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    14-Night Tuamotus & Society Islands CME Cruise April 14-28, 2018

    April 14, 2018 • April 28, 2018

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14-Night Tuamotus & Society Islands CME Cruise April 14-28, 2018

Onboard the ms Paul Gauguin.

Natural beauty is on display everywhere you look on this two-week journey through the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and the Society Islands. This itinerary offers plenty of time to explore at your own pace, from the pristine beaches and exceptional diving of the Tuamotu Archipelago to the Marquesas Islands of Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva, all of which are as rich in culture as they are in rugged, natural beauty. Continue on to the picturesque Society Islands.

14-Night Tuamotus & Society Islands CME Cruise April 14-28, 2018


Dr. Rupert Kaul


Rupert is an Infectious Disease specialist at the Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hos...

Dr. Kevin Kain


Topic: Travel Medicine

  • Canada Research Chair in Molecular Parasitology.
  • Professor of Medicine at Univers...

Additional Noteworthy Features


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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  • Sat, Apr 14 Papeete, French Polynesia


  • Sun, Apr 15

    At Sea

    CME 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    CME 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Sea Courses Private Welcome Reception 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Mon, Apr 16 Gambier Islands, French Polynesia


    Free day!

  • Tue, Apr 17

    At Sea

    CME 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CME 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Wed, Apr 18 Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

    Omoa, Fatu Hiva

    Free day!

  • Thu, Apr 19 Atuona, French Polynesia


    Free day!

  • Fri, Apr 20 Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia


    Free day!

  • Sat, Apr 21 Taiohae, French Polynesia

    Free day!

  • Sun, Apr 22

    At Sea

    CME 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CME 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Mon, Apr 23

    At Sea

    CME 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    CME 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Tue, Apr 24 Huahine, French Polynesia

    Free day!

  • Wed, Apr 25 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Free day!

  • Thu, Apr 26 Leeward Islands, French Polynesia


    Free day!

  • Fri, Apr 27 Moorea, French Polynesia

    Free day!

  • Sat, Apr 28 Papeete, French Polynesia


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...

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...

Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands

The southernmost island in the Marquesas, Fatu Hiva may also be the most beautiful. This remote paradise has no airstrip, only one road, and just 500 residents. A century ago, the island was kno...

Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands

Above the steady rumble of the Pacific surge, the sharply sculpted mountains of Hiva Oa hide their summits in the mists of rain-filled clouds. The largest and most fertile island in the southern...

Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands

Its name means “sunrise” in Marquesan, and this tiny, 19-square-mile island in the Marquesas archipelago is just as beautiful as the name suggests. Visitors arrive via the charming seafront vill...

Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

A charming seafront village, Taiohae is the administrative, economic, educational, and health center of the Marquesas Islands and the gateway to the island of Nuku Hiva’s natural beauty. Visitor...

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...

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 ...