The following is an example of the itinerary for one of the Paul Gauguin Cruises trips
Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti
Begin your voyage through paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian islands. Here you’ll embark the luxurious yet casual m/s Paul Gauguin.
Day 2 – Huahine, Society Islands
Today, you’ll call on Huahine, the “Garden Island” While here, you might explore sacred sites and landmarks that are among the best-preserved archaeological remains in French Polynesia.
Day 3 – Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha’a, is our very own paradise, featuring white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and gentle breezes. You will spend a full day on this idyllic island, pursuing your own pleasures from swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking in the turquoise lagoon to playing volleyball, learn Tahitian cooking secrets, or simply relaxing on the beach.
Day 4 – Bora Bora
Immediately recognizable by Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or “firstborn,” because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.
Day 5 – Bora Bora
Explore more of this magical isle on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions. We will set sail before dinner, enjoying a relaxing evening on board.
Day 6 – Moorea
Graced with an abundance of tropical flora, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea boasts a beauty that is unsurpassed. You might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, or try some of the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. An overnight here affords us two full days to explore this gorgeous island.
Day 7 – Moorea/Papeete (Tahiti)
Explore more of this peaceful oasis. Perhaps you will choose a nature walk or snorkel one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons. At the end of the afternoon, we cruise to our home port in Papeete, docking for the night.
Day 8 – Disembark in Papeete
Cap off your epic journey where it all began. You won’t be the same as when you first set sail – these exotic isles are said to touch people in magical ways. If you want to explore more of this side of paradise, perhaps you will choose our pre- and post-cruise hotel programs in Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha’a and Papeete.
Itinerary may vary slightly depending on sailing date.