French Polynesia has long beckoned visitors with sensational scenery, azure seas and a rich local culture. But because its territory encompasses 118 islands in a vast area almost the size of continental Europe, the logistics of exploring this alluring country can be daunting.
The simplest solution is to hop aboard the deluxe Paul Gauguin and cruise for a week or two around the archipelago’s most beautiful islands. Dedicated solely to plying the waters of the South Pacific, the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin can be an excellent value in expensive French Polynesia, especially when it offers reduced rates. Those travelers able to reserve quickly can realize savings of between $500 and $5,450 per person, as well as free airfare out of Los Angeles. Valid on seven departures in October, November and December, this offer must be booked by May 28.
If a vacation earlier in the year is in order, Paul Gauguin Cruises features savings of between $650 and $1,150 per person on its July 9, August 20 and September 24 departures. Again, airfare from Los Angeles is included. The reduced fares on these seven-night cruises around Tahiti and the other Society Islands are available only to members of Andrew Harper and a select few other travel companies. Valid on cabin categories B through F, these rates must be secured by June 30. For more information, contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office at (800) 375-4685 or [email protected]