CTA Travel

14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands Cruise

Cruise Line:
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Ship:
m/s Paul Gauguin
Destination:
Roundtrip Papeete
Departure Date:
8/11/2018
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1249409
from
$6045


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.

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to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.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.

50% of Standard Cruise Fares.

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to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time.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.

*Savings are reflected in the fares shown.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Papeete
8/11/2018
8/11/2018 11:00:00 PM

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

At Sea
8/12/2018
8/12/2018

No information currently available.

Fakarava
8/13/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/13/2018 5:00:00 PM

An hour and a half flight from Papeete, rectangular-shaped Fakarava is a charming village, home to most of the atoll's 248 inhabitants. The only other - sort of - settlement (10 people ) is on Tetamanu Motu Islet located opposite the lagoon next to the smaller but prettier pass. Fakarava's immense lagoon has several black pearl farms, idyllic white sand beaches and is peppered with small islands, homes to many breeds of nesting birds oblivious to visitors.

At Sea
8/14/2018
8/14/2018

No information currently available.

Fatu Hiva, Marquesas
8/15/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/15/2018 6:00:00 PM

The island of Fatu Hiva is spectacularly beautiful with jungle greenery beginning at the water's edge, and narrow ravines, deep gorges and luxuriant valleys close to sheer cliffs that plunge straight down into the splashing surf. The Bay of Virgins, with its rock curtains Catholic missionaries said were formed as veiled virgins, encloses Hanavava Bay. White patches of goats and sheep look down from green mansions above the quiet harbor. Large, tasty shrimp live in the rivers and rock lobsters are plentiful. Dried bananas are a specialty of Fatu Hiva, as is Umu Hei Monoi -- a delightful blend of flowers and herbs. Sculptors carve miro, tou and sandalwood, plus coconuts and basaltic stones. Artisans still produce tapa cloth made from tree bark and painted with designs their ancestors wore as tattoos. Omoa is one of two villages inhabitants live in. A narrow path winds over the mountains between the villages, offering a challenging hike and panoramic views. The Catholic church in Omoa is one of the most picturesque scenes in any Marquesan village.

Hiva Oa/Atuona, Marquesas
8/16/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

Above the steady rumble of the Pacific surge, the sharply sculpted mountains of Hiva Oa hide their summits in the mists of rain-filled clouds. The largest and most fertile island in the southern group of the Marquesas, Hiva Oa has deep valleys, lush plateaus and thickly wooded forests. The town of Atuona is the administrative center for the southern Marquesas. Framed in a theater of mountains with the Bay of Traitors providing safe anchorage, Atuona is a favorite port of call for yachts and copra ships. Atuona has a gendarmerie, small hospital, post office, banks, weather station, Ait Tahiti office, pensions, restaurants and snack bars, stores and chops, telephones and TV. There is a Catholic mission with a boarding school and a Protestant church. A path up the cliffs behind the village leads to Calvary Cemetery - the site of simple graves of two men who chose the Marquesas as their final home and resting place, the French painter Paul Gauguin and Belgian singer Jacques Brel.

Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas
8/17/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/17/2018 6:00:00 PM

The smallest of the Marquesas archipelago, at only 19 square miles, Tahuata is a leaf-shaped volcanic island with sheer cliffs, white-sand beaches, lush vegetation, twin bays—and a turbulent colonial history. You’ll call on Hapatoni, a charming, seafront village with an ancient paved royal walkway shaded by tamanu trees. Visit the huge Catholic church, built by the Vatican and decorated with stunning stained-glass windows and beautiful local carvings. Admire traditional carvings at the crafts center. And enjoy fine swimming and snorkeling in the only Marquesas island edged by coral reef.

Nuku Hiva/Taiohae, Marquesas
8/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/18/2018 6:00:00 PM

Atop a green peak bordering the bay at Nuka Hiva is a statue of Virgin Mary (984 ft above sea level). In the valley is the Naniuhi "tahua", a meeting place for pre-Christian Marquesans, including a dance platform, ceremonial stones and petroglyphs carved in boulders. Taipivai Valley has numerous waterfalls, a long river and one of the best preserved archeological sites in the Marquesas including several tiki. Anaho Bay and its golden sand beach has great swimming and is one of the loveliest spots in the Marquesas with only six families living in the valley. Don’t miss the sculptures of Taiohae. They are unquestionably the most skilled wood and coconut craftspeople in French Polynesia. Taiohae is a pleasant village bordering the sea with French and Territorial administrators, government buildings, gendarmerie, post office, general hospital, town hall, Air Tahiti office, and well-stocked stores and shops. It lies on the south coast at the head of the Bay of Taiohae whose entrance is guarded by two rocks called "Les Sentinelles" Motu Nui to the west and Matauapuna to the East.

At Sea
8/19/2018
8/19/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
8/20/2018
8/20/2018

No information currently available.

Huahine
8/21/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/21/2018 5:00:00 PM

Less visited than the other Society Islands, Huahine maintains more of the traditional pace of life. There are ancient temples to explore, vanilla plantations to view or drives into the hinterlands in 4-wheel-drive-vans. The coral reefs offshore are excellent for snorkeling.

Bora Bora
8/22/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/22/2018 11:00:00 PM

Bora Bora is considered one of the most romantic places anywhere. Dominant from the moment of arrival are majestic Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia, two towering volcanic peaks of black rock jutting out of the center of the emerald-green island. Often shrouded in clouds, these landmarks take on mysterious and mythical qualities. Off-road excursions, bicycling, and hiking into this wild beauty reveal incredible panoramas and valleys. Hundreds of brilliantly-colored fish, intricate gardens, and clear water also create some of the very best undersea worlds. For an exhilarating expedition, swim with and watch local divers feed small, non-dangerous lagoon sharks. Bora Bora has several ancient temples and authentic Polynesian villages. There are also some reminders of World War II with a number of cannon emplacements left behind by the U.S. Navy.

Taha'a
8/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
8/23/2018 5:00:00 PM

There is a large, protected lagoon around Raiatea and its sister island Taha'a, which produces wonderful beaches and the perfect location for sailing, big game fishing, and diving. Tahaa is only accessible by boat and has little tourism activity, although it affords visitors ideal spots to picnic, dive and hike. It also grows about 80 percent of all the vanilla in Polynesia.

Moorea
8/24/2018
8/24/2018

This magical island is what inspired James Michener to write about mythical "Bali Hai." The rugged mountains rise dramatically from the ocean and stand guard over this lush island that features everything from white sandy beaches to pineapple plantations to cascading waterfalls to secluded coves. A trip through the lushly-forested inland to Le Belvedere lookout opens a breathtaking view of deep blue waters of Cook's and Opunohu bays, which are the perfect anchorages for luxury yachts and sailboats alike. Horseback riding on the beach, bicycling and hiking into the mountains, deep-sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, para-sailing, and much more awaits.

Papeete
8/24/2018
8/24/2018

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

Papeete
8/25/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/25/2018

Papeete, the modern and bustling capital of Tahiti and Her Islands, contains
government offices, Gendarmerie, hospitals and clinics, banks and many other
services dedicated to serving the population of the islands as well as tourists
who come for a life-enriching experience to these magical islands.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

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

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Porthole Cruise Only Price  
F - Porthole Stateroom

$6045
Oceanview Cruise Only Price  
E - Window Stateroom

$6445
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
D - Balcony Stateroom

$8895
C - Balcony Stateroom

$9195
B - Veranda Stateroom

$11695
Suite Cruise Only Price  
A - Veranda Suite

$14495
GS - Grand Suite

$19245
OS - Owner's Suite

$20095

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Departure Date:
8/11/2018
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 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
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional shore excursions.
 

Remarks:
Cruise Only Fares are per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. Other restrictions may apply.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1249409

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