1.) All inclusive cruising is the best way to see the most and spend less. Tahiti is an expensive place to visit when you consider the accommodations, dining and travel in between the various islands. I found that the best way to travel and make the most of the islands was to cruise with Paul Gauguin. With various promotions and specials running throughout the year, Tahiti turned out to be an affordable destination and the all-inclusive cruising kept out of pocket expenses to a minimum! This was my first all inclusive cruise with Paul Gauguin and it was a pleasure not having to worry about specialty dining and drinks.
Oh yeah!! And drinks from the floating bar and delicious fresh BBQ on the private island? INCLUDED!
2.) Water Activities – Snorkel gear, kayaks, paddleboards and windsurfing is included! In fact, the entire back deck of the ship drops down so that you can enjoy the facilities during the day!
3.) Ports of call
On a 7 day cruise, you spend more time exploring Tahiti than sailing at sea. You are in port every day, visiting a total of 5 ports of call with 3 overnights to boot!
4.) Did I mention the overnights?!
Not one, not two, but THREE overnights?!?!
Overnights give you a chance to explore the night life and do certain activities you would be afraid to try on a limited time schedule.
For example, our favorite memory was biking around the island of Bora Bora (bike rentals are only $18 for 4 hours). We only had the confidence to bike the whole island (30+ miles) because we had an overnight.
Overnights include Moorea, Bora Bora and Papeete. So you get to spend more time swimming in these crystal clear waters!
During the overnight in Papeete, you get to really experience the local food truck phenomenon! Experience the French crêpes served alongside the Tahitian poisson cru (raw fish). One of our best meals!
5.) Variety of activities
You can do as much or as little as you want. Take this time for some R&R on the ivory beaches and crystal clear waters or make this trip into an adventurous trek! Paul Gauguin offers a variety of tours for every activity level. Rent an ATV or scooter and drive around the islands, take an uphill trek in the beautiful mountains of Moorea or surf in Tahiti, which is known as one of the top surfing destinations in the world! This cruise offers a activities for everyone… and most importantly… memories of a lifetime.