Paul Gauguin Sets Two Holiday Cruises in French Polynesia
Paul Gauguin Cruises will operate two seven-night “Tahiti & the Society Islands” holiday voyages on the Paul Gauguin luxury ship. Both sailings feature 50 percent off standard cruise fares and free airfare from Los Angeles. The cruises depart on Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.
Both voyages are roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti, visiting Raiatea and Taha’a, and overnighting in Bora Bora and Moorea. A highlight of each voyage is a visit to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, where the set-up includes a barbecue with full-service bar, snorkeling, watersports, and activities such as learning how to crack a coconut. Paul Gauguin Cruises also offers a day at its private beach in Bora Bora, with bar service, volleyball, swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program is available on both sailings and introduces young travelers (ages 9 to 17) to the natural wonders of French Polynesia. The program provides hands-on experiences with marine and island ecosystems with participants exploring coral reefs, hiking rainforest trails, visiting ancient Polynesian temples and learning how black pearls and vanilla are cultivated and how volcanic islands become coral atolls. The program is available for $299 per child, and parents can join their children on eco-excursions and other activities.
Cruise fares for both holiday voyages start at $4,697 per person and include airfare from Los Angeles. As an added benefit, the third person in a stateroom sails free (airfare not included).