The cruise line has added two brand new South Pacific itineraries
Paul Gauguin Cruises has launched sales for its 2024 cruises, with 33 sailings to seven destinations and two new itineraries crafted by Polynesia travel experts.
Paul Gauguin Cruises joined the Ponant family in September 2019 and has retained its signature character. It aims to provide a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere and unrivalled expertise in the South Pacific.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore the sunny shores of the South Pacific aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin ship, where service and cuisine are inspired by the Polynesian way of life.
Many of the onboard activities centre on water sports. The programme includes swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling, discovering local traditions and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Paul Gauguin Cruises itineraries for 2024 include:
NEW: Pearls of the Society Islands
Papeete-Papeete: Five sailings between 17 February and 17 August 2024
Duration: Eight days, seven nights
What the brochure says: Departing from Papeete, this exceptional voyage sets out to discover the wealth of nature’s treasures and 1,000-year-old Polynesian traditions of the Society Islands. The m/s Paul Gauguin will sail to Huahine, followed by a stop at the cradle of Polynesian culture, Raiatea. Next will come the Motu Mahana teeming with colourful fish, Bora Bora, and finally Moorea. From US$2,500 per person
NEW: Marquesas in depth, Tuamotus and Society Islands
Papeete-Papeete: Five sailings between 8 June and 14 September 2024
Duration: 15 days, 14 nights
What the brochure says: The m/s Paul Gauguin will venture into the heart of the Tuamotus archipelago to explore the wonders of the seabed around the Fakarava atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and dive into the history and culture of Polynesia, particularly the ancestral craftsmanship. The beautiful islands of the Marquesas follow: Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Nuka Hiva, Ua Pou, then Bora Bora, Motu Mahana and Tahiti. From US$6,180 per person
Tahiti & the Society Islands
Papeete-Papeete: Six sailings between 6 April and 23 November 2024
Duration: Eight days, seven nights
What the brochure says: This voyage reveals the secrets of the Society Islands and why their beauty has inspired so many artists like Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel. From Papeete, the ship sets sail for Huahine’s secluded coves, the turquoise blue waters of Motu Mahana, Bora Bora’s legendary lagoons and Moorea’s lush vegetation. The itinerary explores the must-sees of French Polynesia: emerald lagoons, white sandy beaches, tropical forests and lush native gardens. From US$2,500 per person
Society Islands & The Tuamotus
Papeete-Papeete: Six sailings between 24 January and 11 December 2024
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
What the brochure says: This voyage into the heart of French Polynesia reveals all the charms of Bora Bora, Moorea and of the Motu Mahana, before heading into the Tuamotos archipelago to discover Rangiroa island, famous for its black pearl culture. In the idyllic setting of the Fakarava atoll, snorkelling in the natural aquarium of coral reefs teeming with colourful fish, rays and harmless sharks is a must. From US$4,600 per person
Cook Islands & Society Islands
Papeete-Papeete: Six sailings between 13 January and 30 November 2024
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
What the brochure says: Between pearl farms, white sandy beaches and coral reef-fringed lagoons, the m/s Paul Gauguin will sail to Huahine, Bora Bora, Moorea and the Cook Islands with stops in Aitutaki and Rarotonga, before returning to Papeete. From US$4,860 per person
Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Society Islands
Papeete-Lautoka: 26 October to 10 November 2024
Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
What the brochure says: Between nature and culture, this itinerary offers an opportunity to explore French Polynesia’s most beautiful islands, and the still unspoiled scenery of Fiji and Tonga. There will be opportunities for snorkelling and scuba diving to explore the exceptionally rich marine life, including Manta rays, white-tipped sharks, dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, ribbon eels, clown fish and countless coloured fish. From US$6,180 per person
For more information, visit www.en.ponant.com/paul-gauguin