April 13 - 27, 2019
Tour Status - Available
Join an itinerary designed to give our past guests a chance to get reacquainted — and to welcome newcomers to our cruise line. With two indulgent weeks in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands, there’s ample time to soak up everything that makes this corner of the world so spectacular. In contrast to the aquamarine lagoons and white-sand beaches of the Society Islands, the Marquesas Islands offer rugged peaks, deep valleys, dense rain forests, and rich Polynesian culture.
This tour is operated by one of our Travel Partners. (PG)
- Enjoy a host of events exclusive to this voyage, including a block party, gala dinner, and presentations by special guests.
- The nature lover’s paradise of Fakarava offers front-row seats to rare birds, plants, and crustaceans you won’t see anywhere else in the world. And, you won’t need to take an excursion deep into the jungle to see them—many of these exotic species can be spotted from the island’s pink-sand beaches.
- History and culture are in the forefront on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, which are said to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.
- Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.
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
Robin & Danuta Pfeiffer will be on this sailing:
The Pfeiffers have both enjoyed established careers in addition to their success as winemakers. Robin taught Spanish for 32 years and was a middle-school counselor, and Danuta was a broadcast journalist and is an award-winning author. In 1984, when they learned that their family’s chicken ranch and sheep farm would excel in growing fine Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, they transformed it into a vineyard.
Robin’s passion for education remains on full display at the winery. Its unique tasting room is a candle-lit cave offering educational and personal, one-on-one winetasting experiences. Among these are the couple’s famous Pinot Clinics, which guests of The Gauguin will enjoy aboard the April 13, 2019, cruise.
Join us for a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta come aboard The Gauguin.
April 13, 2019: 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. Embarkation begins at 3:00 pm.
April 14, 2019: Day 2 – 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.
April 15, 2019: Day 3 – Fakarava, Tuamotus
Before modern navigation, this region was known as the “Dangerous Archipelago” for its shallow passages. Today, that same characteristic makes Fakarava a diver’s paradise. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and a 19th century coral church. Arrive 8:00am - Depart 5:00pm
April 16, 2019: Day 4 – At Sea
Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about our next port in the Reading Gallery.
April 17, 2019: Day 5 – Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas
The island of Fatu Hiva is best described as wild and spectacularly beautiful. The jungle greenery begins at the water’s edge, with narrow ravines, deep gorges, and sheer cliffs that plunge straight down into the splashing surf.
Arrive 8:00am - Depart 6:00pm
April 18, 2019: Day 6 – Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas
Hiva Oa is the second-largest island in the Marquesas, and location of significant historical and cultural sites. Painter Paul Gauguin is buried in the island’s main town of Atuona, while the village of Pumau is where you’ll find the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas. In fact, they’re considered relatives of the famous tikis of Necker Island, north of Hawaii, and Easter Island. Arrive 8:00am - Depart 6:00pm
April 19, 2019: Day 7 – Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas
The smallest of the Marquesas archipelago at only 19 square miles, Tahuata is a leaf-shaped volcanic island that welcomes visitors with sheer cliffs, white-sand beaches, a charming seafront village with an ancient royal walkway, and a huge, Vatican-built Catholic church. Arrive 8:00am - Depart 6:00pm
April 20, 2019: Day 8 – Tiaohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas
The island of Nuku Hiva is the governmental and economic center of the Marquesas. It’s also stunningly beautiful, with three major bays on the south coast and similarly gorgeous inlets on the north coast. Witness Mother Nature at her best with an optional 4x4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley. Arrive 8:00am - Depart 6:00pm
April 21, 22, 2019: Day 9 & 10 – At Sea
The next two days will be at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard The Gauguin, like the award-winning spa, casino, and lectures by onboard experts.
April 23, 2019: Day 11 – 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. Arrive 8:00am - Depart 5:00pm
April 24, 2019: Day 12 – Bora Bora, Society Islands
A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you to explore 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. Arrive 8:00am - Depart 11:00pm
April 25, 2019: Day 13 – 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. Arrive 9:00am - Depart 5:00pm
April 26, 2019: Day 14 – 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.
Arrive 8:00am - Depart 5:00pm Arrive Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands at 7:30pm. Overnight aboard ship.
April 27, 2019: Day 15 – 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. Disembark starting at 8:00am.
PER PERSON, DOUBLE - From $7,795.00 USD Cruise Portion Only
Plus Air/Gov't Taxes from $285.00 per person
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