Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced has announced a lineup of 2017 South Pacific voyages on the Paul Gauguin that includes returning itineraries and new 16- and 17-night Fiji and Bali cruises, as well as a collaborative program with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The 16-night Fiji to Bali voyage departs April 29, 2017, from Lautoka, Fiji, and visits Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu; Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Merauke, Indonesia; Dili, Timor-Leste; Komodo Island, Indonesia; Lembar, Lombok Island, Indonesia; and Benoa, Bali, Indonesia. The reverse itinerary, Bali to Fiji, is 17 nights and departs June 7, 2017.
In 2017, The Gauguin will also be showcasing its most popular itineraries: the seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; seven-night Tahiti, the Society Islands & Tuamotus; 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands. Also in 2017, the popular 12- and 13-night Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji itineraries return. These voyages offer complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ two exclusive retreats: Motu Mahana, an islet off the coast of Taha’a, and a private beach in Bora Bora. At Motu Mahana, guests enjoy a day of watersports, Polynesian activities, a barbecue feast, and cocktails from full-service and floating bars. In Bora Bora, guests can relax on a white-sand beach and enjoy refreshments, a game of volleyball, and snorkeling.
On The Gauguin’s July 26, 2017, voyage, Paul Gauguin Cruises will present its third Reunion Cruise, which has a special 10-night Cook Islands & Society Islands itinerary with two visits to the line’s private island of Motu Mahana. Designed as a reunion for past guests of Paul Gauguin Cruises and as a gala welcome for newcomers, it presents a number of unique special events, including a festive dinner, cocktail and block parties, opportunities to mingle with senior staff and crew, and more.
Paul Gauguin Cruises has also announced a new global collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Beginning in 2017, WCS will offer educational programming for adults and families aboard The Gauguin. The series will include lectures about marine science and wildlife conservation in the South Pacific and beyond. Additionally during the summer months and holiday season, WCS will offer an experiential family program.
To launch its 2017 voyages, Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering savings of 50 percent off standard cruise fares on all 2017 voyages, plus included airfare from Los Angeles.