Take a westward voyage deep into the Far East on this one-time, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Embark The Gauguin in the "Sugar City" - Lautoka, the heart of Fiji's sugarcane-growing region - and sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the tiny new nation of Timor-Leste. Along the way, you'll encounter World War II relics, superb snorkeling and diving, quaint villages, and the welcoming people of many different cultures - all while enjoying the luxury and comfort of one of the world's most highly acclaimed ships.
Day 1 - Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
Known as "Sugar City" for the green-gold sugarcane that surrounds it on three sides, the town of Lautoka is the largest in the Fijian islands and the place where your sojourn begins. Save some time to browse the shops along the city's stately, royal palm-lined main thoroughfare and visit the botanical garden.
Day 2 - At Sea
The time you spend onboard The Gauguin offers endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.
Day 3 - Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
A stunning island of palm-lined beaches, spring-fed swimming holes, lush rainforests, and lofty mountains, Espiritu Santo also played an important role in World War II. Perhaps you'll explore this heritage, or experience the island's traditional village life. You can also enjoy exceptional swimming and snorkeling here. Or simply relax on the beach.
Day 4 - At Sea
Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about our next port in the Reading Gallery.
Day 5 - Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
The largest of the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal is best known for the six-month battle between Allied and Japanese forces that marked a turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. The island still brims with World War II relics, monuments, and memorials, as you may discover. Perhaps you'll explore its tropical interior, with its excellent birdwatching. Or see for yourself why the island is revered for its superior snorkeling and diving.
Day 6 - At Sea
Spend the day enjoying The Gauguin's Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L'Etoile.
Day 7 - Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea
Once an important trading center, Samarai Island was evacuated and its buildings were destroyed to prevent it from falling into Japanese control during World War II. It has since been rebuilt - though not to the same scale as its glory days. Take a stroll along the pleasant pathway that encircles its pretty town, view spectacular marine life on a SCUBA diving expedition, or simply relax on the beach.
Day 8 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Historically made up of tribal peoples making their living from the sea, Port Moresby became the capital of Papua New Guinea when the country gained its independence in 1975. While here, perhaps you'll admire the mosaic façade of the National Parliament House, inhale the fragrance of tropical blooms at the Port Moresby Nature Park, or marvel at the depth and diversity of the local culture at the National Museum and Art Gallery.
Day 9 - At Sea
The Gauguin was designed with your comfort in mind, from her spacious staterooms and elegant public spaces to the host of amenities available for you to while away the days at sea. Work out at the ship's Fitness Center or pick up a souvenir at La Boutique.
Day 10 - Thursday Island, Australia
Immerse yourself in the island's cultural mix of Asian, European, and Pacific Island influences at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre. At Green Hill Fort, built as a defense against Russian invasion and later a World War II military base, admire military artifacts and splendid views, as well as exhibits that pay homage to the island's pearl fishing history. Or join a deep-sea fishing expedition.
Day 11 & 12 - At Sea
The next two days will be at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard The Gauguin, like the award-winning spa, casino, and lectures by onboard experts.
Day 13 - Dili, Timor-Leste
The capital of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) - one of the youngest countries in the world - Dili is still a sleepy colonial town ... but also one that is modernizing rapidly. If you're feeling energetic, you might climb the 580 steps to the Cristo Rei, the world second-largest statue Christ the King. Stroll the waterfront in the colonial heart of town. Find a wide assortment of goods at the Dili Tais Market. And enjoy the city's many fine white-sand beaches with excellent diving and snorkeling.
Day 14 - At Sea
Spend the last sea day experiencing casual, leisurely, and graceful ambience. Take in a lecture on local wildlife or history, and relax this evening over classic French cuisine.
Day 15 - Komodo Island, Indonesia
Home of the famous Komodo dragon, Komodo is one of three islands that comprise Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. While here, enjoy the tropical climate and beautiful beaches - including one of only seven pink-sand beaches in the world. Perhaps you'll visit the park, take a walk along the walking trails (because of the dragons, it is required that you be accompanied by a guide), or take a cruise in a glass-bottom boat to admire the abundant marine life.
Day 16 & 17 - Disembark in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Arrive in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day exploring. Perhaps you'll take advantage to indulge in watersports activities, including jetskiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling, diving, and reef fishing. Visit Ubud, renowned for its temples, shrines, artists' workshops and galleries, and the Sacred Monkey Forest. The next morning, you'll bid farewell to your crew and disembark The Gauguin.
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- Paul Gauguin Cruises
- Offer valid through 3/31/2020
- 17 Days
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- m/s Paul Gauguin
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|Day 1||Lautoka||3:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Day 2||At Sea|
|Day 3||Espiritu Santo||12:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|Day 4||At Sea|
|Day 5||Guadalcanal||11:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|Day 6||At Sea|
|Day 7||Samarai Island||8:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Day 8||Port Moresby||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|Day 9||At Sea|
|Day 10||Thursday Island||8:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Day 11||At Sea|
|Day 12||At Sea|
|Day 13||Dili||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|Day 14||At Sea|
|Day 15||Komodo Island||8:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|Day 16||Benoa||12:00 PM|
|Day 17||Benoa||8:00 AM|
Prices are per person, double occupancy, and include 50% off standard cruise fares. Single supplement pricing is available upon request. *Included airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco is subject to availability and class of service and applies to the first and second guest in the stateroom only. San Francisco airfare is applicable for flights to/from Papeete only. Air add-ons from home city are available on request. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $2,000. Port, security, and handling fees of $215 per person are additional. Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, $125 per night. Third guest is cruise-only; air and taxes are additional.
Included in rates
- Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles
- Airport/pier transfers
- All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
- Complimentary room service
- All beverages, including select wines and spirits
- Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
- Complimentary watersports
F Porthole Stateroom
CATEGORY F - 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window