Paul Gauguin Cruises has launched sales for its 2024 cruises, with 33 sailings to seven destinations – and two new itineraries
A unique opportunity awaits to explore the paradise isles and sunny shores of Polynesia aboard a ship that combines all the elegance and exotism of the South Pacific.
PAUL GAUGUIN Cruises joined the PONANT family in September 2019 and has lost none of its signature character, providing a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere and unrivalled expertise in this destination.
To enjoy these breathtaking vistas to the fullest, many of the activities centre on watersports. On the programme are swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkelling, discovering local traditions and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites. On the idyllic private motu Mahana island it will be possible to feast on grilled meats with your feet in the sand under the shade of swaying palm trees.
Here is the promise of privileged moments at the other end of the world on the m/s Paul Gauguin, where attentive service and gourmet cuisine are inspired by the Polynesian way of life.
Between land and sea: exceptional itineraries to paradise in the South Pacific
Pearls of the Society Islands – NEW
Departing from Papeete, this exceptional voyage sets out to discover the wealth of nature’s treasures and thousand-year-old Polynesian traditions of the Society Islands. The m/s Paul Gauguin will sail to the mysterious Huahine, a garden of Eden with isolated coves. Cradle of Polynesian culture, Raiatea will unveil its many treasures, from Nature at her most enchanting and historic marvels. Next will come the motu Mahana, a sparkling gem in the Taha’a lagoon teeming with colourful fish, Bora Bora, and finally Moorea. An intriguing escape from the everyday awaits to experience bewitching scenery and a rich marine diversity.
Papeete – Papeete. 5 sailings, between 17 February and 17 August 2024. 8 days – 7 nights
Marquesas in depth, Tuamotus and Society Islands – NEW
Between paradise islands and atolls fringed by shimmering lagoons of crystal-clear water, the m/s Paul Gauguin will venture into the heart of the Tuamotus archipelago. This will be an opportunity to explore the wonders of the seabed around the Fakarava atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and dive into the history and culture of Polynesia, particularly the ancestral craftsmanship. The beautiful islands of the Marquesas follow, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Nuka Hiva, Ua Pou, then Bora Bora, motu Mahana and Tahiti.
Papeete – Papeete. 5 sailings between 8 June and 14 September 2024, 15 days – 14 nights
Tahiti & the Society Islands
This unforgettable voyage reveals the secrets of the Society Islands and why their beauty has inspired so many artists like Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel. From Papeete, the ship sets sail for Huahine’s secluded coves, the turquoise blue waters of motu Mahana, Bora Bora’s legendary lagoons and Moorea’s lush vegetation. An itinerary that explores the must-sees of French Polynesia, be it emerald lagoons, white sandy beaches, deserted creeks, tropical forests or lush green native gardens.
Papeete – Papeete. 6 sailings between 6 April and 23 November 2024, 8 days – 7 nights
Society Islands & The Tuamotus
From lush green tropical forests on the Society Islands to palm fringed lagoons as far as the eye can see, this voyage into the heart of French Polynesia reveals all the charms of Bora Bora, Moorea and of the motu Mahana, before heading into the Tuamotos archipelago to discover the breathtaking Rangiroa island, famous for its black pearl culture. In the idyllic setting of the Fakarava atoll, snorkelling in the natural aquarium of coral reefs teeming with colourful fish, rays and harmless sharks is a must.
Papeete – Papeete. 6 sailings between 24 January and 11 December 2024, 11 days – 10 nights
Cook Islands & Society Islands
From Tahiti, dreamy atolls and islands invite contemplation and discovery. Between pearl farms, white sandy beaches and stunning coral reef-fringed lagoons, French Polynesia opens its doors. The m/s Paul Gauguin will be sailing to Huahine, Bora Bora, Moorea and the wild beauty of the Cook Islands Aitutaki and Rarotonga, before returning to Papeete.
Papeete – Papeete. 6 sailings between 13 January and 30 November 2024, 12 days – 11 nights
Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Society Islands
Departing from Papeete, the ship will set sail to explore the fabulous archipelagos of the South Sea. Between nature and culture, this is an opportunity to explore French Polynesia’s most beautiful islands, and the still unspoiled scenery of Fiji and Tonga. There will be plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and scuba diving to explore the exceptionally rich marine life of the latter two destinations, including Manta rays, white-tipped sharks, dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, ribbon eels, clown fish and countless coloured fish.
Papeete – Lautoka. 26 October to 10 November 2024, 16 days –15 nights
From €6,310- Find more about this cruise
Also, Lautoka – Papeete. 10 to 23 November 2024, 14 days – 13 nights