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     7 Nights Aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin
TAhiTi & ThE SOciETy iSlANdS
                   7-Night cruise Aboard the 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin
                                                                                                                        Dear Traveler,

                                                                                                                        Thank you for choosing to sail aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, the most highly
                                                                                                                        awarded small luxury ship at sea. We look forward to providing you with
                                                                                                                        memories that will last a lifetime. This AnswerBook will help you prepare for
                                                                                                                        your upcoming voyage by acquainting you with the ship and providing essential
                                                                                                                        information about what you can expect before, during, and after your cruise.

                                                                                                                        We suggest that you read this AnswerBook carefully. If you find that you
                                                                                                                        have additional questions, please visit our website at www.pgcruises.com,
                                                                                                                        or call our Reservations Department at 800-848-6172.

                                                                                                                        Your captain, officers, staff, and crew await your arrival with great anticipation.
                                                                                                                        We look forward to providing you with the blend of unsurpassed service,
                                                                                                                        attention to detail, and elegant yet comfortable surroundings that makes a
                                                                                                                        cruise aboard The Gauguin the ultimate vacation escape.

                                                                                                                        Bon voyage,

                                                                                                                        Diane Moore, President
                                                                                                                        Paul Gauguin Cruises

cONTENTS                                                                                                                                                       important Planning information & Trip Preparation
                                                                                                                                                                  Travel Protection Plan .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .17
                                                                                                                                                                  Travel documentation  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .18
your home at Sea  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1                        Time differences & Temperatures  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .19
Suites & Staterooms  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2                        Money Matters  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .19
deck Plans  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3   Packing Tips  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .20
life Aboard                                                                                                                                                    Baggage  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .21
    General Onboard information  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
    Beauty & Fitness .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5                     customs Regulations  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .22
    dining Options .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6                    Airline Arrangements & Transfers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .22
    Entertainment & Nightlife  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7                                            your day-by-day itinerary/Map & highlights  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .26
    Other Onboard Services  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8                                         Extend your Stay: Pre- & Post-cruise hotel Programs  .  .  .27
    Swimming & Watersports  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
    life Beneath the Waves  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9                                      Shore Excursions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .30
communications Onboard                                                                                                                                         Recommended Reading  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .32
    Telephone communication  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .10                                                       Frequently Asked Questions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .33
    internet communication  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .12                                               Terms & conditions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .34
General Shipboard information  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .13                                                     Visit us Online  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .39
Safety at Sea  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16         contact information  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .39
your home at Sea
Our emphasis is on providing the 332 guests on each sailing with a delightful experience, aboard and ashore. Enjoy
unsurpassed service and attention to detail amid elegant, relaxing surroundings.

• All-inclusive pricing: select wines and spirits, soft drinks,       • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s exclusive, private
  bottled water, hot beverages, and shipboard gratuities                retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian
• Complimentary 24-hour room service, including                         hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a
  selections from L’Etoile Restaurant during regular                    delicious feast
  dining hours                                                        • Access to an exclusive, private beach located on a motu
• All oceanview accommodations, measuring from                          off the coast of Bora Bora that offers an idyllic white-sand
  200 to 588 sq. ft., including balcony                                 beach, excellent snorkeling, and bar service
• A choice of 3 dining venues                                         • Fully equipped fitness center
• Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists,            • Presentations by our own onboard naturalist
  house band, a pianist, and a professionally operated                  and special guests
  casino with slot machines                                           • Book and DVD library (open 24 hours a day)
• Spa and beauty services, including hair care, hand                  • WiFi hot spots in all suites/staterooms and common
  and foot treatments, body treatments, facials,                        areas, as well as guest-accessible computers
  and spa programs                                                      available 24 hours a day
• Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and                   • Laundry and dry cleaning services available
  windsurfing, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions              • Certified medical services
• Optional PADI dive program and certification

• Refrigerator stocked and replenished daily with soft                • Closet (drawers, skirt/slack hangers, shirt hangers,
  drinks, beer, and bottled water                                       and shoe rack)
• Fresh fruits, replenished daily                                     • Personal safe
• Fresh flower arrangement upon embarkation                           • Umbrella (1 per suite or stateroom)
• Queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed                  • Separate sitting area with sofa, stool, and coffee table
  configuration)                                                      • TV and CD/DVD player (DVD library on board)
• Luxury European bed linens                                          • Complimentary in-room movie channels and
• Luxury appointed bathrooms with full-size tub,                        movies available
  including shower (seven have a shower stall only)                   • iPod® music system in all Butler suites and staterooms
• Luxury bathroom amenities (shampoo, conditioner,                    • Direct-dial satellite telephone
  soap, and body lotion)
                                                                      • Individually controlled thermostat for air conditioning
• Embroidered luxury cotton robes                                       and heating
• Desk/vanity area with stool, hairdryer, and 110V
  and 220V outlets

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                                                                Owner’s Suite
                                                                  OS 701

Stateroom                                                                                                                                                                                      Veranda Stateroom

                                                                                                                                                 Owner’s Suite
                                                                                                                                                   OS 7002
                        Suite                                                                                                                                                                   Window Stateroom

                                                                                                                             Veranda Suite

                                                     Suites & Staterooms

                                                                                        m/s Paul Gauguin

            capacity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 332 Guests                           length  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513’            Space Ratio .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 58, one of the highest
                                                                                                                                                                                      of any luxury cruise ship
            crew  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 217 / international          Width  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 71’
                                                                                                                                                   Passenger decks  .  .  . 7
            Officers .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . European and international      draft  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16 .9’
                                                                                                                                                   call letters  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . FNPG
            Registry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Bahamas                           Tonnage  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 19,200 Tons
                                                                                                                                                   Propulsion System diesel Electric
            Shipyard .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . chantiers de l’Atlantique          Maximum Speed  .  . 18 Knots
                                                     (Saint Nazaire, France)

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dEcK PlANS                                       TRiPlE OccuPANcy STATEROOMS
                                                 categories OS, GS, A, B and stateroom 415 can accommodate a rollaway bed for a third person .

  m/s Paul Gauguin                               lOVESEAT cONVERTiBlE BEdS ARE AVAilABlE iN ThE FOllOWiNG STATEROOMS:
                                                 Category C: 12 staterooms (those ending in 6 and 8 – with the exception of 7006 and 766)
                                                 Category D: 5 staterooms (those ending in 6 and 8)
                                                 Category E: 11 staterooms (those ending in 5, 6 and 8 – with the exception of 415)
                                                 Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed, but can comfortably
                                                       accommodate an average size adult.

                                                   One wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415) is available.

                                                 Categories B and above include Butler service.

                                                   denotes staterooms with choice of queen bed or twin bed configuration . All other staterooms are queen bed configuration


  Owner’s Suites (2)                                     Grand Suite (2)                                                 Veranda Suite (5)
  Owner’s Suites include Butler service.                 Grand Suites include Butler service.                            Veranda Suites include Butler service.

  CATEGORY OS 7002 (588 square feet)
                                                         CATEGORY GS (529 sq. ft)                                        CATEGORY A (358 sq. ft)
  Stateroom: 531 sq. ft. | Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
                                                         Stateroom: 332 sq. ft. | Veranda: 197 sq. ft.                   Stateroom: 300 sq. ft. | Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
  Bathroom includes a full size tub and
  dressing area.                                         Paul Gauguin Suite (801),                                       CATEGORY A 7004 (349 sq. ft)
                                                         Flora Tristan Suite (802).
  CATEGORY OS 701 (534 square feet)                                                                                      Stateroom: 296 sq. ft. | Veranda: 53 sq. ft.

  Stateroom: 457 sq. ft. | Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
                                                                                                                         Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710),
  Bathroom includes a separate shower                                                                                    Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712)
  and a dressing area.






Veranda Stateroom (17)                              Balcony Stateroom (63)                                               Window Stateroom (37)
Veranda Staterooms include Butler service.          CATEGORY C & D (239 sq. ft)                                          CATEGORY E (200 sq. ft)

CATEGORY B (305 sq. ft)                             Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. | Balcony: 37 sq. ft.                         Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. with picture window
                                                    Staterooms ending in 6 & 8 have a third berth (except
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft. | Veranda: 56 sq. ft.        7006 & 766) . The following staterooms vary in size and              Stateroom 415 is slightly larger (225 sq . ft .)
                                                    feature shower stall with no tub:                                    and is wheelchair accessible .
CATEGORY B 7003 (303 sq. ft)                        7006 (stateroom 206 sq . ft . – balcony 37 sq . ft .) features           category F (quantity 14) is same size
Stateroom: 256 sq. ft. | Veranda: 47 sq. ft.             a very small bathroom with shower only                              and layout with two portholes .
                                                    763 (stateroom 186 sq . ft . – balcony 75 sq . ft .)
Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall
                                                    764 (stateroom 188 sq . ft . – balcony 75 sq . ft .)
with no tub.
                                                    765 (stateroom 221 sq . ft . – balcony 74 sq . ft .)
                                                    766 (stateroom 216 sq . ft . – balcony 70 sq . ft .)
                                                    767 (stateroom 229 sq . ft . – balcony 74 sq . ft .)

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              762 760 758 756 754 752 750 748 746 744 742 740 738 736 734 732 730 728 726 724 722 720 718 716 714 712                                          710 708 706 704 702 7006 7004 7002
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 767                                                                                                                                                                                RECEPTION
                                                       ELV                                                                                       ELV                                LOUNGE                  BRIDGE
              761 759 757 755 753 751 749 747 745 743 741 739 737 735 733 731 729 727 725 723 721 719 717 715 713 711 709 707 705 703                                               701        7003

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                                                                                              LA BOUTIQUE
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                                                                                                                          DEEP NATURE SPA       FITNESS ELV
   L A V E R A N D A R E S TA U R A NT                                                                                                          CENTER

                                                                           FARE TAHITI            P R O M E N A DE                 PROMENADE
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                                                                                         440 438 436 434 432 430 428 426 424 422 420 418          RECEPTION         416 414 412 410 408 406 404 402

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                                            MARINA ACCESS

                                                                                         439 437 435 433 431 429 427 425 423 421 419 417                            415 413 411 409 407 405 403 401


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 STAIRS TO                                                                                                           328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312                310 308 306 304 302
 DECK 4                                                                                                                                                                                                 HOSPITAL        HOSPITAL PHARM


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                                     life Aboard
                  Your time aboard The Gauguin is as active or relaxing as you’d like it to be.
  Throughout the ship, you’ll find a variety of activities and amenities to suit your interests—and palate.

General Onboard information
 Reception Desk | Deck 4
 Located on Deck 4, the reception desk is staffed around the clock to answer your questions and provide
 general assistance. It also presents both the ship’s and our guests’ documentation to the local authorities.
 Reception can also change travelers’ checks for you and accept payment of your shipboard account at the
 end of the cruise. A large selection of DVDs is also available at the Reception Area. Hours of operation: 24
 hours a day.
 Travel Concierge Desk | Deck 4
 Book shore excursions, arrange SCUBA diving training, and more. Hours of operation: Opening hours will
 vary according to itinerary.

Beauty & Fitness
 Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm | Deck 6
 Here, expert therapists and aestheticians offer an extensive menu of massage, skin care, and facial treatments.
 Salon Staff: 1 Hairdresser, 2 Manicurists
 Spa Staff: 3 Therapists, 2 Aestheticians
 Spa:         5 Private Treatment Rooms, 1 Sauna Room, 1 Steam Room
 NOTE: Each staff member can accommodate 7-8 guests per day. The number of staff may vary. Hours of
 Operation: 8:30AM–7:30PM

 Fitness Center    | Our Fitness Center is fully equipped with a wide range of equipment (subject to change):
   Weight Lifting Machine (1)                                 Upright Bicycle (1)
   Ellipticals (2)                                            Free Weights range from 5–50 lbs with bench
   Treadmills (3)                                             Table Tennis — Deck 5 (Le Grand Salon)
   Stair Climbers (1)                                         Walking Track — Deck 9
   Recumbent Bicycle (1)

   Hours of Operation: 5:00AM–10:00PM. Hours may vary, according to itinerary

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dining Options
 L’Etoile | Deck 5
 Enjoy the artfully presented French and continental cuisine with a Polynesian accent at our main restaurant.
 Cuisine: Five-star international cuisine served à la carte, with six to eight entree selections that change daily.
 The principal restaurant on board, it features contemporary cuisine and local specialties representing the cruise
 destination as well as signature dishes created by Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Propriétaire of the world-renowned,
 two-star Michelin-rated Restaurant Apicius in Paris. A “Well Being” menu, vegetarian dishes, and any special dietary
 request guests may have can also be accommodated (with advance notice).
 Dining Guidelines: Open Seating Dining – Reservation is not required, and larger groups can be accommodated.
 Hours of Operation: Dinner, 6:30PM–9:00PM

 La Veranda | Deck 6
 Here, breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed al fresco or in the sophisticated, relaxed setting of the restaurant, which is
 transformed into an elegant French bistro for dinner.
 Cuisine: The culinary creations of Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Propriétaire of the world-renowned, two-star Michelin-
 rated Restaurant Apicius in Paris, are featured at dinner, which is inspired by traditional French cuisine.
 Dining Guidelines: Reservations are required for dinner. In order to accommodate all our guests and to ensure a
 quality dining experience, we regret that we cannot accept any pre-cruise reservations. Furthermore, to maintain
 the food quality in La Veranda, we cannot accept groups larger than eight guests at a time. If arrangements for larger
 groups are approved, a pre-selected La Veranda menu must be agreed upon.
 Hours of Operation: Breakfast Buffet, 7:30AM–9:30AM; Lunch Buffet, 12:00PM–2:00PM; Dinner, 7:00PM–9:00PM, by
 reservation only

 Le Grill | Deck 8
 Greet the sun with a buffet breakfast or enjoy a poolside lunch. Dinner features local and Pacific Rim-inspired flavors.
 Cuisine: Casual poolside breakfast and lunch includes a tasty selection of grilled dishes. For dinner, a casual à la carte
 menu is served. The menu features enticing local Polynesian dishes infused with exotic spices and fresh local fish
 grilled to your perfection.
 Dining Guidelines: Reservations are required for dinner. In order to accommodate all our guests and to ensure a
 quality dining experience, we regret that we cannot accept any pre-cruise reservations. Furthermore, to maintain
 the food quality in the Le Grill, we cannot accept groups larger than eight guests at a time. If arrangements for larger
 groups are approved, a pre-selected Le Grill menu must be agreed upon.
 Hours of Operation: Breakfast Buffet, 7:30AM–9:30AM; Lunch Buffet, 12:00PM–2:00PM; Dinner, 7:00PM–9:00PM, by
 reservation only. Hours may vary, according to itinerary.

Special Meal Requests
 If you have special dietary requirements, please notify the Paul Gauguin Cruises Reservations Department at least
 eight weeks prior to your sailing date. This is particularly important if specially purchased food items are required.
 After boarding, please contact the Maitre d’Hotel to review your requirements.

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Entertainment & Nightlife
 After an adventurous or relaxing day, the night is yours to do as you please aboard The Gauguin.

 Le Casino | Deck 5
 On any evening, you are welcome to try your luck at Le Casino. Games and table limits* include:
 Blackjack Table (1 table, table limit $5-$100)
 Stud Poker Table (1 table, table limit $5-$50)
 Slot machines (16)
 *Table limits are subject to change

 Hours of Operation: The Casino is closed in port due to Customs regulations. Typical gaming tables hours are 3:30PM until…
 Hours may vary, according to itinerary.

 Le Grand Salon | Deck 5
 Watch spectacular performances featuring the arts of the islands and more in Le Grand Salon.
 Hours of Operation: Hours vary, according to itinerary and performance times.

 La Palette | Deck 8
 In this versatile lounge, you can enjoy a morning snack or afternoon tea, attend a honeymoon/anniversary blessing ceremony,
 and enjoy a nightcap and dance under the stars to the strains of live music.
 Hours of Operation: Continental Breakfast, 6:30AM–11:00AM; Afternoon Tea, 4:00PM–5:00PM; Bar Service, 3:00PM–until…
 Hours may vary, according to itinerary.

 Piano Bar | Deck 5
 Enjoy a more relaxed environment and live entertainment in the Piano Bar.
 Hours of Operation: 6:00PM–until….

 Bar de Soleil | Sun Deck
 The sun deck bar is open only for special occasions and upon request for hosting group cocktail parties.
 Hours of Operation: As required, weather permitting.

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Other Onboard Services
 La Boutique | Deck 6
 Find a selection of clothing items, famous Tahitian black pearls, and duty-free gifts from around the world in our
 onboard boutique. A limited selection of sundry items and other travel necessities is also available for purchase.
 Hours of Operation: Embarkation day: 6:30PM–9:30PM / Port days: 8:00AM–12:00PM and 5:30PM–9:30PM / Sea days:
 8:00AM–12:00PM and 2:00PM–8:00PM (Note: Opening hours each day are subject to change.)

 Internet Café | Deck 5
 Currently, there are 8 computers with Internet access in the Internet Café. WiFi is available in all common areas and
 Hours of Operation: Internet Café is open 24 hours a day.

 Photo Shop | Deck 5
 The Photo Shop offers professional photography services so that guests may take home visual memories of their
 voyage. The Photo Shop offers albums, folios and frames, batteries, single-use cameras, digital cameras, photo
 accessories, and media cards, and also prints photos from guests’ digital cameras.
 Hours of Operation: 9:00AM–10:30PM while at sea, but hours may vary. (Due to Customs regulations, the Photo shop
 cannot be open while ship is in port.)

 O Fare Tahiti | Deck 6
 Peruse historical Tahitian artifacts in our small museum, which also frequently features artwork from local artists. A
 Reading Gallery with comfortable seating and a small library is also located in this area.
 Hours of Operation: O Fare Tahiti is open 24 hours a day.

Swimming & Watersports
 Pool & Pool Bar | Deck 8
 The pool on Deck 8 invites you to take a dip—or perhaps take a SCUBA diving course.
 Hours of Operation: Bar Service 9:30AM‒6:30PM. Hours may vary, according to itinerary.

 Watersports Marina | Deck 3
 Take advantage of the irresistible waters from the ship’s retractable watersports marina, where you can hop aboard a
 windsurfer, launch a kayak, or embark on a Zodiac® for optional diving adventures. The Gauguin is the only luxury ship
 in French Polynesia to offer PADI certification onboard for novice divers, as well as classes at all levels from snorkeling
 to advanced diving techniques, supervised by our own staff of PADI dive masters.
 Hours of Operation: Hours vary according to itinerary.

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life Beneath the Waves
 Watersports Marina
 Launching from a retractable watersports marina on ship’s aft, you can enjoy complimentary windsurfing and
 kayaking, or board a Zodiac® and embark on an optional SCUBA adventure. The m/s Paul Gauguin offers SCUBA
 diving for all levels of experience and is the only luxury ship in the French Polynesian islands offering PADI certification
 onboard for novice divers, as well as refresher courses. As a guest aboard the The Gauguin, you can enjoy water-based
 options not available to ships with larger footprints. Because of its size, the The Gauguin can sail Tahitian lagoons that
 other, larger cruise ships cannot enter, creating intimate, private, exclusive opportunities to explore the South Pacific
 waters. Kayaks can be used from the sports platform and from the beach. The sit-on-top kayak is easy to use with good
 stability and flotation. It is a great way to see the ship from a distance or to burn off a few calories.

 Watersports Safety
 Please note that no swimming, snorkeling, or SCUBA diving is allowed from the ship’s marina.

 • All users of any watersports equipment must wear a life jacket if provided by the Sport Coordinators.
 • All users must follow the safety guidelines set by the ship and must sign a liability disclaimer before accessing the
   marina platform or using any of its equipment.
 • Children must be under supervision of a parent at all times. Unaccompanied children must be at least 18 years of age.
 • Guests with a bad back should refrain from using kayaks.

 Snorkeling safety guidelines
 • Never snorkel alone.
 • A snorkeling vest is recommended at all times. The vest can provide additional buoyancy if needed and assist in
   making you visible to all boat traffic.
 • Please do not touch, kick, walk on, or disturb coral in any way. The coral is very sharp and may cause abrasions or
   cuts. It is also very fragile and the slightest touch by you can fatally damage sections of the reef.
 • Please wear adequate sun protection.
 • Wait to eat or drink alcoholic beverages until after snorkeling or enjoying watersports activities.
 • Be aware of occasional currents that can carry you far away. Stay within swimming distance of the beach/boat. It is
   easier to swim at an angle than across the current.

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             communications Onboard
Telephone communication
 To call or fax the m/s Paul Gauguin, you can dial directly from the U.S. Simply dial the international access code
 from the USA (011), plus the appropriate Ocean Region Code, then the ship’s phone or fax number as desired.
 Ocean Region Codes: 872 – Pacific Ocean
 Numbers: Telephone: 011-872-331-165-211
          Fax: 011-872-331-165-214
 Calling from ship to shore, access is possible from any public or suite phone. Each suite/stateroom contains a
 direct-dial telephone. Direct-dial satellite calls can be made from suites/staterooms and will be charged to guests’
 onboard account. Charges for maritime satellite communications are significantly more than land systems.

 Mobile Phone Connections at Sea
 The ship is equipped with an advanced cellular network on board that allows guests to make as well as receive
 calls on personal mobile phones while the ship is at sea. All charges will be conveniently billed to guests by their
 cellular provider. Please contact your cellular provider for all details prior to travel.
 Availability, timeliness, and reliability of service are subject to radio transmission and satellite limitations
 caused by system capacity, system repairs and modifications, your equipment, signal strength, weather, physical
 obstructions, and other conditions. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

 Mobile Phone Service Requirements
 Your cellular provider must have a roaming agreement with MCP in order for you to use your phone with this
 service. Not all prepaid phones are supported. Your mobile phone must be able to roam internationally.

 How to Use Your Mobile Phone
 User must dial “+” or “00”, the country code, city code, and full number to call any country, including their
 country of origin. For example, to call the United States, dial +011 xxx-xxx-xxxx.

 Data Service
 If your cellular provider supports GPRS, you can use compatible data-capable devices, such as a BlackBerry®. Please
 contact your cellular provider for pricing, as you may incur charges for incoming and outgoing emails and data.

 Checking Voicemail
 If your cellular provider supports voicemail access from abroad, you will be able to use this service onboard. Please
 contact your cellular provider’s customer service department with any questions or concerns regarding voicemail.

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communications Onboard (cont .)
  Text Messaging
  If your cellular provider supports international text messaging, you will be able to use this service onboard.
  Please contact your cellular provider’s customer service department for more information.

  Charges, Billing, and Customer Service
  Usage rates for your mobile phone are determined by your cellular provider. Please note that you will be
  charged for calls to any toll-free numbers, and you will be charged by your cellular provider for international
  roaming usage on your mobile phone bill. It can take up to 60 days for charges incurred while at sea to appear
  on your bill. For more information, please contact your cellular provider’s customer service department

  Customer Service Telephone Numbers for Popular Carriers
  Popular carries are listed below. Please check with your cellular provider for availability and pricing.

  AT&T                  (800) 331-0500           www.att.com
  SPRINT                (888) 226-7212           www.sprint.com
  T-MOBILE              (800) 937-8997           www.tmobile.com
  VERIZON               (800) 922-0204           www.verizon.com

  FIDO                  (514) 925-4590           www.fido.ca
  ROGERS                (877) 764-3772           www.your.rogers.com

  O2             +44 8705 21400                  www.o2.co.uk
  T-MOBILE       +44 7953 966150                 www.t-mobile.co.uk
  VODAFONE LTD +44 8700 700191                   www.vodafone.co.uk

  Please note that the onboard staff does not have access to your service information or billing records. Actual
  service availability depends on the cellular provider’s participation and service permissions. For questions about
  your service or about billing, please contact your cellular provider’s customer service department.

  Explanation of rates & charges
  Onboard mobile phone service is provided by Maritime Communications Partner (MCP). Your cellular
  provider will determine the international roaming rates you pay for usage. Paul Gauguin Cruises does not add
  any additional fees for this service. MCP provides voice, SMS, and GPRS data services. MCP and your cellular
  provider are not affiliates of the cruise line. Your cellular provider is solely responsible for the services, charges,
  and customer service support provided to you.

  The following is required to use this service:
  • a compatible mobile phone capable of roaming internationally
  • service with a cellular provider that has a roaming agreement with MCP

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internet communication
 Internet Access Aboard The Gauguin
 Our onboard Internet Café is open 24 hours a day and features private terminals where guests have the ability
 to surf the web, chat online, and access private email accounts (Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Juno, Yahoo, etc.).
 Alternatively, personalized Cruise-mail™ is available. Internet access is also facilitated by our ship-wide WiFi
 network. Guests may use personal laptops, iPhones®, and all other WiFi-equipped devices while on board and
 have most software installed on them without restrictions.

 Purchasing Internet Access
 Instructions on how to create an account and pricing details are available on-screen in the Internet Café or on
 guests’ laptops once connected to WiFi service. Internet pricing is identical, whether guests use the Internet
 Café terminals, personal laptops, or other wireless devices. All Internet access charges will be billed directly
 to guests’ onboard accounts. A one-time $3.95 activation fee applies to each user on his or her first login
 only. They will then be presented with a choice of Time Plans, which are transferable between Internet Café
 terminals and personal laptops/wireless devices, can be used anytime throughout the cruise until debarkation,
 and don’t have to be used in a single session. No refund will be awarded for unused minutes. Upgrading a pre-
 selected pricing option is not available, and plans are subject to change.
 After a one-time account activation fee of $3.95, applicable to all users at first login, guests may choose from
 the following three plans:
 Time Plan #1: $62.50 for 250 minutes ($0.25 per minute)
 Time Plan #2: $35 for 100 minutes ($0.35 per minute)
 Pay As You Go: $0.55 per minute
 Please note that plan upgrades are not available, and no credit is given for unused minutes. The Internet Café is
 open 24 hours. Pay-as-you-go is available until 10:00PM the last night of the cruise. Time Plan minutes can be
 used until 10:00AM the following day.

 To send an email to a guest aboard The Gauguin, you must state the guest’s full name, stateroom number, and
 embarkation date in the subject line. Incoming emails are printed and distributed to the guest in paper format.
 Incoming messages will be billed to the guest. Size of an incoming message is restricted to 28 kilobytes. The
 ship’s generic email address is Gauguin@pauadmin.com.
 Note: All communications information and charges are subject to change.

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      General Shipboard information
Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program
Created by explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society, the
Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program is a unique, groundbreaking program that introduces
young travelers to the extraordinary natural wonders of French Polynesia. The program aims to give young
participants (aged 9 to 17) direct, hands-on, interactive experience with knowledge of marine and island
ecosystems. Young Ambassadors will explore coral reefs, hike rainforest trails, and visit marae (ancient
Polynesian temples), and learn how black pearls and vanilla are cultivated, how volcanic islands become coral
atolls, and how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Parents are encouraged to join children on eco-excursions and
other activities aboard and ashore. This program is available on all cruises from June through August and on
select holiday cruises for a nominal fee of $299 per child.

All suites/staterooms receive announcements via the ship’s public address system. These are kept to a
minimum to avoid needlessly disturbing guests.

Enjoy an elegant, yet casual ambiance aboard the The Gauguin. Casual clothing is appropriate by day.
Evenings aboard ship are elegant but not formal.
Suggested Evening Attire: Country Club Casual*
Gentlemen: Open-neck shirts and slacks (jacket and tie are optional)
Ladies: Slacks or skirts and blouses
*Note: The term Country Club Casual excludes jeans, T-shirts, and shorts.

Boarding ID/key Card
At the onset of your cruise, you will receive a boarding ID/key card that you must take with you each time you
go ashore. This pass is proof that you are a guest aboard The Gauguin. Please show this identification at the
gangway each time you go ashore and return to the ship.

Guests should note that there are no special facilities or onboard programs for small children on The Gauguin,
with the exception of designated cruises during the summer and select holidays, when our Ambassadors
of the Environment Youth Program is offered for a nominal charge. Children under the age of 18 must be
accompanied on the cruise by a parent or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Children under the age
of 12 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult while on board the ship. Paul Gauguin Cruises
is unable to accept infants under one year of age and reserves the right to limit the number of children aboard
any particular sailing.

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General Shipboard information (cont .)
  Climate Control
  Although the ship maintains a comfortable temperature at all times, each suite/stateroom has its own
  individually controlled thermostat for air conditioning and heating. Please contact your stewardess if you have
  any questions.

  Daily Program
  The daily program prepared by our friendly and attentive staff contains important information about daily
  activities, schedule changes, dining hours, office hours, and the hours kept by Le Boutique onboard. It will also
  provide helpful information regarding the areas you will visit. It will be placed in your suite/stateroom each
  evening to make sure you are well informed for the following day.

  Disabled Guests
  Guests requiring special consideration on board due to physical disabilities are requested to inform us when
  they book their trip. In the interest of all our guests, we cannot take anyone on board who has not informed
  us about these needs in advance. It is necessary for all disabled guests to travel with a partner who will provide
  all support and assistance required. Due to the weather, natural terrain, and modes of transportation involved,
  disabled guests may not be able to participate in all activities. A wheelchair-accessible stateroom is available,
  and Paul Gauguin Cruises is more than willing to provide further information regarding guests with special
  needs upon request.

  Electrical Outlets
  The standard electrical voltage aboard ship is 220 volts. In the bathrooms, you will find a 110-volt AC outlet
  to accommodate most U.S. standard shavers. There are both 220-volt and 110-volt AC outlets in the suite/
  stateroom beside the dressing table mirror. For safety reasons, travel irons are not permitted onboard.

  There are two elevators located forward and two elevators located aft of the ship. Please note that the
  watersports marina and the Sun Deck on Deck 8 are not accessible via elevator.

  With your cruise documents, you will receive information regarding the boarding time for your cruise. We ask
  that our embarking guests not present themselves onboard before the designated time, as early embarkation is
  not possible while the ship is being prepared for arrival. Complete disembarkation procedures will be outlined
  onboard the vessel prior to arrival at the ship’s final destination. If you are planning independent transfers from
  the ship, please keep in mind that it could take up to two hours for the local authorities to clear the ship and
  allow guests to disembark.

  Going Ashore
  Once local authorities have cleared the ship, you are free to disembark. Whenever you leave the ship, please
  carry your boarding ID/key card with you, as this identification will ensure that you’ll get back onboard quickly
  and easily.

  Guest Relations Manager
  To make special arrangements on board, please contact the Guest Relations Manager through the Reception
  Desk, located on Deck 4.

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General Shipboard information (cont .)
  Laundry & Valet Services
  Onboard laundry and valet services, including pressing and dry cleaning, are available for an additional charge,
  and may be arranged through your stewardess.

  Complimentary onboard beverages include soft drinks, juices, bottled water, hot beverages, beer, and select
  wines and spirits. Guests may contact their stewardess or Butler for any in-suite/stateroom beverage needs.
  The legal drinking age on board is 21.

  Medical Services
  The medical center is designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents. These
  facilities are not intended for nor capable of providing ongoing treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.
  Any such special requirements or need for pre-existing health services aboard the ship must be cleared in
  writing with Paul Gauguin Cruises before final bookings will be accepted. The ship’s licensed and registered
  doctor and nurse are on 24-hour call for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary
  charges. For guests requiring oxygen equipment, an oxygen concentrator is the only form of oxygen equipment
  allowed aboard ship and must be provided by the guest. Paul Gauguin Cruises’ wheelchairs on board are for
  emergency purposes only. Please note that Medicare and U.S health insurance are generally not accepted on
  board ships or in foreign destinations. Claims are made upon return to the U.S. and should be filed through
  your health insurance provider or through the Paul Gauguin Guest Travel Protection Plan if you have
  purchased it. All receipts and doctors’ reports are required to process claims.

  Onboard Naturalist & Guest Lecturers
  The Gauguin’s onboard naturalist and environmental educator has an extensive background in marine ecology.
  The naturalist will lead a variety of lectures and casual discussions and will also accompany guests on local
  excursions, such as plant walks, bike adventures, night snorkels, diving excursions, and mountain and ocean
  hikes, introducing them to the wonders of French Polynesia.

  The Gauguin also frequently invites experts representing a wide variety of interests to come aboard for a
  featured presentation or even to guest host a cruise. Join one of these cruises and enjoy special insights into art,
  wine, cuisine, Polynesian life and culture, the wonders of the deep, and more. For more information, visit

  Pets & Animals
  Pets and animals are not permitted aboard The Gauguin.

  Smoking is prohibited in all suites, staterooms, and balconies.

  In addition, smoking is not permitted in any enclosed dining areas, including the ship’s main dining room and
  alternate dining venues. Cigarette smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking area on the starboard
  side of the Pool Deck and in the open-deck area on Deck 5. Cigar and pipe smoking is permitted only in the
  designated smoking area on the starboard side of the Pool Deck.

  Safety Notice: Always use the ashtrays, never throw cigarettes overboard—they could be blown by the wind back
  into the ship and cause a fire.

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General Shipboard information (cont .)
  Tipping Guidelines
  For your convenience and value, gratuities aboard The Gauguin are already included in your cruise fare. If you
  feel strongly about expressing your gratitude to the crew, you can make a donation to the Crew Welfare Fund
  at the Purser Office. This money is used for crew parties and events. Tipping for services beyond those provided
  aboard ship are a personal matter and entirely at your discretion. The following are suggested guidelines should
  you wish to provide a reward for service:

  Porterage: Included at hotels and airports, except in Customs area
  Dining on Your Own: It is normal to tip anywhere from 10%-18% for satisfactory to extraordinary service.
  Don’t’ forget to check your bill to see if service was added automatically.
  Local Guides/Drivers: $2 per person per day

  Tipping is not customary in Tahiti; it is not necessary to leave tips in restaurants or tip cabdrivers unless you
  wish to reward some truly exceptional service.

  Transfers and Dayroom
  All Air/Sea guests will be provided with transfer service between airport and pier on the day of embarkation/
  disembarkation. Upon arrival in Tahiti, our local representative will meet you outside the Customs area. If you
  have a pre-cruise hotel package or dayroom in Papeete, after clearing your baggage you will be transferred to a
  hotel where a room will be waiting for your use. Otherwise you will be transferred directly to the ship.

                                     Safety At Sea
  The m/s Paul Gauguin fully complies with all national and international regulations with respect to safety at
  sea. Furthermore, it is in compliance with the International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) –
  1974 and 1992, International Maritime Organization amendments of 1978, 1981, 1983 and 1992, and the
  International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

  Lifeboat Drill: In compliance with SOLAS, an emergency boat drill takes place on all guest ships at the
  beginning of the journey. Participation in the drill is mandatory for all guests. During the drill, all services
  are suspended. You can find the number of your assembly station and the location of your life vest on the
  information board in your suite/stateroom. The exercise will commence when the alarm system sounds seven
  short tones, followed by one longer tone. When you hear the signal, please proceed to your assembly (muster)
  station. Signs pointing the way to the assembly station are installed along the corridor. Once you’ve reached
  the assembly station, you will be given further instructions. Elevators cannot be used at any time during the
  drill. Open decks can be damp and slippery. Therefore, please do not run. Flat shoes should always be worn on
  the deck area.

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    important Planning information
          & Trip Preparation
Paul Gauguin Cruises Guest Travel Protection—
Designed exclusively for guests of Paul Gauguin Cruises
At Paul Gauguin Cruises, we want to ensure that every cruise aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin is exceptional—and
worry free. The Paul Gauguin Cruises Guest Travel Protection Plan is an easy and affordable way for travelers to
protect their vacation investment against cancellation or unexpected events that may occur during the course
of travel. It’s a true investment in peace of mind! For information about coverage, provisions, limitations, and
exclusions of the insurance offered and available to you, contact Trip Mate directly at 1-800-888-7292. When
calling, please reference plan #F426P.

Benefit                                           Maximum Benefit Amount
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (air flight)          $25,000
Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance
       Accident & Sickness Medical Expenses            $50,000
       Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation     $100,000
Trip Cancellation                                      Trip Cost
Trip Interruption                                      Trip Cost
Missed Connection                                      $750
Travel Delay (Up to $150 per Day)                      $750
Baggage and Personal Effects                           $1,500
Baggage Delay (Up to $250 per Day)                     $500
Cancel for Any Reason Benefit Up to 100% of Non-Refundable Trip Cost*
*The Travel Protection Plan must be purchased within 14 days of the initial deposit/payment for the Trip to be
eligible for: 1) the Cancel For Any Reason Benefit; and 2) the waiver of the Pre-Existing Conditions exclusion. See
Cancel for Any Reason Benefit for details.

Guest Registration and Immigration Request Forms
You’ll receive Guest Registration and Immigration Request Forms with confirmation of your reservation. You
must fill out these forms promptly and return them to Paul Gauguin Cruises. Without this information, your
final documents will not be released.

Preliminary Flight Schedules
Paul Gauguin Cruises provides preliminary air schedules approximately 60 days prior to departure. Final air
schedules will be included with your cruise documents. For airline seat assignments, special meal requests, and
the addition of frequent flyer numbers to your records, you must contact the airlines personally or through
your travel agent.

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important Planning information & Trip Preparation (cont .)
  Final Documents
  Cruise documents and electronic-ticket receipt, if applicable, will be sent to you after receipt of final payment
  and required guest registration forms, approximately 25 days prior to departure.

  Travel Documentation
  To assist in providing a comfortable journey to the ship, we suggest that you take a moment of your time to
  read through this checklist to ensure you have all the proper documentation needed for your trip.
  • Cruise Voucher and Passage Contract — Please review these documents to ensure that they are correct.
    Your name should match that of your passport.
  • Airline Flight Information and E-Ticket Data (for Air/Sea guests) — Please review your air documents
    to ensure that your tickets are correct. Because airlines occasionally change flight schedules, Paul Gauguin
    Cruises also recommends that you contact the airline(s) directly at least 72 hours prior to departure to
    confirm your flight departure time. Please contact the airline directly for seating assignments, special
    handling, and any other special requests, if you have not already done so. It is also highly recommended that
    guests check-in at least two hours prior to departure for domestic flights and three hours prior to departure
    for international flights. You should carry your flight itinerary with you.
  • Ground Transfer Information (for Air/Sea guests)
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises Luggage Tags — These will identify your luggage as belonging to a Paul Gauguin
    Cruises guest, to help avoid loss or delay.
  • Ship Information Guide — A handy reference to everything you need to know aboard ship.
  • Shore Excursion List — To help you select shore excursions over the course of your cruise.
  • Day-to-Day Cruise Itinerary
  • Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Hotel or Land Package Details and Information Guide —If you have booked a
    hotel program with Paul Gauguin Cruises, please check these documents to ensure they are correct.
  • Passport — All guests must be in possession of a valid passport for identification and customs clearance
    abroad. Passports must have an expiration date of at least six months following the scheduled return date of
    your vacation. Please contact your Travel Professional or visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.
    html for specific requirements. Bring with you a photocopy of the pages of your passport that contain your
    personal information and extra passport photographs. These are useful in the event of loss. Please note that
    passports are collected upon embarkation and held safely by Reception, who will take care of all procedures
    required by the local authorities on your behalf. On the last day of the cruise, your passport will be returned
    to you at the Reception Desk upon presentation of your passport receipt.
  • Visas — If you are a U.S. citizen, a visa is not required for entry into French Polynesia or the Cook Islands. If
    you are planning an extended stay, please check with your Travel Professional or contact the embassies or
    consulates of the countries you are visiting for further information and special requirements.
  • Immigrant Information Request Form — You’ll receive Guest Registration and Immigration Request Forms
    with confirmation of your reservation. You must fill out this form promptly and return it to the cruise line.
    Without this information, your final documents will not be released.
  • Medical Considerations & Vaccinations — While it is not Paul Gauguin Cruises’ policy to require health
    certificates from a physician, we do ask that you exercise good common sense when preparing for travel to
    French Polynesia. Every port of call has separate requirements for health certificates, and all guests of Paul
    Gauguin Cruises are responsible for obtaining required documentation. Consult your healthcare professional
    for any inoculations you may require, or contact the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) toll-free
    at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or online at www.cdc.gov/travel.

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important Planning information & Trip Preparation (cont .)
  Time Differences
  Country              Time Difference
  Cook Islands            ‒6 hours
  French Polynesia
  (except Marquesas)      ‒5 hours
  Marquesas               ‒5 1/2 hours
  Fiji                   +17 hours
  Note: The above times are based on Eastern Standard Time (EST).

  Temperature Chart (Average High/Low)
  City            Jan     Feb     Mar      Apr      May Jun          Jul     Aug      Sept     Oct      Nov       Dec
  Bora Bora      85/74˚ 85/74˚   86/75˚   86/75˚   85/76˚ 84/75˚   84/75˚   83/74˚   83/73˚   85/75˚   86/75˚   85/75˚
  cook islands   84/73˚ 84/73˚   84/73˚   82/71˚   80/68˚ 77/66˚   77/64˚   77/66˚   78/68˚   80/70˚   82/72˚   84/78˚
  Fiji           92/75˚ 92/76˚   91/75˚   90/72˚   90/75˚ 89/70˚   88/68˚   89/69˚   89/70˚   90/70˚   90/72˚   91/74˚
  Marquesas      90/73˚ 90/76˚   90/76˚   90/73˚   90/73˚ 89/72˚   89/71˚   90/71˚   90/71˚   90/72˚   91/73˚   91/74˚
  Papeete/       89/72˚ 89/72˚   89/72˚   89/72˚   87/70˚ 86/69˚   86/69˚   86/68˚   86/69˚   87/70˚   88/71˚   87/71˚

                                 Money Matters
  Cash & Credit
  U.S. dollars are accepted for exchange at most ports-of-call, as are travelers’ checks and major credit cards
  (MasterCard® and Visa® are preferred). We recommend that you start with changing $200 per person at the
  airport in Los Angeles or Papeete. Please note that personal checks are generally NOT accepted overseas.

  There are several ATM networks that allow you to access cash worldwide. Please note that most international
  ATMs use four-digit numeric PINs. If your PIN is longer than four digits, you should contact your financial
  institution for a new PIN number. Also, if your PIN is alphabetic, translate the letters into numbers before
  leaving the country. You should be aware that your bank may charge an international transaction fee.
  For ATM locations in foreign cities, check with your credit-card company or bank. You can also log onto
  www.mastercard.com or www.visa.com for ATM locations worldwide.

  Travelers’ Checks
  If you choose to carry travelers’ checks, we recommend $20 and $50 denominations for ease of exchange.
  Please note that many merchants in smaller towns or in remote destinations will not accept travelers’ checks
  and prefer local currency.

  Currency Exchange
  Your currency can be exchanged at most banks and currency exchange bureaus in the cities on your tour.

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Money Matters (cont .)
  Currency Aboard Ship
  The U.S. dollar is the standard currency aboard The Gauguin, and you may exchange dollars for small
  denominations of local currency at the Reception Desk. For your convenience at the time of embarkation,
  Paul Gauguin Cruises will request a confidential registration of an accepted credit card. The night prior to your
  final disembarkation from the ship, a detailed statement of your shipboard charges for on board services and
  products will be delivered to your suite or stateroom. All such charges must be paid in full by cash, travelers’
  check, or accepted credit card (Visa®, MasterCard®, or American Express®).

  Local Currency
  For up-to-the-minute exchange rates, you can consult a major newspaper or bank. Also, you can check on the
  web at www.xe.net or www.bloomberg.com.

                                     Packing Tips
  What to Pack
  We recommend that you pack the following travel essentials:
  • Comfortable cool clothing of natural fibers
  • Elegant resort wear for evenings
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, sun block – strongly recommended
  • Swimsuit and pool slippers
  • Beach cover-ups
  • Swimming T-shirt (or Lycra® top), preferably long sleeved
  • Insect repellent
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Reef shoes*
  • Jacket or sweater for cool evenings

  If you require prescription medication, be sure to bring enough to last for your entire vacation. It’s also a
  good idea to bring the prescription for your eyeglasses. In addition, many travelers assemble a basic traveling
  medicine kit that includes such items as an over-the-counter pain medication, antacids and other over-the-
  counter stomach remedies, sunscreen, Band-Aids, antiseptic spray and wipes, the antibiotic you generally use,
  and an elastic bandage.
  Please note that complimentary snorkeling equipment is available on board.
  *Guests should be aware that shoes suitable for wearing in the water, whether this be reef shoes, sneakers, or
  old sandals, are imperative to the enjoyment and safety of participating in water-based activities. There are
  corals, urchins, and other marine life that can cause painful cuts and injuries that can be prevented by wearing
  appropriate footwear while in boats and in the water. Inexpensive plastic sandals are available in Tahiti, but few
  shops are open on Saturday afternoons in Papeete where they are available. The next opportunity is not until the
  ship reaches Bora Bora. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you bring the appropriate shoes from home
  for this purpose. Note that flip-flops are not suitable for this function.

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 We suggest that you hand-carry your essentials during embarkation of the ship. Keep important items –
 including valuables, air and cruise documents, passports, visas, medication, travelers’ checks, photographic
 equipment, and credit cards – with you. PGC recommends that you keep a change of clothes with you on
 international flights. All airlines require carry-on baggage to fit under the seat or in an overhead storage
 compartment. You may contact the airline directly regarding the specific policies that apply to your flight
 itinerary. The FAA requires that all checked baggage be identified with your name, address, and phone number.
 Please make sure that your baggage is checked all the way through to your final air destination.

 • There is no limit to the amount of personal baggage allowed on board the ship.
 • Some airlines place restrictions on the number of bags allowed aboard the aircraft; the industry standard is
   two pieces of luggage per person. It is your responsibility to check with your Travel Professional or airline for
   restrictions or baggage fees.
 • The responsibility of PGC for guests’ lost, damaged, or misplaced baggage and other personal property is set
   forth in the ticket contract. PGC cannot be held responsible for unaccompanied baggage sent to the pier
   prior to your cruise or left on board or on the pier after disembarkation.
 • Physical inspection is sometimes required, so a lock that is compatible with universal master keys is
   recommended. These locks are available at airports and travel stores nationwide. When traveling outside the
   U.S., lock any baggage that you are not carrying with you.
 • Mark your baggage with large, colorful name tags so that you can easily identify your baggage in the airport or
   at the cruise terminal.
 • Keep an itemized list of baggage contents and their values.
 • You must also complete and attach the color-coded paper PGC baggage labels to each piece of baggage to
   assist us in delivering your baggage to your suite/ stateroom upon embarkation.

 Domestic Airline Luggage
 Please note that domestic airlines in Polynesia have strict luggage restrictions:
 • Luggage allowance is 40lbs. per person. An extra 10 lbs (5 kg) allowance is dedicated to divers;
   proof must be provided at time of check in.
 • The size of the check-in baggage is limited to: length + width + height < 59 in (150 cm).
 • Each boarding passenger is allowed a single 18 x 14 x 8 in (45 x 35 x 20 cm) carry-on weighing
   at the most 6 lbs (3 kg).
 • Any excess luggage will have to be settled directly by the passenger at the Check-In counter.
 • Any single piece of baggage weighing over 64 lbs (32 kg) will not be accepted at the check-in.
 • Heavy luggage may be stored at the Papeete Airport Storage Office, located just 100 feet in front of the
   terminal (in the parking lot).
 • You will be issued a receipt and reunited with the luggage upon your return from the islands. The luggage
   storage office is usually open as follows:
     — Every day: 2 hours before each international arrival or departure, and 45 minutes before
        each domestic arrival/departure
     — Mon & Fri: From 5:00AM to 11:00 PM
     — Tue to Thu & Sat: From 5:00AM to 12:30AM
     — Sunday: From 5:00AM to 12:00PM & from 2:30PM to 12:30AM

 Baggage Tips & Screening
 To help with today’s rigorous baggage inspections, airlines have issued recommendations that make it easier
 for your checked bags to pass through screening points:
 • Always have personal identification tags on your luggage with your name, address, and phone number printed
   clearly, both inside and outside of your luggage.

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Baggage (cont .)
  (Baggage Tips & Screening Continued)
  • Mark your luggage with large, colorful decals or other personalization so that it can be distinguished from
    similar styles.
  • Do not lock your baggage due to Transportation Security Administration screening of every checked bag (you
    may, however, use an approved TSA lock for your luggage – available at most luggage specialty shops); plastic
    cable ties may be used instead.
  • Carry necessary items such as prescription medication in your carry-on bag (subject to security regulations –
    see “Carry-on Items” below).
  • Airports may require you to remove your shoes when going through security; for convenience, you may want
    to wear slip-on shoes.
  • Claim your luggage immediately upon arrival.
  • Keep an itemized list of luggage contents and their value.
  Carry-on Items
  For all flights to, from, and within the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) strictly
  regulates items that can be carried through airport security screening. Since the rules are subject to change at
  any time, we strongly recommend that you check directly with your airline when you reconfirm your flight.
  You can also review the current list of permitted and prohibited items on the TSA website at www.tsa.gov.
  Traveler Tip: Once you’ve cleared the security checkpoint, most major airports have food and beverages available
  for sale that may be carried on your flight with you.

                       customs Regulations
  Paul Gauguin Cruises recommends that you register any foreign manufactured items, such as cameras, lenses,
  jewelry, watches, binoculars, etc., with U.S. Customs prior to taking them out of the country. Otherwise, you
  may be required to supply proof of purchase or pay duty on these items upon returning to the U.S. The U.S.
  Customs service publishes “Know Before You Go,” a travel booklet outlining current U.S. Customs regulations.
  This booklet is available free of charge by writing to the U.S. Customs Service, P.O.B. 7407, Washington DC
  20044 or visit www.cbp.gov.

    Airline Arrangements & Transfers
  Pre-/Post-Cruise Hotel Guests with Independent Flight Arrangements ... It is the responsibility of the guest/
  Travel Professional to ensure that PGC has the most current and updated flight information, so that transfer
  can be arranged. There will be no refund for non-use if the transfer operates on inaccurate information. Your
  cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  Other Guests with Independent Flight Arrangements ... If you have made your own arrangements for air
  transportation, ground transfers, and/or hotel accommodations, you are designated a “cruise-only” guest of
  PGC. You must make independent transfer arrangements to the hotel or ship if you haven’t pre-booked a
  transfer with PGC.

  Guests with Flight Deviations ... If you have deviated from the Standard Air/Sea program, you will need to
  secure your own transportation to the ship or hotel.

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Airline Arrangements & Transfers (cont .)
  Standard Air/Sea Program
  Pre-cruise: Your afternoon flight from Los Angeles arrives in Papeete in the evening. If you participate in the PGC
  Standard Air/Sea Program, a local representative will be at the Tahiti-Faa’a International Airport to meet and
  assist you in every way possible. Upon arrival, please proceed through Immigration and customs. After you clear
  customs, your PGC local representative, Tahiti Nui Travel, will guide you to your pre-arranged transportation.
  Post-cruise: After brunch on board The Gauguin, your tour of Tahiti departs from the pier. Enjoy hotel
  accommodations in the afternoon, followed by a late-evening flight to Los Angeles.
  In light of limited hotel capacity, guests participating in PGC’s standard Air/Sea program will be
  accommodated in standard rooms at one of Tahiti’s top resort hotels. Standard Air/Sea programs are based on
  the schedules of PGC’s airline partners at the time of brochure printing. Other flight departure programs are at
  the sole discretion of PGC. The mentioned programs are subject to change without notice.

  Cruise-only Guests may pre-book and purchase their post-cruise afternoon arrangements
  (airfare not included):
  per person double $165 / single $245

  Los Angeles Optional Hotel Program
  Those guests wishing to break their journey to or from Papeete have the option to book an overnight stay in
  Los Angeles. Package includes hotel accommodations, breakfast, taxes, and hotel shuttle transfer between Los
  Angeles International Airport and the hotel.
  per person double $120 / single $200
  If you have an overnight stay at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, proceed to the luggage claim area to pick up
  your luggage and then to the Lower Level Center Island for the hotel shuttle stop. Look for the red hotel shuttle
  sign. The Hilton Shuttle will transfer you to the hotel and back to the airport at the appropriate time for check-
  in for your flight to Tahiti. If accommodations were booked through PGC, you are pre-registered for room, tax,
  baggage handling gratuities, and breakfast buffet. Credit has not been established for your incidentals. You will
  be required to present a credit card upon check-in to guarantee any incidental charges you may incur.
  All land and hotel program prices are based on double occupancy, per person. Single and triple room prices available upon request. All
  programs include: transfers as applicable, inter-island flights or ferry in French Polynesia where necessary, daily breakfast, deluxe hotel
  accommodations and taxes, and PGC’s hospitality service in Tahiti. PGC reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar quality when and
  where necessary. Hotels, flights, and transfers are based on components at time of printing and may change as necessary. Domestic flight/ferry
  arrangements for island programs beyond Papeete are made by local ground operators in Tahiti, and flight/ferry schedules are not always
  available in advance. Requests for additional nights can only be confirmed if flight schedules permit

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Airline Arrangements & Transfers (cont .)
  Air upgrades may be available for both the trans-Pacific portion of the flight and for domestic legs to the
  International Gateway. Please contact our Reservations Department for details and pricing.


  LOS ANGELES                                                   SOUTH CENTRAL | ZONE 4
  Los Angeles, CA (LAX)                                         Austin, TX        Memphis, TN
                                                                Birmingham, AL    Nashville, TN
  NORTHEAST | ZONE 1                                            Dallas, TX        New Orleans, LA
  Albany, NY        Philadelphia, PA                            El Paso, TX       Oklahoma City, OK
  Baltimore, MD     Pittsburgh, PA                              Houston, TX       San Antonio, TX
  Boston, MA        Portland, ME                                Jackson, MS       Shreveport, LA
  Buffalo, NY       Providence, RI                              Kansas City, MO   Tulsa, OK
  Hartford, CT      Richmond, VA                                Knoxville, TN     Wichita, KS
  New York, NY      Rochester, NY                               Little Rock, AR
  Newark, NJ        Syracuse, NY
  Norfolk, VA       Washington, DC                              NORTHWEST | ZONE 5
                                                                Boise, ID        Portland, OR
  SOUTHEAST | ZONE 2                                            Fargo, ND        Seattle, WA
  Atlanta, GA        Miami, FL                                  Great Falls, MT
  Charleston, SC     Orlando, FL
  Charlotte, NC      Raleigh, NC                                SOUTHWEST | ZONE 6
  Ft. Lauderdale, FL San Juan, PR                               Albuquerque, NM   Sacramento, CA
  Fort Myers, FL     Savannah, GA                               Denver, CO        Salt Lake City, UT
  Greensboro, NC     Tampa, FL                                  Las Vegas, NV     San Diego, CA
  Jacksonville, FL   West Palm Beach, FL                        Palm Springs, CA  San Francisco, CA
                                                                Phoenix, AZ       Santa Barbara, CA
  NORTH CENTRAL | ZONE 3                                        Reno, NV          Tucson, AZ
  Cedar Rapids, IA  Grand Rapids, MI
  Chicago, IL       Indianapolis, IN                            EASTERN CANADA | ZONE 7
  Cincinnati, OH    Louisville, KY                              Montréal, PQ      Ottawa, PQ
  Cleveland, OH     Milwaukee, WI                               Toronto, ON
  Columbus, OH      Minneapolis, MN
  Des Moines, IA    Omaha, NE                                   WESTERN CANADA | ZONE 8
  Detroit, MI       St. Louis, MO                               Calgary, AB      Edmonton, AB
                                                                Vancouver, BC

                                                                HAWAII | ZONE 9
                                                                Honolulu, HI

  Air/Sea Program General Information and Terms
  Paul Gauguin Cruises’ (PGC) Air/Sea Program is limited to the designated gateway cities shown and is subject
  to availability at the time of booking. All air service is based on Economy Class travel using the carriers and
  routing of PGC’s choice. PGC reserves the right to use charter air service where applicable. As the air fares
  negotiated by PGC are very restricted, all tickets issued are non-endorsable and cannot be exchanged for
  another carrier or alternative routing. Any charges that result from a ticket alteration being made by or on
  behalf of the Guest will be the sole responsibility of the Guest. All airline tickets issued by PGC are refundable
  only to PGC. Any unused portion of the flight ticket must be returned to PGC. We will, in turn, determine the
  amount of refund due, if applicable. Preliminary flight itineraries will be available 60 days prior to sailing. Some
  airlines restrict the accumulation or use of Frequent Flyer miles in conjunction with fares used by cruise lines.
  PGC reserves the right to choose the air carrier and routing from each gateway city and the right to change
  airline routing for any reason and/or re-route Guests without prior notice to the nearest departure city if
  adequate air service is unavailable.

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Airline Arrangements & Transfers (cont .)
  Occasionally, due to scheduling conflicts, an enroute overnight might be necessary. Should this be the
  case, PGC will advise you or your travel agent about this at the time of confirming your air schedule. Unless
  otherwise specified in the cruise program description, any costs associated with the events described above will
  be the responsibility of the Guest. Enroute overnights as described above are subject to change/cancellation
  due to changes in air scheduling. As the air fares offered are negotiated at very favorable rates and are usually
  below published levels, availability is limited. PGC will do its utmost to secure these fares for you. However, the
  earlier you book your cruise the more likely we will be able to obtain your ticket at this special negotiated fare.
  All air fares quoted are subject to change without notice. Air fares are not guaranteed until full payment for the
  cruise/air package has been received and documents/airline tickets have been issued. All Guests who elect not
  to participate in PGC standard Air/Sea Program or do not purchase transfer arrangements from PGC will be
  responsible for their own transfer arrangements to and from the ship.
  The Travel Desk can assist with post-cruise transfer arrangements once Guests are onboard. PGC offers all Air/
  Sea Guests complimentary transfers to and from the airport/ship in conjunction with the air program on the
  day of the ship’s embarkation/disembarkation, with the exception of where deviations are confirmed by PGC.
  PGC is not responsible for any expenses or costs incurred as a result of uncontrolled events, including but
  not limited to, strikes, changes, delays and inclement weather as they relate to the ship’s schedule or by any
  change in schedules or routing by the Guest, travel agent or airline. In the case of loss of the airline ticket, the
  replacement and cost of same will be the responsibility of the Guest. In addition, any flight changes requests
  made within 60 days of departure, such a new Air/Sea booking or changes to an existing booking, may be
  subject to a fee.

  Home City / Los Angeles, California             Air                                    Varies
  Los Angeles / Papeete, Tahiti                   Air                                8 hours, 20 min.
  Papeete / Los Angeles, California               Air                                8 hours, 10 min.
  Los Angeles / Home City                         Air                                    Varies

  *Please Note: Travel times are approximate and may vary. Due to schedule and routing changes made by airlines,
  some of the above-listed routings may include stops not listed above.

  We offer guests the opportunity to request changes to their flight itineraries and/or travel dates. This service
  is available on all deposited bookings for a $100 per-person fee per call, plus any applicable service charges
  and/or supplier fees. Please note that fee does not apply when requesting a standard Upgrade to First Class
  or Business Class.

  Air Tahiti Nui is a Paul Gauguin Cruises preferred air carrier to Tahiti.

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    your itinerary — Tahiti & the Society islands
         In 1891, when Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti, he captured the charm, culture, and languid grace of
 the natives in oils. You won’t find his paintings here, but the original models still call this piece of French Polynesia
               home. This 7-night itinerary is perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience.

         Call on Raiatea and its reef-bound lagoon and on Taha’a, its companion island, where you’ll enjoy
         a full day on our private island, Motu Mahana. Then sail to Bora Bora, and her siren sister, Moorea.
                   There’s a reason these islands are world-renowned — their beauty is unmatched.

                                                                                Society Island
DAY 1 Embark The Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti
Begin your journey to a paradise in the capital of
Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French               Bora           Taha’a
                                                                   Bora          [Motu Mahana]
Polynesian islands. Here, you’ll embark the m/s Paul
Gauguin. This luxurious yet casual, ultra-deluxe vessel
will be your home for the next week, offering an endless                      Raiatea
choice of things to do, from relaxing poolside with a
book to playing the slots in the casino.
                                                                                                     Moorea         Papeete

DAY 2 Raiatea | You will have the day to explore
the island that was once the cultural, religious, royal,
and political heart of Polynesia, and today is the site of
Tahiti’s most significant archaeological sites. Ancient
Polynesians built maraes, or temples, of stone in many
sizes. The maraes provided a physical space for the spirit            DAY 5 Bora Bora | Explore more of this magical isle
of the gods to occupy during ritual ceremonies, as did                on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions.
the carved wooden tikis for which the region is famous.               Choose from several, such as a jitney tour on “Le Truck,” a
Be sure to visit Taputapuatea, a national monument                    glass-bottom boat ride, or a 4-wheel-drive safari. We will
and the most important marae in the Society Islands.                  set sail before dinner, enjoying a relaxing evening onboard.
We will bid adieu to Raiatea just before dinner and set
sail with the compass set for Motu Mahana.                            DAY 6 Moorea | Covered in an abundance of fresh
                                                                      fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful
DAY 3 Taha’a (Motu Mahana) | Motu Mahana,                             multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea
an islet adjacent to Taha’a, is our very own South                    boasts an awesome beauty that is unsurpassed. During
Seas paradise featuring white-sand beaches with                       your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts,
swaying palms, crystal-clear waters, and gentle                       embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine
breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, guests                   biologist and witness these fascinating animals in their
will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated                amazing natural habitat, or try out some of the local
island and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch                   pineapples—said to be the most delicious in all of French
and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling                      Polynesia. An overnight here affords us two full days on
musicians and singers.                                                this gorgeous island.

DAY 4 Bora Bora | Immediately recognizable by                         DAY 7 Moorea/Papeete (Tahiti) | Explore more of
Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half atoll,                 this peaceful oasis. Perhaps you will choose to trek on
half mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon                   the “Trails of the Ancients” or snorkel one of the world’s
and a series of smaller islands. Perhaps you’ll experience            most beautiful lagoons. At the end of the afternoon, we
the lagoon from PGC’s own private white-sand beach                    cruise to Papeete, docking for the night.
on a motu off the coast.                                              DAY 8 Disembark in Papeete

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Extend your Stay in Paradise
Optional Pre- and Post-cruise hotel Programs
 Feel the breath of the sun as you walk out onto your private balcony and let your gaze sweep over a sparkling
 blue lagoon. Everyday cares are an ocean away, as you allow yourself to fully let go. There’s nowhere you have
 to go, nothing you have to do … except utterly relax.

 When you add a hotel stay before or after your cruise, you’ll enjoy a completely different perspective of French
 Polynesia. With three or four days in one locale, the pace slows … pleasure is the priority … and your spirit has
 extra time to refresh.

 We’ve selected only the top accommodations for your idyll. Feel as though you’re floating in an overwater
 bungalow … listen to the gentle lullaby of the surf in an oceanfront villa … let gentle tropical breezes caress you
 in a lanai room … or feel the glamour of the jet set in a world-class resort.

 When you’re not in your room, you’ll find plenty to heighten your tropical delight. Let skilled fingers massage
 away cares in a Deep Ocean Spa … drift across a lagoon in a kayak … dance with dolphins … visit a black pearl
 farm or an ancient marae … the possibilities are endless.

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                                             Far left: Enjoy easy access to the lagoon from at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort &
                                             Thalasso Spa. Middle: Relax in luxury at the InterContinental Le Moana Resort. Overwater
                                             bungalows are available on all Tahiti and Bora Bora hotel options.

hotel Programs in Tahiti & Bora Bora
Tahiti, the capital of French Polynesia, beckons with its French ambiance. The InterContinental Tahiti Resort
is the perfect place to let the dream of paradise linger on. Or choose the Radisson Resort Tahiti, with its
black-sand beaches and sweeping views. If more of Bora Bora is what you crave, choose the InterContinental
Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, whose centerpiece is the Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm, or the
InterContinental Le Moana Resort, offering an array of activities from its two white-sand beaches.

tahiti: 2 nights pre-cruise or post-cruise (per person, double occupancy)
InterContinental Resort Tahiti                         AIR/SEA GUESTS PRE-CRUISE*            AIR/SEA GUESTS POST-CRUISE*              ADDITIONAL NIGHT
   Oceanview Room                                                    $180                                   $345                               $165
   Overwater Motu Bungalow                                           $390                                   $615                               $265
   Overwater Lagoon Bungalow                                         $580                                   $855                               $365
Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti                           AIR/SEA GUESTS PRE-CRUISE*            AIR/SEA GUESTS POST-CRUISE*              ADDITIONAL NIGHT
  Oceanview Room                                                     $145                                   $265                               $115
  Oceanview Suite                                                    $215                                   $335                               $155
bora bora: 3 nights pre-cruise or post-cruise (per person, double occupancy)
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort
 & Thalasso Spa                                        AIR/SEA GUESTS PRE-CRUISE*            AIR/SEA GUESTS POST-CRUISE*              ADDITIONAL NIGHT
   Sapphire Overwater Villa                                        $2,650                                  $2,650                              $595
   Diamond Overwater Villa                                         $2,845                                  $2,845                              $645
InterContinental Le Moana Bora                         AIR/SEA GUESTS PRE-CRUISE*            AIR/SEA GUESTS POST-CRUISE*              ADDITIONAL NIGHT
   Beach Bungalow                                                  $1,895                                  $1,895                              $365
   Overwater Bungalow                                              $2,175                                  $2,175                              $445
Prices are based on a minimum of 2 nights in Tahiti and 3 nights in Bora Bora. Additional nights can be booked if flight schedules permit.
Tahiti: Please note that rates do not include early check-in. One additional hotel night must be purchased in order to ensure early check-in for guests arriving
on early flights. Guests booked on a post-cruise program are guaranteed afternoon checkout for evening departures.
Bora Bora: Sapphire Overwater Villas feature views of the lagoon. Diamond Overwater Villas feature views of Bora Bora across the lagoon. Pre-cruise program
is based on a late evening departure from Los Angeles with confirmed early arrival at the hotel.
Due to domestic inter-island flight schedules, post-cruise program may include afternoon hotel accommodations or other hospitality service in Tahiti on
the day of departure. Roundtrip flights between Papeete and Bora Bora are included.
Please note: Guests booked at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa or the InterContinental Le Moana Bora
Bora on the night of December 31, 2012, will pay a mandatory supplement for New Year’s Eve dinner.
Pre-cruise programs include: Accommodations (with early check-in Bora Bora only), daily breakfast, and airport/hotel transfers.
Post-cruise programs include: Accommodations, daily breakfast, and airport/hotel transfers.
Guests booking the 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus cruise departures will have different rates than those shown due to standard air/sea flight
schedules. Please consult your Travel Professional or visit www.pgcruises.com for details.
*Cruise-only guests please add $215 pre-cruise and $125 post-cruise, per person (double occupancy).

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                                             You’ll find that your overwater bungalow is beautiful, inside and out. Shown from left: Vahine Island
                                             Private Island Retreat off the coast of Taha’a, InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea, and the
                                             Moorea Dolphin Center, located on the grounds of your Moorea hotel.

 hotel Programs in Moorea & Taha’a
 Spectacular Moorea is the very picture of the ideal island getaway—and you can immerse yourself in its
 splendor with a stay at the world-class InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea. Right on the resort grounds
 is Moorea’s widest range of activities, from diving and kayaking to tennis and Jeep tours. Or linger on Taha’a
 at one of French Polynesia’s most exclusive resorts, Vahine Island Private Island Resort. Ranked among the
 “World’s Top 25 Escapes” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Vahine Island (Island of Woman) is a private,
 23-acre island set in the midst of Taha’a’s pristine lagoon and houses only nine bungalows.

moorea: 3 nights pre-cruise or post-cruise (per person, double occupancy)
InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea               AIR/SEA GUESTS PRE-CRUISE*          AIR/SEA GUESTS POST-CRUISE*           ADDITIONAL NIGHT
   Lanai Room                                                    $485                                  $595                              $165
   Beach Bungalow                                                $850                                  $850                              $255
   Pool Bungalow                                                 $975                                  $975                              $295
   Overwater Bungalow                                           $1,195                                $1,195                             $365
TAHA’A: 3 nights pre-cruise or post-cruise (per person, double occupancy)

Vahine Island Private Island Resort                  AIR/SEA GUESTS PRE-CRUISE*          AIR/SEA GUESTS POST-CRUISE*            ADDITIONAL NIGHT
(Jun 30–Oct 31, 2012)
   Beach Bungalow                                               $2,595                                $2,275                             $535
   Overwater Bungalow                                           $2,965                                $2,545                             $625
(Nov 1–May 31, 2012)
   Beach Bungalow                                               $1,995                                $1,995                             $475
   Overwater Bungalow                                           $2,295                                $2,295                             $575
Prices are based on 3 nights in Moorea or in Taha’a. A minimum of 3 nights is required to run these programs. Additional nights can be booked if flight
schedules permit.
Moorea: Pre-cruise program is based on a late evening departure from Los Angeles with confirmed early arrival at the hotel. Due to domestic inter-island
ferry schedules, post-cruise program may include afternoon hotel accommodations or other hospitality service in Tahiti on the day of departure.
Taha’a: Pre-cruise program is based on a late evening departure from Los Angeles with confirmed early arrival at the hotel. Due to domestic inter-island
flight schedules, post-cruise program may include afternoon hotel accommodations or other hospitality service in Tahiti on the day of departure.
Please note: Guests booked at the InterContinental Resort & Spa Moorea or Vahine Island Private Islands Resort on December 31, 2012, will have to pay a
mandatory supplement for New Year’s Eve dinner.
Pre-cruise programs include: Accommodations with early check-in, daily breakfast, roundtrip flight or ferry between Papeete and outer islands, and
airport/hotel transfers.
Post-cruise programs include: Accommodations, daily breakfast, roundtrip flight or ferry between Papeete and outer islands, and airport/hotel transfers.
Guests booking the 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus cruise departures will have different rates than those shown due to standard air/sea flight
schedules. Please consult your Travel Professional or visit www.pgcruises.com for details.
*Cruise-only guests please add $215 pre-cruise and $125 post-cruise, per person (double occupancy).

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                             Shore Excursions
 Carefully planned excursions are available for each port of call on your cruise and are detailed online at
 www.pgcruises.com. Tours with limited availability will be confirmed strictly in the order in which requests
 are received. The PGC representative on board the ship will also be happy to assist with private arrangements,
 subject to availability. Please remember that most excursions are not included in the basic cruise fare and
 are dependent on local conditions. The safety of the ship, especially its guests and crew, will remain our top
 priority. Please follow the instructions and advice of the staff during all shore excursions and observe all
 guidelines regarding environmental protection. To utilize shipboard credits, you must book your excursions
 on board. Pre-booked excursions must be paid in advance.

 Shore Excursion Safety: You should be aware that many excursions require shoes suitable for water use (see
 “What to Pack”). Excursions, in particular those taking place in boats or in the water, involve additional safety
 concerns. You must be aware of your own comfort level in boats and while in the water. For the safety of all
 guests, it is imperative that you follow the instructions provided by the tour staff and local guides. Currents
 and water conditions can be unpredictable. Sudden movement in boats can cause instability that is unnerving
 to other guests and can be dangerous. You should remain seated while in boats and follow the loading and
 unloading instructions of the guides. You are encouraged to leave expensive jewelry and watches on board the
 ship and carry only sufficient cash or a credit card for expected purchases ashore.

 Photography Equipment Concerns: While French Polynesia offers many spectacular sights for photographers,
 certain considerations must be taken into account when participating in shore excursions, as PGC is not liable
 for damage or loss to camera equipment. Many excursion vehicles are open to the elements, and a sudden
 downpour of rain or the possibility of seawater coming into boats is very real. Disposable waterproof cameras
 are strongly recommended for all water-based shore excursions. Sensitive equipment should be protected in
 waterproof bags.

Shore Excursion Sampler
 The excursions listed here are just a selection of the many excursions we offer on our itineraries. For prices
 and full descriptions of all excursions, or to pre-book online, visit www.pgcruises.com or contact your Travel
 Professional. Available shore excursions are subject to change.

 From Bora Bora (Society Islands):
 Off-Road Adventure Great sightseeing and photo opportunities abound on this off-road, four-wheel-drive
 excursion to places only accessible via Land Rover. As your professional driver skillfully drives along steep
 terrain, you’ll learn about the plants, trees, and lifestyles of Bora Bora.

 Island Tour by Le Truck Explore Bora Bora via Le Truck! Along your route lie small villages and fields … an
 ancient ceremonial site … and more. You’ll also learn about pareo dyeing and view Mount Otemanu, Bora
 Bora’s highest peak.

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Shore Excursion Sampler (cont .)
  From Bora Bora (cont.)
  Stingray Ballet & Snorkel Safari Aboard a covered boat, glide to a shallow sand bank, where your experienced
  guide will hand-feed elegant stingrays — and even help you get close enough to touch them. Then, visit a coral
  garden, where you will don your snorkeling equipment to admire a multitude of tropical fish.

  Romantic Escapade at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Instead of spending the night
  aboard the ship, you can experience the dramatic splendor of Bora Bora from an overwater villa at one of the
  island’s most luxurious hotels. Exotic local materials such as bamboo, pandanus, and tapa cloth have been
  used to create an authentic Polynesian-style bungalow that appears to “float” in the haze above the sparkling
  blue lagoon. You can admire the colorful underwater life of the lagoon through glass tabletops right in your
  room. Includes a romantic candlelit dinner for two with a bottle of Champagne and a canoe breakfast for two
  delivered to your bungalow.

  From Moorea (Society Islands):
  Catamaran Sail with Snorkel Explore Moorea’s beauty aboard a catamaran. At Opunohu Bay, the captain
  will drop anchor in the clear blue waters of a coral garden, where your crew will guide you on a snorkeling
  expedition. Afterward, sail along the beautiful coral reef toward Cook’s Bay.

  Island Drive and Belvedere Embark an air-conditioned coach for a ride around the island. You’ll pass local
  pineapple fields … take in magnificent views of Cook’s Bay, Opunohu Bay, and Mt. Rotui … and stop in the
  village of Papetoai. You’ll also visit a marae (temple) and “Le Petit Village” shopping center.

  Trails of the Ancients – Trek Discover a side of Tahiti rarely experienced by visitors on a trek through the
  Opunohu Valley with archaeologist Mark Eddowes. Enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere lookout point …
  descend to an ancient temple … and take a guided walking tour along nature trails.

  From Raiatea (Society Islands):
  Faaroa River and Island Exploration View the bamboo forests, mango trees, and ginger flowers of Raiatea’s
  interior from your seat on a safari off-road vehicle. Next, visit an ancient marae (sacred site), then explore the
  Faaroa River aboard a motorized outrigger canoe, viewing wild hibiscus, chestnut trees, and more.

  Raiatea Highlights Tour Explore the interior of this picturesque island, climbing the hillside through
  untouched forests of bamboo, balsa, and rosewood. Then, pass pearl farms and local agriculture, concluding at
  the Botanical Garden with a guided nature walk.

  From Taha’a (Society Islands):
  Coral Garden Drift Snorkeling Ride by motorboat to an uninhabited motu off the coast. As your guide leads
  you along the current in a shallow lagoon, delight in the spectacular variety of tropical fish and amazing coral.
  This shore excursion is available from both Raiatea and Taha’a.

  Exploration of Taha’a Ride an off-road safari vehicle across one of Taha’a’s highest mountains. Along the way,
  you’ll visit a scenic viewpoint, learn the traditional use of local plants and trees, and learn the tamure, a Tahitian
  dance. Then, tour a local vanilla plantation and a black pearl farm.

  Snorkel and Black Pearl Farm Adventure Learn all about the magnificent black pearl at the Motu Pearl
  Farm. Continue to a small motu for some snorkeling in Taha’a’s crystal clear lagoon. You’ll also find a small
  lagoonarium where you can swim with turtles, rays, and fish enclosed in different pools.

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                 Recommended Reading
Travel Guides:
Fodor’s Tahiti & French Polynesia Written by individuals who have lived in a certain area for years and who
therefore know the ins and outs, Fodor’s gives travelers quality information about the most famous highlights
of an area and some of the hidden sights.

Frommer’s Complete Guide to French Polynesia Find detailed, candid restaurant reviews, insider tips,
suggested itineraries for self-exploration, and ideas for finding the best bargains in this renowned guide.

Insight Guides: Tahiti & French Polynesia Packed full of information regarding art, culture, and history, Insight
Guides abound with colorful illustrations and plenty of information about the people, land, and culture of each
destination covered, in addition to useful tips.

Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia The Lonely Planet guides are full of detailed information and
practical suggestions, and are particularly useful for exotic destinations such as French Polynesia.

Moon Tahiti This complete guide to the five archipelagos of French Polynesia includes easy-to-read maps,
photos, a glossary, and other essential information.

Tahiti & French Polynesia Guide — Jan Price Jan Price draws on 40 years’ residence in French Polynesia
to provide complete coverage of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Taha’a, and more,
complete with maps and photos.

Marquesan Societies: Inequality & Political Transformation in Eastern Polynesia —Nicholas Thomas
A vivid account of early Marquesan society and culture.

Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal — Paul Gauguin The famous painter commits two years of his impressions of
Tahiti to print.

Pacific Romanticism: Tahiti and the European Imagination — Alexander H. Bolyanatz An examination of
life on Tahiti from its discovery by the French in 1768 to the present day.

The Bounty Trilogy — Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall The island of Tahiti plays a key role in this
trilogy, the first of which is the famed Mutiny on the Bounty.

The Moon and Sixpence — W. Somerset Maugham A fictionalized account of the life of Paul Gauguin.

Tales of the South Pacific — James A. Michener This series of interconnected stories set during World War II
inspired the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, South Pacific.

Typee — Herman Melville The author’s fictionalized account of his experiences as a captive in the Marquesas
during the 1840s.

Varua Tupu: New Writing from French Polynesia — Frank Stewart, Kareva Mateata-allain, Alexander Dale
Mawyer, eds. Memoirs, poetry, and fiction by the emerging Polynesian literary community, translated into English.

White Shadows in the South Seas — Frederick O’Brien History and folklore infuse this 1919 best-seller based
on the author’s experiences in the Marquesas, source for an Oscar-winning film.

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          Frequently Asked Questions
Can I book my cruise online?
Yes, cruises aboard The Gauguin can be booked online at www.pgcruises.com.

How do I arrange air through Paul Gauguin Cruises?
Simply book your air online when you make your cruise reservation, or call our Reservations Department at

Do you offer hotel and land programs?
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers its guests the option to purchase hotel stays or land programs in Bora Bora, Tahiti,
Moorea, Taha’a, Rangiroa, and Fiji. You may extend your stay in your port of embarkation or disembarkation in
one of the hotels listed on pages 27-30.

After I make a reservation, when do you need a deposit?
A deposit of 20% of the per-person fare is required within 72 hours of reservation to confirm a booking.

Should pregnant guests have any special documentation?
Pregnant women should consult with their doctor prior to sailing with Paul Gauguin Cruises, as we cannot
offer pre-natal care on board. Paul Gauguin Cruises will not accept any guest 6 months (24 weeks) or more into
pregnancy at the time of sailing due to the lack of neo-natal care facilities on board. Pregnant guests under six
months (24 weeks) must provide PGC with a doctor’s written permission prior to sailing that states she is fit
to travel by sea and air (if PGC booked their air). This must be faxed to Reservations, Attn: Special Requests-
Medical at 1 (425) 732-7198. On the fax, please reference the Guest’s name, ship name, and sailing date. This
permission must be dated within 30 days of the cruise departure date. The Master in conjunction with the
Ship’s Doctor has the right to deny boarding if in his professional opinion there may not be adequate shore side
medical facilities available in port during their cruise.

Are children allowed?
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult over the age of 21.
PGC may restrict the number of children on board. PGC is unable to accommodate infants less than one year
of age. To view details about our Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program offered on June through
August and select holiday sailings, see page 13.

Will I need to go through customs?
Upon returning to the United States, all baggage is subject to inspection by U.S. Customs Service. Guests may
also be subject to inspection by local customs officials. Residents of the United States are allowed a duty-free
exemption of $800 per person, and those over the age of 21 may include one liter of liquor and one carton of
cigarettes in their exempted purchases.

What is “open seating”?
“Open seating” means you can dine whenever, wherever, and with whomever you choose during regular
dining hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions (cont .)
   What if I have dietary restrictions?
   Please advise the Paul Gauguin Cruises Reservations Department of any special dietary requirements you
   may have at least 60 days prior to sailing. Ask for “special services.” General dietary needs such as low-salt or
   low-cholesterol foods can be satisfied on board the ship just by speaking with the dining wait staff.

   Do you provide wheelchairs for passenger use during the cruise?
   No, guests must provide their own wheelchair. PGC wheelchairs are exclusively for use in emergencies.

   What if I am celebrating a special occasion?
   If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon, or other special occasion during your cruise, allow
   us to celebrate with you. Ask your Travel Professional to alert us to your special occasion on your Guest
   Information Form between four and six weeks prior to departure.

   Are business services available onboard?
   Business equipment is available, including fax machine and copy services. Fax reception is complimentary; fax
   transmission and ship-to-shore phone calls are available at standard tariffs. For a nominal fee, guests may send
   or receive email via computers on board.

   How can I protect my valuables?
   Each stateroom or suite is equipped with a personal safe. Paul Gauguin Cruises is not responsible for any
   personal articles such as money, jewelry, cameras, binoculars, documents, or any other items that you retain
   personally or in your stateroom or suite.

   Is there shopping on board?
   The ship’s boutique offers a selection of designer fashions, perfumes, and local items. Toiletries and
   convenience items are also available for purchase. The boutique may be closed occasionally while in port due
   to local government regulations.

                             Terms & conditions
The term “Ticket/Contract” includes this entire document including all its terms and conditions. The term “Passenger” includes
every person named on the face of this Ticket/Contract and/or occupying the cabin designated above; the term “Vessel” refers
to the M/S “PAUL GAUGUIN” or any ship substituted therefore, and its tenders or any other similar means of conveyance;
the term “Company” includes Pacific Beachcomber Cruises, Inc. DBA as Paul Gauguin Cruises as Agent for PG Cruise Line,
Ltd., a Cayman Islands company, all affiliated companies and sales representatives and all employees of such individuals and
companies. The term “Baggage” shall mean such baggage allowed aboard pursuant to the terms of this Ticket/Contract which is
placed in the Passenger’s cabin, or any baggage which has been stored in the Vessel’s baggage room, holds or safe against receipt
therefore at the request of the Passenger.

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Terms & conditions (cont .)
a. As used herein, the term “Cruise Fare” shall mean that amount paid, exclusive of Prepaid Charges (as defined below) and
personal charges, in exchange for all water transportation aboard the Vessel and the Vessel’s tenders which Company agrees
to provide to Passenger pursuant to this Ticket/Contract. As used herein, the term “Prepaid Charges” shall mean that total
amount paid (exclusive of Cruise Fare and/or total tour fare and/or personal charges) which includes all governmental or
quasi-governmental fees, taxes and charges, as well as ground handling fees and transfer costs and other tariffs, air fuel and
fuel surcharges, security and handling fees and administrative and other fees and expenses of a similar nature relating to the
specific itinerary provided herein. Deviations from the purchased, published program or changes in hotel will cause forfeiture
of transfers. Any increase or decrease in any component of prepaid charges may be made the subject of adjustment, in our
discretion. Air taxes and air fuel surcharges are estimated by Company at the time of sale based on previous taxes and fuel
surcharges levied by air carriers traveling to your destinations. The amount charged herein may vary.
b. Final payment of the Cruise Fare must be received ninety (90) days prior to the scheduled departure of the Vessel or
scheduled air transportation when included, subject to changes in the Cruise Fare which may be affected at any time up to
thirty (30) days prior to scheduled departure and any increases in Prepaid Charges in effect at the time of sailing. Company
reserves the right to collect any such increased cruise fare and/or Prepaid Charges at the time of sailing.

This Ticket/Contract is valid only for the Passenger or Passengers named herein for the date and Vessel indicated. It may not
be sold or transferred. The Terms and Conditions of this Ticket/Contract are binding on, and confer benefits to, the Passenger,
the Passenger’s spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, dependents and next of kin. The Passenger
represents and warrants that he/she is duly authorized by and on behalf of all Passengers (including children) named on this
Ticket/Contract to agree to and to bind all such Passengers to such terms and conditions.

The Passenger is required to be on board the Vessel at least two hours prior to departure or earlier if advised by Company.
Enhanced security procedures may require additional time. At the time of embarkation the Passenger is responsible for having
received all medical inoculations necessary for the voyage and having in his/her possession this Ticket/Contract, valid passport,
visas, medical card and other documents necessary for scheduled ports of call and disembarkations. Company makes no
representations concerning individual requirements for travel to certain locations and assumes no responsibility for advising
guests of the documents necessary for the scheduled ports of call and disembarkation. Passengers will be required to register a
valid credit card or payment method at the Purser’s desk upon embarkation for charges incurred during the voyage.

Cancellation requests must be made in writing to Paul Gauguin Cruises, 11100 Main Street, Suite 300; Bellevue, WA 98004.
“Initial Vacation Date” refers to the date the Air/Sea or Air/Sea/Land program departs. Guests who are booked on two or more
segments that cancel one or more of those segments will have their entire record cancelled and will be rebooked on the revised
segments based on suite availability. Company reserves the right to allocate suites to specific combination segments; hence all
suites or categories of suites may not be available for specific segments or segment combinations.
All refunds are subject to incurred costs for hotel, air and ground services where applicable. Within 60 days, a 100% cancellation
fee will apply to air, land and hotel programs. We are unable to provide refunds for lost tickets, tickets not used (in whole or in
part), or for guests failing to bring travel and health documents as required. All appropriate refunds may be made to the travel
agent representing the Passenger. Some agents may, at their discretion, withhold an agency cancellation fee. If cancellation

fees are charged by air carriers, land operators or travel agents, they will be deducted from any refund made pursuant to
this paragraph. Company will not be responsible for the receipt by the Passenger of refund monies. The Passenger expressly
authorizes his/her travel agent to receive any refund and relieves

Company of any responsibility for such funds once a refund has been made to a travel agent. Cancellations will be assessed
the following charges by Company: Time of deposit – 121 days prior to initial vacation date, Administrative Fees of $100 per
person. Administrative Fees assessed will be converted to a Future Cruise Credit redeemable on bookings made up to 6 months
after cancellation and for travel any time.
120–91 days prior to initial vacation date: 10% of fare per person
90–61 days prior to initial vacation date: 20% of fare per person
60–31 days prior to initial vacation date: 50% of fare per person
30–0 days prior to initial vacation date: 100% of fare per person

Each passenger may bring aboard the Vessel a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge. All baggage
must be securely packed and distinctly labeled with the Passenger’s full name, the name of the Vessel, the cabin number of
the Passenger and the sailing date of the Vessel. Under no circumstances may dangerous articles such as firearms, explosives,
oxygen or combustible or illegal substances be taken aboard the Vessel. Any such items shall be surrendered to the Master at
embarkation, and may be disposed of in the sole discretion of the Master. Pets and other animals are not allowed on board the
Vessel. Should you intend to need to use a wheelchair, cart, other mobility device, or service or assistance animal aboard the
Vessel, we request that you contact Company to make arrangements. Hand or unlocked baggage, breakables and valuables,
including but not limited to jewelry, money, precious stones, trade equipment, computers, photographic equipment or other
electronics, securities, financial instruments and/or tickets, must be hand-carried by Passengers on and off the Vessel, and may
not be included with check-in baggage. Company shall not be responsible for loss of or damage to such items.

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Terms & conditions (cont .)
a. The total value of the luggage, valuables and other personal belongings of a Passenger aboard the Vessel who does not
deposit valuables for safekeeping, as described in this Ticket/Contract, shall be deemed not to exceed the amount of U.S. $200
per Passenger and Company liability, if any, for loss of or damage to such belongings is limited to a maximum of U.S. $200 per
Passenger. Company provides safekeeping for valuables aboard ship and encourages Passengers to deposit any jewelry or other
valuables brought aboard the Vessel with the designated officer who will issue a receipt for such valuables. Company shall not
be liable for any loss of or damage to money, jewelry, precious stones, securities, financial instruments, tickets or other valuables
unless they have been delivered to the designated officer and a receipt issued. The value of articles delivered for safekeeping
shall be deemed not to exceed U.S. $200 unless the Passenger declares in writing the articles delivered and a higher value and
pays the declared value charge required by Company. In no event shall Company total liability for declared goods exceed U.S.
$2,000, regardless of declared value.
b. Other than as elsewhere stated in this Ticket/Contract, Company shall have no liability for loss of or damage to baggage
or personal effects. Personal belongings lost while unattended in public lounges or other public areas, whether on board the
Vessel or elsewhere, are not reimbursable. Losses due to ordinary wear and tear, perils of the sea, and other acts of God are not
c. Settlements of reimbursable claims for lost belongings will be made on the basis of actual cash value (replacement cost,
less depreciation). Settlements of reimbursable claims for damaged items will be on the basis of cost of repair or replacement,
whichever is less. No amount shall be paid in settlement of any claim without proof of the actual cash value or repair cost as
appropriate arising from the loss or damage. Such proof must be sent to Company. Company liability must also be proven
before settlement will be paid.

A written claim for loss of or damage to baggage, valuables and other personal belongings must be made to Company before
the Passenger leaves the debarkation area to enable Company to investigate any damage and to conduct a search for claimed
lost articles; all such claims, including claims for breach of contract, must be made in writing as soon as they arise; any suit
must be filed within six (6) months from the date of disembarkation or scheduled disembarkation or the Passenger waives and
releases any right he may have to make a claim against Company for any such loss or damage.

a. Passenger acknowledges that the scheduled itinerary is subject to delay, modification or port-of-call cancellation due to
weather and other causes beyond the control of Company. If necessary, at the sole discretion of Company, Company may
substitute port-of-call or make itinerary changes provided that in doing so, reasonable attempts are made to make the
substitutions the same benefit or advantage to the Passenger. Further, reservations are subject to change in the event of a full-
ship charter.
b. Company visits a large number of ports in numerous countries around the world. At any given moment there are likely to
be ‘trouble spots’ in the world in terms of crime and/or war or terrorist actions. Accordingly, Company reserves the right at its
sole option and discretion, without any liability for damages or refund of any kind, to deviate from the Vessel’s advertised or
ordinary itinerary or route, to delay, advance or lengthen any sailing, to omit or change ports of call, to arrange for substantially
equivalent belonging to Company or not, and to cause the Passenger to disembark from the Vessel temporarily or permanently.
Company may for any reason whatsoever cancel any sailing or terminate the Ticket/Contract at any time before departure
of the Vessel, and in such event, Company’s only liability will be to refund to the Passenger the amount it has received for the
Ticket/Contract. Any such changes are for Passenger’s safety and beyond Company’s control. While Company endeavor to
provide reasonable protection for Passengers’ comfort and safety onboard its ships, Company cannot guarantee freedom from
all risks associated with war, terrorism, crime or other potential sources or harm. Company reminds all passengers that they
must ultimately assume responsibility for their actions while ashore.
c. For purposes of assisting other vessels or protecting life or property, the Master of the Vessel has the right, at his sole
discretion, to deviate from the Vessel’s advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, to delay, advance or cancel any sailing, to omit
or change any ports of call, to tow or to be towed, to transfer the Passenger and the Passenger’s baggage to any other vessel
and or other means of transportation whether belonging to Company or not, to cause the Passenger to disembark the Vessel
temporarily or permanently, and the Passenger shall have no claim against the Company in such circumstances.

a. The Passenger represents and warrants that the Passenger is physically and otherwise fit to travel; that he/she will at all
times comply with Vessel’s rules and regulations and orders and directions of the Vessel’s officers and medical staff, that his/
her conduct will not impair the safety of the Vessel or inconvenience other passengers. Company is unable to accommodate
women past their sixth month of pregnancy.
b. Company and the Master or medical officer of the Vessel, without liability and at any time, may refuse to transport or
may land any Passenger at any port or place, or transfer the Passenger to other means of transportation, because of health
or physical condition, mental disorder, failure to abide by Vessel regulations, failure to possess necessary passports, visas and
health or vaccination certificates, or other causes rendering the Passenger unfit to travel.
c. If the Passenger is refused passage or leaves the Vessel prior to the end of the cruise for any of the reasons described in this
section or for other reasons including, but not limited to, personal, medical, or business reasons, Company will not be required
to refund any portion of the Ticket/Contract price, or be responsible for any of the Passenger’s costs.

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Terms & conditions (cont .)
d.The Passenger hereby consents to a reasonable search being made of the Passenger’s person, baggage or other property and
to the removal and confiscation or destruction of any object which may, in the opinion of Company, be illegal, impair the safety
of the Vessel, or inconvenience other Passengers.
e. The Passenger shall indemnify Company for all penalties, fines, charges, losses or expenses incurred or imposed upon
Company or the Vessel by virtue of any act or violation of law by the Passenger.
f. Company is unable to accommodate children under six months of age and reserves the right to restrict the number of those
under three years of age aboard the Vessel. Any child under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult over the age
of twenty-one. If the adult accompanying this child is not a parent, a “Parental Consent Guardianship Form” must be signed by
parent or legal guardian and received by Company prior to sailing.
g. All Passengers are required to advise Company in writing, at or prior to the time a cruise is booked, of any physical, emotional
or mental condition which may require professional attention during the cruise, including those Passengers who are physically
challenged and require the use of wheelchairs or other similar facilities. Company strongly recommend that Passengers using
wheelchairs travel with someone who is able to assist them, both on shore and on board the Vessel. Some ports of call are
anchorage ports and physical conditions may preclude such passengers from going ashore. Decisions made by the Master of
the Vessel in such circumstances will be binding in all instances. Physically challenged Passengers must bring and be responsible
for all facilities relating to their said condition. If any such condition arises after the cruise is booked, the Passenger is required
to advise Company in writing immediately. Failure to advise Company as required hereunder shall release Company and all
personnel aboard the Vessel from any liability related to such condition or its treatment.

a. Tours, including pre-cruise, post-cruise and other shore excursions including hotels, restaurants and transportation,
whether by vessel, air, rail, land or other means, not owned or operated by Company are not under the operation or control of
Company, and Company makes no representation of any kind as to them, and takes no responsibility for them.
b. The Passenger shall have no right to any refund and Company shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to the Passenger
for acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors since they are not agents
or employees of Company. Arrangements with independent contractors include, but are not limited to the following: services
or products available for the Passenger’s convenience on board the Vessel and furnished by doctor(s), dentist(s), nurse(s),
barber(s), hairdresser(s), manicurist(s), masseur(s), spa operator(s) photographer(s), entertainer(s), instructor(s), shopkeeper(s),
lecturer(s) and others; services, products or transportation provided elsewhere than aboard the Vessel which are furnished by
others in connection with sight-seeing tours, pre-cruise and post-cruise tours, excursions and shore trips, including, but not
limited to tender service, whether arranged or organized by tour operators, travel agents or Company.

c. The independent contractors shall be entitled to charge for any products sold, services rendered or transportation provided
to the Passenger either directly or through Company.
d. Each Passenger agrees that all rights, exemptions from liability, defenses and immunities of whatsoever nature referred to
in this Ticket/Contract applicable to Company and the Vessel, shall in all respects inure also for the benefit of any servant,
agent or independent contractor of Company acting in the course of or in connection with their employment so that in no
circumstances shall any such servant, agent or
independent contractor as the result of so acting be under any liability to any such Passenger different from that of Company.
Any acceptance by Company of payment for any such services is done only as a convenience to the Passenger and shall not
modify the limitations or disclaimer of agency stated herein.

a. The Medical Officer, Doctor(s) and/or nurses are on board the Vessel for the treatment of crew members, and may, for the
convenience of Passengers and at the request of the Passenger, provide medical services to the Passenger. Company does not
undertake to treat or care for the Passenger medically, and the doctors and nurses, even if designated officers of the Vessel,
are not agents for or employees of Company, but rather are independent contractors. Company shall not be liable for any
aspect of medical treatment provided to the Passenger, including, but not limited to the consequences of any examination,
advice, diagnosis, medication, treatment, prognosis or other professional services which such doctors or nurses may furnish the
Passenger. Any acceptance by Company of payment for any such services is done only as a convenience to the Passenger and
shall not modify the limitations or disclaimer of agency stated herein.
b. The Passenger hereby consents to treatment by the Vessel’s doctor or other medical personnel, if any, or by a physician
designated by Company, if subsequent to embarkation the Passenger is unable to request or authorize such treatment and in
the opinion of the Vessel’s doctor needs medical attention.
c. The Passenger may be charged for medical services and for medications and supplies used for his or her medical treatment.

Any and all payments by the Passenger to the Company shall be made in currency of the United States of America or such
other currency acceptable to the Company. All charges for services and products provided on board the Vessel must be settled
in cash or charged (via credit card acceptable to the Company) before the Passenger’s final disembarkation from the Vessel. All
other expenses incurred by the Passenger or by the Company on behalf of the Passenger other than Prepaid Charges shall be
payable by the Passenger on demand. The Company reserves the right to increase the total tour fare at any time without prior
notice in order to take into account exchange rate fluctuations beyond the Company’s control.

Passenger shall neither pay nor receive any general average contribution with respect to any property.

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Terms & conditions (cont .)
The maximum total liability, if any, of Company resulting from the loss of life of or bodily injury to the Passenger shall not
exceed the amount permitted by law.

A PASSENGER TO 46,666 SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS PER PASSENGER. (Special Drawing Rights is a monetary unit specified
by the International Monetary Fund whose value in relation to the US Dollar fluctuates over time. The current exchange rate
is published regularly in various international financial newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. As of November 17, 2009,
46,666 Special Drawing Rights were equivalent to approximately U.S. $74,706.) For all cruises which include a port of the United
States, the liability of Company for the death of or personal injury (including emotional distress or injury) to a passenger shall
in no event exceed the limitations of liability and exemptions set forth in 46 USC sections 181 to 186,188. Nothing in this
Ticket/ Contract is intended nor shall operate to limit or deprive Company of any such statutory limitation of or exoneration
from liability, or of the benefits of any statute or law of any country which might be applicable providing for exoneration from
or limitation of liability. The Company shall not be liable to the passenger for damages for emotional distress, mental anguish
or psychological injury of any kind or any circumstances, except when such damages were caused by the negligence of the
Company and resulted from the same passenger sustaining actual physical injury, or having been at risk of actual physical
injury, or when such damages were intentionally inflicted by the Company.

a. Company shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever for personal injury, illness or death of the Passenger, unless full
particulars in writing are given to Company within 185 days after the date of the injury, event, illness or death giving rise to the
claim. Suit to recover on any such claim shall not be maintainable unless filed within one year after the date of injury, event,
illness or death, and unless served on Company within 120 days after filing.
b. Company shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever, other than for personal injury, illness or death of the passenger, unless
full particulars in writing are given to Company within 30 days after the Passenger is landed from the Vessel or in the case the
Voyage is abandoned, within 30 days thereafter. Suit to recover on any claim whatsoever other than for personal injury, illness
or death shall not be maintainable unless filed within six months after the date the Passenger is landed from the Vessel or in the
case the Voyage is abandoned, within six months thereafter, and unless served upon Company within 120 days after filing. The
Passenger expressly waives all other potentially applicable state, federal or foreign limitation periods for claims.
c. In consideration for the fare paid, it is agreed that Company shall not be held vicariously liable for the intentional or negligent
acts of any persons not employed by Company nor for any intentional or negligent acts of Company employees committed
while off duty or outside the course and scope of their employment.
d. Company shall not be liable to the passenger for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering/anguish or psychological
injury of any kind under any circumstances, except when such damages are caused by the negligence of Company and resulted
from the same passenger sustaining actual physical injury, or having been at risk of actual physical injury, or when such
damages are intentionally inflicted by Company.
e. In addition to all other restrictions provided herein, Company shall have the benefit of all statutes of the United States of
America providing for limitation and exoneration from liability, including but not limited to, 46 U.S.C.A. 182-186.

Company shall not be liable in any way to the Passenger for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or
detriment to person or property or for the Company’s failure to commence, perform and/or complete any duty owed to the
Passenger if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment
to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or war like operations, terrorist activities, civil commotions, labor difficulties,
whether or not Company is a party thereto, interference by authorities, requisitioning of the Vessel, political disturbance,
inability to secure or failure of supplies, perils of the sea, collision, foundering of the Vessel, explosion, breakdown or failure of
or damage to the Vessel or its hull, machineries or fittings, howsoever and wheresoever any of the same may arise or be caused,
riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of Company.

a. This Ticket/Contract applies to claims suits and litigation of any kind whether against the Company in personam or the
Vessel in rem or otherwise.
b. For all cruises which include a port of the United States of America, it is agreed by and between the Passengers and Company
that any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Ticket/ Contract shall be determined by the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York in New York, NY based solely on admiralty jurisdiction, before a court located
in New York Count, State of New York, to the exclusion of the Court of any other location, and to the jurisdiction of which
Company and Passenger hereby submit themselves. All such claims arising shall be decided according to the Convention, the
general maritime laws of the United States of America and, otherwise in accordance with the laws of the State of New York,
with references to which this Ticket/ Contract is made.

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Terms & conditions (cont .)
c. For all cruises which do not include a port of the United States, it is agreed by and between the passengers and Company that
any and all disputes and matters whatsoever arising out of or in connection with this Ticket/ Contract shall be litigated and
determined, if at all, before a court of competent jurisdiction in Paris, France to the exclusion of the courts of any other city,
state or country. All such claims arising shall be decided according to the Convention and the applicable general maritime laws
of France, with reference to which this Ticket/Contract is made.
Should any provision, or portion of any provision, of this Ticket/Contract be contrary to or invalid by virtue of the law of any
jurisdiction or be so held by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from this Ticket/
Contract and of no force and effect and all remaining provisions herein shall continue to be in full force and effect. The heading
of this Ticket/Contract are for convenience of reference only and shall not define or limit any of the terms or provisions hereof.
Whenever the context so requires, references to the male gender shall include references to the female, and references to the
singular shall include the plural and vice-versa.
Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Ticket/Contract, all written notices required by this Ticket/Contract must be
mailed, postage prepaid, to PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES, 11100 Main Street, Suite 300; Bellevue, WA 98004.
COMPANY AND MAY REQUIRE A COMMENSURATE INCREASE IN FARE. Printed in USA For further inquiries call 800-848-
6172 Updated November, 2011

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contact information (cont .)
  You can call the m/s Paul Gauguin directly by dialing:
    From the USA: 800-886-5374
    From outside the USA: ++ 1 (732) 335-3251
  Your credit card will be billed at a rate of approximately $6.50 per minute. A valid credit card is required for
  this service. Alternately, the ship may be reached by dialing your international access code (011 from the USA)
  + 870-331-165 211. Please note these calls may be billed at substantially higher rates, in excess of $15.00 per
  minute. No credit card is necessary, and the communication will be charged to your phone bill.
  You can fax The Gauguin at: (011) 870-331-165 214
  For 24-hour assistance while abroad:
  If you are outside of the United States and need assistance, please call the Paul Gauguin Cruises office at:
  800- 848-6172. If you are calling outside of our normal business hours, please select the Emergency option
  from the menu, and you will be connected with our After Hours Answering Service. They will contact a
  Paul Gauguin Cruises Representative to assist you.

  Air Tahiti — (877) 824-4846 | www.airtahitinui-usa.com
  Air France — (800) 237-2747 | www.airfrance.com

  Ground Operators
  Your Reps (Local Ground Operator Los Angeles International Airport)
    Telephone: (310) 545-7766
    Cell Phone: (310) 748-9249
  Tahiti Nui Travel (Local Ground Operator Tahiti)
  Rue m/s Paul Gauguin:
  B.P. 1673
  98713 Papeete
  Tahiti, French Polynesia
  Tel: 011 689 46 02 02
  Fax: 011 689 46 02 90

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contact information (cont .)
  InterContinental Resort & Spa Moorea                 InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora
  B.P. 1019, Papetoai                                  Point Matira BP 156
  Tiahura, Moorea 98729 French Polynesia               Bora Bora 98730 French Polynesia
  Tel: 011 689 55 19 19 / Fax: 011 689 55 19 55        Tel: 011 689 60 4900 / Fax: 011 689 60 4999
  www.tahiti.intercontinental.com                      www.tahiti.intercontinental.com

  Los Angeles Airport Hilton                           InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa Bora Bora
  5711 West Century Boulevard                          Motu Piti Aau
  Los Angeles, CA 90045                                Bora Bora 98730 French Polynesia
  Tel: (310) 410-4000 / Fax: (310) 410-6250            Tel: 011 689 60 7600 / Fax: 011 689 60 7699
  www.hilton.com/LosAngeles                            www.tahiti.intercontinental.com

  InterContinental Resort Tahiti                       InterContinental Resort & Spa Moorea
  B.P. 6014, Pointe Tata’a                             B.P. 1019, Papetoai
  Faa’a, Tahiti 98702 French Polynesia                 Tiahura, Moorea 98729 French Polynesia
  Tel: 011 689 86 51 10 / Fax: 011 689 86 51 30        Tel: 011 689 55 19 19 / Fax: 011 689 55 19 55
  www.tahiti.intercontinental.com                      www.tahiti.intercontinental.com

  Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti                         Vahine Island Private Island Resort
  Lafayette Beach PK 7                                 B.P. 510 – 98735
  Arue, Tahiti 98701 French Polynesia                  Uturoa, Raiatea – Taha’a, French Polynesia
  Tel: 011 689 48 88 88 / Fax: 011 689 48 88 89        Tel: (689) 65 67 38
  www.radisson.com                                     Fax: (689) 65 67 70

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