Overview

Take a westward voyage deep into the Far East on this one-time, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Embark The Gauguin in the "Sugar City" - Lautoka, the heart of Fiji's sugarcane-growing region - and sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the tiny new nation of Timor-Leste. Along the way, you'll encounter World War II relics, superb snorkeling and diving, quaint villages, and the welcoming people of many different cultures - all while enjoying the luxury and comfort of one of the world's most highly acclaimed ships.

Highlights

  • History buffs will thrill to the many landmarks of World War II that dot this itinerary, including Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu; Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Merauke, Indonesia; and, most famously, Guadalcanal, the Solomon Island where combat marked a turning point in the Pacific theater.
  • Visit the capital of Timor-Leste, one of the youngest countries in the world. In Dili, you can climb to the Cristo Rei (Christ the King) statue, stroll the waterfront, and enjoy excellent diving and snorkeling.
  • Right now is the best time to discover Lombok Island. Lying just 40 miles east of Bali, this tropical wonderland has the advantage of being as yet undiscovered by the tourist crowds.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

    Known as "Sugar City" for the green-gold sugarcane that surrounds it on three sides, the town of Lautoka is the largest in the Fijian islands and the place where your sojourn begins. Save some time to browse the shops along the city's stately, royal palm-lined main thoroughfare and visit the botanical garden.

    Day 2 - At Sea

    The time you spend onboard The Gauguin offers endless opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment, whether that means sampling gourmet cuisine, indulging in a spa treatment, watching the sunset from a chaise lounge on the sun deck, or simply making the most of your in-room amenities.

    Day 3 - Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

    A stunning island of palm-lined beaches, spring-fed swimming holes, lush rainforests, and lofty mountains, Espiritu Santo also played an important role in World War II. Perhaps you'll explore this heritage, or experience the island's traditional village life. You can also enjoy exceptional swimming and snorkeling here. Or simply relax on the beach.

    Day 4 - At Sea

    Take a day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific pass by, play some table tennis, or learn about our next port in the Reading Gallery.

    Day 5 - Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

    The largest of the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal is best known for the six-month battle between Allied and Japanese forces that marked a turning point in the Pacific theater during World War II. The island still brims with World War II relics, monuments, and memorials, as you may discover. Perhaps you'll explore its tropical interior, with its excellent birdwatching. Or see for yourself why the island is revered for its superior snorkeling and diving.

    Day 6 - At Sea

    Spend the day enjoying The Gauguin's Polynesian ambiance: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you'll take in a lecture by one of our special guests, and then reflect on your day over classic French cuisine at L'Etoile.

    Day 7 - Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea

    Once an important trading center, Samarai Island was evacuated and its buildings were destroyed to prevent it from falling into Japanese control during World War II. It has since been rebuilt - though not to the same scale as its glory days. Take a stroll along the pleasant pathway that encircles its pretty town, view spectacular marine life on a SCUBA diving expedition, or simply relax on the beach.

    Day 8 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    Historically made up of tribal peoples making their living from the sea, Port Moresby became the capital of Papua New Guinea when the country gained its independence in 1975. While here, perhaps you'll admire the mosaic facade of the National Parliament House, inhale the fragrance of tropical blooms at the Port Moresby Nature Park, or marvel at the depth and diversity of the local culture at the National Museum and Art Gallery.

    Day 9 - At Sea

    The Gauguin was designed with your comfort in mind, from her spacious staterooms and elegant public spaces to the host of amenities available for you to while away the days at sea. Work out at the ship's Fitness Center or pick up a souvenir at La Boutique.

    Day 10 - Merauke, Indonesia

    A sea voyage is the best way to visit Merauke, a city difficult to access by land. The city's main attraction is nearby Wasur National Park, whose biodiversity has earned it the nickname "Serengeti of Papua." The largest wetlands in the region, it is home to more than 350 species of birds (including cockatoos, harpy eagles, and birds of paradise), as well as Timor deer, wallaby, cassowary, Papuan freshwater crocodiles, saltwater crocodiles, 111 species of fish, and more.

    Day 11 & 12 - At Sea

    The next two days will be at sea, which affords you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard The Gauguin, like the award-winning spa, casino, and lectures by onboard experts.

    Day 13 - Dili, Timor-Leste

    The capital of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) - one of the youngest countries in the world - Dili is still a sleepy colonial town ... but also one that is modernizing rapidly. If you're feeling energetic, you might climb the 580 steps to the Cristo Rei, the world second-largest statue Christ the King. Stroll the waterfront in the colonial heart of town. Find a wide assortment of goods at the Dili Tais Market. And enjoy the city's many fine white-sand beaches with excellent diving and snorkeling.

    Day 14 - At Sea

    Spend the last At Sea experiencing casual, leisurely, and graceful ambience. Take in a lecture on local wildlife or history, and relax this evening over classic French cuisine.

    Day 15 - Komodo Island, Indonesia

    Home of the famous Komodo dragon, Komodo is one of three islands that comprise Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. While here, enjoy the tropical climate and beautiful beaches - including one of only seven pink-sand beaches in the world. Perhaps you'll visit the park, take a walk along the walking trails (because of the dragons, it is required that you be accompanied by a guide), or take a cruise in a glass-bottom boat to admire the abundant marine life.

    Day 16 - Lembar, Lombok Island, Indonesia

    As alluring a destination as its better-known counterpart - Bali - unspoiled Lombok Island offers its own wealth of attractions. Disembark in the quiet town of Lembar on the island's west coast, and enjoy easy access to its capital city, Mataram, as well as the West Nusa Tenggara State Museum; Pura Lingsar, the island's holiest temple complex; Narmada Park with its "fountain of youth"; local craft markets; and more.

    Day 17 - Disembark in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

    This morning, you'll bid farewell to your crew and disembark The Gauguin. Perhaps you'll take advantage of the opportunity to explore Bali further. Indulge in watersports activities, including jetskiing, banana boating, parasailing, snorkeling, diving, and reef fishing. Visit Ubud, renowned for its temples, shrines, artists' workshops and galleries, and the Sacred Monkey Forest.

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    Cruise Line
    Paul Gauguin Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    17 Days
    Cruise Ship
    m/s Paul Gauguin

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Lautoka2:30 PM4:00 PM
    Day 2At Sea  
    Day 3Espiritu Santo11:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 4At Sea  
    Day 5Guadalcanal10:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 6At Sea  
    Day 7Samarai Island8:00 AM12:00 PM
    Day 8Port Moresby7:00 AM7:00 PM
    Day 9At Sea  
    Day 10Merauke8:00 AM5:00 PM
    Day 11At Sea  
    Day 12At Sea  
    Day 13Dili8:00 AM6:00 PM
    Day 14At Sea  
    Day 15Komodo Island8:00 AM1:00 PM
    Day 16Lembar8:00 AM4:00 PM
    ContinuedBenoa8:00 PM 
    Day 17Benoa8:00 AM 
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    Included in rates

  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports

    Owner's Suite 701

    CATEGORY OS 701 - 534 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 77 sq. ft.

  • Owner's Suite 701 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
  • Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
  • Owner's Suite includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Owner's Suite 7002

    CATEGORY OS 7002 - 588 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 57 sq. ft.

  • Owner's Suite 7002 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with a queen-sized sofa bed.
  • Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
  • Owner's Suite includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    GS Grand Suite

    CATEGORY GS - 529 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 197 sq. ft.

  • Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
  • Grand Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
  • Grand Suites includes Butler service and complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    A Veranda Suite

    CATEGORY A - 358 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 58 sq. ft.

    CATEGORY A 7004 - 349 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 53 sq. ft.

  • 4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
  • Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or a sofa bed.
  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    B Veranda Stateroom

    CATEGORY B - 305 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 56 sq. ft.

    CATEGORY B 7003 - 303 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
    Veranda: 47 sq. ft.

  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.
  • B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.
  • Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    C Balcony Stateroom

    CATEGORY C - 239 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
    Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
  • Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. - balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only

    The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub:

    763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. - balcony 75 sq. ft.)
    764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. - balcony 75 sq. ft.)
    765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. - balcony 74 sq. ft.)
    766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. - balcony 70 sq. ft.)
    767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. - balcony 74 sq. ft.)

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    D Balcony Stateroom

    CATEGORY D - 239 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
    Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

  • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    E Window Stateroom

    CATEGORY E - 200 sq. ft.
    Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window

  • Wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415)
  • Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    F Porthole Stateroom

    CATEGORY F - 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window

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