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French Polynesia with Paul Gauguin Cruises

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The best way to experience the islands of French Polynesia is by sea—and, preferably, with regional leader Paul Gauguin Cruises. During the 7-night “Tahiti & the Society Islands” itinerary, the all-inclusive, 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin (The Gauguin) plies the turquoise waters of the South Pacific. During insightful shore excursions, you’ll come to appreciate firsthand how the region’s Polynesian spirit and striking beauty continue to spark the imaginations of artists and adventurers.
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French Polynesia
Bora Bora will enchant you upon first glance with its natural good looks: lush Mount Otemanu stands guard high above the turquoise coasts, and pristine beaches ring a translucent lagoon. The island (population: 4,225) has a welcoming, take-it-slow...
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French Polynesia
Accessible only by boat, Taha’a is enclosed in a common lagoon with Raiatea. It’s a sleepy island that maintains an authentic Polynesian flavor. It’s also where you’ll find Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private island. Cruise guests get a...
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French Polynesia
“The Garden Island” remains largely undeveloped, with rainforests, lagoons, and dramatic terrain dotted with farms. It’s the kind of island that encourages tuning out the rest of the world and tuning into yourself—and your Eden-like surroundings....
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French Polynesia
Moorea is often thought to have inspired writer James Michener’s mythical world of Bali Hai. After all, the heart-shaped island features peaks towering above palm tree-lined beaches and reflected in the waters of Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay. Divers...
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Pape'ete, French Polynesia
Tahiti is the largest of the 118 volcanic islands and atolls that make up French Polynesia. The capital city of Papeete is not only the departure and arrival port for most cruises in the South Pacific, but a fascinating destination in its own...