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We’re beyond excited to announce the August 2020 sailing of our Tahitian Rhapsody Lifestyle Cruise on board the m.s. Paul Gauguin, the flagship of Paul Gauguin cruises. Paul Gauguin cruises received the 2018 Condé Nast Gold List award for The World’s Best Cruise. Only 160 couples from all over the world will get the chance to participate on the first ever, bucket list, swinger cruise in French Polynesia ⛴
Guests aboard this luxury cruise will enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.
When you travel on board Tahitian Rhapsody, you’ll enjoy:
- All shipboard meals, in your choice of venues
- Complimentary 24-hour room service
- Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship
- In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
- All shipboard entertainment, including our troupe of Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings
- Presentations by onboard experts, and select sailings feature guest hosts
- Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
- Watersports, including complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding from our marina or destination beaches
- Use of our secluded, white-sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball, and snorkeling (on select voyages)
- A day on our private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkeling, watersports, a barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality (on select voyages)
Slow down and let stress float away on secluded Huahine, Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana in a private slice of paradise, enjoy an overnight in Bora Bora, which gives you ample time to explore this laid-back destination’s dramatic mountain peaks, romantic lagoons, and impossibly turquoise waters.
7 NIGHTS -8 DAYS – Tahitian Rhapsody
Saturday, 15 August 2020 | Port: Papeete, Tahiti | Embark: 3:00 PM - Depart: 11:59 PM
Papeete, on Tahiti, is the capital of French Polynesia, a group of islands in the South Pacific. Papeete is a vibrant and multicultural city with busy boulevards and a bustling harbor. The downtown municipal market, Le Marché, is an exciting place to purchase all things Tahiti including vanilla beans, monoi oil and colorful pareos.
Sunday, 16 August 2020 | Port: Huahine, Society Islands | Arrives: 8:00 AM - Departs: 5:00 PM
Huahine is an immense tropical jungle thriving with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Beyond its lush landscapes and bright blooms, Huahine is also a culturally preserved sanctuary with sacred temples hidden throughout dense vegetation. Undoubtedly, this island will leave you spellbound.
Monday, 17 August 2020 | Port: Motu Mahana (private island) | Arrives: 8:00 AM - Departs: 5:00 PM
On every French Polynesia sailing, guests have the opportunity to enjoy a full day at a dreamy South Seas paradise—Motu Mahana, located off the coast of Taha’a. A private island is a highlight of every French Polynesia voyage and available exclusively to m/s Paul Gauguin guests.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 | Port: Bora Bora, Society Islands | Arrives: 8:00 AM - Departs: Overnight stay
More than just a romantic ideal, Bora Bora is a romantic reality. It comes as no surprise that the island is an internationally acclaimed honeymoon destination. From the day you arrive until the moment you part ways, you will be in awe of how her soaring mountain peaks, turquoise lagoon and luxuriant overwater bungalows.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 | Port: Bora Bora, Society Islands | Arrives: ..... - Departs: 5:00 PM
Thursday, 20 August 2020 | Port: Moorea, Society Islands | Arrives: 8:00 AM - Departs: Overnight stay
Moorea rises magically out of the ocean like a cathedral. High, sharp, inspiring green spires, crowned by clouds. Poetic threads of waterfalls tumble down fern-softened cliffs. Peaceful meadows flanked by pinnacles of emerald green will renew your belief in the majesty of nature, and Moorea’s bright blue lagoon will bring to life the South Seas
Friday, 21 August 2020 | Port: Moorea, Society Islands | Arrives: ..... - Departs: 5:00 PM
Saturday, 22 August 2020 | Port: Papeete, Tahiti | Arrives: 7:30 AM - Disembark: 9:00 AM
The themes have not been announced yet for this cruise but once they are we will be sure to post them.
The Gauguin, ship, every day (and night!) brings new and exciting opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.
Le Grand Salon
When the sun goes down at sea, Le Grand Salon comes alive with spectacular performances.
Le Casino Piano Bar
Try your luck in Le Casino, which features slot machines, blackjack, and roulette, and is open every evening.
This versatile lounge the perfect place to grab a nightcap and dance under the stars to live music.
Pool & Pool Bar
Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by our outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab a cocktail.
Designed watersports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It’s as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a paddleboard or launching a kayak.
SCUBA Diving Excursions
If you’ve always wanted to try SCUBA diving, on The Gauguin is the perfect opportunity. Our onboard marina offers diving excursions for all experience levels.
You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the South Pacific sunshine on the pool deck!
Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm
An extensive range of services enveloped in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and luxurious. Shipboard treatments like skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling
- All ocean view accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 500 sq. ft., including balcony
- Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
- A choice of three dining venues
- Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours
- Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
- Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
- Full entertainment program including a professionally operated casino with slot machines
- Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs
- Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
- Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions
- A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ exclusive retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a delicious feast
- Access to the exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora, which offers an idyllic white-sand beach, excellent snorkeling, and bar service on French Polynesia itineraries
- Fully-equipped fitness center
- Presentations of special guests
- Spacious outdoor decks and pool
- La Boutique duty-free shop
- Book library (open 24 hours a day)
- Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the ship to cover most suites/staterooms and common areas, as well as guest-accessible computers, available 24 hours a day for a nominal fee
- Laundry and dry cleaning services available
- Certified medical services
- 166 suites/staterooms on Decks 3-8, including one wheelchair-accessible stateroom and select staterooms that can accommodate three guests
- Capacity: 332 guests
- Crew: 217/International
- Crew-to-Guest Ratio: 1:1.5, one of the highest of any luxury cruise ship
- Length: 504 feet
- Width: 72 feet
- Draft: 17.1 feet
- Tonnage: 19,200 tons
- Maximum speed: 18 knots
- Passenger decks: 7
Embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs, including Jean-Pierre Vigato. Bon appétit!
An exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.
Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, with an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed into a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s gourmet cuisine.
When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.
Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by our outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab a cocktail from the adjacent Pool Bar, or take in the scenery from a comfortable lounge chair.
Nearly 70% of suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more.
All Cabins will have a one time additional charge of $375.00 p/p, and all Suites $425.00 p/p; this fee will be added to the last installment to cover Port Charges, Taxes, Document Fees, Gratuities, Administration and Security Fees.
CABIN 701 | Stateroom: 457 sq. ft. | Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area. Owner’s Suite includes Butler service and complimentary internet.
CABIN 7002 | Stateroom: 531 sq. ft. | Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area. Owner’s Suite includes Butler service and complimentary internet.
$15,000 USD per person
GS Grand Suite
CATEGORY GS | 529 sq. ft. | Stateroom: 332 sq. ft. | Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802). Grand Suites includes Butler service and complimentary internet.
$12,500 USD per person
Balcony Suite (A) Deluxe Ocean
CATEGORY A | 358 sq. ft. | Stateroom: 300 sq. ft. | Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
CATEGORY A 7004 | 349 sq. ft. | Stateroom: 296 sq. ft. | Veranda: 53 sq. ft.
4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
Veranda Suite 7004 has a queen-size bed. Includes complimentary Butler Service.
$6,499 USD per person
Balcony & Ocean View Staterooms
Balcony Stateroom (B)
CATEGORY B | 305 sq. ft. | Stateroom: 249 sq. ft. | Veranda: 56 sq. ft.
CATEGORY B 7003 | 303 sq. ft. | Stateroom: 256 sq. ft. | Veranda: 47 sq. ft.
Includes complimentary Butler Service. Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub and also a queen-size bed.
$4,999 USD per person
Balcony Stateroom (C)
CATEGORY C | 239 sq. ft. | Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. | Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall:
7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.)
763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)
766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.)
767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)
$3,749 USD per person EARLY BIRD PRICE!!!
Balcony Stateroom (D)
CATEGORY D | 239 sq. ft. | Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. | Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
$3,749 USD per person EARLY BIRD PRICE!!!
Window Stateroom (E)
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window
Wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415)
Some Window Staterooms can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible
$3,250 USD per person EARLY BIRD PRICE!!!
For reservations and any questions or assistance, select the Cabin Type below and click "Book" to enter your details and our travel associates will get in touch with you to guide you on how to confirm your reservation.
Travel documents vary based on cruise itinerary. It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire cruise vacation and have them available when necessary. Valid travel documents such as passports and Visas are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries.
All guests must carry a valid passport. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date of travel. Guests are responsible to ensure validity dates of passport and to secure proper documentation for countries visited. Please consult your respective State Department or Foreign Ministry for specific Visa and entry requirements for countries scheduled on your itinerary. For U.S. citizens, further information can be found by visiting: http://travel.state.gov/
It is the sole responsibility of guests to identify and obtain all required Visas for the entire cruise vacation and have them available when necessary. PGC accepts no responsibility for obtaining required Visas nor advising guests of Visa or other immigration requirements.
Citizens of the U.S., Canada, and European Community are not currently required to have an entry Visa for Tahiti, but a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the completion of travel, and a valid return airline ticket are necessary.
YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
The Ministry of Health in French Polynesia confirms the requirement that travelers arriving from countries with high risk areas of yellow fever be vaccinated for yellow fever. The vaccine is required for all travelers over the age of 12 months who are arriving from high risk countries and for those who have spent more than 12 hours in any airport of these high risk countries. A single dose of this vaccine gives long-lasting immunity and protection for life against yellow fever. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that they are vaccinated for yellow fever at least 10 days before their departure. A vaccination certificate may be requested at boarding and/or on arrival.
What is the currency aboard the ship?
The U.S. Dollar is the standard currency aboard The Gauguin, and you may exchange dollars for small denominations of local currency at the reception desk. For your convenience at the time of embarkation, Paul Gauguin Cruises will request a confidential registration of an accepted credit card. The night prior to your final disembarkation from the ship, a detailed statement of your shipboard charges for onboard services and products will be delivered to your suite or stateroom. All such charges must be paid in full by cash or accepted credit card (Visa®, Mastercard®, or American Express®).
What is the electrical voltage on the ship?
The standard electrical voltage aboard ship is 220 volts. Both 220-volt and 110-volt outlets are available in bathrooms and staterooms.