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    10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus CME Cruise September 19-29, 2018

    September 19, 2018 • September 29, 2018

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10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus CME Cruise September 19-29, 2018

Onboard the ms Paul Gauguin.

Beauty surrounds you on this 10-day sojourn, both on land and underwater. The Society Islands beckon with lush rainforests, crystal-clear lagoons, and warm breezes that encourage nothing but indulgent beachside lounging. Continue on to the Tuamotu Archipelago, a collection of low-lying atolls known the world ‘round for their vibrant underwater ecosystem.

10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus CME Cruise September 19-29, 2018


Dr. Richard M. Haber


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Dr. H. Mitchell Shulman


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Additional Noteworthy Features

Beauty surrounds you on this 10-day sojourn, both on land and underwater. The Society Islands beckon with lush rainforests, crystal-clear lagoons, and warm breezes that encourage nothing but indulgent beachside lounging. Continue on to the Tuamotu Archipelago, a collection of low-lying atolls known the world ‘round for their vibrant underwater ecosystem.


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.


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.


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.


  • 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


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.


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  • Wed, Sep 19 Papeete, French Polynesia



    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sea Courses Private Welcome Reception

  • Thu, Sep 20 Huahine, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 5:00 pm


    CME: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

  • Fri, Sep 21 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am


    Free day!

  • Sat, Sep 22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Depart: 4:00 pm


    CME: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Sun, Sep 23 Gambier Islands, French Polynesia


    CME: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Mon, Sep 24 Gambier Islands, French Polynesia



    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 5:30 pm


    Free day!

  • Tue, Sep 25

    At Sea


    CME 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CME 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Wed, Sep 26 Leeward Islands, French Polynesia

    Taha’a Motu

    CME 8:00 am - 9:00 am

  • Thu, Sep 27 Moorea, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am


    Free day!

  • Fri. Sep 28 Vairao, French Polynesia

    Depart Moorea: 5:00 pm

    Arrive Papeete: 7:00 pm


    CME 4:00pm - 5:15 pm

  • Sat, Sep 29 Papeete, French Polynesia

    Disembark: 8:00 am

Our Group Will Be Visiting Many Exciting Stops

Papeete, Tahiti

Now the invigorating capital city and gateway of the country, Papeete boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining and unique restaurants...plus a newly refurbished airport. The urban center ha...

Huahine, Society Islands

A deep, crystal-clear lagoon surrounds the two islands while magnificent bays and white-sand beaches add drama and solitude to their virtue. An underwater paradise you truly cannot miss! Don you...

Bora Bora, Society Islands

Lush tropical slopes and deep valleys blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motus encircle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate necklace. Perfect white sand beaches give way to emerald wat...

Rangiroa, Tuamotus Islands

Rangiroa is simply beyond imagination with an endless horizon above the world’s second largest atoll. Surrounding one of the world’s greatest dive destinations, 240 islets lay upon the ocean for...

Fakarava, Tuamotus Islands

Pure, pristine and dreamlike, the ecosystem of this gorgeous island is home to extremely rare birds, plants and crustaceans. Quaint villages, old coral churches and welcoming people are intertwi...

Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

Here the world melts away as you explore the lagoon, dive among the reefs & discover trails that lead to hidden areas among the motu. This is Paul Gauguin Cruises private motu where they cater t...

Moorea, Society Islands

Breathtakingly beautiful with stunning landscapes await your arrival. From the verdant mountains to the azure seas and white sand beaches, there is a myriad of options for your day ashore. Take ...

Vairao, Tahiti Iti

Vairao is a small port town and district on the southwest coast of Tahiti, just to the northwest of Teahupo'o. A town hall and sports centres lie in the northern part of the village and also fea...