All aboard for Tahiti

The R Marine Bluewater Club’s first international escorted tour to the glorious tropical islands of Tahiti is planned for June 2009 with limited places available.

The 10-day holiday begins with a flight from Australia to Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, where you will receive a warm Tahitian flower lei welcome before being transferred to the InterContinental Hotel Tahiti. After a leisure day to explore and shop and rest, you can immerse yourself in the tropical splendour and luxury aboard the exquisite a 330-guest Paul Gauguin cruise ship for a voyage around Tahiti and her magical islands. Every cabin has ocean view, more than 50 percent with balconies. There’s a choice of two restaurants and complimentary 24-hour room service.

Imagine spending two days in Bora Bora, the most beautiful island in the world according to James Michener. You can take a 4x4 jeep tour into less accessible areas of the island, or see Bora Bora the way everyone should - by scenic helicopter flight. Scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities abound, and don’t forget to enjoy a cocktail at famous Bloody Mary’s!

Then there are two days in spectacular Moorea; a day in Raiatea discovering the secrets of the black pearl; and a day on your very own private island soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal clear waters of a calm lagoon.

On board the Paul Gauguin, your all-inclusive environment includes complimentary beverages, with select wine and spirits served throughout the ship. Indulge your every whim with award-winning fine dining, colourful entertainment, spa services by renowned Carita of Paris, a watersports platform with all manner of marine activities, and luxury accommodations.

Escorted by the experienced Bluewater Club tour leaders John and Sharon Russell of Riviera Syndication The R Marine Bluewater Club Tahiti Tour includes:

  • Return economy class airfare flying Air New Zealand or Air Tahiti Nui from Brisbane to Papeete, including all applicable airline taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Two nights’ pre-cruise accommodation in a panoramic room at the InterContinental Hotel Tahiti, including breakfast and taxes.
  • Seven-night cruise aboard Paul Gauguin including all meals, entertainment, shipboard gratuities, complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship, port, handling and security charges and fuel surcharge.
  • One night’s post-cruise accommodation in a panoramic room at the InterContinental Hotel Tahiti, including continental breakfast and taxes.
  • All transfers with meet and greet services in Tahiti.

R Marine Tahiti Tour 2009 Fly/Cruise fares – per person*
Fly/Cruise fares below are stated in Australian dollars based on current 2008 airfares and accommodation rates. They are provided for guidance only. For our Tahitian holiday in 2009, we estimate an increase of up to 10% on these fares.

Paul Gaugin accommodation category Ex-Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
A - Verandah Suite $10,353
B - Verandah Stateroom $8,883
C - Balcony Stateroom $7,639
D - Window Stateroom $6,786
E - Window Stateroom $6,559
F - Porthole Stateroom $6,395

*Fly/Cruise fares in AU$, per person based on double occupancy. Single fares and business class air upgrades available on request. Fares from other cities are available upon request.

Please contact Sharon Russell for bookings or for further information. Phone +617 3890 2902 (within Australia: 07 3890 2902). Or email.

You can also download a PDF brochure.

Click to enlarge image: Bora Bora

Bora Bora