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Paul Gauguin Cruise: Tahiti & Society Islands

Private Travel | Cruises 13 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £5245 Current prices from: £5245

Explore the beautiful Society Islands
aboard the MS Paul Gaugin, a luxury
cruise ship designed specifically for
sailing the shallow seas of Tahiti, Fiji and
the South Pacific. Relax on this scenic
journey with international flights, all
transfers and a hotel stay both before
and after the cruise included.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Overnight in Moorea with its mountain peaks and blue lagoons
  • Spend a day relaxing on the cruise line’s private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Explore the white-sand beaches and clear waters of Bora Bora
  • Stay in 5-star accommodation
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Papeete

Overnight flight from London to Papeete. (N)

Day 2: Papeete

On arrival, transfer to the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. (N)

Day 3: Papeete

Board the MS Paul Gauguin this evening in the capital of Tahiti and begin your 7-night cruise. (D)

Day 4: Huahine

The first port of call is Huahine, known as The Garden Island for its lush rainforests. This island is great for snorkelling and home to some of the best-preserved archaeological remains in French Polynesia. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Motu Mahana

Motu Mahana is Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet, adjacent to Taha’a, which is home to white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. On this island paradise a barbecue lunch will be served followed by a performance of Polynesian music and dance. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Bora Bora

Cruise to the romantic islands and lagoons of Bora Bora. Immediately recognisable by Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. There is an option to stay overnight at the InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa Bora Bora* . (B, L, D)

Day 7: Bora Bora

Day at leisure in Bora Bora, with optional excursions including a 4×4 safari and a glassbottom boat trip. The ship will set sail this evening, allowing for final views of Bora Bora before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Moorea

Today, you will anchor off the island of Moorea, one of French Polynesia’s most alluring islands. The ship will overnight offshore, with time for optional excursions including an off-road safari, snorkelling and a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Moorea • Papeete

This morning, explore Moorea further as the ship will be moored here until the afternoon. Enjoy the fresh ocean air on the final leg of this cruise as the ship sails to Papeete, where it will moor overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Papeete

Disembark the MS Paul Gauguin in Papeete this morning. You will be transferred to the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa for an overnight stay. (B)

Days 11-13: Fly home

Transfer to the airport this evening and fly home. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Non-exclusive cruise:

The transfers and excursions relevant to the cruise are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

Booking conditions:

Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Paul Gauguin Cruises and its cancellation conditions apply.

* Optional Bora Bora hotel stay

Subject to availability, it may be possible to pre-book the night of day 6 at the InterContinental Resort & Papua Spa Bora Bora

Other cruise options:

In addition to the Tahiti & Society Islands cruise, Paul Gauguin Cruises also operates a number of cruise itineraries in other parts of French Polynesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands.

Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

From £2,645pp.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
    InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

    InterContinental Tahiti Resort has been landscaped around private beaches in exotic tropical gardens, offering a welcome oasis of relaxation and spectacular sunset views over the volcanic peaks of Moorea. Rooms are Polynesian in style, each graced with casual elegance and offering superb views from the private balcony. For ultimate seclusion, the resort offers intimate overwater bungalows encircling a small private island or set on the deep lagoon. The restaurant has an authentic Tahitian ambience and unsurpassed views of the pool, waterfalls and mountains. The open kitchen creates fresh fish specialities and serves specially selected meats from New Zealand. On show nights, guests fill amphitheatre-style seating to watch traditional dance performances at the water's edge. Features: 246 rooms & bungalows, 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, Wi-Fi, sauna, tennis courts. Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, minibar, tea & coffee facilities.

Luxury private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £5245 per person

High season from £6295 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights
    • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • 2 nights’ luxury hotel accommodation in Papeete
    • 7 nights on board a 5-star Paul Gauguin cruise ship
    • All meals while aboard the cruise
    • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits during cruise
    • All onboard entertainment, including Polynesian performances and live music in the evenings
    • Presentations by onboard experts and guest hosts
    • Onboard gratuities included

Destinations on this tour

  • Papeete

    Papeete is the capital and commercial hub of French Polynesia, located on...

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  • Papeete

    Papeete is the capital and commercial hub of French Polynesia, located on...

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  • Papeete

    Papeete is the capital and commercial hub of French Polynesia, located on...

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