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  • Vanessa Bloy | October 13, 2016 7:25 PM ET

    Paul Gauguin’s Health and Wellness Itineraries in the South Pacific

    Paul Gauguin’s Health and Wellness Itineraries in the South Pacific

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    Paul Gauguin Cruises offers voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin that provide health and wellness opportunities for fitness-minded travelers.


    The Gauguin has a retractable watersports marina for guests to paddle board, kayak and windsurf from, and guests are welcome to check out complimentary snorkeling gear to use from destination beaches throughout their cruise. The ship also offers optional scuba diving courses and excursions led by its onboard dive team in the Society Islands, Marquesas and Tuamotus. Traditional Polynesian dance classes and sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba classes are also offered along with daily morning mile-long walks around the deck. 

    Spa & Fitness

    Guests can enjoy swimming in The Gauguin’s outdoor pool and working out in the fitness center, which is equipped with lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers and weight machines, or rejuvenate with an optional spa treatment in Deep Nature by Algotherm. The spa offers an extensive range of services and is enveloped in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and luxurious. Shipboard treatments include skincare therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps and facials.  Relaxing overwater massages are available on Motu Mahana, The Gauguin’s private islet paradise.

    Shore Excursions

    There are a variety of shore excursions offered for active adventurers on French Polynesia, South Pacific, and Fiji itineraries including: underwater walks in Bora Bora, snorkeling and swimming in island lagoons, canoeing the Riri River in Vanuatu, hiking in Varirata National Park in Papua New Guinea, ziplining in Fiji, waverunner adventures, and hiking the Three Coconut Trails or trekking the Trails of the Ancients in Moorea.

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    Guests embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs, including Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Proprietaire of Paris’ Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius. All three dining venues and room service offer light and healthy menu options, along with vegetarian dishes. Every morning, The Gauguin’s La Palette offers a wellness bar with blended fresh fruit and vegetable juice drinks.

    Special Guests

    Special guests who specialize health and wellness will be conducting lectures for guests aboard The Gauguin. Cyndi O’Meara, a highly acclaimed, internationally best-selling author and nutritionist with 30 years’ experience will share her nutrition wisdom on the Nov. 12, 2016, Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage.

    Tom O'Neil, an award-winning motivational author and speaker has helped a wide range of people from students to CEOs achieve their personal and professional goals through his best-selling books, motivational speeches and one-on-one coaching. O’Neil will provide a series of lectures on the June 24, 2017, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands cruise.

    A healing, resilience and optimal performance expert, Dr. Stephen Sideroff has developed a new and more comprehensive model of resilience that helps people achieve success while maintaining optimal health. A veteran of 600 talks and workshops to audiences around the world, Dr. Sideroff will offer insights into integrating the most advanced scientific and behavioral technologies with ancient traditions for optimal mind and body functioning aboard the July 15, 2017, Cook Islands & Society Islands sailing.

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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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