Vacations for Canadians

Why French Polynesia Should be Your Next Trip

Imagine yourself cruising in the tranquil and picturesque South Pacific aboard a luxury cruise ship. You can relax and be pampered with the best five star services while travelling along pristine clear waters. This is how you have always dreamed of vacationing!

Experience the magic of the South Pacific aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin regal vessel. Aboard this majestic ship, you will visit places of breathtaking beauty. Admire pristine, glittering waters, visit islands with unrivalled lush natural scenery and remarkable wildlife. No place on Earth compares to the beauty and culture of French Polynesian islands.


Start in the largest island in French Polynesia in the capital city of Papeete. It’s also home to Mount Orohena, which rises as high as 2,241 metres (7,352 feet). The mountain is popular with hikers who enjoy exploring its trails. It’s where you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush tropical landscapes and deep blue waters that are so clear you can see straight down to the bottom. Feel your body relax and slip into ease as you move from one activity to another. Whether it’s swimming with dolphins in a lagoon, hiking through lush rainforests filled with fruit trees and exotic wildlife, exploring ancient ruins left behind by the island’s first inhabitants, the Tahitians. Or dive into fresh and beautiful waterfalls cascading down the mountainsides. Certainly, Tahiti has adventure and wonder at every stop.


However, don’t let that fool you into thinking that Tahiti is all about big cities and towering mountains—it has plenty more to offer than just those two things! Moorea is comparable to the beauty of Tahiti. Travel through a narrow road that runs through Moorea’s dense lush rainforest. Enjoy aquamarine lagoons, lush rainforests with beautiful mountains and natural wildlife. Relax on a pristine beach of soft white sand or snorkel in crystal clear waters teeming with colourful fish and exotic and vibrant coral reefs. Moorea will offer new experiences of island life.

Hauhine, & Taha’a

Next, these dreamy places offer beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, and crystal clear waters full of marine life. As well, they offer delicious cuisine and more than enough activities to fill your days with adventure. These islands have been welcoming visitors for centuries, so you can rest assured that you’ll find everything you need here from luxury accommodations to activities like hiking or sailing through crystal clear ocean waves.

Bora Bora

Afterward, enjoy the vast immaculate beaches of Bora Bora worth exploring and relaxing on. Bora Bora offers small group cruises to come to their destinations offering a more intimate and secluded vacation for those interested in a more personal way to explore. Enjoy the ombre glow of a sunset off the ocean and soak in the peacefulness of island life with a tasty grilled dinner.

These islands offer endless enjoyment, beauty and natural wonder for you to feel whisked away from your everyday life. Soak up the beauty of the lush nature that surrounds it in the Pacific Ocean that offers all kinds of exploration for the explorer at heart.

The Cruise

With only 330 guests and 217 crew members aboard this small ship cruise, this intimate once-in-a-lifetime cruise along the shallow waters of the South Pacific while travelling to some of the most amazing natural and historical sites on earth will be an experience to cross off your bucket list.

While travelling aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin, you’ll be immersed in the luxury and intimacy of a small-ship cruise. You’ll feel like a king or queen. Every aspect of your journey will be designed around providing you with maximum comfort and breathtaking experiences. You won’t have to lift a finger during your vacation; everything will be done for you by the wonderful crew members who serve you onboard. The only thing that demands your attention is choosing whether to relax spa-side or beachside! Luxury is redefined when it comes to cruising in style on the Paul Gauguin Cruise exclusive.

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific? Have you wanted to see majestic waterfalls, volcanoes, and islands with white sand beaches that are so isolated they are almost completely untouched by human activity? A small ship cruise trip to the South Pacific should be next on your list!

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