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Cruise Tahiti & the Society Islands

Join us February 16 – 24, 2024 for the Sunroc Signature trip on a cruise aboard the internationally renowned Paul Gauguin through the secluded islands of Tahiti and the Society Islands!

Sunroc has secured the most luxurious ship to sail the islands of Tahiti and curated a tour that represents the finest destinations and experiences the islands have to offer. You and a guest will enjoy resplendent ocean views from your own private balcony aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. After a flight from LAX, your journey begins in Papeete and includes stops in Huahine, Tahaa (Motu Mahana), Bora Bora, and Moorea. On the Gauguin, you will enjoy fine dining, room service, relaxation in the pool or at the spa, local entertainment, the casino, and an onboard sports marina for kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding. Every Sunroc Signature trip provides never to be forgotten experiences and adventure.

Mark Elder

Discover the cultured history of Raiatea, the homeland of the Maori people, and the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site. Explore its rich landscape of waterfalls and fertile valleys in search of the mythical Tiare Apetahi, a rare flower that grows only here.
Relish an overnight in Bora Bora, French Polynesia’s leading lady known for her legendary lagoon and the iconic peaks of Mt. Otemanu. Fall in love with Motu Mahana –  own private islet in the midst of Tahaa’s brilliant lagoon. Gently kissed by the sun, this exclusive paradise is graced with swaying palms, pristine sands, and crystalline waters — effortlessly enjoyed with tropical drinks, a sumptuous barbecue, and an invitation to relax.

February 17, 2024 Tahiti, Society Islands

Embarkation 2/17/2024 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Departure 2/17/2024 at 6:00 PM

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.


February 18, 2024 Huahine, Society Islands

Arrival 2/18/2024 at 8:00 AM
Departure 2/18/2024 at 5:00 PM

Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a snorkel excursion in the lagoon.


February 19, 2024 Raiatea, Society Islands

Arrival 2/19/2024 at 8:00 AM
Departure 2/19/2024 at 12:00 PM

Blanketed in a lush landscape dotted with waterfalls, fertile valleys, and the cloud-capped Mt. Temehani, Raiatea is Polynesia’s most sacred island; it was from here that the earliest migrations set forth to settle in Hawaii, New Zealand, and beyond. The island boasts a rich Maohi history–it is home to the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site–verdant mountains ideal for hiking, and a stunning lagoon perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and soaking up the heavenly tranquility.


February 20, 2024 (Motu Mahana) Taha’a Island, Society Islands

Arrival 2/20/2024 at 8:00 AM
Departure 2/20/2024 at 5:00 PM

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.


February 21-22, 2024 Bora Bora, Society Islands

Arrival 2/21/2024 at 12:01 AM
Departure 2/22/2024 at 6:00 PM

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.


February 23, 2024 Moorea, Society Islands

Arrival 2/23/2024 at 8:00 PM
Departure 2/23/2024 at 5:00 PM

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.

February 23, 2024  FEBRUARY 24, 2024 Tahiti, Society Islands

Arrival 2/23/2024 at 7:30 PM
Disembarkation 2/24/2024 at 8:00 AM

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.

Saturday, February 17, Tahiti
Flight arrival: 5:00 AM (shuttle to the hotel where we will have day suites)


  • History and Culture Tour of the Island of Tahiti
  • Hike to Spectacular Fautaua Falls
  • Spa at the hotel

Board ship: 3:00 PM

Sunday, February 18: Huahine
Ship arrival: 8:00 am
Ship departure: 5:00 pm


  • Lagoon Cruise & Snorkeling
  • Cultural Tour Huahine
  • Huahine by bike
  • Spa on ship

Monday, Feb. 19th: Raiatea, 8:00am to 12 Noon

Tuesday, February 20: Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
Ship arrival: 8:00 am
Ship departure: 5:00 pm


  • Taha’a Cultural Tour
  • Motu Mahana Private beach day
  • Snorkel & Black Pearl Farm Adventure
  • Spa on the ship

Wednesday, February 21: Bora Bora
Ship arrival: 8:00 am


  • Sail Bora Bora on Vitamin Sea Catamaran (AM only)
  • Shark & Ray, Coral Garden Snorkel Safari (AM only)
  • ATV off-road adventure
  • Spa on the ship

Thursday, February 22: Bora Bora
Ship departure: 6:00 pm


  • Sharks & Stingrays encounter
  • Pure snorkeling with reef discovery
  • Spa on the ship

Friday, February 23: Moorea
Ship arrival: 8:00 am


  • E-bike Belvedere & Pineapple Valley
  • Lagoon discovery & snorkeling
  • Catamaran Sail
  • Spa on the ship

Saturday, February 24: Tahiti

Disembark from the ship this morning at 8:00am and transfer to the airport to fly to LAX and then to your final destination airport, most arriving back on February 24th.

**Scuba Diving can also be arranged on most islands. 

Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard this luxury cruise enjoy spacious suites with private balconies, an onboard water-sports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.

Most nights are spent gently swinging at anchor in a beautiful lagoon surrounded by majestic volcanic peaks, and much of the cruise is in protected waters with only short stretches of open sea.

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