Tahiti & the Society Islands

August 20 - 27, 2022
m/s Paul Gauguin
Tahiti & the Society Islands
7–night Cruise
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DatePortArrival TimeDeparture
Saturday – August 20, 2022Papeete, Tahiti, Society IslandsEmbarkation begins at 3:00 pm11:55 pm
Sunday – August 21, 2022Huahine, Society Islands8:00 am5:00 pm
Monday – August 22, 2022Taha'a, Society Islands8:00 am5:00 pm
Tuesday – August 23, 2022Bora Bora, Society Islands8:00 am
Wednesday – August 24, 2022Bora Bora, Society Islands5:00 pm
Thursday – August 25, 2022Moorea, Society Islands8:00 am
Friday – August 26, 2022Moorea, Society Islands5:00 pm
Friday – August 26, 2022Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands7:30 pm
Saturday – August 27, 2022Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands8:00 am

Consider spending a few extra days on your favorite island by adding a hotel stay before or after your cruise.

  • Tahitian hosts greet boarding guests with tiare flowers
Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin is already waiting in the harbor for your adventure to begin on the island that’s called “the Queen of the Pacific.”

  • A group of friends tour the island on e-bike
Day 2 – Huahine, Society Islands

Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a SCUBA excursion in the lagoon.

  • A troupe of Tahitians greet guests as they arrive to private islet Motu Mahana
Day 3 – Taha’a, Society Islands

As the day unfolds in front of you in Taha’a, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

  • Guests play in the lagoon in an aerial view of private beach in Bora Bora
Day 4 & 5 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

Indulge in two full days in Bora Bora, exploring lush peaks, wandering white-sand beaches, and marveling at iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice.

  • Tahitian hosts dance on the sun deck of the ms Paul Gauguin while in Moorea
Day 6 & 7 – Moorea, Society Islands

Said to be the inspiration for James A. Michener’s novel “South Pacific” (and the Rogers & Hammerstein’s musical tribute, too), Moorea is a favorite port of travelers, though it might be hard to put your finger on why. The “Magical Island” hypnotizes with multi-hued lagoons, mountain peaks, quaint villages, and pineapples—yes, pineapples. They’re said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.

  • The ms Paul Gauguin at sail
Day 8 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete is where we’ll part ways and say “until we meet again.” But your journey doesn’t have to end just yet—Tahiti’s resorts, spas, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife await.