Spend the Holidays in Paradise with These Luxe Sailings from Paul Gauguin Cruises

The Christmas and New Year sailings explore gorgeous French Polynesian islands

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Two luxury cruises from Paul Gauguin Cruises will have you wanting to trade in your white Christmas for a white-sand Christmas. Departing December 22 and December 29, 2021, the seven-day voyages depart from Tahiti on the m/s Paul Gauguin, the cruise line's small-sized flagship complete with spacious suites and staterooms, three dining venues and a full-service spa.

Both itineraries include two stops exclusively available to guests of Paul Gauguin cruises — Motu Mahana islet and a private beach in Bora Bora. Guests will also stay overnight in Moorea to experience its verdant peaks and crystalline water.

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The holiday voyages will highlight Polynesian culture and also offer plenty of activities: water sports, a barbecue cookout, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding and even optional excursions such as a four-wheel-drive safari or a glass-bottom boat ride. Check out Paul Gauguin Cruises on Instagram for awe-inspiring images of real voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific.

The onboard Moana Explorer Program allows kids (and parents) to engage in hands-on interactive learning about nature through excursions, activities and crafts. Through a variety of naturalist-led beach excursions, science activities, crafts, and games, your family will learn new appreciation for this stunningly beautiful part of the world.

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Between ports of call, relax on private balconies (more than 70% of the staterooms feature them) or grab a beer from your in-room refrigerator. When it's time to eat, choose your venue — all meals and drinks (even select wine, beer and spirits) are included in cabin fare.

Speaking of inclusions, you'll be surprised by what you get for the cruises' $6,645 price tag: Beside meals and drinks, the sailings also include airfare from Los Angeles, airport/pier transfers, free room service, shipboard entertainment, onboard gratuities and access to a pool, a fitness center, a casino and a disco/lounge.

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Unlike mega-ship sailings, Paul Gauguin cruises offer a more intimate, upscale experience, with a focus on personalized service. The smaller ship size allows it to stop in ports not accessible by massive vessels. The cruise line was recently named as the "#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line" by readers in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards for this year.

Learn more about the holiday cruises from Paul Gauguin Cruises.

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