• Dean Nelson

Join us April 2022 for a 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage on m/s Paul Gauguin

Updated: Jun 24


Join us April 9-23, 2022 on the award winning m/s Paul Gauguin. Beauty surrounds you on this 14-day luxurious Tahitian voyage.


With two full weeks in the Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands, there is ample time to soak up everything that makes this corner of the world so spectacular. Whether you’re inclined to wander white-sand beaches and read a book in the shade of a palm tree or would rather dive right in to the active pursuits available both above and below water, in the South Pacific, it’s all here waiting for you. Book now.


Highlights

  • The nature lover’s paradise of Fakarava offers front-row seats to rare birds, plants, and crustaceans you won’t see anywhere else in the world. And, you won’t need to take an excursion deep into the jungle to see them—many of these exotic species can be spotted from the island’s pink-sand beaches. Go deep, visit the UNESCO-classified Nature Reserve where experienced divers can descend up to 130 feet to visit a world inhabited by grey sharks, schools of colourful fish, and untouched coral.

  • History and culture are in the forefront on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, which are said to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.

  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.

  • Hosted by your Travel Curator, Dean Nelson


What's Included:

  • Accommodations for 14 nights aboard the 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin

  • All onboard meals—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and complimentary 24-hour room service • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining/bar staff

  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and select wine, beer and spirits

  • Onboard entertainment, including our own troupe of Polynesian host/entertainers and presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests

  • A state-of-the-art, retractable watersports marina featuring complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and the use of snorkel equipment throughout your cruise.


14-Day French Polynesia, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Itinerary



Sat., April 9, 2022 - Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands of French Polynesia

A gorgeous collection of volcanic islands strewn across the blue Pacific, Polynesia paints a stunning picture. And, as the capital city on the largest of all 118 islands, Papeete offers endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping can be found around every corner, and Papeete serves as a departure and arrival port for this exciting 14-day voyage. Click here to learn more about the port.


Sun., April 10, 2022 - Sea Day


Sun., April 11, 2021 - Rangiroa, Tuamotus

Rangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago, which comprises of 78 coral atolls scattered over several hundred miles of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Life on these remote islands is simple, quiet, and peaceful. In small villages, visitors can discover the true flavor of the Tuamotu, often participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people. And, the interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, fish breeding farms, snorkeling and SCUBA diving.

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Mon., April 11, 2022 - Fakarava, Tuamotus

An atoll in the west of the Tuamotu group, the unspoiled paradise of Fakarava has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for  many rare species that call this island home, both above and under the water. In addition to nature lovers, those in search of historical and cultural significance can explore charming villages, ancient temples, and coral churches.

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Tue., April 12, 2022 - Sea Day


Wed., April 13, 2022 - Omoa, Futu Hiva, Marquesas Islands

The southernmost island in the Marquesas, Fatu Hiva may also be the most beautiful. This remote paradise has no airstrip, only one road, and just 500 residents. A century ago, the island was known as a haven for sailors looking to avoid the attention of the authorities. Today, it's known for the production and sale of tapa, beaten bark cloth decorated in ink with traditional Polynesian artwork.

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Thur., April 14, 2022 - Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands

Above the steady rumble of the Pacific surge, the sharply sculpted mountains of Hiva Oa hide their summits in the mists of rain-filled clouds. The largest and most fertile island in the southern group of the Marquesas, Hiva Oa has deep valleys, lush plateaus and thickly wooded forests. The main town of Atuona is a favorite port of call for yachters, who dock within Traitors Bay. And, Paul Gauguin himself called the town home and is buried on the island.

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Fri., April 15, 2022 - Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands

Its name means “sunrise” in Marquesan, and this tiny, 19-square-mile island in the Marquesas archipelago is just as beautiful as the name suggests. Visitors arrive via the charming seafront village of Hapatoni, with tamanu trees shading an ancient paved royal walkway and the air smelling of tiare and frangipani. The island’s beauty extends to its architecture too, especially its huge Catholic church, which was built by the Vatican and decorated with stunning stained-glass windows and beautiful local carvings.

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Sat., April 16, 2022 - Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands