Eclipse and Cruise Program aboard the Paul Gauguin
featuring Dr. Alex Filippenko, Dr. Rick Fienberg, and Mark Eddowes

Program Cost

Categories Cruise Price Early Signup Price* 15% Discount
Category F $9,295 $7,901 $1,394
Category E $9,795 $8,326 $1,469
Category D $12,395 $10,536 $1,859
Category C $12,795 $10,876 $1,919
Category B $15,395 $13,086 $2,309
Category A $18,395 $15,636 $2,759
Grand Suite $23,195 $19,716 $3,479
Owner's Suite $24,195 $20,566 $3,629

Government taxes & fees (subject to change): $300

* Early signup rates have expired as of August 31, 2017.

Rates are per person in US dollars based on double occupancy. Shore excursions are optional and not included in cruise price. Fuel surcharges may apply.

Departures & Leaders

Jun 26-Jul 10, 2019   Sold Out Dr. Alex Filippenko, Dr. Rick Fienberg, Mark Eddowes, George "Keoki" Stender, Ray Rodney, Leila Thompson

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

To reserve your place, please call us at 1-800-368-2794 and charge the first deposit to your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card.

Payment Schedule*

At time of reservation: $2000
Due August 26, 2018: 40% of trip cost
Due February 26, 2019: Balance

*Note: Payment Schedule, Cancellation Policy, and Single Supplement Policy for this program differs from the policy for regular trips stated in our annual catalog and on this web site.

Cancellation Policy*

Minimum cancellation fee: $1000
From 15 months prior to departure (March 26, 2018): $2000 non-refundable
From 10 months prior to departure (August 26, 2018): All payments to date non-refundable
From 4 months prior to departure (Feb 26, 2019): 100% of payments non-refundable

If we are able to resell your cancelled cabin by four months prior to departure (Feb 26, 2019), your deposits will be refunded less the minimum cancellation fee of $1000 per person. Cancellations must be in writing by email, fax, or mail. We reserve the right to treat the reservation as cancelled if payments are not received when due.

Notes on Pricing

Singles/Triples: A very limited number of guaranteed single cabins are available in Category C (cabin 764 only), E, and F at 150% of the double occupancy rate. Singles in all other categories are 200% of the double occupancy rate. A third person may be added to a double occupancy cabin in most categories, with the third person paying 50% of the double occupancy cruise price.

Shared Cabins: Participants traveling by themselves and wishing to share a cabin at double occupancy rates may request a roommate. We will do our best to match you with another single traveler of the same gender. If this is not possible, a forced single rate of 125% of the per-person rate for that cabin category will apply. Single travelers matched up by Wilderness Travel may be assigned to a cabin in Categories E or F and must commit to paying 125% of the rate for any of those categories before your reservation is confirmed, in the event we cannot match you with a roommate.

Shore Excursions

A full program of optional shore excursions will be available at each port of call. These activities are not included in the cruise price and can be reserved and paid for on board the ship. Off-ship activities mentioned in the itinerary are presented only as examples and are at additional cost.

Air Travel and Extensions

Airfares to Tahiti and resort packages in the islands will be available through Paul Gauguin Cruises, approximately one year before departure.

Special Notes

In the unlikely event that this program cannot be operated for any reason beyond the control of the operators, the refund of all payments received shall release Wilderness Travel, Inc. from any liability.

All astronomers and other guest experts named in this brochure are confirmed at the time of publication. If any speaker must cancel, Wilderness Travel will attempt to provide, but cannot guarantee, a suitable replacement.

In the uncertain, often volatile oil market, it is difficult to predict fuel costs over the long term, and more specifically, at the time of the voyage. Our prices are based upon the prevailing fuel rates at the time of the brochure printing, which is well in advance of departure. While we will do everything possible to maintain our prices, if fuel prices increase significantly prior to the time of the voyage, it may be necessary to institute a fuel surcharge.

Please note that Wilderness Travel and Paul Gauguin Cruises have extensive experience in the greater French Polynesian region, but the Paul Gauguin does not normally operate in Pitcairn. A great deal of research and planning has gone into the design of the itinerary, but as a one-time only event it must be considered somewhat exploratory. While we anticipate a fully successful cruise, participants should approach the trip with a spirit of flexibility and adventure befitting the nature of the trip.

Deck Plan

Cabin Descriptions

Category Owner's Suite 701 | 534 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
Owner's Suite 701 can accommodate up to 3 guests with the 3rd person in a rollaway bed.
Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
Owner's Suite includes Butler service.

Category Owner’s Suite 7002 | 588 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Owner's Suite 7002 can accommodate up to 3 guests with the 3rd person in a rollaway bed.
Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
Owner's Suite includes Butler service.

Category GS Grand Suite | 529 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
Grand Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests with the 3rd person in a rollaway bed.
Grand Suites includes Butler service

Category A Veranda Suite | 358 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712)

Category A Veranda Suite 7004 | 349 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
Veranda: 53 sq. ft.
Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests with the 3rd person in a rollaway bed.

Category A Suites include Butler service

Category B Veranda Stateroom | 305 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
Veranda: 56 sq. ft.

Category B Veranda Stateroom 7003 | 303 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
Veranda: 47 sq. ft.
Category B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest using a sofa bed.
Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.
Category B Staterooms include Butler service.

Category C & D Balcony Stateroom | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest using a sofa bed (except 7006 & 766).
Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only.
The following staterooms vary in size and feature a shower stall with no tub. Staterooms 763 & 764 are recommended as singles.

  • 763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
  • 764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
  • 765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.);
  • 766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.);
  • 767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.).

Category E Window Stateroom | 200 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window
Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest using a sofa bed. Stateroom 415 is slightly larger (225 sq. ft.), is wheelchair accessible, and can accommodate a third person in a rollaway bed.

Category F Porthole Stateroom | 200 sq. ft. same as Category E but features two portholes instead of a window.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodations for 14 nights aboard the Paul Gauguin
  • All meals aboard ship with multiple open-seating dining venues 
  • Presentations by guest astronomers and other experts
  • All shipboard entertainment, including Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings 
  • Use of watersports platform with complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service 
  • In-suite refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water 
  • WiFi Internet hotspots throughout the ship  
  • In-suite movie channels and DVDs 
  • Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod music system in Category B and above

Trip Cost Does Not Include

Air travel to and from Tahiti; departure taxes; pre- and post-cruise arrangements including additional hotel nights made necessary by airline schedules and other factors; airport luggage handling; premium shipboard beverages; all shore and sea excursions, including scuba diving and PADI certification programs; costs of any medical immunizations; expenses of a personal nature such as passports and visas, laundry, spa treatments, etc.; and trip cancellation/medical insurance (highly recommended).