Fancy a Tahitian Cruise – in Italy?

Posted on May 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Fancy a Tahitian Cruise – in Italy?

 As Paul Gauguin Cruises takes possession of its latest vessel, there’s a chance to experience its renowned Polynesian hospitality in the Mediterranean this coming August.
Sojourn by Wiltrans International& Moana by Gauguin present: The Mediterranean

Wiltrans International has devised an inspiring Sojourn featuring two beautiful Mediterranean itineraries aboard Paul Gauguin Cruises’ new 90-passenger m/v Tere Moana.

Visit several countries in just 7-days on your choice of three incredible Sojourns during the northern hemisphere summer.  The all-inclusive experiences include return economy class airfares with Emirates (with upgrades available upon request), private chauffeured transfers, and pre- and post- cruise accommodation at luxurious hotels.


Depart for this Mediterranean Sojourn on either 7 May or 20 August 2013 from Australia, on an Emirates’ flight to Rome via Dubai.  You will be met on arrival and transferred to the luxurious Hotel Raphael for three nights in a Richard Meier room.  Enjoy two days of leisure exploring the variety of historical landmarks in Rome, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, before embarking the m/v Tere Moanafrom the port of Civitavecchia.

You will then visit Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian islands, a volcanic chain in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Sicily, Taormina with its amazing views of Mount Etna, the Greek Island of Corfu, and following, Kotor, Montenegro situated on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world, with its wonderfully preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next you cruise on to Croatia and take in Dubrovnik – ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’ and Hvar, recently named as one of the world’s ten most beautiful islands by Conde Nast Traveler, US.

The finale is fairytale Venice, where you are transferred to the Luna Hotel Baglioni for two nights’ in a deluxe room.  You have a day at leisure to discover the Romantic City of Canals.

Your journey home is with Emirates and includes a two-night stopover at Raffles Dubai in a Signature room. After two days exploring this futuristic city and its desert surrounds, you will be transferred to the airport for your Emirates’ flight back to Australia.

Fares start from $9,545 for 7 May departure; $9,417 for 20 August departure, window stateroom based on double occupancy.


The departure from Australia is on an Emirates’ flight to Barcelona via Dubai on 14th August 2013.  You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, for two nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Boulevard room.  Following, you enjoy a day at leisure exploring the architectural treasures of Gaudi, or visiting the incredible Picasso Museum.

You will then be transferred to Barcelona’s cruise port terminal where you will embark the m/v Tere Moana.

You cruise to the beautiful fishing village of Sète, in France, and following, glamorous St Tropez where the Moana stays until midnight so you have a chance to experience the lively nightlife.

Next your cruise visits Monte Carlo, Portofino on the Italian Riviera, and Elba, a gorgeous island off Tuscany. You also have a full day in Florence to explore its palaces, cathedrals and gardens.

The cruise concludes in Rome where you spend three nights’ at lovely Hotel Raphael and have time to explore one of the world’s great cultural centers.

Following your stay, you are transferred to Rome airport for your Emirates’ flight to Dubai.  As with the Sojourn above, you enjoy two nights at Raffles Dubai, before your flight home to Australia.

Fares from $8,915 14 August departure, window stateroom based on double occupancy.

About Paul Gauguin CruisesPaul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning cruise ship, the m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia.  The m/v Tere Moana is the newest addition to the Paul Gauguin fleet, specializing in tropical destinations, and focusing on delivering unique itineraries with just 90-guests aboard.  Spacious staterooms, two restaurants, L’Etoile and La Veranda, aswell as a luxurious spa are among the m/v Tere Moana’s deluxe features. For More InformationEnquiries and bookings, contact Wiltrans International, T: 1800 251 174,

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