Paul Gauguin Cruises plans to resume its Tahiti and French Polynesia small-ship voyages starting in July.

Very limited airlift

French Polynesia is reopening to international tourism on July 15, however flights are initially expected to be very limited. In announcing the opening, Tahiti Tourisme on June 5 said the European market may at first be served via flights from New Caledonia and the US market via Hawaii. Hawaii currently has a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all travelers arriving from outside the state through July 31. 

Starting with two cruises for the local market

Paul Gauguin will offer seven-night ‘Tahiti & the Society Islands’ voyages departing July 11 and July 18 for the local French Polynesian market. This itinerary operates round-trip Papeete, Tahiti, with calls at Huahine and Motu Mahana (the line’s private islet off the coast of Taha’a), Bora Bora (two days, with daily access to a private beach) and Moorea (two days).

Paul Gauguin Cruises will welcome local and international travelers on its 10-night ‘Society Islands & Tuamotus’ voyage departing July 29 from Papeete. This visits the same destinations as the seven-night itinerary and adds Rangiroa and Fakarava in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

Resuming regular schedule in August

In August and beyond, Paul Gauguin Cruises resumes its previously scheduled seven- to 14-night Tahiti, French Polynesia and South Pacific sailings.

The line has adopted the same health protocols as its parent company, Ponant, in collaboration with the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée Infection of Marseille and the Battalion of Marine Firemen of Marseille. They are detailed here.