeete Tahiti
  • $100 per person onboard credit
  • 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 (on select voyages)
  • A day on our private islet, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkeling, watersports, a barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality (on select voyages)
  • Taxes and port charges


1Sat Dec 2Tahiti, Society Islands
2Sun Dec 3Huahine, Society Islands
3Mon Dec 4(Motu Mahana) Taha'a Island, Society Islands
4Tue Dec 5Bora Bora, Society Islands
5Wed Dec 6Bora Bora, Society Islands
6Thu Dec 7Moorea, Society Islands
7Fri Dec 8Moorea, Society Islands
7Fri Dec 8Tahiti, Society Islands
8Sat Dec 9Tahiti, Society Islands

DAY 1 – Tahiti, Society Islands

Embarkation 12/2/2023 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Departure 12/2/2023 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 – Huahine, Society Islands

Arrival 12/3/2023 at 8:00 AM
Departure 12/3/2023 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 – (Motu Mahana) Taha’a Island, Society Islands

Arrival 12/4/2023 at 8:00 AM
Departure 12/4/2023 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 4 – 5 Bora Bora, Society Islands

Arrival 12/5/2023 at 8:00 AM
Departure 12/6/2023 at 5:00 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 6 & 7 – Moorea, Society Islands

Arrival 12/7/2023 at 8:00 AM
Departure 12/8/2023 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 – Tahiti, Society Islands

Arrival 12/8/2023 at 8:30 PM
Disembarkation 12/9/2023 at 7:00 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.


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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