New Years in Tahiti, December 2020

Discover your own island inspiration in the destination that enchanted painter Paul Gauguin, author James A. Michener, and countless others.There’s a reason these islands are world-renowned— their beauty is unmatched, and award-winning Paul Gauguin cruises beautifully captures the feel of these islands and their culture.  You’ll visit Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Hauhine, Taha’a over 7 nights, but that may not be enough.  If you’ve always dreamed of staying in an over-water bungalow like you’ve seen in photographs, we can help arrange a stay in one before or after your cruise.  Contact MillenniuM Travel at (831) 659-0151 to make your reservation today!

Special Offer: Children 17 & under sail free in the same room as the parents, paying only air and port charges in select rooms. Guests 18 & over pay only $125 per night plus air & port charges in select rooms! 3rd guest accommodation is a loveseat convertible sofa that folds out to slightly smaller than a standard twin.

Cruise Highlights

  • Fares include round-trip economy air from Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete, Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui, and day rooms if necessary due to flight scheduling.
  • All-inclusive 7-night cruise features prepaid gratuities, open bar, educational wine tastings, snorkeling equipment, a day on Motu Mahana, meals and nightly entertainment.
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar. 
  • Explore Bora Bora your way—visit our exclusive white-sand beach with volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking or paddleboarding, or opt for an optional four-wheel-drive safari, aquabike excursion, or glass bottom boat ride.
  • Enjoy an overnight in Moorea, giving you plenty of time to marvel at mountain peaks, lounge near blue lagoons, and sample the fresh, local cuisine.





Date Ports  Arrive Depart
December 25/26: Flight from LAX to Papeete (flight details finalized closer to sailing) 
Dec 27, 2020 HUAHINE, SOCIETY ISLANDS 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Dec 28, 2020 TAHA’A, SOCIETY ISLANDS 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Dec 29, 2020 BORA BORA, SOCIETY ISLANDS 8:00 AM Overnight
Dec 31, 2020 MOOREA, SOCIETY ISLANDS 8:00 AM Overnight
Jan 2, 2021 PAPEETE, TAHITI, SOCIETY ISLANDS Disembark 8-10AM 
DAY ROOM & AFTERNOON FLIGHT TO LAX – Or extend your stay in Tahiti in luxury hotel or an overwater bungalow!

*Itinerary &  times are subject to change at Paul Gauguin’s discretion. For guests interested in extending their time in Tahiti we can arrange a stay in an overwater bungalow or various luxury hotels in the area before or after your cruise. Please contact MillenniuM for additional details.



Fares are listed per person, based on double occupancy & are subject to change as the ship fills. Economy Class airfare from Los Angeles is included; air add-ons from home city are available on request.  View the Paul Gauguin deck plan & virtual tour here.

Fares Include: 

  • Included Economy Class roundtrip airfare from LAX.
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • Access to our private beach in Bora Bora
  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports
  • Day at our private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Categories B & higher Include complimentary Butler Service.


Special Offer: Children 17 & under sail free in the same room as the parents, paying only air and port charges in select rooms. Guests 18 & over pay only $125 per night plus air & port charges in select rooms! 3rd guest accommodation is a loveseat convertible sofa that folds out to slightly smaller than a standard twin.


Category  Description Fare includes Air
from LAX
Owner’s  Suite


Category OS 701.
Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
Grand Suite Category GS.
Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
Veranda  Stateroom Category A.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
Veranda Stateroom Category B.
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
Veranda: 56 sq. ft.
Includes Butler Service
Balcony Stateroom
Cat. C, queen or twin beds
Cat. D, queen bed
Category C & D.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda: 37 sq. ft.
Cat. D: $7,995
Cat. C: $8,195
Window Stateroom Category E.
200 sq. ft. with
picture window.
Porthole Stateroom Category F.
200 sq. ft. with
2 portholes.


*Fares are per person & based on double occupancy in US Dollars.  Fares will increase as the ship fills. Pricing shown does not promise category availability at time of booking. Economy Class airfare from Los Angeles is included; air add-ons from home city are available on request for an added fee. Air credit for non-use of this promotion is $1,700. Port, security, and handling fees of $159 per person are additional. Pricing for the third guest in the same stateroom is as follows: 17 years old and under, FREE; 18 years of age and older, $125 per night. Third guest is cruise-only; air and taxes are additional. 3rd berth in most staterooms is a small fold out loveseat. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Other conditions apply. Please click here to view pre-promotional fares and full terms and conditions. Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM Travel and Paul Gauguin reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and change any and all fares, fees, promotions and programs at any time without notice. CST# 1005871-40.


Pre & Post Cruise

Cottages In The Middle Of BeachMillenniuM Travel can help you with more than just your cruise. We are here to assist you with all of your vacation plans including pre & post cruise hotels, transfers, tours and more to ensure you truly experience “A Taste of Life”. You can search through our luxury partnered hotel options using the links below. In addition to arranging luxury hotels, we can also assist you with arranging a private overwater bungalow (highly recommended)- contact our office for more details. 

If you need any assistance or have any questions regarding your pre and post cruise travel plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (831) 659-0151 or


Daily Itinerary & Port Descriptions


Below itinerary is for guests taking Paul Gauguin’s airfare and not extending their time in the islands with a recommended pre or post cruise hotel stay.

December 25/26: Air Tahiti Nui flight from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti (flights finalized closer to sailing).

December 26:  Afternoon embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands. The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic atolls strewn across the grand Pacific Ocean, and the island of Tahiti is the largest of all 118. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin. 

December 27 – Huahine, Society Islands: Your first port of call is Huahine, known as “The Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic terrain. While here, you can cruise the expansive lagoon, explore the island’s culture, or picnic on the beach.

December 28 – Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands: Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided

December 29 & 30 – Bora Bora, Society Islands: Immediately recognizable by Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or “firstborn,” because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.

December 31 & January 1 – Moorea, Society Islands: Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. Tonight sail to Papeete.

January 2 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands: Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you’re not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.  

Guests booking using Paul Gauguin’s air program will be transferred to a hotel day room for the afternoon before being transferred to the airport for your return flight to LAX.  

For those that wish to extend your stay and explore more of this side of Polynesia paradise we can arrange a hotel or overwater bungalow on Moorea, Taha’a, Bora Bora or Papeete.  


Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the highest-rated and longest continually-sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific, the renowned m/s Paul Gauguin, designed to explore the pristine lagoons of these islands, while our proud team of local Tahitians extend genuine Polynesian hospitality. Artful onboard features include luxurious, oceanview accommodations with balconies in select staterooms, gourmet dining curated by award-winning chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, a lavish spa offering signature treatments, an expansive deck and outdoor pool, fitness center, a boutique, and a lounge with live entertainment introducing you to Polynesia’s vibrant cultures. The Gauguin also offers a watersports marina for kayaking, paddle boarding, and PADI SCUBA diving programs. Only with Paul Gauguin Cruises can you visit our private island of Motu Mahana (off the coast of Taha’a) where food, drink, and live music await as well as our exclusive beach retreat in Bora Bora.  Discover the difference of cruising with purpose on Paul Gauguin Cruises and allow us to introduce you to authentic Polynesia.

Ship Features:

  • Only 332 guests
  • Crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5
  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 500 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
  • A choice of three dining venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Included onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, a pianist, and a professionally operated casino with slot machines
  • Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs
  • Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
  • Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions
  • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ exclusive retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a delicious feast
  • Access to the exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora, which offers an idyllic white-sand beach, excellent snorkeling, and bar service on French Polynesia itineraries
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
  • Spacious outdoor decks and pool
  • La Boutique duty-free shop
  • Book library (open 24 hours a day)
  • Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the ship to cover most suites/staterooms and common areas, as well as guest-accessible computers, available 24 hours a day for a nominal fee
  • Laundry services available
  • Certified medical services
  • 166 suites/staterooms on Decks 3-8, including one wheelchair-accessible stateroom and select staterooms that can accommodate three guests



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