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Pearls of the South Pacific

A unique, exclusive 12-night luxury cruise holiday to the pearls of French Polynesia, with a 7-night all-inclusive cruise on Le Paul Gauguin and a 3-night stay on Moorea, with included flights and transfers

Fly Cruise
12 nights

Luxury Holiday
Tropical Scene In Huahine French Polynesia
Bora Bora With Toopua Island
Beach In Moorea Tahiti
Bora Bora
Huahine Island   Society Islands
Polynesian Pacific Island Tahitian Dance

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A unique, exclusive 12-night luxury cruise holiday to the pearls of French Polynesia, with a 7-night all-inclusive cruise on Le Paul Gauguin and a 3-night stay on Moorea, with included flights and transfers.

Fly from the UK to Papeete, Tahiti, and enjoy an overnight stay and day room at a hotel in Papeete so you can join your cruise refreshed and excited for the treasures to come. Set sail from Papeete aboard Le Paul Gauguin for an exceptional 7-night cruise to discover the gems of the Society Islands, including extraordinary landscapes and captivating historical and cultural treasures.

The sweet scent of vanilla and Tahitian gardenias bewitches you and your dreams of escape and contemplation now seem within hand’s reach. Marvel at the beauty of Huahine; the cradle of Polynesian culture on the mythical island of Raiatea; the majestic ballet of the colourful fish undulating through the turquoise waters of motu Mahana, Ponant's small, private paradise steeped in the scent of vanilla; and Bora Bora’s stunning lagoon and distinctive volcanic silhouette. Before disembarking in Papeete, feast your eyes on the incomparable beauty of Moorea.

Disembark Le Paul Gauguin and make the most of your trip to the islands with a relaxing three-night post-cruise stay at a beautiful resort in Moorea. Velvety mountain peaks, white-sand beaches with swaying palms, sheltered azure bays and gentle breezes: Moorea is the very picture of the ideal island getaway.

Options are available to change your post-cruise stay to Bora Bora, the most exclusive of all the Society Islands. A 7-night pre-cruise stay in the mystical Marquesa Islands can also be added to your once-in-a-lifetime South Pacific holiday.

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Pearls of the South Pacific Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Papeete, Tahiti

Arrive late evening and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Papeete, Tahiti

After spending a relaxing day enjoying the facilities of the hotel, transfer to the port to embark luxury ship, Le Paul Gauguin for a superb 7-night cruise around the Society Islands.

Day 3 - Huahine, Society Islands

Huahine is one of the most beautiful of the Society Islands and is composed of two islands, Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti, separated by a narrow channel. Both parts of the island are rich in vegetation, with white sandy beaches and small hidden coves. Enjoy snorkelling in the expansive lagoon.

Day 4 - Taha'a, Motu Mahana

Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha'a, is our very own South Seas paradise featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Le Paul Gauguin event, guests will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.

Day 5 - Bora Bora, Society Islands

Immediately recognizable by the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or 'firstborn', because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.

Day 6 - Bora Bora, Society Islands

Explore more of this magical isle on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions. Choose from a 4-wheel-drive safari, or a glass-bottom boat ride. Set sail before dinner, enjoying a relaxing evening on board.

Day 7 - Moorea, Society Islands

Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea's awesome beauty is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, or try out some of the local pineapples. An overnight here affords us two full days on Bora Bora's gorgeous sister island.

Day 8 - Moorea, Society Islands

Explore more of this peaceful oasis. Perhaps trek on the 'Trails of the Ancients' or snorkel in one of the world's most beautiful lagoons. Cruise back to Papeete later in the day.

Day 9 - Papeete, Tahiti - Moorea, Society Islands

Disembark Le Paul Gauguin and transfer to Moorea for your 3-night stay. Set against a stunning mountain backdrop melting into a crystal-clear lagoon with views over the island of Tahiti, the Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort is the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. The bungalows, built over the water or surrounded by landscaped gardens, are made from natural materials and feature a rain shower. Make the most of the resort's white sandy beach, the most beautiful on Moorea, to sunbathe or explore a lagoon teeming with tropical marine life. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool and a day spa.

Days 10-11 - Moorea, Society Islands

Enjoy your relaxing stay on Moorea.

Day 12 - Papeete, Tahiti

Arrive at your hotel in Papeete for the use of a day room and hotel facilities before transferring to the airport for your return flight.

Day 13 - Papeete to UK

Arrive back in the UK after a magical South Pacific cruise holiday.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive accommodation on Le Paul Gauguin, including:
  • • Entertainment programme on board
  • • Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • • All on-board gratuities
  • • Complimentary day on Ponant’s private islet, Motu Mahana, with snorkelling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service
  • 1-night pre-cruise stay at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa 4* (or similar) including breakfast
  • 3-night post-cruise stay in Moorea, including:
  • • 3-night stay in Luxury Bungalow Garden View at the Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort 5*, (or similar)
  • • 1 day-use Garden View room from at the Hilton Tahiti 4* (or similar)
  • • Roundtrip ferry service from Papeete to Moorea
  • • All transfers between ship/ferry/resorts/airport
  • • The assistance of an English-speaking representative
  • Return economy international flights from the UK (upgrades available)

Cruise Extensions

  • Upgrade your 3-night post-cruise stay to Bora Bora Spend 3 nights after your cruise on the iconic island of Bora Bora instead of Moorea. With its turquoise lagoons, sugar sand beaches, and jagged volcanic peaks, Bora Bora is an unspoiled gem in the emerald necklace of French Polynesia. Discover the marine life teeming in its coral reefs, glide over the water on a jet ski or glass-bottom boat, or embark on an off-road 4x4 safari offering breathtaking views. You will see for yourself why author James Michener called Bora Bora “the most beautiful island in the world.” 12-night cruise holiday including Bora Bora stay from just £7695pp
  • Add a 7-night pre-cruise stay in the celebrated Marquesa Islands According to Marquesan legend, the god Oatea created the Marquesa Islands in one night, when he wanted to build a house (hae) for his wife Atanua. Today, this “Land of Men”, or Te Fenua Enata, will welcome you among myths and legends, splendid landscapes and fascinating culture, time-honoured traditions and delicate handicrafts. Between the archipelago’s two largest islands, Hiva Oa and Nuku Hiva, discover a territory whose beauty is as spectacular as it is mysterious, during an immersive 7-night programme. Your optional Marquesa pre-cruise stay includes: • 1-night at the hotel Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts 4* or similar • 3-night stay in bungalow at the hotel Hanakee Lodge 3* or similar • 3-night stay in bay view bungalow at the hotel Le Nuku Hiva by Pearl Resorts 3* or similar • Domestic flights to and from the Marquesas and transfers • Guided excursions daily with entrance fees • The services of a local English-speaking guide Departs 10 Feb 2024 - 19-night cruise holiday including Marquesas pre-cruise stay and Moorea post-cruise stay from just £8995pp

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