Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils 2024 Voyages in French Polynesia, Fiji & South Pacific
Paul Gauguin Cruises released a preview of its 2024 itineraries for the m/s Paul Gauguin, recently voted #1 Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Reservations open on Sept. 22, 2022, with 33 voyages offered on seven u itineraries—two of them brand new—exploring Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific. Travelers who book early can enjoy up to 30 percent in bonus savings on all-inclusive fares starting at $2,990 per guest on cruises of seen, 10, 11, and 14 nights.
New for 2024 are a seven-night More Society Islands & Tahiti itinerary featuring a return to Raiatea, and a 14-night Islands of the Marquesas & Tuamotus voyage with maiden visits to Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva, and Hakahau, Ua Pou, both in the Marquesas Islands. The new voyages join the line’s portfolio of classic itineraries aboard a boutique ship known for its carefree elegance and trademark Polynesian hospitality.
“Paul Gauguin Cruises’ depth of experience and passion for delivering artfully authentic discovery throughout the South Pacific is unmatched,” said Navin Sawhney, CEO-Americas for Paul Gauguin Cruises and Ponant, parent company of the line. “Drawing upon our intimate familiarity with these islands, we are thrilled to introduce new itineraries with inaugural visits to little-explored tropical gems. We look forward to welcoming our guests aboard the beloved Gauguin for an unforgettable journey where our officers and staff will deliver the warm and genuine service that has been our hallmark for over 24 years.”
Highlights of the 2024 deployment include more Bora Bora – an enduring favorite featured on all seven itineraries with overnight stays on most. Several itineraries feature overnights in Moorea, and every cruise includes a visit to the line’s private islet, Motu Mahana on Taha’a. Beyond the deep exploration of these Society Islands destinations, itineraries delve into the treasures of the Cook Islands, the Marquesas, and the Fijian isles. There is a rare visit to the Kingdom of Tonga, and discovery of Fakarava’s UNESCO-listed Biosphere in Tuamotus.
All voyages travel round-trip from Papeete, Tahiti, except for two 14-night itineraries between Papeete and Lautoka, Fiji that cross the International Date Line. The Gauguin’s 2024 itineraries are:
More Society Islands & Tahiti: A new seven-night cruise with five sailings of Tahiti and the Society Islands, including Huahine, Raiatea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea and Tahiti itself.
Islands of the Marquesas & Tuamotus: This new 14-night cruise has five sailings of Tahiti and the Society Islands, which include Fakarava, Tuamotus; Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands; Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands; Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Hakahau, Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands; Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Society Islands and Tahiti.
Tahiti & the Society Islands: There are six sailings of these seven-night cruises, which includes Huahine, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea (overnight) and Tahiti.
Society Islands & Tuamotus: There are six scheduled sailings of these 10-night cruises, which includes Huahine, Bora Bora (overnight), Rangiroa (Tuamotus), Fakarava (Tuamotus), Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea (overnight) and Tahiti.
Cook Islands & Society Islands: There are six sailings of this 11-night cruise, which includes Huahine, Society Islands; Aitutaki, Cook Islands; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands (overnight); Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands (overnight), and Tahiti .
Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands: There are three sailings of this 14-night
cruise, which includes Fakarava, Tuamotus; Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands; Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands; Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Huahine, Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; and Tahiti.
Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands: There are two sailings of this 14-night cruise, which includes Moorea, Society Islands; Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands (overnight); Aitutaki, Cook Islands, International Date Line; Vava’u, Tonga; Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji;; Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji; Beqa Island, Fiji; and Lautoka, Viti Levu Island, Fiji.
Designed specifically to sail the lagoons of the South Seas, The Gauguin was recently reimagined with a contemporary, chic ambience. The 330-guest ship features a relaxed, easy elegance with suites and spacious staterooms, many with a private balconies, exceptional cuisine, authentic explorations ashore, a commitment to sustainability, and genuinely hospitable service.