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    13-Night Society Islands, Cooks Islands, Tonga & Fiji CME Cruise 2019

    September 7, 2019 • September 20, 2019

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About this trip

13-Night Society Islands, Cooks Islands, Tonga & Fiji CME Cruise 2019

Over the course of 13 unhurried nights, The Gauguin allows you to discover the South Pacific’s most storied, beautiful, and culturally vibrant islands, towns, and cities. No matter what kind of experience you seek, from soaking in the sun on the Society Islands’ white-sand beaches to immersing yourself in the unique cultures of Fiji and Tonga, when you follow in the wake of the world’s most famous explorers in the South Pacific, there are treasures to discover at every port.

Speakers

TBA

Topic: TBA

Additional Noteworthy Features

Activities
Our specially designed watersports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It’s as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a windsurfer or paddleboard or launching a kayak. Our watersports equipment is also
available when we call upon our private beaches. Plus, if you plan on snorkeling in multiple ports, you’re welcome to check out snorkeling gear from the marina for the duration of your cruise.

Entertainment
Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines - On every voyage of The Gauguin, we’re accompanied by our own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on our private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples
celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony.

Dining
La Veranda - Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La
Veranda, where we offer an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations we visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s
gourmet cuisine.
L’Etoile - Our exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Join us every evening for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.
Le Grill - When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.
This ship was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.

Included:
Only 332 guests for an intimate cruising experience and “small ship feel”
Crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5
All ocean view accommodations — nearly 70% with balconies
Space to guest ratio of nearly 58 to 1, one of the highest of any ship
All onboard gratuities included
Complimentary beverages including fine w ines & premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee & tea served throughout the ship
Butler Service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup plus SoundDock® for iPod®
In-suite minibar replenished daily w ith soft drinks, beer & bottled w ater
Onboard dive program offering PADI certification for novices & classes at all levels
Onboard informative lecture program (special guest lecturers & port of call infor- mation)
Two elegant restaurants plus one pool-side grill, all with easy open-seating dining
Well-being and vegetarian selections & special dietetic menus upon request
WiFi hotspots throughout the ship
Complimentary 24-hour room service
Complimentary in-room dining (order 5 star cuisine from L’Etoile Restaurant menu)
Complimentary in-room movie channels & DVD library available

Schedule

This course is designed for Family Physicians, Specialists, and Allied Health Care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs assessment to facilitate the faculty with the development of their presentations. Topics being covered Cardiology, Diabetes, Emergency Medicine

  • Sat, Sept 7 Papeete, French Polynesia

    Embark: 3:00 pm

    Depart: 11:55 pm

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  • Sun, Sept 8 Moorea, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 6:00 pm

     

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  • Mon, Sept 9 Leeward Islands, French Polynesia

    Taha'a, Society Islands

     

    Arrive: 9:00 am

    Depart: 5:00 pm

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  • Tues, Sept 10 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 6:00 pm

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  • Wed, Sept 11

    At Sea

     

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  • Thurs, Sept 12 Aitutaki, Cook Islands

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 6:00 pm

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  • CROSSING INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
  • Sat, Sept 14

    At Sea

     

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  • Sun, Sept 15

    At Sea

     

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  • Mon, Sept 16 Vava'eu, Tonga

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 5:00 pm

     

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  • Tues, Sept 17

    At Sea

     

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  • Wed, Sept 18 Northern, Fiji

    Savusavu, Vanua Levu

     

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 6:00 pm

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  • Thurs, Sept 19 Suva, Fiji

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 6:00 pm

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  • Fri, Sept 20 Central, Fiji

    Beqa Island, Fiji

     

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 5:00 pm

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  • Sat, Sept 21 Lautoka, Fiji

    Disembark: 6:00 am

     

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Our Group Will Be Visiting Many Exciting Stops

Papeete, Tahiti

A gorgeous collection of volcanic islands strewn across the blue Pacific, Polynesia paints a stunning picture. And, as the capital city on the largest of all 118 islands, Papeete offers endless ...

Moorea, Society Islands

Moorea, often likened to James Michener's mythical island of Bali Hai, is worth a visit just to experience its spectacular vistas. Volcanic peaks, reflected in the waters of Cook's Bay and Opuno...

Taha’a, Society Islands

Enclosed in a common lagoon with Raiatea and accessible only by boat, Taha’a is an ideal island for a relaxing getaway. A sleepy island that boasts only a handful of guesthouses and small hotels...

Bora Bora, Society Islands

The dream destination of Bora Bora just begs to have its picture taken, with lush peaks, white sand beaches, and romantic lagoons. But perhaps Bora Bora’s most iconic image that of Mount Otemanu...

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

It is believed that this island was settled around 900 AD by legendary Polynesian explorer Ru. Today, the island is a wealth of cultural tradition, with inhabitants keeping their history alive t...

Vava’u, Tonga

One of the easternmost countries in the world, nudging the International Date Line, the Kingdom of Tonga was never colonized by Europeans, a distinction it shares with no other South Pacific nat...

Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

The island of Vanua Levu in northern Fiji remains largely undeveloped, making it a charming, unspoiled haven. It is the second largest of Fiji’s 300 islands, and, because of its remoteness, it i...

Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

Suva is perched on a hilly peninsula between two harbors and boasts a fascinating mix of modern and colonial architectural, as well as an easygoing yet sophisticated ambiance. As the largest urb...

Beqa Island, Fiji

In Fiji, virtually everyone you’ll meet will be smiling—and when you view the high mountains, lush vegetation, shimmering waters, and pristine white-sand beaches of this island nation, you’ll un...

Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

In Fiji, virtually everyone you’ll meet will be smiling—and when you view the high mountains, lush vegetation, shimmering waters, and pristine white-sand beaches of this island nation, you’ll un...