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About Tahitian Paradise Singles Cruise
Singles Travel International is heading to Paradise and we want you to join us as we cruise around the Society Islands! Relax on the lavish beaches of Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea; Admire the lush rainforests of “The Garden Island” in Huahine; and enjoy Swimming, Snorkeling and Kayaking on the Private Island of Motu Mahana!
Join STI on a luxurious vacation in Paradise, beginning in the capital city of Papeete, Tahiti. Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping before we embark on the MS Paul Gauguin to explore the stunning Islands of French Polynesia. Our first port of call, Huahine, is best known as the “Garden Island” for its dramatic terrain and lush rainforests. Join new friends and cruise the expansive lagoon, explore the island’s culture, or throw a picnic on the beach before we set off for the private island of Motu Mahana. Opt to join an exciting excursion or spend the whole day relaxing, with a chilled beverage, on the soft, white sand beach. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided while we enjoy entertainment from our own troupe of Tahitian hosts. Our next stop is immediately recognizable by Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Welcome to Bora Bora! From here, visit Matira Public Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the French Polynesia, or, explore the Marine Museum where we will see ancient canoes, tuna fishing boats and models of legendary ships. Head to the lagoon and swim with the reef sharks or stingrays or have a bite at the famous Bloody Mary’s Restaurant with incredible views of the island. As we cruise on to Moorea, notice the vibrant colors in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Animal lovers should join an optional dolphin watching expedition with a marine biologist! Invite fellow singles to taste various fruit juices, liquors and brandies at the Moorea Juice Factory, or admire the exotic flora at the Tropical Garden. Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs before we head back to the ship for another evening of delicious dining and exciting entertainment onboard. As we arrive back in Papeete, we are welcomed with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes.
Our cruise ends with brunch on board before we pack up and hop in our transfer for our last tour through Papeete. Our afternoon/evening will be spent at a local resort until it is time to say goodbye to Paradise and transfer to the airport for our overnight flight back to Los Angeles.
“We strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the US State Department, CDC and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks in order to make an informed decision about their travel safety. See our FAQ section for more information.”
- Roundtrip Airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT)
- 2 Nights Single or Shared Room, matching your cruise cabin selection, at 4-Star Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa*
- Transfer from Papeete Airport (PPT) to Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa* on February 17
- Transfer from Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa* to MS Paul Gauguin on February 19
- 7 Nights Aboard the MS Paul Gauguin
- 2 hour city tour/transfer (on departure day, Feb 27)
- Afternoon/evening @ a local resort (with private dayroom / on departure day, Feb 27)
- Transfer to Papeete Airport (PPT) for return flight to Los Angeles (LAX) (on departure day, Feb 27/overnight)*
- Visit these exciting ports: Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands; Huahine, Society Islands; Taha’a, Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; and Moorea, Society Islands
- Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar.
- Access to Private Beach in Bora Bora
- ALL Shipboard Meals in your choice of venues including: La Veranda, Le Grill and L’Etoile
- Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship (premium liquors, specialty wines, and certain Cognacs incur an additional charge)
- 24 Hour Complimentary Cabin/Room Service
- In-room refrigerator with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
- Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff (not including STI Concierge)
- Complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding from the marina or destination beaches
- Outdoor Pool with Adjacent Pool Bar and Plenty of seating to lounge on deck
- Extensive range of optional services at the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm (fees apply)
- Join a morning jog/walk on Decks 8 and 9 or a Polynesian Inspired Zumba Class in the fitness Center!
- All shipboard entertainment, including our troupe of Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings
- Le Boutique: Shop for genuine Tahitian black pearl jewelry, Tahitian vanilla, local arts and handicrafts, souvenir apparel and more!
- Try your luck at the onboard Casino
- Nightly entertainment at the Piano Bar
*Itinerary, pre/post cruise accommodations and flight times are subject to change at the discretion of Paul Gauguin without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes.
UNIQUE STI BENEFITS:
- Singles Travel International Professional Concierge commitment to an exceptional member experience assures that you get the most from your experience.
- Customized Activities Calendar exclusive to our group!
- Camaraderie of Adventurous Singles who Enjoy Life!
- Roommate Matching Saving You Lots of Money!
- Breakfast Club each morning
- Virtual Pre-Trip Get-Together to plan excursions and more!
- Free Membership to SingleLife.Today, our 365 online community for singles ages 50+
- Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation
- STI will provide a complimentary KN95 mask and personal size hand sanitizer to each member on our tour
- COVID-19 safe travel protocols – Reference our Travel with Confidence Promise
- Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment signed by all members assures a mutually respectful environment surrounding COVID-19 safety
* Hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of STI and we reserve the option to swap for a similar property for any reason, at any time.
Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of STI. Ages listed are not meant as a restriction, but are simply used as a guideline. Singles Travel International does not guarantee the number of guests, ages or ratios.
February 17-19, 2022
Our PRE CRUISE PACKAGE includes:
- Transfer from Papeete Airport to Hotel
- 2 Nights Single or Shared Room at 4-Star Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa
- Hotel Tax
- Breakfast (2)
- Papeete Full Day Jeep Safari
- Transfer from the hotel to the M/S Paul Gaugin on Feb. 19
- Company of other Single Travelers during free time
Our full-day Jeep safari takes us through Papeete’s dense rainforest by 4WD to the interior of the French Polynesian island. As we head off the beaten path of this Tahitian paradise, we will visit Mount Marau, Arahoho Blowhole and the lush Cascades of Faarumai with an informative local guide. Experience the majestic beauty, surrounding Papeete, all topped by a refreshing waterfall swim.
Note that guests must make the reservation with STI in order to participate in group activities in Papeete. Bookings made directly with the hotel do not qualify.
Optional pre tour stays are not eligible for the guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement.
Rates are subject to change at any time until confirmed by STI vacation specialist.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS IN ALL PORTS! – Announced 60 Days prior to departure! Although we know that sharing the experience with other members is the mission, it’s your vacation and there may be additional opportunities on the cruise line website. Let us know how we may help.
Note that our vacation begins and ends in Los Angeles, California (LAX). Please schedule your flight to arrive in Los Angeles before 1:00 p.m. on February 17 and depart after 1:00 p.m. from Los Angeles on February 27 (included return flight from Papeete is currently scheduled to arrive at 9:40 a.m. on February 27).
*Minimum of 10 guests required in order for a Concierge to be sent. If there’s no Concierge, a guest will be designated as an “STI Ambassador” to coordinate the first day’s activities.
Itinerary, pre/post cruise accommodations and flight times are subject to change at the discretion of Paul Gauguin without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes.
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A passport is required for US citizens and be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return date.. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website.
Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.
Flight and Passport Info: Two months prior to your vacation, you’ll receive an email with a link to a Vacation Form. The form will ask for all your pertinent information such as passport info as well as flight info. Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
Travel Insurance is not mandatory, but, based on our experience, we highly recommend it. In addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.
When selecting a travel insurance policy, we recommend that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. We also strongly recommend that the policy cover personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, if you have not received your quote within 3 days, or CLICK HERE to go directly to Travel Guard and request a policy quote. It only takes a few minutes.
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Our tour departs from Los Angeles (LAX) on February 17, 2022, and ends in Los Angeles (LAX) on the morning of February 27, 2022. Therefore the tour is 10 nights/11 days (night of the 27th in flight).
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Although STI is committed to keep our members informed regarding the current status of our partner-vendor policies, you are ultimately responsible for your health and well-being when making travel decisions. We strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks so they make informed decision about their travel safety.
**For those who make the personal decision to travel and in order to assure a mutually respectful environment surrounding Covid-19 safety, each member will need to sign a Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment. Please familiarize yourself with our other new protocols by CLICKING HERE.
STI includes a pre cruise package in Tahiti (February 17-19, 2022), which allows our members to get a head start socializing and increases the odds that you won’t miss the boat!
This package includes Full Day Jeep Safari in Papeete! See the Book Now or Price My Trip Tab for details and to make your reservation.
All meet-up details will be provided in your Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information document posted to our FAQ tab, 21 days prior to departure.
Singles Travel International is a vacation event company that plans singles events and markets our events at our expense to create a “singles only” experience. We do not allow guests to join the group unless the reservation has been made by STI. Our policy is firm for tours and cruises, as well as pre and post trip hotel stays. Members and friends that “show up” will not be allowed to participate.
Yes! Singles Travel International is the only singles vacation company that features a travel community where members may send messages to one another at any time. Once you make a reservation, you are invited to post messages on the trip chat, which is great for finding out more about your fellow travel companions, coordinating taxi shares, setting up tours and more. Your trip chat is accessible from the trip page. Ask your STI Reservation Guide for assistance.
Our program includes live, online connections with your travel companions before you depart and RSVP for each event is available on our sister community www.SingleLife.Today. Be sure to register today so that you don’t miss out on anything!
A deposit is due at time of reservation, and final payment is due on October 20, 2021.
If you make a reservation after October 20, 2021, full payment will be automatically charged at time of reservation and penalties will apply.
Yes. All cancellations must be made in writing to Singles Travel International (submit to firstname.lastname@example.org) and are subject to the following terms:
*NO RISK DEPOSIT! A full refund will be given for any cancellations made prior to October 20, 2021, less a $275 administration fee.
*After October 20, 2021 – any cancellations or “no-shows” – 100% penalty.
Allow 30 days for a refund as suggested by our vendor and subject to change at any time. All refunds will be made via company check.
** If you were transferred to this cruise from the 2021 departure, then your vacation is in full penalty and no refund for cancellation at any time.
Note that if you elect to take a roommate and he/she cancels after our cut off date, we will do everything to find a new match. However, if no match is found, the difference in cost for a single cabin/room is the responsibility of the guest who cancels. No refund will be given to the guest who cancels, regardless of cruise or tour company policy as stated above. Singles Travel International is not responsible for costs related to cancellations after our cut-off date.
We have included roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT) only. Therefore, airfare to and from Los Angeles from your home airport is additional. Singles Travel International is a licensed ticketing agency and oftentimes has low negotiated fares.
Please schedule your flight to arrive in Los Angeles before 1:00 p.m. on February 17, 2022, and depart after 1:00 p.m. from Los Angeles on February 27, 2022 (included return flight from Papeete is currently scheduled to arrive at 9:40AM on February 27).
Note: Our return flight from Papeete is currently scheduled to depart at 11:59 PM (subject to change) on February 26 and arrives in Los Angeles at 9:40 AM on February 27, so the actual length of the trip is 10 nights/11 days (last night on airplane).
You are responsible for shore tours, casino gambling, shopping and gratuities to Singles Travel International Concierge ($15 per day). Cabin incidentals such as laundry, phone calls and internet access are also at an additional cost and all items will appear on your final billing statement at the end of the cruise. You may also be charged a delivery fee, imposed by our vendors for special delivery of documents including international and expedited documents.
Absolutely. Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single cabin is on us! In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by October 20, 2021. Guarantees are based on the lowest priced category. Upgrades are charged the full single rate less the lowest share credit if no equal match is found.
Of course, single cabins are available at an additional rate assessed by Paul Gauguin. Even after the cut-off date, we get so many calls that finding a roommate is easy. So please let us know if you are interested when making your booking.
Our guarantee is based on the lowest, inside cabin share rate. If you opt for a higher category and we are unable to match in that category, you are responsible for the difference to move a member into your cabin to make a match. You may also opt to take your own cabin at that time for the single cabin rate. Assessments are made at final payment date: October 20, 2021.
Roommate matches are based on the same sex, general age range and smoking preference whenever possible, but not guaranteed. STI reserves the right to make any match up until day of cruising, including roommate changes once onboard for members who select the Share & Save option.
We highly recommend that our guests contact their roommates in advance. Booked members have access to our private online chat. Meet your roommate as well as the other members on your vacation. Singles Travel International makes every effort to accommodate requests, but does not guarantee the satisfaction or success of a roommate match. It’s the responsibility of the guest to contact his/her roommate and ask the appropriate questions.
Optional pre and post cruise/tour stays are not eligible for the roommate match guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement.
Read more about Roommate Matching on our Frequently Asked Questions found at the Help Center.
Please contact your preferred carrier directly to make your reservation. If Singles Travel International issues a promotional economy fare, granting of frequent flyer credit is entirely at the airline’s discretion. If the flights are eligible, to ensure you earn frequent flyer credit from the airline, give your frequent flyer account number when you check in for your flights. In addition, save your boarding passes and the passenger receipt from your airline ticket. You may need to submit these to the airline (not to Singles Travel International) to claim any credit allowed.
Embarkation begins at 3:00 PM on February 19, 2022. Our transportation from the hotel to the ship is included in our package. We will arrive early in order to take advantage of getting to know the ship!
Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every cruise sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 28 years, we have perfected the singles cruise experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day. From the moment you board the ship, our STI Concierge is waiting to meet you at our Welcome Aboard Get Together. Our first evening begins with a private welcome-aboard cocktail party followed by daily activities both onboard the ship as well as in each port. We dine together each evening in an open seating arrangement so that you have a chance to meet as many people as possible.
Our “Baby Boomer” vacations cater to singles in their 50s and 60s but you will often meet singles ranging anywhere from 45-75. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee ratios or ages.
We recommend that you meet the members of the STI Community online where you may view and interact with members via “Who’s Going” on every trip page. This is the best way to find out exactly who will be on your vacation.
Yes, there are hairdryers in each cabin. The standard electrical voltage aboard ship is 220 volts. Both 220-volt and 110-volt outlets are available in bathrooms and staterooms. If sharing a cabin, we recommend bringing along a power strip so that you both may recharge phones, cameras and add additional items such as a curling iron.
The weather in Tahiti and the Society Islands is Paradise year round! Expect temperatures in the low 70s to mid 80s. Showers are always possible but typically only last 15-30 minutes before it clears up again. A light jacket will be necessary in the evenings, as it may get a little chilly.
A passport is required for travel to the Society Islands. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return date. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website. We recommend that you also make copies of your passport, driver’s license, photo identification card and/or birth certificate in case of loss, and carry them with you on your trip separate from your passport.
US passport holders are not currently required to have an entry Visa for Tahiti, but a valid return airline ticket is necessary.
Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.
There is no baggage limit onboard ship.
Currently, most airlines will allow you to check one bag, weighing 50 pounds each, for a fee. In addition you may carry-on one bag plus a personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage.
Country Club Casual, or elegant resort wear, is appropriate dress for all evenings aboard The MS Paul Gauguin. Country Club Casual consists of a dress, or skirt or slacks with a blouse or sweater for ladies, and slacks and collared shirts for gentleman. No ties are required at any time, although gentlemen may opt to wear a jacket to the Captain’s Welcome Reception.
Please note that casual wear such as shorts, t-shirts, casual jeans (frayed and/or with holes), baseball caps, flip-flops, and Crocs are not considered appropriate after 6:00 p.m. in all restaurants and lounges. Bathrobes and bathing suits are not appropriate in the ship’s restaurants and lounges, and shirts and shoes are required in all public areas at all times.
If you want to dress up and add a little glamour when you dine out, go for it. STI members generally add a little class to any venue! Daytime wear is casual and comfortable for touring/shopping.
*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.
Evenings aboard the ship are sometimes cool due to the air conditioning, so a cover-up is essential if you tend to get cold easily.
Packing Tips: Take only what you need; don’t over pack. Save room for souvenirs and purchases. Pack flat and full to avoid wrinkling. Bring wardrobe basics; mix and match around one or two colors. Don’t pack anything valuable, fragile or perishable. Label your luggage with an outside tag, and place an identification card inside each suitcase.
Essential Items: We highly recommend that you bring the following items.
– A diplomatic attitude.
– A good, comfortable pair of broken-in walking shoes.
– A pair of shoes for restaurants (loafers, sandals, etc).
– Slacks, shorts and tops and keep dressing in layers in mind
– Collapsible umbrella (which can double as a sunshade parasol) and/or lightweight raingear.
– Ladies will want to bring a nicer warm wrap, and gentlemen a nicer jacket, for evening wear.
– Sunglasses, sun block, sun hat or visor.
– Toiletries: all your daily essentials.
– Prescription medications: sufficient supply for the entire trip plus legible written prescription in case of loss. Keep medications in their original, labeled container. Always pack your medications in your carry-on bag!
– Eyeglasses, contacts, contact lens solution. You may want to bring along a written prescription for your eyewear in case of loss.
– Over the counter medications: cold remedy, aspirin/pain reliever, antacid/stomach upset remedy, Band-Aids, money or other anti-bacterial medication.
– Travel alarm clock with illuminated face, especially for guests in an inside cabin.
– Travel journal/notepad and reading material.
– Home address book for sending postcards. A useful tip to avoid bringing your entire address book is to pre-write names and addresses of people to whom you want to send postcards on sheets of self-adhesive labels. It saves time and space in your luggage.
– Small, basic sewing kit with a few extra buttons. Remember to pack scissors in your checked bag!
– Photography Equipment: Bring a sufficient supply of film and extra batteries.
– Power strip to charge more than one item at a time. Only 1 US outlet in your cabin.
INSURANCE FOR THIS TRIP IS MANDATORY.
Travel Insurance is available through Travel Guard and in addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation. If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, at 877-SOLO-TRIP, EXT #2, if you have not received your quote within 3 days. CLICK HERE FOR A QUOTE
The currency used in the Society Islands is the Pacific Franc. For up to date exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.
The U.S. Dollar is the standard currency aboard The MS Paul 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 onboard services and products will be delivered to your suite or stateroom. All such charges must be paid in full by cash or accepted credit card (Visa®, Mastercard®, or American Express®).
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. Please schedule a physical check-up, before your trip, to discuss the type of trip in which you are participating with your physician.
You and your physician may access much more, very detailed health information for travelers (including tips on staying healthy while traveling) on the CDC website. Click their “Traveler’s Health” link or call toll-free 24-hours at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site, 21 days prior to trip start date.
Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In an emergency after hours, please contact Tammy Weiler at 815-715-6998.
All countries you will visit have laws against the purchase and export of certain items, including antiquities, national cultural property and certain animal products, especially endangered species (ivory, rhino horn, tortoise shell, coral, feathers, etc.). Additionally, the United States has laws prohibiting the import of certain items, which include many of the same things. You face having your purchase confiscated and/or heavy fines for exporting or importing prohibited items.
On return to the U.S., your baggage is subject to search by U.S. Customs. Currently, you are permitted to bring back $800 of goods duty free. Persons aged 21 or over may also bring in one liter of liquor and one carton of cigarettes. If you plan to purchase a lot of souvenirs or expensive items, it is important to retain all purchase receipts. However, please note that U.S. Customs may not accept a receipt as true cost if it seems unusually low for the estimated value of the item. You may access the regulations and restrictions governing US Customs on their official website, click here to learn more.
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Meet Your STI Concierge
After more than 15 years in the travel industry, in 2012 I joined the Singles Travel International team. I have enjoyed escorting groups around the globe and I am always ready for adventure! My hobbies besides traveling, include kayaking, fishing, and just being outdoors with my family. I look forward to the opportunity to show you the world!
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