The ms Paul Gauguin is framed by the impressive backdrop
of Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
Photo courtesy of Paul Gauguin Cruises
Departing on multiple dates between February 19 and December 3, 2011, the ms Paul Gauguin sails a spectacular weeklong itinerary roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti. Operated by luxury line Paul Gauguin Cruises and calling on four different ports, this cruise also offers passengers the unique chance to spend an overnight call in Bora Bora, as well as an early evening arrival in Papeete the night before disembarkation.
What makes this itinerary so desirable is the fact that Paul Gauguin Cruises is the only luxury cruise line to operate year-round in Tahiti.
The full itinerary:
Day 1 - Depart Papeete, Tahiti
Day 2 - Raiatea
Day 3 - Taha'a (Motu Mahana)
Day 4 - Bora Bora
Day 5 - Bora Bora
Day 6 - Moorea / Papeete
Day 7 - Papeete - Disembark
Formerly owned and operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Paul Gauguin was built in 1997 and acquired in 2009 by Pacific Beachcomber, who have built upon and enhanced the legacy of this unique vessel - the longest currently operating luxury vessel in the South Pacific. In fact, Paul Gauguin was recently named one of the Top Five Ships for 2011 by Conde Nast Traveler.
Tahiti is just an eight-hour flight from LAX. Faa'a International Airport, just southwest of Papeete, hosts international flights from Los Angeles aboard Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. Flights to Tahiti are also available on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu, and Air New Zealand from Auckland.
Curious to know more? Why not pay a visit to the Paul Gauguin website and experience a part of the world that remains deceptively close, yet rarely explored.