Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering two 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands voyages on The Gauguin and a 7-night Caribbean voyage on the m/v Tere Moana in December for the holidays.

On The Gauguin’s December 21, 2013, voyage, guests can enjoy a “White Christmas” on French Polynesia’s white-sand beaches, or they can ring in the New Year on the South Seas in style during the December 28, 2013, cruise.

On The Moana’s December 21, 2013, voyage guests can enjoy sailing among the diverse, tropical islands of the Caribbean during the festive holiday season.

Both Tahiti & the Society Islands holiday voyages aboard The Gauguin cruise roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti, visiting Raiatea and Taha’a, and overnighting in Bora Bora and Moorea. A highlight of each sailing is a visit to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, to enjoy an expansive barbecue with full-service bar and watersports.

There is also the opportunity to relax at the cruise line’s exclusive, private white-sand beach in Bora Bora, with bar service, volleyball, swimming, and sunbathing. On the December 28th sailing, Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery, will provide a lecture and winetasting demonstration, and musician Robert Thomas will perform. Cruise fares for both holiday voyages start at $4,895 per person and include airfare from Los Angeles. 

In the Caribbean, The Moana cruises roundtrip from Philipsburg, St. Maarten, visiting Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Les Saintes and St. Barts in the French West Indies, and Basseterre in St. Kitts & Nevis. Guests can bask on the sugar-sand beaches under the warm tropical sun and enjoy a festive barbecue at Prickly Pear Beach on Virgin Gorda. Cruise rates for the December 21, 2013, voyage start from $3,795 per person.