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Destinations include Tahiti, Society, Tuamotu, Marquesas Archipelagos, in French Polynesia, Tonga, Cook Islands and New Zealand.
Ultimate Cruising, part of the Ultimate Travel Group, specialises in the best of small-ship cruising to bring you a unique and enriching holiday experience.
Cruise the magnificent Society Islands/Tahiti, in French Polynesia, and other exciting destinations in the Pacific aboard the 332 guest m/s Paul Gauguin, one of the finest luxury small cruise ships at sea today!
When you choose to cruise the magnificent islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific aboard the m/s Gauguin, you'll enjoy more than a voyage aboard one of the finest small luxury cruise ships at sea - you'll also enjoy the best value in small-ship luxury cruising with almost everything included - delicious cuisine, all meals onboard, 24 hour room service, complimentary beverages including wines, premium spirits, soft drinks and hot beverages, onboard gratuities, complimentary waterskiing, windsurfing and kayaking.
At the turn of the century, impressionist Paul Gauguin traveled to the tropical shores of French Polynesia to create some of his most renowned masterpieces. Today his namesake, the m/s Paul Gauguin, transports you to the same romantic paradise—to explore, experience and escape. With the freedom to discover the exotic ports of the South Pacific without limitation, your cruise aboard m/s Paul Gauguin will fulfill your every dream and expectation.
m/s Paul Gauguin
The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair.
During your time aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, take advantage of the extensive selection of facilities and services. With a variety of luxurious amenities and unique activities, your days aboard ship are sure to match the splendor of your stunning French Polynesian surroundings. A luxury spa delivers the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Then explore the ocean’s surface via kayak or windsurfer from an onboard watersports marina, or experience Tahiti’s underwater wonders with the optional SCUBA certification program—the only one of its kind on French Polynesian luxury cruises. Or experience the natural and cultural history of Tahiti through a lecture with an expert onboard naturalists. Enjoy your meals at your leisure at one of three stellar, onboard restaurants, and spend your evenings relaxing and enjoying entertainment at the Casino and Piano Bar, La Palette Lounge, or the Grand Salon. Whether you choose to indulge your body, mind, or spirit, you’re sure to find an activity to match your passion on the m/s Paul Gauguin.
Nested in the cool Pacific waters, Polynesian settlers found a string of emerald islands, fruitful and fertile, carpeted with lush rain forests and vibrant life. Scattered over a vast, 2.5 million square kilometers area in the South Pacific, French Polynesia is made up of several series of islands, atolls, and archipelagoes, independently surrounded by lagoons and barrier reefs that create unique eco-systems and divine respites for the traveler weary of the usual getaway.
The Cook Islands are a study in contrasts, with Aitutaki so flat you can see the ocean from virtually any point on the island and Rarotonga made up of jagged peaks and deep valleys.
Tahiti & Society Islands
Paul Gauguin was inspired by them, Rogers & Hammerstein immortalized them in song, and James Mitchener wrote, “Anyone who has ever been there wants to go back.”
The Marquesas lie shrouded in mystery, with their mist-laden mountains and untouched wilderness.
Discover the vibrant Maori culture, unfailing friendliness, and passion for the sea for which New Zealand is famous.
Nudging the International Dateline, the Kingdom of Tonga is the first country in the world to welcome the new day.
These coral atolls boast some of the most renowned snorkeling and diving on earth. Make anchor at Rangiroa, whose sheltered lagoon is home to dolphins, rays, and myriad colorful tropical fish.
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