Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands - 12-night Cruise

Overview

Calling upon ports in four very different South Seas archipelagos, this exciting 12-night journey offers a window into the cultures and natural beauty of this diverse and verdant corner of the world. From Fiji's colonial charms to the white-sand beaches of Bora Bora, to the coral reef-enclosed lagoon of Aitutaki, this is an experience you won't soon forget.

Highlights

  • Two separate Fijian ports showcase an intriguing juxtaposition: the sophisticated capital city of Suva and the unspoiled beauty of Savusavu, called the "Hidden Paradise of Fiji."
  • Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Tonga, the only south Pacific nation never colonized by Europeans.
  • Cross the International Date Line while en route to Aitutaki, a tiny island in the Cook Islands that's home to one of the world's most spectacular lagoons.
    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.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
    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 - Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
    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 - Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
    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 - 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 - Vava'u, Tonga
    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 & 7 - At Sea / Cross International Date Line
    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 - Aitutaki, Cook Islands
    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 - 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.

    Day 10 - 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 4x4 tour around Bora Bora's iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

    Day 11 - 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.

    Day 12 - 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.

    Day 13 - 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.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2020
    Duration
    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lautoka 5:00 PM
    Day 2Suva8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 3Savusavu8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 4At Sea  
    Day 5Vava'U8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 6At Sea  
    ContinuedCrossing the International Date Line  
    Day 7At Sea  
    Day 8Aitutaki8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10Bora Bora8:00 AM10:00 PM
    Day 11Taha'a9:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 12Moorea8:00 AM5:00 PM
    ContinuedPapeete7:30 PM 
    Day 13Papeete8:00 AM 
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    06/05/2021$8,145.00* (USD) / F Porthole StateroomQuote
    Disclaimer

    Prices are per person, double occupancy, and include 50% off standard cruise fares. Single supplement pricing is available upon request. *Included airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco is subject to availability and class of service and applies to the first and second guest in the stateroom only. San Francisco airfare is applicable for flights to/from Papeete only. Air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $2,200. Port, security, and handling fees of $265 per person are additional. Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, $125 per night. Third guest is cruise-only; air and taxes are additional.

    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

    F Porthole Stateroom

    CATEGORY F - 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window

    $8,145

    Prices include airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco

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