Cook Islands & Society Islands aboard Paul Gauguin

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£5099

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• While in the Cook Islands, call upon Aitutaki, a tiny island that’s home to one of the world’s most spectacular lagoons. • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar. • The waters around Moorea are home to an amazing array of sea creatures. Take an optional SCUBA excursion to swim among the sea turtles and vibrant schools of fish. • In Bora Bora, spend time at our exclusive white-sand beach on a motu enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, volleyball, and stunning views of Mount Otemanu.

Capacity: 332

This 11-night odyssey showcases the region’s incredible diversity of scenery, from Aitutaki’s low-lying islands to the jagged peaks and deep valleys of fertile Rarotonga, which was simply called “Paradise” by the first European explorers. Continue to the Society Islands to delight in the South Pacific’s crown jewels—Bora Bora, Taha’a, Huahine, and Moorea.

• While in the Cook Islands, call upon Aitutaki, a tiny island that’s home to one of the world’s most spectacular lagoons. • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar. • The waters around Moorea are home to an amazing array of sea creatures. Take an optional SCUBA excursion to swim among the sea turtles and vibrant schools of fish. • In Bora Bora, spend time at our exclusive white-sand beach on a motu enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, volleyball, and stunning views of Mount Otemanu.

27 August, 2022 to 07 September, 2022
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Balcony Stateroom. From
£ 7309 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Balcony Stateroom. From
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people* 713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²) 763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony) 767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony) deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people 20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.
Veranda Suite
£ 11905 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people 28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Porthole Stateroom
£ 5099 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Porthole Stateroom
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin with external views
Veranda Stateroom
£ 9685 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Stateroom
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people 23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Grand Suite
£ 15855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Grand Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.
Window Stateroom
£ 5365 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Window Stateroom
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
Owner's Suite. From
£ 16495 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite. From
Owner's Suite 701 deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included. Owner's 7002 suite deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.
17 December, 2022 to 28 December, 2022
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Balcony Stateroom. From
£ 7309 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Balcony Stateroom. From
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people* 713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²) 763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony) 767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony) deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people 20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.
Window Stateroom
£ 5365 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Window Stateroom
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
Veranda Suite
£ 11905 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people 28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Porthole Stateroom
£ 5099 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Porthole Stateroom
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin with external views
Veranda Stateroom
£ 9685 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Stateroom
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people 23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Grand Suite
£ 15855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Grand Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.
Owner's Suite. From
£ 16495 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite. From
Owner's Suite 701 deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included. Owner's 7002 suite deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.
15 April, 2023 to 26 April, 2023
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Porthole Stateroom
£ 5099 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Porthole Stateroom
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin with external views
Veranda Suite
£ 11905 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people 28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Veranda Stateroom
£ 9685 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Stateroom
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people 23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Grand Suite
£ 15855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Grand Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.
Window Stateroom
£ 5365 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Window Stateroom
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
Balcony Stateroom. From
£ 7309 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Balcony Stateroom. From
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people* 713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²) 763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony) 767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony) deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people 20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.
Owner's Suite. From
£ 16495 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite. From
Owner's Suite 701 deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included. Owner's 7002 suite deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.
20 May, 2023 to 31 May, 2023
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Owner's Suite. From
£ 16495 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite. From
Owner's Suite 701 deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included. Owner's 7002 suite deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.
Balcony Stateroom. From
£ 7309 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Balcony Stateroom. From
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people* 713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²) 763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony) 767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony) deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people 20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.
Window Stateroom
£ 5365 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Window Stateroom
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
Grand Suite
£ 15855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Grand Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.
Veranda Stateroom
£ 9685 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Stateroom
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people 23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Veranda Suite
£ 11905 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people 28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Porthole Stateroom
£ 5099 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Porthole Stateroom
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin with external views
01 July, 2023 to 12 July, 2023
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Grand Suite
£ 15855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Grand Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.
Window Stateroom
£ 5365 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Window Stateroom
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
Balcony Stateroom. From
£ 7309 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Balcony Stateroom. From
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people* 713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²) 763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony) 767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony) deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people 20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.
Owner's Suite. From
£ 16495 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite. From
Owner's Suite 701 deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included. Owner's 7002 suite deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.
Porthole Stateroom
£ 5099 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Porthole Stateroom
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin with external views
Veranda Suite
£ 11905 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people 28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Veranda Stateroom
£ 9685 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Stateroom
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people 23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
09 September, 2023 to 20 September, 2023
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Veranda Suite
£ 11905 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people 28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Veranda Stateroom
£ 9685 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Stateroom
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people 23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Grand Suite
£ 15855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Grand Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.
Balcony Stateroom. From
£ 7309 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Balcony Stateroom. From
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people* 713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²) 763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony) 767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony) deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people 20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.
Owner's Suite. From
£ 16495 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite. From
Owner's Suite 701 deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included. Owner's 7002 suite deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.
Window Stateroom
£ 5365 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Window Stateroom
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
Porthole Stateroom
£ 5099 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Porthole Stateroom
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin with external views
28 October, 2023 to 08 November, 2023
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Veranda Suite
£ 11905 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people 28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Veranda Stateroom
£ 9685 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Veranda Stateroom
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people 23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.
Grand Suite
£ 15855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Grand Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.
Porthole Stateroom
£ 5099 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Porthole Stateroom
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin with external views
Window Stateroom
£ 5365 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Window Stateroom
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers* 19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
Owner's Suite. From
£ 16495 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Owner's Suite. From
Owner's Suite 701 deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included. Owner's 7002 suite deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people 42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.
Balcony Stateroom. From
£ 7309 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £205 GBP pp)
Balcony Stateroom. From
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people* 713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²) 763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony) 766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony) 767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony) deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people 20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.
show reverse itinerary
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.
Day 2 – 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.
Day 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rugged Rarotonga is the most mountainous of all the Cook Islands, and time here is best spent exploring its natural beauty. Snorkel in Muri Lagoon, wander the lush Takitumi Conservation Area, or take a hike into the island’s dense interior with Pa, a local naturalist.
Day 6 – At Sea
The time you spend onboard The Gauguin offers endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.
Day 7 & 8 – Bora Bora, Society Islands
A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring 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 9 – 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 10 – Moorea, Society Islands
Vibrant colors abound during the leisurely days in 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 11 – 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 12 – 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.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Paul Gauguin

Length 153 metres
Max passengers 332

Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is 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 luxury cruises 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 Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.

Ship Features

All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 500 sq. ft., including balcony

Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above

A choice of three dining venues

Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours

Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages

Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff

Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, a pianist, and a professionally operated casino with slot machines

Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs

Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification

Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions

Fully-equipped fitness center

Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests

Spacious outdoor decks and pool

La Boutique duty-free shop

Book library (open 24 hours a day)

Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the ship to cover most suites/staterooms and common areas, as well as guest-accessible computers, available 24 hours a day for a nominal fee

Laundry services available

Certified medical services

166 suites/staterooms on Decks 3-8, including one wheelchair-accessible stateroom and select staterooms that can accommodate three guests

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