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Another first for Paul Gauguin in its 2018 programme of paradise cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises features a maiden call in Vairao in its 2018 Voyages programme that heads to Tahiti, French Polynesia and South Pacific with the m/s Paul Gauguin.

The Gauguin is the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, offering an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, tand rademark Polynesian hospitality.

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The Paul Gauguin will be the first cruise ship ever to visit the Taihiti port of Vairao

In 2018, Paul Gauguin Cruises will be the first cruise line to visit the port city of Vairao in Tahiti Iti, which is the smaller of two landmasses that comprise the island of Tahiti and offers a wild coastline, ancient petroglyphs, marae (temples), Polynesian culture and surfing fame.

Tahiti Iti is scheduled on seven-night Society Islands & Tahiti Iti voyages and a special sailing of the ten-night Society Islands & Tuamotus itinerary.

The Gauguin will also be showcasing its most sought-after itineraries in 2018: the seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands, ten-night Society Islands & Tuamotus, 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands.

Designed specifically to sail the pristine lagoons of these islands, The Gauguin provides an up-close, authentic experience of the South Seas.

On all sailings, guests also receive complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ two exclusive retreats. Off the coast of Taha’a lies the islet of Motu Mahana, where guests can enjoy a day of watersports, Polynesian activities, a barbecue feast and cocktails from full and floating bars.

In Bora Bora, guests can relax on a private, white-sand beach and enjoy refreshments, a game of volleyball and snorkelling and paddle boarding in crystal-clear waters. 

Again in 2018, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) offers two interactive, educational programmes to enrich guests’ experience.

During the summer months and holiday season, Stewards of Nature is offered and invites children ages seven to 17, as well as their families, to discover and value nature through hands-on interactive learning.

The Wildlife Discovery Series is an onboard lecture programme focusing on the environment and wildlife of our planet presented by some of the world’s most fascinating conservationists, scientists and oceanographers.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is including round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on all 2018 voyages. Cruise only prices start from £3,307 per person based on the seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands voyages departing 8 and 15 December.

Paul Gauguin Cruises: 020 7399 7691 or visit

Posted on 18th August 2017 at 03:48 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Paul Gauguin Cruises |

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