Cook Islands & Society Islands - 11-night Cruise

Overview

This 11-night odyssey showcases the region's incredible diversity of scenery, from Aitutaki's low-lying islands to the jagged peaks and deep valleys of fertile Rarotonga, which was simply called "Paradise" by the first European explorers. Continue to the Society Islands to delight in the South Pacific's crown jewels-Bora Bora, Taha'a, Huahine, and Moorea.

Highlights

  • While in the Cook Islands, call upon Aitutaki, a tiny island that's home to one of the world's most spectacular lagoons.

  • 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.

  • The waters around Moorea are home to an amazing array of sea creatures. Take an optional SCUBA excursion to swim among the sea turtles and vibrant schools of fish.

  • In Bora Bora, spend time at our exclusive white-sand beach on a motu enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, volleyball, and stunning views of Mount Otemanu.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

    The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin.

    Day 2 - Huahine, Society Islands

    Known as "The Garden Island," Huahine's lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine's expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach.

    Day 3 - At Sea

    Spend the day enjoying The Gauguin's Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L'Etoile.

    Day 4 - Aitutaki, Cook Islands

    While the island of Aitutaki may be small, it's big on beauty, thanks to its coral reef-enclosed lagoon. Witness its splendor up-close with a leisurely beach visit. Don't forget to save time to venture into the village of Arutanga, where you'll find the oldest church in the Cooks, which dates from 1829.

    Day 5 - Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    Rugged Rarotonga is the most mountainous of all the Cook Islands, and time here is best spent exploring its natural beauty. Snorkel in Muri Lagoon, wander the lush Takitumi Conservation Area, or take a hike into the island's dense interior with Pa, a local naturalist.

    Day 6 - At Sea

    The time you spend onboard The Gauguin offers endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.

    Day 7 & 8 - Bora Bora, Society Islands

    A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora's iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

    Day 9 - Taha'a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

    Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.

    Day 10 - Moorea, Society Islands

    Vibrant colors abound during two leisurely days in Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

    Day 11 - Moorea, Society Islands / Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

    Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

    Day 12 - Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

    Tahiti's capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you're not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    12 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Papeete3:00 PM11:55 PM
    Day 2Huahine8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 3At Sea  
    Day 4Aitutaki8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 5Rarotonga9:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 6At Sea  
    Day 7Bora Bora8:00 AM 
    Day 8Bora Bora 11:00 PM
    Day 9Taha'a9:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 10Moorea8:00 AM 
    Day 11Moorea 5:00 PM
    ContinuedPapeete7:30 PM 
    Day 12Papeete8:00 AM 
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/07/2017$6,145.00* (USD) / Category FQuote
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    Included in rates

  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports
  • Day at our private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Access to our private beach in Bora Bora

    Owner's Suite 701

    CATEGORY OS 701 - 534 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 77 sq. ft.

  • Owner's Suite 701 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
  • Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
  • Owner's Suite includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Owner's Suite 7002

    CATEGORY OS 7002 - 588 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 57 sq. ft.

  • Owner's Suite 7002 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with a queen-sized sofa bed.
  • Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
  • Owner's Suite includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    GS Grand Suite

    CATEGORY GS - 529 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 197 sq. ft.

  • Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
  • Grand Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
  • Grand Suites includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    A Veranda Suite

    CATEGORY A - 358 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 58 sq. ft.

    CATEGORY A 7004 - 349 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 53 sq. ft.

  • 4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
  • Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or a sofa bed.
  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    B Veranda Stateroom

    CATEGORY B - 305 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 56 sq. ft.

    CATEGORY B 7003 - 303 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 47 sq. ft.

  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.
  • B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.
  • Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    C Balcony Stateroom

    CATEGORY C - 239 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
    Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
  • Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. - balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only

    The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub:

    763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. - balcony 75 sq. ft.)
    764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. - balcony 75 sq. ft.)
    765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. - balcony 74 sq. ft.)
    766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. - balcony 70 sq. ft.)
    767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. - balcony 74 sq. ft.)

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    D Balcony Stateroom

    CATEGORY D - 239 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
    Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    E Window Stateroom

    CATEGORY E - 200 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window

  • Wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415)
  • Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    F Porthole Stateroom

    CATEGORY F - 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window

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    • Cook Islands & Society Islands - 11-night Cruise

      From $6,145.00 (USD)

      Destination: South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
      Ship: m/s Paul Gauguin
      OverviewThis 11-night odyssey showcases the region's incredible diversity of scenery, from Aitutaki's ...

     
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