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 the city on three sides, Lautoka is the place where your South Pacific sojourn begins. Arrive early and enjoy ample time for strolling its palm tree-lined streets, experiencing everyday life in a traditional village, or hiking in Koroyanitu National Heritage Park, before boarding The Gauguin.
    A downtown Suva Fiji boardwalk

    Day 2 - Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
    Suva is the largest urban area in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand. It's been the capital of Fiji since 1883 and offers a unique mix of modern and colonial ambience, making it a great place for history and architecture buffs to explore on foot. More interested in the views? Suva is perched on a hilly peninsula between two postcard-perfect harbors.
    A Fijian dancer dressed in costume smiles and laughs

    Day 3 - Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
    Tucked away on the largely undeveloped northern Fijian island of Vanua Levu, Savusavu lets you experience the South Seas of centuries gone by, before the area was colonized by Europeans. Visit a black pearl farm, immerse yourself in a Fijian village cultural show, or spot colorful native birds in the pristine Waisale Reserve.
    The chef team on the ms Paul Gauguin line up to display the dishes they've prepared

    Day 4 - At Sea
    A day at sea is the perfect time to revel in the delicious on board cuisine, relax by the pool, or learn something new. Brush up on the history of the places you'll visit, chat up one of our interesting guest hosts, or learn about Polynesian culture from Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines.
    A couple shops for pareos and a local woman assists them

    Day 5 - Vava'u, Tonga
    Enjoy a Polynesian cultural show, sample traditional Tongan food, shop for souvenirs, or climb to the top of Mt. Talau, the highest point on Vava'u. You'll be rewarded with unparalleled views of the surrounding islands. And, while the activities on land are sure to impress, you won't want to miss the underwater show, either. The island's crystal-clear lagoon is home to more than 100 species of tropical fish, plus dolphins, rays, and more.
    Two friends toast wine glasses on board The Gauguin

    Day 6 & 7 - At Sea / Cross International Date Line
    Indulge in two tranquil days at sea. It may be worth setting down that tropical cocktail, putting a bookmark in whatever you're reading, and taking notice for one key reason-you'll be crossing the International Date Line, something most travelers can't say they've done.
    An older couple hold hands as they walk through a vast aquamarine lagoon

    Day 8 - Aitutaki, Cook Islands
    It is believed that this island was settled around 900 AD by legendary Polynesian explorer Ru. Today, the island is a wealth of cultural tradition, with inhabitants keeping their history alive through song, dance, legends and crafts. If outdoor pursuits are more your speed, consider taking the easy hike to the highest peak on the island, Maunga Pu, where you'll be rewarded with 360-degree views-or explore Aitutaki's vast and beautiful lagoons.
    Les Gauguines Polynesian troupe of hosts and hostesses sing and dance in the Grand Salon

    Day 9 - At Sea
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages.
    A couple toasts cocktails in Bloody Mary's bar on Bora Bora

    Day 10 - Bora Bora, Society Islands
    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.
    A woman reads in a beach chair as her husband stands in the lagoon overlooking ms Paul Gauguin

    Day 11 - Taha'a (Motu Mahana), 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.
    Two couples have their picture taken in a palm grove with the ms Paul Gauguin in the lagoon behind them

    Day 12 - 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.
    A woman experiences a quiet moment on her stateroom balcony

    Day 13 - 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.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2021
    Duration
    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lautoka3:00 PM5:00 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  
    ContinuedAt Sea  
    Day 7Aitutaki8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 8At Sea  
    Day 9Bora Bora8:00 AM10:00 PM
    Day 10Taha'a9:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 11Moorea8:00 AM5:00 PM
    ContinuedPapeete7:30 PM 
    Day 12Papeete8:00 AM 
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    October 08, 2022$9,260.00* (USD) / F Porthole StateroomQuote
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    Terms & Conditions
    Prices are per person, double occupancy. Rates are subject to availability and can change without prior notice. Single and triple pricing is available upon request. *Included airfare from Los Angeles is subject to availability and applies to the first and second guest in the stateroom only. Air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $2300. Port, security, and handling fees of $240 per person are additional (depending on the itinerary). Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, 30% of adult fare. Please click here to view pre-promotional fares and full terms and conditions.

    Included in rates

  • *Included 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

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