Paul Gauguin Cruises’ welcoming troupe of local Tahitians, better known onboard as Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, immerse guests in Polynesian culture by leading exotic activities and classes based on the regional culture.
On Tahitian night, local Mamas come onboard with fresh flowers from the islands so you can make your own hei (flower crown) or lei (flower necklace).
You can also learn about the various ways to tie your pareo like a true Tahitian
Music and dance allows guests to join in with the local moves – both onboard and at shore! (See the traditional Fijian dancer below)
Receive a warm welcome by Les Gauguines when you venture onto Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet
On the Tahitian nights, The Gauguin’s dining venues serve a special course-by-course Tahitian menu featuring island specialties. After dinner, a famous dance troupe from the island of Moorea performs in the ship’s Grand Salon.
Get stuck in to arts & crafts including:
- Polynesian Hair Picks
- Seed Bracelets
- Seed Earrings
- Tahitian Diary
- Textile Bracelets
- Poara Hair Clips
- Shell Arts and Crafts
- Tapa Drink Coasters
- Tapa Bookmark Painting
- Tapa Postcards
And there is always time for a coconut cocktail!