15 May 2012 by Luke McCormick
Cruise the South Pacific with Paul Gauguin Cruises and you'll not only visit some of the most stunning islands in the South Seas on your floating, five-star hotel, but you'll also save money when compared with a land-based holiday.
For example, a 12-night Tuamotus & Society Islands cruise round trip from Papeete visiting Huahine, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Taha'a and Moorea costs from as little as $365 per person day including all meals, drinks, watersports and entertainment.
Compare this to a nine-night land-based stay in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, which costs from $564 per person per day including some meals, but no drinks or entertainment.
While guests on the m/s Paul Gauguin simply unpack and pack once during their 12-night cruise then sit back and relax, travellers on a land-based trip to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora will have to pack and unpack five times, check in and out of hotels and take time-consuming transfers between islands.
Having recently enjoyed a multi-million dollar enhancement, the intimate 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin features world-class cruise ship facilities including private balconies in nearly 70% of suites and staterooms and an expanded al fresco dining experience.
The spacious and elegantly adorned staterooms feature deluxe European linens, feather-down duvets, robes and cotton slippers as well as other luxurious amenities.
When not relaxing in the comfort of your stateroom, you can pamper yourself in the onboard spa, enjoy a choice of three open-seating dining venues, experience the lounges, entertainment, internet area and fitness centre, or lose yourself in an unforgettable adventure at the newly-enhanced retractable watersports marina.
Here, you can choose from complimentary windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing or optional scuba diving. The atmosphere onboard radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair, while the ship's beloved troupe of Gauguines - a local Tahitian group who serve as cruise staff, entertainers and storytellers - add the unique personality of Tahiti to every cruise.