Discerning travelers will have the unique opportunity to visit Vairao, Tahiti Iti — one of the breathtaking islands of French Polynesia. In 2018, Paul Gauguin Cruises will be the first line to call on this unspoiled port city. Vairao in Tahiti Iti is the smaller of two landmasses that make up the island of Tahiti and is famous for its breathtaking rugged coastline, surfing, temples called “marae” and ancient petroglyph images. Enter this magical part of the world for an extraordinary experience.
- All-inclusive luxury cruising
- Gourmet dining
- Intimate sailing experience
- Luxurious onboard spa
- Onboard marina
Discover breathtaking natural beauty in Tahiti Iti (Little Tahiti) including glittering waterfalls, rugged cliffs and pristine beaches with sapphire-hued crystal-clear water. This romantic gem of a destination was once home to author Robert Louis Stevenson, who penned The Master of Ballantrae during his stay here.
Cruise on the m/s Paul Gauguin, accommodating just 332 privileged guests, and you will be pampered throughout your journey. The luxury ship was specially designed to sail in this region and to offer an authentic South Seas experience. Well traveled guests will enjoy casual yet elegant atmosphere. Gourmet dining, sure to please palates that have savored the very finest cuisine is always on the menu. Retreat to spacious accommodations and delight in renowned Polynesian hospitality. Best of all, Paul Gauguin Cruises offers an exceptional all-inclusive value.
Also in 2018, guests will have the added benefit of receiving complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ retreats – exclusive just to them. The islet of Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’s, provides the incomparable good fortune to escape to a world of its own. Participate in authentic Polynesian activities, watersports, a festive barbeque or simply lounge in the sun. Bask in the fragrant tropical breezes as you sip on a cocktail from a floating bar. Legendary Bora Bora beckons you to relax in a tropical paradise on a private white-sand beach. Play volleyball, go snorkeling in crystal-clear waters or lie back and enjoy the incredible views.
Onboard immerse yourself in learning about the amazing sea life of these beautiful islands and atolls. Enhancing your Paul Gauguin luxury cruise will be the “Gauguines” who serve as both crew and entertainers. These locals provide great insight into the region and their stories are sure to keep you enraptured.
The m/s Paul Gauguin will also be showcasing its most sought-after itineraries in 2018: the 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; 7-night Tahiti, the Society Islands & Tuamotus; 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands.
Paul Gauguin Cruises continues its partnership in 2018 with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), featuring two interactive, educational programs to greatly enrich your onboard experience. During the summer months and holiday season, Stewards of Nature is offered, inviting children ages seven to 17, as well as their families, to discover and value nature through hands-on interactive learning. The Wildlife Discovery Series is a fascinating onboard lecture program about the environment and wildlife of our planet presented by some of the world’s most notable conservationists, scientists and oceanographers.
Experience famed Polynesian hospitality and much more with luxury Paul Gauguin Cruises in 2018, highlighted by a visit to magical Tahiti Iti.