Days 1: Depart Papeete
Begin your voyage in Tahiti, the capital of French Polynesia. You will embark the MS Paul Gauguin and check into your cabin; with a poolside deck to relax and an on-board casino there’ll be plenty to keep you busy until lunch.
Day 2: Huahine
Known as the ‘Garden Island’ Huahine is home to lush rainforest and some of the best preserved archaeological remains in French Polynesia. Spend your day relaxing on the beach, explore the island’s sacred sites or snorkel in the lagoon, this island paradise will truly relax you.
Day 3: Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
The island of Motu Mahana is located adjacent to Taha’a and is reserved exclusively for Paul Gauguin guests. With white sand beaches and swaying palms, this secluded, idyllic island is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of volleyball, learn Tahitian cooking, swim or just relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Enjoy a barbeque lunch and watch some Polynesian entertainment.
Day 4 & 5: Bora Bora
Today we set sail to the famous island of Bora Bora. Popular with honeymooners, this stunning island is dominated by Mount Otemanu and surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon. You'll stay here for two nights to give you plenty of opportunity to explore this island paradise. Optional tours today include underwater walks, snorkelling tours or a sunset jet boat ride.
On your second day, you can choose to take part in a 4 wheel drive safari or a glass bottom boat ride followed by a relaxing evening on board the ship, enjoying the views.
Day 6: Moorea
The island of Moorea has certainly been blessed with its share of beauty, with fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful lagoons and pristine beaches you will be pleasantly surprised by your final island visit.
You'll spend two nights on Moorea, where you can go on a dolphin watching expedition with a marine biologist and see these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.
Day 7: Moorea/Papeete
Today you can visit the local craft and produce markets. Be sure to try the pineapples – said to be the most delicious pineapples in the whole of French Polynesia!
Later this afternoon the MS Paul Gauguin will depart for Papeete where you will spend your final night on board.
Day 8: Depart the ship
Your cruise has come to an end so once you return to shore, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Alternatively you could enjoy a couple more days on dry land in Tahiti, ask us for suggestions.