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Gauguin introduces Tahiti hotel, cruise package

Paul Gauguin Cruises has introduced a 10-night hotel and cruise package that includes a three-night pre-cruise stay at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, a seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands cruise on The Gauguin, roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles, and transfers. The package is available Jan. 2, 2013, with rates from US$4,270 p.p.; May 8, 2013, from US$4,870 p.p.; July 31, 2013, from US$5,170 p.p.; and Oct. 23, from US$5,070 p.p. On this 10-night itinerary, The Gauguin sails roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti, visiting the islands of Raiatea and Taha’a with overnights in Bora Bora and Moorea. Itinerary highlights include a day on Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet off the coast of Taha’a, featuring a barbecue lunch and refreshments, and complimentary use of the cruise line’s private white-sand beach in Bora Bora. The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, located alongside a lagoon with breathtaking views of the island of Moorea, features two infinity pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, Deep Nature Spa by Alogtherm, and a “lagoonarium”containing approximately 2,000 tropical fish. The resort is famous for its dinner shows at Le Tiare restaurant, which feature the internationally renowned Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti performance group, and its Le Lotus overwater gourmet restaurant. As part of the package, guests receive three-night accommodations in a lagoon view room at the resort with daily breakfast. (

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