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    10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus CME Cruise March 20—30, 2019

    March 20, 2019 • March 30, 2019

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10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus CME Cruise March 20—30, 2019

Whether you spend your days on land or underwater on this 10-night journey, aquatic beauty surrounds you. First, the Society Islands wow with lush rainforests, impossibly clear lagoons, and endless palm trees swaying in the warm breeze. Then, the Tuamotu Archipelago beckons with an underwater ecosystem that’s known the world ‘round. Grab a snorkel mask or dive tank and see it for yourself.

10-Night Society Islands & Tuamotus CME Cruise March 20—30, 2019


Dr. Jay Lee

MD, FRCSC Urologist

Topic: Urology

Dr. Lee is a urologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta at the Rockyview General Hospital. He i...

Dr. Ian Landells


Topic: Dermatology

  • Graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School, St. John’s NL, Canada ...

Additional Noteworthy Features

Worthwhile Mentions

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.


Scroll over the itinerary to the right to see more details!

  • Wed, Mar 20 Papeete, French Polynesia

    Embark: 3:00 pm

    Depart: 11:55 pm

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

  • Thurs, Mar 21 Huahine, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 5:00 pm


    CME: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

  • Fri, Mar 22 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am


    Free day!

  • Sat, Mar 23 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Depart: 4:00 pm


    CME: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Sun, Mar 24 Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

    Rangiroa, Tuamotus


    Arrive: 12:00 pm

    Depart: 5:30 pm


    CME: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Mon, Mar 25 Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

    Fakarava, Tuamotus


    Arrive: 8:00 am

    Depart: 5:30 pm


    CME: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Tues, Mar 26

    At Sea


    CME: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Wed, Mar 27 Leeward Islands, French Polynesia

    Taha'a, Society Islands


    Arrive: 9:00 am

    Depart: 5:00 pm


    CME: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

  • Thurs, Mar 28 Moorea, French Polynesia

    Arrive: 8:00 am


    CME: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

  • Fri, Mar 29 Moorea, French Polynesia

    Depart: 5:00 pm

    Moorea to Papeete, Tahiti

  • Sat, Mar 30 Papeete, French Polynesia

    Disembark: 8:00 am

Our Group Will Be Visiting Many Exciting Stops

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...

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...

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...