Small ship luxury at its best, Paul Gauguin has earned itself a reputation as one of the most coveted cruise lines in the business. Offering passengers carefully crafted bespoke itineraries, the intimate experiences spotlight a myriad of exotic Southern Hemisphere destinations. Now, the line has revealed a glimpse at its upcoming 2017 line-up, and we’ve got the scoop!
Indonesia steals the spotlight
A tropical line at heart, Paul Gauguin bases all its cruises out of ports in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific. In 2017, it will debut a brand new 16-night voyage sailing to and from Bali. m/s Paul Gauguin will call at eight ports along the way, introducing passengers to stunning natural scenery, historically rich culture and a kaleidoscope of wildlife.
Advocates for the planet
While on-board passengers will have the chance to attend onboard lectures from the Wildlife Conservation Society, designed to enrich the journey and promote the importance of marine science and wildlife conservation in the South Pacific. With thousands of fish, sharks, sea turtles, sea birds, plants and other species calling the region home, the programme actively inspires travellers to engage in experiential learning, and take away more than just incredible holiday memories.
Highlights from the latest itinerary
One of the keynote highlights is a call at Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo, a paradise of colourful coral reefs and mysterious underwater wrecks. In the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal is a mecca for WWII history buffs, while Papua New Guinea’s Samarai Island is a fascinating glimpse into the region’s British colonial past. Nature enthusiasts won’t want to pass on an opportunity to get face to face with the country’s iconic Komodo dragon monitor lizards, measuring in at three metres.
As well as the new Indonesian itinerary, Paul Gauguin will continue to run its eternally popular sailings to Tahiti, the Society Islands, the Cook Islands, Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji and Tuamotus. Choose the right itinerary and you’ll even unlock access to Motu Mahana and Bora Bora, the line’s exclusive retreats. With complimentary drinks and gratuities included, there’s nothing to do but sit back, relax, and watch the incredible South Pacific unfold before your eyes.
Get in touch with one of our cruise experts today to chat about upcoming Paul Gauguin itineraries. Operating a five-star luxury cruise ship purpose-built to sail through Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, Indonesia and beyond, there’s no better way to discover the magic.
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