Friday, 23 June 2023 23:11

Paul Gauguin's 2025 sailings

Paul Gauguin Cruises  has launched its programme for 2025, covering French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific. The 26 voyages span six itineraries, offering experiences ranging from seven to 14 nights.

Published in Cruising Updates
Sunday, 04 June 2023 18:03

Slow time in Taha’a

A guest at Le Taha’a is close enough to Bora Bora to see the sun set over the famous island. But they are also far enough away to have a completely different and far more laid back type of French Polynesian experience.

Published in Pacific Islands
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 00:36

New luxury 'buy out' option

A luxury three-villa property in the lagoon of Raiatea, French Polynesia is giving New Zealand agents a new option for resort island buyouts in the Pacific, says Alana Eli, sales manager New Zealand and Australia with South Pacific Management (SPM) Hotels.

Motu Nao Nao had a soft opening late 2021 and fully opened this year. The resort has quickly gained traction from the northern hemisphere and Eli says it will definitely suit a niche market here.

Published in Pacific Islands
Tuesday, 04 October 2022 20:10

Savings with Aranui Cruises

French Polynesian cargo cruise line Aranui Cruises is currently offering savings of up to $3,000 per cabin.

The biggest savings of $1,500 per person are on offer for Aranui 5’s final two voyages of 2022 to the Marquesas Islands, departing December 3 and 17, 2022, when New Zealand clients book a Royal, Premium or Presidential suite before 9  December 2022.

Published in Cruising Updates
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 04:41

PONANT's Fly & Cruise package

PONANT has released a new 13-night Fly and Cruise package for its upcoming 2022 Chairman’s Cruise on board Le Paul Gauguin, in French Polynesia including Tahiti, the Society Islands and the Tuamotus. 

The voyage will be hosted by Australian businesswoman Sarina Bratton AM, Asia Pacific chairman of PONANT and Paul Gauguin Cruises.

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French Polynesia is repositioning its cruise industry in favour of ships with small and medium capacity.

A release from Tahiti Tourisme says the destination will ‘reposition around four axis’, applicable from 1 January 2022.

Firstly it will favour year-round turnaround ships based in French Polynesia, of small and medium capacities (700 passengers).

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