Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands - 11-night Cruise

Calling upon ports in four very different South Seas archipelagos, this exciting journey offers a window into the cultures and natural beauty of this diverse and verdant corner of the world. From Fiji's colonial charms to the white-sand beaches of Bora Bora, to the coral reef-enclosed lagoon of Aitutaki, this is an experience you won't soon forget.

Highlights

  • Two separate Fijian ports showcase an intriguing juxtaposition: the sophisticated capital city of Suva and the unspoiled beauty of Savusavu, called the "Hidden Paradise of Fiji."
  • Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Tonga, the only South Pacific nation never colonized by Europeans.
  • Cross the International Date Line while en route to Aitutaki, a tiny island in the Cook Islands that's home to one of the world's most spectacular lagoons.
  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 - Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
    Once you arrive in Lautoka (known as "Sugar City" for the green-gold sugarcane that surrounds the city), there's much to explore. Stroll its palm-lined streets, experience everyday life in a traditional village, or hike in Koroyanitu National Heritage Park.

    Day 2 - Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
    Suva is the largest urban area in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand. It's been the capital of Fiji since 1883 and offers a unique mix of modern and colonial ambiance, making it a great place for history and architecture buffs to explore on foot. More interested in the views? Suva is perched on a hilly peninsula between two postcard-perfect harbors.

    Day 3 - Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
    Tucked away on the largely undeveloped northern Fijian island of Vanua Levu, Savusavu lets you experience the South Seas of centuries gone by before the area was colonized by Europeans. Visit a black pearl farm, immerse yourself in a Fijian village, or spot colorful native birds in the pristine Waisale Reserve.

    Day 4 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 5 - Vava'u, Tonga
    Enjoy a Polynesian cultural show, sample traditional Tongan food, or climb to the top of Mt. Talau, the highest point on Vava'u. You'll be rewarded with unparalleled views of the surrounding islands. And, while the activities on land are sure to impress, you won't want to miss the underwater show, either. The island's crystal-clear lagoon is home to more than 100 species of tropical fish, plus dolphins, rays, and more.

    Day 6 - International Date Line
    Indulge in two tranquil days at sea. It may be worth setting down that tropical cocktail, putting a bookmark in whatever you're reading, and taking notice for one key reason-you'll be crossing the International Date Line, something most travelers can't say they've done.

    Day 7 - Aitutaki, Cook Islands
    A wealth of cultural tradition, Aitutaki's inhabitants keep their history alive through song, dance, legends and crafts. If you're looking to spend time on land, consider taking the easy hike to the highest peak on the island, Maunga Pu, where you'll be rewarded with 360-degree views. But if you're interested in an excursion, a trip out to One Foot Island in Aitutaki's stunning blue lagoon will take your breath away.

    Day 8 - Sea Day
    Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you'll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Deep Nature Spa... or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.

    Day 9 - Bora Bora, Society Islands
    Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island's colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon-"turquoise" just doesn't do it justice.

    Day 10 - Taha'a, Society Islands
    As the day unfolds in front of you, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises' own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

    Day 11 - Moorea, Society Islands
    " Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, stunning mountain peaks and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts. "

    Day 11 - Papeete, Tahiti
    The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and it's capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

    Day 12 - Papeete, Tahiti
    The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and it's capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2022
    Duration
    12 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lautoka 11:59 PM
    Day 2Suva8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 3Savusavu8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 4At Sea  
    Day 5Vava'U8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 6International Date Line  
    Day 7Aitutaki 5:00 PM
    Day 8At Sea  
    Day 9Bora Bora8:00 AM10:00 PM
    Day 10Taha'a8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 11Moorea8:00 AM5:00 PM
    ContinuedPapeete7:30 PM 
    Day 12Papeete  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/08/2022$7,200.00* (USD) / F Porthole StateroomQuote
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    *Price listed is per person cruise only, double occupancy and includes promotional discounts and port security and handle fees. Pricing is subject to change at anytime. The category of cabin that to which this price applies may no longer be available. Airfare and transfers are available upon request.

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