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Tahiti and Society Islands Cruise in 2026 with Paul Gauguin Cruises

Set sail in 2026 on a luxurious 7-night cruise to French Polynesia aboard m/s Paul Gauguin. Journey roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti, and enjoy a private islet off the coast of Taha'a for snorkelling, water sports, barbecue, and traditional Polynesian hospitality. A secluded white-sand beach in Bora Bora is perfect for volleyball and snorkelling. Experience the true beauty of Tahiti with this incredible cruise.
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Tahiti and Society Islands Cruise in 2026 with Paul Gauguin Cruises

- SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
DEPARTURE DATE: April 25, 2026
Countries Visited: French Polynesia, Tahiti
Departure Port:Tahiti, Society Islands

OVERVIEW

Close your eyes and picture a landscape of dreams. A strand of tiny islets shimmering in the South Seas—emerald peaks, ringed by iridescent reefs, and infused with the floral aromas of Eden itself. It's no wonder that the enchantments of the Society Islands have become the stuff of legend, forever capturing the hearts of those fortunate enough to happen upon these shores. And after experiencing this week-long voyage, you'll be able to count yourself among them.

Highlights

  • Explore Huahine, one of French Polynesia's most unspoiled gems—a cultural sanctuary brimming with intriguing archeological sites, fragrant vanilla plantations, and mountainsides bursting with fruits, coconuts, and other tropical beauty.
  • Bask in the serenity of Motu Mahana, The Gauguin's own private islet nestled within Taha'a's dreamy lagoon; here you can swim in gin-clear waters, grab a beverage from the floating bar, enjoy an authentic Tahitian barbeque, or simply relax on a chaise beneath the sway of palms.
  • Discover Bora Bora and Moorea, the grand dames of the Society Islands revered for their iconic peaks and fabled lagoons; they are the South Pacific islands of your dreams.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
April 25, 2026from $4,150 USDPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night cruise round trip from Papeete Tahiti in porthole stateroom
  • $200 per person shipboard 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
  • 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 Apr 25Tahiti, Society Islands
2Sun Apr 26Huahine, Society Islands
3Mon Apr 27(Motu Mahana) Taha'a Island, Society Islands
4Tue Apr 28Bora Bora, Society Islands
5Wed Apr 29Bora Bora, Society Islands
6Thu Apr 30Moorea, Society Islands
7Fri May 1Moorea, Society Islands
7Sat May 2Tahiti, Society Islands
8Sun May 3Tahiti, Society Islands

Day 1 – Tahiti, Society Islands

Embarkation 4/25/2026 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Departure 4/25/2026 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 – Huahine, Society Islands

Arrival 4/26/2026 at 8:00 AM
Departure 4/26/2026 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 – Taha’a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)

Arrival 4/27/2026 at 8:00 AM
Departure 4/27/2026 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 4 & 5 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

Arrival 4/28/2026
Departure 4/29/2026 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.

*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 6 – Moorea, Society Islands

Arrival 4/30/2026 at 8:00 AM
Departure 5/1/2026 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 – Tahiti, Society Islands

Arrival 5/1/2026 at 7:30 PM
Disembarkation 5/2/2026 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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