Fiji, Tonga, Cook and Society Islands (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Ship: Paul Gauguin  |  54 Reviews
Lautoka, Fiji to Papeete, French Polynesia
Dates: 21 Sep 2019 - 02 Oct 2019

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DAY 1
21 Sep 2019
Lautoka, Fiji
5:00 PM

Known as "Sugar City" for the green-gold sugarcane that surrounds it on three sides, the town of Lautoka is the largest in the Fijian islands and the place where your South Pacific sojourn begins. Save some time to browse the shops along the city's stately, royal palm-lined main thoroughfare and visit the botanical garden.

DAY 2
22 Sep 2019
Suva, Fiji
8:00 AM 5:00 PM

The capital of Fiji since 1883, Suva is the largest urban area in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand. Spend your day exploring the fascinating mix of modern and colonial ambience in this sophisticated city, which is perched on a hilly peninsula between two picturesque harbors.

DAY 3
23 Sep 2019
Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
8:00 AM 5:00 PM

A day spent in Savusavu is a trip to a charming, unspoiled paradise. Known as the "Hidden Paradise of Fiji", this beautiful town is tucked away on the largely undeveloped northern Fijian island of Vanua Levu. Explore at your leisure, or join one of many available shore excursions, including a visit to a black pearl farm, a Fijian village, or a plantation.

DAY 4
24 Sep 2019
Day-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 5
25 Sep 2019
Vavau, Tonga
8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Tongan culture takes center stage here, undoubtedly because of the country's status as the only South Pacific nation that was never colonized by the Europeans. Enjoy a Polynesian cultural show, sample traditional Tongan food, and marvel at a lagoon so clear, you can see to a depth of 130 feet.

DAY 6
26 Sep 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
27 Sep 2019
Day-at-Sea
International Dateline (Crossing)
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
8:00 AM 5:00 PM

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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.

DAY 8
28 Sep 2019
Day-at-Sea

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 9
29 Sep 2019
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 10:00 PM

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.

DAY 10
30 Sep 2019
Tahaa, French Polynesia
9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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.

DAY 11
01 Oct 2019
Moorea, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Papeete, French Polynesia
7:30 PM

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 12
02 Oct 2019
Papeete, French Polynesia

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.

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What's Included

Included

  • FREE economy class air from Los Angeles included in cruise fare

    Accommodations on board

    Onboard meals and entertainment

    Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits

    Soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea served throughout the ship

    In-suite mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks

    Beer and bottled water

    Use of Watersports Marina

    Butler service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup and SoundDock for iPod

    All gratuities included while on board

Not Included

  • Airfare

    Port charges

    Ground handling expenses & taxes

    Items of a personal nature, such as massage, spa or hairstyling

    Anything not noted as included

About Us

Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship, the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a deluxe cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises accolades include being voted #2 in the category of “Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards and recognition on the publication’s 2016 “Gold List.”

Insider Tip

The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving excursions are designed for all levels of experience, and we are the only luxury ship in the French Polynesian islands to offer PADI certification onboard for novice divers.

Terms & Conditions

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Cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Payment Terms: 20% deposit within 3 days to confirm reservation. Balance due via wire transfer, agency check, guest credit card (visa, Mastercard or American Express) 90 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms: Administrative fee of $100 per person for cancellation of deposited booking. This fee can be applied toward a Future Cruise Credit. The future cruise must be booked within 6 months of the initial booking cancellation date.

  • Cancel 120-91 days prior to departure: 10% cancellation charge of fare per person
  • Cancel 90-61 days prior to departure: 20% cancellation charge of fare per person
  • Cancel 60-31 days prior to departure: 50% cancellation charge of fare per person
  • Cancel 30-0 days prior to departure (or no-show): 100% cancellation charge of fare per person

Ship's Registry: Bahamas



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Bora Bora, French Polynesia - 29 Sep 2019

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Moorea, French Polynesia - 01 Oct 2019

Papeete, French Polynesia - 02 Oct 2019

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By: Marsha


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and lovely to spend time with. We wouldn't have seen 25% of what we did if we tried it on our own.
Travel Advisor:  Jeannie Sauleau

We absolutely recommend Sincerely Paul

By: Glo


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Sincerely Paul added a welcomed dimension to our time in England. Our guide was extremely professional. His shared knowledge added so much to our travels. We would definitely hire Sincerely Paul the next time we are in England
Travel Advisor:  Tracey Shara

Loved our guide!

By: We three p


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2015

Has great, knowledgeable, fun, and friendly guides and drivers!!! Awesome accommodations! We love London!
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman

Entirely satisfactory

By: Grateful Traveller


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2015

Tour guides well-informed, cars clean and well maintained, drivers courteous and competent
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Perfect!

By: Sertom


Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2017

Sincerely Paul is a great tour service. Michael, the tour guide, was very professional and extremely well-versed in all of the sites. He related well to two teenagers. We loved the fact that this was a private tour.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps

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By: kathy


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2017

excellent and efficient
Travel Advisor:  Lynne Adams

Tours of Tower of London, Windsor Castle and city of Paris

By: Khaki Lano


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

The tour guides exceeeded our expectation. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We had our 4 teenagers with us, and really appreciated the education and history that was shared. They went over and above.
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

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By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

Very personable and knowledgeable. Very flexible, tailoring our agenda "on the fly" as they learned more about our interests. We had many wide ranging discussions on local history, culture, customs and how these all tied together. This significantly added to our experience.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod