7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands Cruise

9/12/2020 – 9/19/2020
Offer ID# 1315793
  • Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Ship Name
    m/s Paul Gauguin

Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser's dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard this luxury cruise enjoy 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 onboard 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 Gaugines and Gauguins local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.

  • Spacious, all-oceanview suites and staterooms, nearly 70% with balconies
  • All onboard gratuities included
  • Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • In-suite bar setup and butler service in categories B and above
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water
  • Space ratio of 58 – among the highest at sea
  • Complimentary use of our exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball, and great snorkeling
  • Complimentary day on our private islet, Motu Mahana—off the coast of Taha'a featuring snorkeling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality

Kids Sail FREE OR Third Adult Sails for Reduced Rate.

Please contact your travel consultant for more information.*

*Promotion is subject to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply.


Pricing

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Ship Info

m/s Paul Gauguin

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Year Built
1997
Year Refurbished
2012
Year Entered Present Feet
1997
Country Of Registry
The Bahamas
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Tonnage
19200
Pax
332
Max Pax
332
Passenger Decks
7
Number Of Crew
217
Officers Nationality
International
Staff Nationality
International
Suites
2
Balconies
120
Oceanview
166
Accom Inside
1
Total Accom
166

Shipboard Policies

Internet Access

The ship is equipped with a state-of-the-art communication system. Internet access is complimentary for guests in the Owner's and Grand Suites, and available for a nominal fee for all other guests at the following rates:

  • Pay-As-You-Go: $0.55 per minute
  • Small Package (individual light user): $35 for 100 minutes
  • Medium Package (individual heavy user): $62.50 for 250 minutes
  • Large Package (family share and power user): $80 for 400 minutes
  • Unlimited Daily Time Plan: $29.00 per day. The Unlimited Daily Time Plan must be purchased for the entire length of the voyage, is billed in 24-hour increments based at the time of purchase, and will automatically calculate the total price at the time of purchase.

Please note that plan upgrades are not available, and no credit is given for unused minutes. Pay-As-You-Go is available until 10PM the last night of the cruise. Time Plan minutes can be used until 10AM the following day.

Please note: Internet connectivity at sea is much different than that on land. The ship relies on satellites to connect to the Internet. A typical broadband connection at home is 20-40 times faster than what is available onboard the vessel. The connection to the ship is also shared by everyone onboard. This will also have an impact on the connection speed.

Medical Emergencies

A licensed and registered doctor and nurse are on board and available for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges. The ship's medical center is designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents, and is not intended or capable of providing ongoing treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.

Smoking Policy

For the comfort, convenience, and safety of all guests, smoking is prohibited in any enclosed dining venue and is permitted only in specifically designated outdoor smoking areas. These include the forward outdoor areas on Deck 5 (starboard and port sides), La Palette (outside area, starboard side only), and the Bar Du Soleil (starboard side only). Cigar smoking is permitted only at La Palette. Smoking is prohibited in staterooms, suites, and private balconies, and pipe smoking is not allowed anywhere on board.

Smoking Safety Notice: Guests MUST always use ashtrays provided in the designated smoking areas and never throw cigarettes overboard as they could be blown back into the ship and cause a fire.

Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required

Guests requiring a special diet, or special food items aboard the ship, must notify the Reservations Department at least eight weeks prior to their sailing date. This is particularly important if specially purchased food items are required. After boarding, please contact the Maitre d' to discuss any requirements. General dietary needs such as low-salt or low-cholesterol foods can be satisfied on board the ship simply by speaking with the dining wait staff.

Wheelchair Access & Special Needs

For guests requiring oxygen equipment, an oxygen concentrator is the only form of oxygen equipment allowed aboard ship and must be provided by the guest. PGC wheelchairs on board are for emergency purposes only. Guests requiring a wheelchair for mobility must provide their own.

Pregnancy Policy

Pregnant women should consult with their doctor prior to sailing with Paul Gauguin Cruises, as there is no prenatal care on board. Paul Gauguin Cruises will not accept any guest six months (24 weeks) or more into pregnancy at the time of sailing due to the lack of neonatal care facilities on board. Pregnant guests under six months (24 weeks) must provide a doctor

Currency

The U.S. Dollar is the standard currency aboard The Gauguin, and you may exchange dollars for small denominations of local currency* at the reception desk. For your convenience at the time of embarkation, Paul Gauguin Cruises will request a confidential registration of an accepted credit card. The night prior to your final disembarkation from the ship, a detailed statement of your shipboard charges for onboard services and products will be delivered to your suite or stateroom. All such charges must be paid in full by cash or accepted credit card (Visa

Electrical

The standard electrical voltage aboard ship is 220 volts. Both 220-volt and 110-volt outlets are available in bathrooms and staterooms.

Public Rooms

Internet Caf

Casino

Piano Bar

Nightclub

Bar(s)/Lounge(s)

Stateroom Amenities

Bath Robes

DVD Player

Flat Screen TV

Hair Dryer

Luxury Bedding

Minibar and/or Refrigerator

Private Safe

Showers and/or Bath Tubs

Sitting Area

Slippers

Entertainment

Educational/Enrichment Programs

Guest Lecturers

Evening Entertainment

Live Music

Dining

24-hour Room Service

Al Fresco Dining

All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare

Casual Dining Venue(s)

Dining Style: Open Seating

Guests are welcome to dine whenever, wherever, and with whomever they choose, during regular dining hours.

Formal Restaurant(s)

Other Facilities

Beauty Salon

Business Services

Boutique(s) (duty-free)

Infirmary / Medical Center

A licensed and registered doctor and nurse are on board and available for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges. The ship's medical center is designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents, and is not intended or capable of providing ongoing treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.

Laundry Service (nominal fee)

Onboard laundry and valet services, including pressing and professional eco-friendly cleaning services, are available and may be arranged through your steward/stewardess. Consult the onboard price list.

You may also purchase a pre-reserved laundry package before boarding. Laundry service must be reserved in advance and will be charged to guests onboard account. Cut-off date for adding a laundry package to a booking will be 24 hours before sailing. There is no limit on items. Professional eco-friendly cleaning services and express services are not included in the package price. Cut off for laundry service will be noon the day before the last day of the cruise, at which time all items need to be received by laundry. Laundry packages cannot be purchased onboard. To request this package, please contact Paul Gauguin Cruises prior to your cruise.

Pricing is as follows (per suite, double occupancy):

2018
  • 7-night cruise: $129
  • 10-night cruise: $189
  • 11-night cruise: $199
  • 14-night cruise: $249

Single occupancies are 50% of double occupancy prices.

Costs vary according to whether guests want a pressing only, laundry and pressing, or dry cleaning and pressing. For gentlemen, prices range as follows:

  • Pressing: from $2 for a T-shirt to $8 for a 3-piece suit
  • Laundry and pressing: from $2 for a swimsuit to $9 for a 2-piece suit
  • Dry cleaning and pressing: from $3 for an undershirt to $14 for a 3-piece suit

For ladies, prices range as follows:

  • Pressing: from $2 for a T-shirt to $8 for a suit
  • Laundry and pressing: from $2 for a swimsuit or stockings/pantyhose to $11 for a 3-piece suit
  • Dry cleaning and pressing: from $2.50 for socks to $14.50 for a suit or evening dress

A full price list is available on board.

Communications

Sports, Health and Fitness

Cardio Equipment

Fitness Center

Marina

The specially designed watersports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It's as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a windsurfer or paddleboard, or launching a kayak. The watersports equipment is also available for use while calling upon Paul Gauguin Cruises' private beaches. Guests are welcome to check out snorkeling equipment from the marina for use throughout the duration of the cruise.

Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)

Weight Machines

SCUBA Instructions

The m/s Paul Gauguin offers PADI certification on board. All dives offered are guided by a professional PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Dive Master/Instructor. Each is skilled in ensuring that you have the best dive possible, from helping you identify and improve your level of experience to seeking out the most rewarding dive locales. The Gauguin is fully equipped, including an onboard practice pool, a tank-filling station, and two inflatable dive boats with ladders. Each holds eight divers and two instructors. No tender to shore is needed; you simply leave from the marina platform of the ship and return to it after your dive, where a warm shower awaits. The dive staff will take care of all the details for you, from set-up and gearing you before you enter the water, to leading you through the deep. The only thing you have to do is breathe.

Whirlpool(s)

Full Service Spa

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August 2016
Society Islands of Tahiti. Missed the Tuomotus due to mechanical proplems

Pros: Activities - shore excursions well organized and the staff patient and knowledgeale
Cons: Did not think the food was "excellent" if compared with other 5 Star Cruise lines.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2019
Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha, Huahine

Pros: Staff, Views, Islands, Amenities, Food
Cons: Excursions

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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July 2018
Society Islands French Polynesia

Pros: The staff is outstanding. The itinerary should be on everyone's bucket list.
Cons: The necessity for tendering at each port is a small inconvenience. The ship is showing its age in a few areas like some of the public bathrooms have just a sink with exposed pipes instead of a vanity with some counterspace.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2017
South Pacific

Pros: Everything!
Cons: It rained on sea days - not enough to do.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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April 2019
French Polynesia

Pros: Great Staff and great service..
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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March 2015
Tahiti

Pros: Great food great diving great service the works
Cons: Can't think of any

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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November 2014
French Polynesia

Pros: Fantastic staff & crew, good variety of fresh food, all-inclusive except shore excursions.
Cons: Internet connection very slow. No magnifying make-up mirrors in the bathrooms.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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September 2014
French Polynesia

Pros: Everything was great
Cons: No problems w/Cruise

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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March 2014
Society and Tuamotos Isalnds

Pros: Small ship, which fits with sailing in this area, with wonderful service and cuisine.. The criuise line has sailed in these waters for so many years that they everything totally in control and organized
Cons: None really

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2017
Tahiti

Pros: Wonderful tour choices
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2016
Society Islands

Pros: Staff & Fellow cruisers - Intimate, Friendly and Personal in all regards
Cons: None

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2014
Tahatian Islands

Pros: Small ship, personal service, fantastic itinerary, relaxed atmosphere
Cons: Sparse shopping and dining options on the islands themselves; expensive onshore as well

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2014
Tahiti, Cook IS, Tonga and Fiji

Pros: Staff, destinations, food, the smaller ship, great lecturers on board and how organized everybody was on the ship. It was a real plus to have free drinks of all kinds and to have the gratuities pre-paid.
Cons: The only negative was some upholstery in the cabins and out on the back of the pool deck needed to be replaced, The other comment that kept coming up was that all clients felt thet the inter-net charges should be absorbed into the cost of the cruise instead of being charged for separately. With the service being rather slow, we did not feel that it was cost effective.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2020
Tahiti and The Society Islands

Pros: Small ship sailing, very personalized and fine food.
Cons: $$$$ but worth it!

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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February 2014
French Polynesia

Pros: excellent way to see French Polynesia with overnight stays
Cons: only suggestion, update cabin furniture and bathroom fixtures.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2014
Cairns, Australia

Pros: Excellent service, outstanding food and beverage
Cons: Air conditioning, internet, small gym, no yoga or pilates possibility

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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June 2013
Tahiti

Pros: Excellent Staff and Service
Cons: Sometimes difficult to get reservations at Specialty Restaurants

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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May 2016
Tahiti and Society Islands

Pros: Excellent food, the day on the private motu was very nice and fun and we met alot of people that day
Cons: The entertainment starts late each evening and perhaps it could start a little earlier.

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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December 2017
French Polynesia, Cook Islands

Pros: Wonderful food, great friendly crew, well-designed ship
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2017
Society & Cook Islands

Pros: 5-Star service evrywhere
Cons:

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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April 2014
Fakarava, Marquesas, Tahiti, Huahine, Moorea, Taha'a and Bora Bora

Pros: Very little ship traffic in that part of the world
Cons: Expensive

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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October 2018
French Polynesia

Pros: Excellent staff, facilities & destinations
Cons: need to book excursions early for the outer islands as space is limited

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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November 2018
11-day Cook and Society Islands

Pros: amazing staff! great food. good entertainment.
Cons: not enough pool chairs

Reviewer Recommended: Yes

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