Have you ever pictured yourself in the middle of the South Pacific, sipping on cocktails against a backdrop of lush mountains, palm-fringed beaches and sparkling lagoons? Well if this sounds like your ideal vacation and you’re also a fan of cruising, then why not look at booking a trip with Paul Gauguin Cruises? This small ship company are South Pacific experts and can take you anywhere from the Cook Islands to the Marquesas or the islands of Tahiti.
1. Your South Pacific Vessel
The Gauguin is perfectly designed for the South Pacific and can navigate through shallow waters, meaning access to smaller ports is possible.
2. It’s ALL-INCLUSIVE
Everything is included! This is all-inclusive luxury travel. Enjoy roundtrip airfare from LA and airport transfers; large accommodations with private balconies; all meals onboard; room service; a range of complimentary beverages including wines, spirits and beers; entertainment and presentations by experts; onboard spa, fitness centre, pool, lounge and casino; watersports from the ship’s marina and more!
3. The Shore Excursions
A huge range of optional shore excursions. These range from a cruise over Rarotonga’s inner lagoon to scuba diving in the Pass of Tiva or visiting a beautiful black pearl farm and learning about these magical gems of the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises has plenty of opportunities for you to make lasting memories and experience the beauty of these Islands – there are almost too many excursions for you to choose from.
4. A Family Orientated Cruiseline
Paul Gauguin is a family friendly cruise line, making the remarkable destinations in the South Pacific available to adults and children alike. Why not book onto The Stewards of Nature program? This environmental education program sees Paul Gauguin Cruises partnered with The Wildlife Conservation Society and is ideal for inquisitive children who can’t sit still! Daily activities on this program could include: learning about Tahitian Dance, snorkeling with Sharks & Rays, stargazing and having lunch with onboard Naturalists! This is sure to get the kids into science and they will leave the cruise with a love of marine life.
5. Prime Diving Opportunities
The locations are a dive-lover’s dream! In Bora Bora you could end up face to face with the magnificent manta rays. Fancy locking eyes with large hawksbill turtles in Aitutaki? Or dive in Rangiroa and enjoy exploring coral bommies whilst being surrounded by barracuda.
6. Private Beaches
Fancy access to a romantic private retreat? Want to spend a couple of days away from civilization? Paul Gauguin cruises gives you the opportunity to experience private beaches on Bora Bora and Motu Mahana. You’ll just love sunbathing on these white sand beaches and waking up to the glistening turquoise waters. Pictures don’t even do it justice – you will just have to visit these locations yourself!
7. Wedding Ceremony or Renewal of Vows
You can now add on a Wedding Ceremony or Renewal of Vows. Why not go all-out and have your wedding ceremony during your south pacific sailing? Features include a private Polynesian or Tahitian blessing and a Flower leis for the bride and groom. If you choose Bora Bora, the bride’s arrival is conducted on a traditional outrigger canoe ride – an experience to remember.
8. The Dining Options
The dining aboard The Gauguin is world class. Enjoy wraparound ocean views when you dine at La Veranda, a classy reservation-only dining area which features Jean-Pierre Vigato’s cuisine. If you’re looking for something a bit more casual, then welcome to Le Grill. Le Grill is perfect for lunchtime dining after a swim in the pool. And lastly, there is L’Etoile – the main dining room which features elegant décor and a variety of delicious dishes.
Doesn’t that sound like the ideal cruise? We think so! If you would like more information or would like to book a Paul Gauguin Cruise, please contact Bob@lloydstravel.com or your favorite Lloyds Travel Agent. We hope to see you in the South Pacific soon!
Written by Hannah Poaros