PONANT’s 2022 Chairman’s Cruise set for French Polynesia

Sarina Bratton AM to host special departure aboard Le Paul Gauguin

PONANT has announced its annual Chairman’s Cruise will be hosted aboard Le Paul Gauguin in French Polynesia in 2022.

Sarina Bratton AM, Chairman for PONANT Asia Pacific will be hosting the cruise which has been planned especially for Australian and New Zealand guests. A custom itinerary will unlock the best of the Tahitian islands and an extra enrichment activity package just for this special voyage has been added.

Departing Papeete on 4 June 2022, the 11-night roundtrip voyage will travel to Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Motu Mahana in the Society Islands and Rangiroa and Fakarava in the Tuamotu Islands.

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Tailored for members PONANT Yacht Club members and new passengers from Australasia, Le Paul Gauguin will explore the attractions, culture and cuisine of French Polynesia with Expedition Manager Asia Pacific Mick Fogg. Highlights range from a beach BBQ lunch on Paul Gauguin’s private island, Motu Mahana, to shopping for local black pearl jewellery.

Pre- and post-cruise hotel packages at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa are available and there will be a pre-sailing cocktail party on the night of 3 June, prior to departure.

Sarina Bratton AM, Chairman for PONANT Asia Pacific

“I will be honoured to welcome familiar faces of our past guests and excited to meet many new ones,” Bratton says.

“The Paul Gauguin officers, crew, Tahitian hosts and a selection of our well-known Expedition specialists have curated a special voyage for us with a focus on delivering an authentic and deeply engaging, cultural experience. We will discover some of the region’s most breathtaking locations together, including Rangiroa and Fakarava – with exceptional coral atolls perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling.”

“Our teams have also put together dedicated Chairman’s enrichment surprise elements to make this journey of ours, truly memorable,” Bratton says.

In relation to COVID-19, PONANT states online: “Given the particularly changing international sanitary context, this itinerary as well as the land programs and shore excursions may have to evolve according to port authorisations and governmental regulations in force at the time of your trip. Therefore, for even greater peace of mind, we strongly recommend that you book your land programs before and after your cruise with PONANT.”

Health formalities related to COVID-19 will be confirmed to guests ahead of their voyage.

Veranda Suite, Le Paul Gauguin

Prices for a Balcony Stateroom on the Chairman’s Cruise 2022 are currently priced from AU$11,780 per person twin share. Porthole Staterooms are priced from AU$8,640 per person twin share.

For full details on PONANT’s Chairman’s Cruise 2022, click here.

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