Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Paul Gauguin Cruise is an all-inclusive luxury cruise line, renowned for delivering authentic experiences in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, & the South Pacific. Crafted specifically for indulgent voyages through the shallow waters of the South Pacific, The Gauguin embodies the ultimate small-ship cruising fantasy, whisking travellers to secluded ports inaccessible to larger vessels. Aboard this exquisite vessel, guests are treated to recently updated spacious suites and staterooms (70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, an array of dining venues, an expansive spa, and five-star service.

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & the South Pacific cruises and the following itineraries: 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands; 12- and 13-night Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands; and 16-night Fiji to Bali (and reverse) voyage.

The maximum number of guests aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin is 330. There are 217 crew members aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, which has one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios of any luxury cruise ship.

In September 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises joined PONANT’s family, the world leader of small ship cruising.

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Accommodation

Nearly 70% of the 165 suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There are two wheelchair-accessible staterooms, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

Owner’s Suite 701 is a 42 sqm foot stateroom with a 7 sqm verandah and can accommodate up to 3 guests. The bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.

Owner’s Suite 702 is a 49 sqm stateroom with a 5 sqm verandah, has a queen size bed and can accommodate up to 3 guests. The bathroom includes a full size tub and a dressing area.

GS Grand Suite 801 & 802 are 30 sqm Staterooms with a 18 sqm verandah and can accommodate up to 3 guests.

Category A Verandah Suites are 27 sqm with 5 sqm verandahs, and can accommodate up to 3 guests.

Category B Verandah Staterooms are 23 sqm, with a 4 or 5 sqm verandah, and can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.

Category C Balcony Staterooms vary in size from 17 -21 sqm with varying verandahs from 3.5 – 7 sqm

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Category D Balcony Staterooms are 19 sqm with a 3.5 sqm verandah.

Category E Window Staterooms are 18.5 sqm and feature a picture window.

Category F Staterooms are 18.5 sqm and feature two portholes instead of a window.

Butler service is available in suite/stateroom categories B and above. One to two butlers are always available to assist with unpacking, packing and arranging excursions.

Activities

Voyages with Paul Gauguin Cruises offer guests a variety of activities. From gourmet dining, to relaxing in the spa, Polynesian activities, to enrichment lectures and cultural tours of the islands, there is a lot to do on and off the ship.

Kayaking and paddleboarding are available from the m/s Paul Gauguin’s watersports marina at designated times in select ports or from destination beaches. Snorkeling is available from destination beaches and on select shore excursions.

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers a variety of shore excursions  at each island in small groups, with knowledgeable guides at reasonable prices. Depending on interests, guests can enjoy cultural tours, ATV and waverunner adventures, e-bikes, hikes, botanical gardens, flightseeing, dolphin-watching trips, snorkelling and SCUBA diving.  

Evening nightly entertainment entails Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines performing Tahitian songs and dance, live music, magic shows, or local Polynesian performance groups from the islands.

Enrichment lecturers provide presentations of French Polynesia history, culture, and marine biology.

The onboard Algotherm Spa offers an extensive range of services including skin care therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling. 

The onboard fitness centre is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class.

Dining

Dining on the high seas with Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly something special. Guests embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs. Every onboard dining option is included in the cruise fare. Onboard dining options include:-

La Veranda: Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, offerning an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations visited. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue.

Le Grill: Is a casual dining experience located by the pool, offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favourites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, Le Grill serves tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. In the evening guests can return to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations are required for dinner.

L’Etoile: Is the exquisite main dining room, dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Dinner features a tantalising array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.

Paul Gauguin Cruises serves complimentary wines in each dining venue, lounge, and bar which are selected by wine sommeliers. Additionally, The Gauguin features a special Connoisseur Wine List with Champagnes from France and a variety of wines from California, Washington, Oregon, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, and Chile which can be purchased by guests by the bottle.

The Gauguin’s sommeliers also provide suggestions for food and wine pairings to enrich and enhance dining experiences. 

Inclusions

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers extraordinary value in luxury cruising with its all-inclusive pricing. When travelling on board The Gauguin, guests enjoy:

  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
  • All shipboard entertainment, including the Gaugin’s troupe of Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings
  • Presentations by onboard experts, and select sailings feature guest hosts
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Watersports, including complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding from the Gaugin’s marina or destination beaches
  • Complimentary snorkel gear for use throughout the cruise
  • Use of the Gaugin’s secluded, white-sand beach in Bora Bora where guests can enjoy volleyball and snorkeling (on select voyages)
  • A day on the Gaugin’s private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkelling, watersports, a barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality (on select voyages)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Location & Access

m/s Paul Gauguin is based in Tahiti. It is a 20-minute drive from the international airport in Tahiti to the pier in downtown Papeete where the ship is docked.

Family Travel

Summer and holiday sailings of the m/s Paul Gauguin feature the Moana Explorers Program offered in partnership with a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation. While it is designed for children and teens ages 7-15, all family members are welcome to participate. 

The ship is not able to accommodate children under one year of age and reserves the right to restrict the number of those under three years of age on board. Babysitting services are not available.

Our View

Cruising with Paul Gauguin Cruises offers a uniquely luxurious and culturally immersive experience, allowing travellers to explore hidden gems of the South Pacific aboard an intimate small-ship setting enriched by spacious accommodations, diverse amenities, and the engaging presence of Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines.

Best Time to Travel

Tahiti enjoys a sunny, tropical climate and is a year-round destination. Average temperature is 25 degrees Celsius. April through October is slightly cooler and drier, while November through March is warmer and more humid. July is when the Heiva, a month-long celebration of Polynesian culture and heritage takes place in the islands of Tahiti.

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