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  • Vanessa Bloy | September 29, 2016 3:23 PM ET

    Paul Gauguin Creates Cruises Perfect For Multigenerational Travel

    Paul Gauguin Creates Cruises Perfect For Multigenerational Travel

    Photos courtesy of Paul Gauguin Cruises

    Paul Gauguin Cruises offers 7- to 17-night sailings in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific on the luxurious, 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin.  Sailing to these exotic islands is special and offers families a way to experience this unique destination seamlessly, creating unforgettable memories.

    A variety of activities appealing to different interests — and all ages — are offered during each voyage. Polynesian crafts, watersports (kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding from the ship’s retractable marina), optional scuba diving programs, shuffleboard, games, and relaxing by the pool are some of the choices available.

    Experts in the fields of art, the culinary arts, music, magic, Polynesian life and culture, and the wonders of the deep offer insights, lectures, performances, demonstrations and workshops on select voyages of The Gauguin. Land and sea shore excursions are also available to explore the culture and natural riches of the islands.

    One of the highlights of all Polynesia voyages is complimentary and exclusive access to Motu Mahana, a private islet off the coast of Taha’a in the Society Islands, where guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, Polynesian activities, a full-service bar, a floating lagoon bar and a delicious barbecue. Complimentary access is also offered at a private beach on a motu with views of Mt. Otemanu in Bora Bora for guests to enjoy.

    READ MORE: Venture Deeper: Scuba Diving with Paul Gauguin Cruises

    After a day of exploring, family members can catch up together in the evening and share their day with one another over delicious cuisine. The Gauguin offers gourmet dining in three venues including menu specialties designed by celebrity chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Proprietaire of the Michelin-rated Restaurant Apicius in Paris.

    On December holiday cruises in 2016, the Ambassadors of the Environment Family Program is featured. Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society created this unique, groundbreaking program that introduces young travelers (ages 9-17) to the extraordinary natural wonders of French Polynesia. Under the guidance of expert Ocean Futures Society naturalists, some of the activities offered include lectures, day and night snorkeling, swimming with rays and sharks, onboard games and activities, cycling, rainforest hikes and sustainable living lessons. Parents are encouraged to join their children on excursions and other activities aboard and ashore. 

    In 2017, Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering a new way for families to explore this breathtaking part of the world together on the high seas through a new partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). During the summer months and holiday season, Stewards of Nature, a WCS experiential family program, is offered aboard The Gauguin and invites guests to discover and value nature through hands-on, interactive learning for children ages 7-17, as well as family members.


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Vanessa Bloy Voyages by Gauguin

Vanessa Bloy Vanessa Bloy has been director of public relations for Paul Gauguin Cruises for four years and in the hospitality industry for 19 years.
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