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Paul Gauguin Cruises - A cruise for all "ON 2018"

Was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, Fiji, and the South Pacific 



The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, Fiji, and the South Pacific, visiting small ports that larger ships can't reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury.

Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes.

The atmosphere aboard our recently renovated ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. And our beloved troupe of Gauguines "local Tahitians" who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers, add the unique personality of Tahiti to every sailing.


A unique and privilege experience!

The Marquesas,Tuamotus & Society Islands with Jean-Michel Cousteau


Groupe size : minimum 10 participants


November, 2018 - 14 nights/15 days - with Jean-Michel Cousteau

TAHITI - FAKARAVA - OMOA, FATU HIVA - ATUONA HIVA OA - Hapatoni - TAHUATA - Taiohae - Nuku Hiva (Marquesas) - Huahine - BORA BORA - TAHA'A - MOOREA - TAHITI



Group price for E Cabin category, per person, in US dollars.

- 14 nights from : 4849.00 $ US



  - Shipboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  - Complimentary 24-hour room service
  - All oceanview accommodations, with balcony
  - Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
  - A choice of 3 dining venues
  - Full entertainment program
  - Spa and beauty services
  - Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions

  - Optional PADI dive program and certification


  - Return flight from your departure point to Papeete (Tahiti)
  - Travel insurance (including emergency evacuation)
  - Canadian Visas (if requierd from your home country)
  - Diving package and equipment (if not describe in package inclusions)
  - Cruise tax



Day 1 Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands

The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic islands and atolls strewn lazily across the grand Pacific Ocean. The island of Tahiti proper is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Papeete, the modern capital of Tahiti and her islands, contains government offices, hospitals, banks, and many other services dedicated to serving the islands, as well as guests who come here for a life-enriching experience. You'll embark The Gauguin here this afternoon and have time to settle into your cabin before dinner on board later in the evening. The ship will set sail tonight.

Day 2 : Tahiti - Fakarava (at sea)
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 3 : Fakarava (Tuamotu)
Before modern navigation, this region was known as the “Dangerous Archipelago” for its shallow passages. Today, that same characteristic makes Fakarava a diver’s paradise. Those ho prefer to stay on dry land can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and a 19 century coral church.

Day 4 : Fakarava - Iles Marquises (At Sea)
Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about our next port in the Reading Gallery.

Day 5 : Omoa, Fatu Hiva (Marquisas Islands)
!e island of Fatu Hiva is best described as wild and spectacularly beautiful. !e jungle greenery begins at the water’s edge, with narrow ravines, deep gorges, and sheer cli"s that plunge straight down into the splashing surf.

Day 6 : Atuona, Hiva Oa
Hiva Oa is the second-largest island in the Marquesas, and location of significant historical and cultural sites. Painter Paul Gauguin is buried in the island’s main town of Atuona, while the village of Pumau is where you’ll find the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas. In fact, they’re considered relatives of the famous tikis of Necker Island, north of Hawaii, and Easter Island.

Day 7 : Hapatoni, Tahuata
The smallest of the Marquesas archipelago at only 19 square miles, Tahuata is a leaf- shaped volcanic island that welcomes visitors with sheer cli"s, white-sand beaches, a charming seafront village with an ancient royal walkway, and a huge, Vatican-built Catholic church.

Day 8 : Taiohae, Nuku Hiva
The island of Nuku Hiva is the governmental and economic center of the Marquesas. It’s also stunningly beautiful, with three major bays on the south coast and similarly gorgeous inlets on the north coast. Witness Mother Nature at her best with an optional 4x4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley.

Day 9 & 10 :  At Sea
The next two days will be at sea, which a"ords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard e Gauguin, like the award-winning spa, casino, and lectures by onboard experts.

Day 11 : Huahine
Known as “!e 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 12 : Bora Bora
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 (/private-beaches/bora-bora) which o"ers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding

Day 13 : Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana (/private-beaches/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 14 : Moorea - Tahiti
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 15 : Papeete, Tahiti
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:
Swimming and snorkeling from the watersports marina is prohibited.
Watersports marinas are subject to weather conditions and local restrictions.



Here are highlights of what else you might expect to find in dives off specific island along the path of your itinerary:

Society Islands

Moorea | Catch a glimpse of black-tipped reef sharks, impressively large moray eels, sea turtles, and barracudas.

Bora Bora | View lemon sharks and manta rays up close.


Tuamotus Islands

Rangiroa & Fakarava | In this premier diving location, look for hammerhead sharks (December-February) or manta rays (September-October). In addition, dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, barracuda, and other fascinating fish species are often spotted here, among coral reefs and canyon passes – including Fakarava’s reef, a UNESCO-Classified Nature Reserve.


Special dive guest 

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Oceanographer & Environmentalist

Join our special guest, legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau aboard select sailings of The Gauguin in 2016 to accompany him on several dives from the ship.

In addition, Mr. Cousteau will also offer many lectures with videos of his work. Click here for details.



  - The client must have its personal, medical insurance


For informations and availability:

  - (450) 527-3483


For reservation, please contact:

  - Voyages Aquanautes : See the reservation form on the site. 


For more information and booking, please contact:

  - VOYAGES AQUANAUTES : See the contact form on the site.



A proposal will be made on request


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Technical data sheet

Country   Tahiti - Cook Islands - Marquise Ilands
Itinerary   Depend on sected cruise
City of departure   Papeete
Capacity   332 Guest -  Crew : 217
Cabin category
  4 different suites - 4 different Syateroom
Bridges passengers   7 -  70% private balcony
Electricity   110 / 220 Volts / 60 Hz  USA style sockets
Diving   Yes - Air & Nirox - 2 Zodiacs with scale
Diving per day   2 - 10 years old minimum
Language   English - French
Currency   US dollars - Euro



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