Paul Gauguin Cruises has given a preview of its 2024 itineraries for the m/s Paul Gauguin, which was recently rated #1 Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line by Travel & Leisure’s discriminating readers. Reservations will start on September 22, 2022, with 33 journeys available on seven distinct itineraries, two of which are totally new, covering Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and the South Pacific. Travelers who book early may save up to 30% off all-inclusive rates starting at $2,990 per person on cruises of 7, 10, 11, and 14 nights.
A 7-night More Society Islands & Tahiti itinerary with a return to Raiatea is new for 2024, as is a 14-night Islands of the Marquesas & Tuamotus cruise with first-time stops to Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva, and Hakahau, Ua Pou, also in the Marquesas Islands. The new journeys complement the line’s existing classic itineraries, which are popular among sophisticated tourists looking for immersive experiences aboard a boutique ship noted for its relaxed elegance and signature Polynesian friendliness.
“Paul Gauguin Cruises has an unrivalled depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for offering exquisitely authentic exploration throughout the South Pacific,” said Navin Sawhney, CEO Americas for Paul Gauguin Cruises and PONANT (parent company of the line). “We are happy to provide new itineraries with initial trips to little-explored tropical treasures, drawing on our close experience with these islands.” We are excited to welcome our passengers aboard the renowned Gauguin for a wonderful cruise, where our officers and personnel will provide the warm and genuine service that has been our trademark for over 24 years.”
More Bora Bora – an enduring favourite featured on all seven itineraries with overnight stays on the majority – is one of the highlights of the 2024 deployment. Overnight stays at Moorea are included on several itineraries, and every cruise includes a visit to the line’s private islet, Motu Mahana on Taha’a. Aside from these Society Islands sites, itineraries explore into the wonders of the Cook Islands, Marquesas, and Fijian isles. A rare journey to the Kingdom of Tonga is made, as is the discovery of Fakarava’s UNESCO-listed Biosphere in Tuamotus.
Except for two 14-night excursions between Papeete and Lautoka, Fiji that cross the International Date Line, all voyages depart from Papeete, Tahiti.
The Gauguin was built particularly to cruise the South Seas’ pristine lagoons, and she looks quite at home among these lovely isles. The 330-guest ship, recently reimagined with a contemporary, chic atmosphere, boasts a relaxed, easy elegance with indulgent suites and spacious staterooms – many with a private balcony – exceptional cuisine, authentic explorations ashore, a commitment to sustainability, and genuinely hospitable service.