At the turn of the century, Impressionist Paul Gauguin traveled to the shores of French Polynesia and created some of his most renowned artistic masterpieces. Let Paul Gauguin Cruises take you to the same romantic Tahitian paradise. Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates an award winning luxury vessel, the m/s Paul Gauguin. In December of 2012, the m/v Tere Moana will begin sailing under the flag.
The 5-star m/s Paul Gauguin as built with the Tahitian waters in mind. Launched in 1998, the luxury vessel is the longest continually operating year-round cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other cruise line or ship in history has offered the level of single-destination focus and expertise for so long.
The crystal clear warm waters, tropical gardens, soft sandy beaches and a touch of French awaits you in Tahiti. Embark from the capital, Papeete, the largest and more populated of the islands. From there, you’ll spend a day on Raiatea, and island that was once the religious and royal heart of Polynesia. Now it’s off to Taha’a (Motu Mahana) for a day before heading to Bora Bora for two days where you’ll quickly recognize the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean. Now it’s time to head to Moorea, an island with mountain peaks, peaceful lagoons and an abundance of fresh fruit. After spending another half day in Moorea, you’ll head back to Papeete for some more time before disembarking in the capital.
Leaving too soon? Why not extend your stay at the island’s top resort, the Tahiti InterContinental Resort. Loose time in the lagoon at the Aquatica Diver center, Lagoonarium, at sip cold drinks on the private beach or relax with loved ones at one of the two pools. Take a moment to breathe in the “frangrance of the profusion of flowers” in the hotel gardens. Pamper yourself in the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm. Take a day to explore the island’s capital, Papeete, which is just a short drive away.
All-inclusive fares with Paul Gauguin Cruises include:
- All Onboard Gratuities Included
- Complimentary 24-hour Room Service
- Complimentary beverages including fine wines and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea served throughout the ship