Sea Tales 2023/2024 Family Cruise Travel Planner

Tweens and Teens (11–17 years) For older kids, there is the Teens’ Club, which also offers age-specific programs, with activities such as a photo workshop, hip hop courses, and pool parties. In the Teens’ club, there are also special teen excursions without parents, special spa treatments, and group dinners. Paul Gauguin Cruises Minimum Age: One year Children’s Programs: Extensive Babysitting: No Tickets: O verview Luxury comes in many forms aboard the Paul Gauguin, which was built to sail the shallow waters of French Polynesia and can access ports unavailable to larger vessels. It is the only cruise ship that sails year-round itineraries in the Society, Tuamotu, and Marquesas Islands. A recent $7 million refurbishment included enhancement of the dining experience and spa offerings. All staterooms have an ocean view, marble baths, full-sized tubs and showers, refrigerators stocked with soft drinks and mineral water, and complimentary mini-bar setups. Almost seventy percent of staterooms have private balconies. The passenger-to-crew ratio of 1.5:1, with 332 passengers and 217 crew, makes for excellent, personalized service. Crew members know the islands very well and share that knowledge with passengers, as do the archeologists and marine biologists who sail each cruise. There is no regimentation and no formality aboard the Paul Gauguin. Dining is open seating in three restaurants: L’Etoile, which has a French Art Deco style; La Veranda, a modern venue with both indoor and outdoor seating; and Le Grill, located near the pool, which offers a buffet and open-air dining. As the cruise price is all-inclusive, complimentary wine is served at dinner. The ship has a retractable water sports platform, so guests can kayak, paddle board, or windsurf. It also has a pool, spa, and fitness center, as well as a lounge (entertainment and lectures). Wifi hotspots are available throughout the ship, though Internet access incurs an extra charge. Dress is as relaxed as the atmosphere: Casual attire by day and elegant resort wear by night—men in trousers and shirts with collars (not golf shirts) and skirts or slacks with blouses for women. On Tahitian Night, women are encouraged to wear pareos and men to wear Polynesian shirts. Announcements are made in English and French. On the Paul Gauguin, though the average age of passengers is 50+, you’ll also find honeymooners, young professionals, and retirees. During school vacations, families with children will be on board. The line attracts guests from all over the world. The Paul Gauguin is best for affluent travelers who want a luxury experience in Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia with a line that specializes in the area. D estinations Tahiti and the South Pacific M inimum A ge Paul Gauguin Cruises is unable to accommodate infants less than one year of age.

Policies subject to change without notice, always check with your travel agent regarding pregnancy policies and children age policies prior to booking your cruise.

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